A local finalist on NBC's singing contest "The Voice," returned home to Minnesota Thursday, celebrating with a performance at the Mall of America, news sources report.
Musician Nicholas David Mrozinski, 32, was greeted by an audience of a couple thousand, joined by NBC cameras, the Star Tribune reported.
Originally from Eagan, Mrozinski was named "The Voice of Eagan" by Mayor Mike Maguire at his homecoming performance. Mrozinski is one of the top four contestants in the singing competition and came home to briefly visit his family before immediately returning to Los Angeles for filming, Patch reported.
Mrozinski performed two songs that he has sang on the show, including Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Patch reported.
KARE-11's Eric Perkins emceed the event and renamed the Mall of America's amusement park "Nicholas-odeon Universe" as the star performed inside, Star Tribune reported.
Mrozinski is a father of two. This is the first time he has been home since the competition began its live rounds in early October, the Star Tribune reported.
"It's like I'm walking in a dream right now," Mrozinski told Perkins on stage, as the Star Tribune reported.