He was 36 years old at the time of auditioning and was from Austin, Texas, U.S.
For the blind auditions he chose to sing "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green. Both Cee Lo and Blake Shelton turned their chairs around but Nakia elected to join Cee Lo's team.
For the battle rounds Blake chose to team her up with fellow contestant Tje Austin and gave them the song "Closer" by Ne-Yo. After the performance Cee Lo chose to save Nakia and Tje was eliminated from the competition.
For the quarterfinals he chose to sing "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon. He also performed with Cee Lo and the rest of his team to "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone. Nakia was given Cee Lo's Vote and went through to the next round with Vicci Martinez.
For the semi-finals he chose to sing "Whataya Want from Me" by Adam Lambert. He also performed with the rest of the Final 8 contestants to a "Faith/Freedom! '90" medley by George Michael. Vicci gained the most votes and advanced to the finals whilst Nakia was eliminated.
|Blind Auditions||"Forget You"||Cee Lo Green|
|Battle Rounds||"Closer"||Ne-Yo||Tje Austin|
|Quarterfinals||"Sex on Fire"||Kings of Leon|
|Quarterfinals||"Everyday People"||Sly and the Family Stone||Team Cee Lo|
|Semi-finals||"Whataya Want from Me"||Adam Lambert|
|Semi-finals||"Faith/Freedom! '90" medley||George Michael||The Final 8|