This performance is really the beginning of my ODD. I had been religiously following David on AI, from “Heaven” on up to the finale, but I knew that “And So It Goes” would hook me on The Archulator well past his tenure on the show. Two years in, and here I am (here we are).
Something about hearing The Voice in a capella for the first time, and that extended note on “and soooooo it goo-o-ooes” at the end just made my heart leap. I was haunted the entire week afterwards and was so nervous about him NOT winning.
But, the rest, as they say, is history. It’s truly a magnificent performance and one that I don’t think gets enough credit.