'Songland': Who is Darius Coleman, the contestant who won Kelsea Ballerini's heart?
Episode 3 of 'Songland' saw Kelsea Ballerini choose Darius Coleman as the winner as she picked his song 'Better Luck Next Time' as her next single
On Tuesday night, 'Songland' returned on NBC following an episode of 'America's Got Talent' season 14 with famous country singer Kelsea Ballerini as this week's featured artiste.
Ballerini, who just received her fifth #1 hit this week, came in searching of her next big hit and had four upcoming songwriters to choose her from: Jack Newsome, Darius Coleman, Jess Jocoy, and Daniel Feels.
Newsome was the first one up to perform and he sang his original song 'Lying (Next to You)' for Ballerini. Jocoy performed her song 'Easy' that is about falling in love and heartbreak. Next up was Feels who sang his song 'Crush' and, finally, Coleman performed 'Better Luck Next Time' for Ballerini as his original song.
After listening to them perform, Ballerini chose Coleman, Newsome and Feels as the finalists.
Each contestant was given a mentor who would help them fine-tune their song and make it better. Once that was done, Ballerini listened to the refined songs performed again and chose Coleman's song 'Better Luck Next Time' as her next song.
So, who is Darius Coleman?
Coleman hails from Philadelphia and he was previously a songwriter for Fox's musical drama 'Empire', according to Revolt.
Coleman also released a song titled 'Sundown' that was featured in a Cadillac corporate video. There was also a music event that was co-sponsored by the car company. His website also states that he has collaborated with Timbaland. Recently, Coleman released a five-song EP titled, 'What I’m Trying to Say'.
During his appearance on the competition, Coleman revealed that his song 'Better Luck Next Time' was inspired by a girl he knew who had been cheated on.
'Songland' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.