In the Battle Rounds, Nakia was paired against Tje Austin. They sang "Closer". Cee Lo chose Nakia as the winner, sending him to the Quarterfinals.
In the Quarterfinals, Nakia sang "Sex on Fire". He did not receive the most votes on Team Cee Lo, but was saved by his coach, sending him to the Semifinals instead of The Thompson Sisters and Curtis Grimes.
In the Semifinals, Nakia sang "Whataya Want From Me". He did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Finals, eliminating him from the competition instead of Vicci Martinez.