Nolan Neal, ‘The Voice’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant, Dies at 41 – Variety

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By Zack Sharf
Nolan Neal, a singer who competed on NBC’s “The Voice” and “America’s Received Expertise,” has died. He was 41. The singer’s cousin, Dylan Seals, confirmed Neal’s passing with Selection. TMZ first reported Neal’s dying. No official reason behind dying has been given. Neal had spoken overtly prior to now about his historical past of substance abuse and going to rehab to remain clear.
Nolan appeared on the fifteenth season of “America’s Received Expertise,” auditioning with a music known as “Misplaced” that he stated was an authentic he wrote after getting clear. Nolan made it to the quarterfinals of the NBC competitors collection and carried out one other authentic music, “Ship Me a Butterfly.”
As a contestant on the tenth season of “The Voice,” Nolan was chosen to affix Adam Levine’s crew and made it to the knockout rounds earlier than he was eradicated. All 4 judges turned their chairs for Neal throughout his audition, the place he sang a canopy of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”

Neal was open about his struggles with substance dependancy, as soon as telling a local NBC affiliate, “I bear in mind I acquired clear in 2010; Could 15, went to rehab. Stayed clear. I joined the rock band Hinder, they have been all about consuming and partying. This isn’t their fault. I had determined I wished to drink like a traditional individual. I bear in mind making an attempt to be regular and becoming in. I bear in mind going to a bar and ordering a drink. I attempted to cover it. I bear in mind pretending to be regular. I used to be simply mendacity to myself telling myself that I might management it.”
Throughout his time on “The Voice,” Neal stated he was nonetheless battling his dependancy. “I type of misplaced my means on ‘The Voice’ and continued consuming,” Nolan stated. “You’ll be able to see it. I can see it.”
Neal was born in Nashville and raised in East Tennessee.

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