"The longer it goes, the more nerve wracking it is. So the further you have to wait, the more pressure there is, the more it starts to build up, so yeah, it's definitely a different feeling," he said, describing Tuesday's wait. "Just waiting. Just anticipation and hoping to hear your name called.Kaufman opened Tuesday's show with Usher and Bria Kelly, performing "Always on the Run."
"That's amazing. He's a phenomenal singer, somebody I listened to when I was younger and that was really cool," Kaufman said Tuesday night. "I still feel good about the song. It still did fairly well on iTunes. It's hard to go and get to the Top 10 every week, so you kind of have to mix it up and try some different things. I felt it took me a different direction, so that's good."Josh's original coach, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, said, "You are so talented and you have such an incredibly unique... that's why I love you man, because you have a unique voice. You have a powerful voice. You have all the things that you need to have a great voice, but what you also have - which you can't teach - is a tone that no one else does have."
"It's really hard to say, because anything I do is going to end up being more in that soulful sort of vein. So even if it's something that doesn't start out that way as far as the type of song that it is, that's the direction I'm going to take it. So it will fall in line with what I've done so far, just kind of depends. I'm not even sure," he said. "The further along you get, the more that's at stake, the harder it is, because the competition keeps getting stiffer and stiffer. So, yeah, you just have to really try to make the right decisions about what you want to do."Josh talked with WTHR's Andrea Morehead from Los Angeles ahead of Monday night's performance.
"I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone back in Indianapolis. Obviously, I couldn't do it without the support you guys have given me and the support I have gotten has been overwhelming. So keep it up, I hope you keep voting, keep buying the iTunes, thank you, thank you, thank you, I appreciate it."