The Voice Recap: Best Blind Audition Ever?
With The Voice opting for more blind auditions this week, do the coaches run the risk of having too many people on their teams to be able to give them a good enough experience?
That’s certainly one of the more pressing questions as we delve deeper into the new season of the ratings juggernaut.
The auditions are the best part of the series, so viewers are getting what they want.
Which coaches got some fresh new blood for their team of game changers?
Let’s run down who advanced into the next stage of the competition…
Johnny went with “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart as his audition number. You could tell from the get-go that there was something to like about him.
The song was perfectly suited to his voice, and Gwen Stefani made sure he knew that. Hey, there’s nothing quite like using flattery to entice people to join your cause.
Malik had an emotional story to let the coaches in on about his past, but not before he sang, “Sure Thing” by Miguel. It was a perfect rendition of an already perfect song.
He wanted to join Adam’s team, so he was ecstatic at having the chair turn for him.
16-year-old Lauryn Judd went with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper. It’s the ultimate feel-good song, and the coaches seemed to think so, too.
Her high notes put her on Alicia’s radar. The vocal prowess turned her chair, and you could tell Lauryn was ecstatic.
With any hesitation, she chose Alicia to be the one to nurture her singing.
Lauryn went with Caroline King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” It started something of a bidding war between Gwen and Blake, but Gwen seemed to think that telling the young girl that she was in the same position as her was the best move.
The vocals were there, but it seems like Gwen is going a bit far to get these people on her team and it’s getting a little nauseating.
Chill out, Gwen.
40-year-old Josh Hoyer sang “Oh Girl” by The Shylights, and it was another show-stopping performance. All of the talent this year seems so much fresher and newer than the last cycle.
Josh’s solid pitch and great voice secured him a spot with Team Blake Shelton.
Through five blind audition episodes, the coaches have amassed quite a few additions to their teams.
- Team Gwen: Joshua “JChosen” Hunter, Stephanie Rice, Savannah Leighton, Brandon Royal, Troy Ramey, Aaliyah Rose, Johnny Gates, Caroline Sky
- Team Blake: Lauren Duski, Brennley Brown, Aliyah Moulden, Ashley Blake, Casi Joy, Micah Tryba, Josh Hoyer
- Team Adam: Johnny Hayes, Mark Isaiah, Jesse Larson, Julien Martinez, Kawan DeBose, Taylor Alexander, Gaby Borromeo, Josh West, Malik Davage
- Team Alicia: Anatalia Villaranda, Felicia Temple, Autumn Turner, Lilli Passero, Quizz Swanigan, Jack Cassidy, Missy Robertson, Lauryn Judd
What do you think of the extended auditions stage this time round?
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