DeAndre Nico may have mind-blowing talent, but his offstage story might be even more awe-inspiring.
The singer just made his debut on The Voice, where he nailed a rendition of the Bruno Mars song “When I Was Your Man” — and received a four-chair turn from the visibly impressed judges.
But DeAndre’s road to The Voice stage was fraught with tragedy.
DeAndre’s family was directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey, which decimated much of the Texas coast last year. He and his family were stuck in their home for two days during the storm without food, water, or electricity.
When they were finally rescued, their house was deemed too damaged to be habitable, and it was eventually foreclosed on.
“Since the hurricane, all I’ve been doing is gigging and sleeping on couches,” he said, tearing up.
“That’s really all I have, is music.”
Safe to say, things are finally looking up for DeAndre. Check out his stunning performance and the best reactions below!