Here's Why 'The Voice' Frontrunner Dave Fenley Looks So Familiar

This isn't his first time on reality TV.

Country crooner Dave Fenley is quickly rising to the top of contestants to watch on The Voice. His performance in the Knockouts had everyone talking, especially coach Blake Shelton who crowned him the winner of the showdown (don’t worry, his competition, Kameron Marlowe, made it through, too). Though this is his first time appearing on this particular NBC reality show, some fans may think Fenley looks a little familiar—and they’d be right.

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The reason you’ve seen Fenley before, is that this isn’t his first time on the small screen. In 2013, the 39-year-old made it onto America’s Got Talent. He stole hearts with his renditions of Alex Clare’s “Too Close” and Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble.” He even tried his hand at a “Say You’ll Be There” cover in front of the Spice Girls frontwoman herself, Mel B.

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Unfortunately, the songwriter and beatboxer was eliminated in the semifinal round. But after reflecting on the opportunity, he realized that there were plenty of lessons he could take away from his time on the series.

“I didn’t think that I represented myself well on AGT. I didn’t sing songs that were what I wanted,” he told CountryLiving.com exclusively. “I was going out there on America’s Got Talent singing a Spice Girls song, come on.”

But he says it was a “learning experience,” and used the setback as a “springboard” for his career. And now that he’s on The Voice, Fenley is going all in on who he really is.

“If I was going to leave it all out there for people to see, I wanted to do something that identified me as an artist or as a writer,” he says. “I just really wanted America to have a better look at who I am, and give it one more honest shot.”

Best of luck, Dave!

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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