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Welcome everyone to a new week of Blind Auditions for The Voice!From the beginning of the episode it looks like there are going to be some dog fights this week between Adam and Blake over contestants. It seems Adam has his eyes on a country performer for his team so he has all the genres covered. Let’s see if he snags one of his own! Will Blake get more members for his team? Will Shakira continue to be awesome? Will Adam continue to be just so hot and get four chairs? Will Usher develop a bromance with Blake?
Let’s check out the stats!
Team Shakira: 4
Team Blake: 3
Team Adam: 3 (all 4 chair turns!)
Team Usher: 3
Bec: TEAM BLAKE
Bec:“American Girl” sung by The Swon Brother: Anyone remember the Shield Brothers from season two? We get a around brother duo! With adorable kids singing in their underwear. They are really cute and super adorable. And I just am loving all these duos this season. They have a kind of good rock-country vibe. I think the judges should turn their chairs. AND SHAKIRA AND BLAKE DO IT! Just as I yell at the TV for them to do so! Usher joins the them by turning around. I love Adam dorkily rocking out. The brothers are just super adorable and bantery. And so many puns.
Erika:The Swon Brothers: From OK; Might have a country feel to them. Will Adam score his first country act from Blake? Rock country feels! Loved it! They got the audience going. Blake and Shakira turn first followed by Usher! They go with fellow Okie Blake!
Tarra:COLTON SWON & ZACHARY SWON (Team Blake) - look at that hair guys, amazing! Well they have the charisma and stage presence for sure! Why isn’t shakira jumping on these dudes sooner than she did? And DUH Blake turns. I think they would make sweet music wi Adam but he thinks different. Their playfulness is a big plus. I can just see them winning and saying “WE’RE GOING TO DISNEY!!!” I would laugh so hard. But smart on them for picking Blake but don’t forget guys, there are STEALS coming up!!
Bec: TEAM USHER.
Bec:“I’m Going Down” sung by Taylor Beckham: A seventeen year old former Olympic hopeful turned musician. She had a “full time job” training constantly and used singing as a coping tool after quitting. She calls The Voice “her Olympics”. She has an alright voice. It’s not really my cup of tea. Whoever picks her (if they pick her) is going to need to work on pitch or something. Usher and Shakira turn around. Adam endorses Usher in this stand off. However, after all that campaigning not a surprise she chooses
Erika:Taylor Beckham: Former gymnast turned singer; Who’s she trying to be, Carley Patterson? Bad song choice; decent voice. Very pitchy in parts; not impressed but Shakira and Usher turn around. After trading jabs and mad Adam shade, Usher wins her! She won’t make pass the knockout rounds, I predict.
Tarra:TAYLOR BECKHAM (Team Usher) - she’s kind of boring the crap out of me and sounds like she is reading off a cue card or something. She also kind of sounds like Demi Lovato… God her voice is whiny but apparently she is Usher’s cup of tea. I would NOT have gone for her. And why didn’t he mention BEIBER?? He had a clear opportunity… Can I help Shakira deal with Adam and just let Usher have this girl? Oh good, and there is the vague Beiber mention.
Bec:“Feeling Good” sung by Sam Alves: He’s from Brazil. He’s totally cute. His birth parents left him on his adopted parents doorstep. His parents divorced after coming to the United States. He wants to support his mother with his singing. He has the best voice of the night so far. I love his hair and his voice and his family. It’s just absolutely gorgeous. I’m screaming TURN AROUND to them! AND NO ONE TURNS AROUND! What is wrong with you people! You turned around for pitchy Taylor?!
Erika:Sam Alves: Sad story: Dropped off in a box in Brazil; Soulful crooner; So much passion! A complete missed opportunity for all since no one turned for him. I think they will regret this one!
Tarra:SAM ALVES - who just leaves a baby on a porch?? Like I question humanity in moments like this… Note ONE and I want Sam on my Team. Pick this dude already someone!! I AM SPEECHLESS HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN???? *sad face* but his attitude about everything is incredible. Coulda, shoulda, woulda but didn’t Shakira.
Bec TEAM ADAM
Bec:“I’m the Only One” sung by Karina Iglesias: A music school teacher from Florida, who wants her students to learn the music they love. Karina is extremely close to her grandmother who lost her singing voice after a stroke. I really like Karina. She has a super interesting and diverse voice. I also really love this song! She also starts singing in Spanish. Someone turn around! People keep yelling at Adam to push it. Both Adam and Blake push their buttons for her at the last. possible. Minute. She was great! Shakira looks like she’s regretting not pushing her button.
(Yay Adam and Blake bromance hug! I also wonder what Blake said to Adam?)
Erika:Karina Iglesias: Kinda reminds me of the female Adam Lambert to be honest; the Latina version that is. She slays a Melissa Etheridge song, and Blake and Adam turn for her after fighting to push the button. Shakira feels bad for not pushing it. She picks Adam!
Tarra:KARINA IGLESIAS (Team Adam ) - can this lady teach me all School Of Rock style? And her Grandma is the cutest. PLEASE BE ON TEAM ADAM. That would be a sexy performance! And then the Spanish? God someone pick her. And that is the performance Adam Levine gave me a HEART ATTACK!! How could you do that to me and her and Blake?? Sassy Adam is my favourite by the way. GOOD, i will have my sexy duet now. ” I want to do a backflip but I’d break my face.” SAME GIRL, CONGRATS!
Bec: TEAM SHAKIRA
Bec:“Seven Nation Army” sung by Garret Gardner: A season three audition who did not get chosen for a team. I vaguely remember him from last season. Fingers crossed that his second chance works. I think he took Blake’s advice to heart because I like his voice a lot better. The song changes here are very weird. Shakira turns around for him. Putting him instantly on
Erika:Garrett Gardner: Returning again to try to impress the judges. Did Blake’s advice help him? Shakira turns for him at the last minute and his redemption from last season is complete! Loved the raspy feels he gave out! Definitely came back stronger!
Tarra:GARRETT GARDNER (Team Shakira ) - now he tried out last season, which in reality was less than half a year ago, a much faster turn around than other shows so let’s see how much he improved! Sweet version of a White Stripes song, I dig it. Was NOT expecting Shakira to turn around. P.s. I love his hair and in the words of Usher, “he came, he saw, he conquered.”
There’s a montage of Usher, Adam, and Shakira picking up artists for their teams. I guess the show realizes that they are running out of time, or these ones didn’t have a gut wrenching story, either way, rapid fire team additions:
J’SUN (Team Shakira)
DUNCAN KUMAKANA (Team Adam)
CHELSEA M (Team Usher)
Bec: TEAM BLAKE.
Bec:“I’d Make You Feel My Love” sung by Holly Tucker: An alto saxophone playing college student, she wants to be a country singer. Her whole family sounds good singing together. Apparently they were a family band with a bit. Almost instantly Usher, Adam, and Shakira turn around. After some prodding Blake turns around to make it a foursome. She definitely deserves it. However, her voice doesn’t sound country to me. Nor does she sound it to her country loving friend. She sounds beautiful though but not country. She makes the obvious choice though with
(Blake moonwalking was awesome.)
Erika:Holly Tucker: Total country bumpkin here; I bet Blake is going to turn and win her. Surprise! She goes with an Adele song! All four turn immediately! She’s like a country Adele. Oops apparently she was channeling Garth. And she picks Blake. Not surprised.
Tarra:HOLLY TUCKER (Team ) - this chicka sings with her parents and sounds great. Let’s hope she can do great things. Four chair turn but the country guy is last?? They are so hanging that over his head. If Usher tried for this one any harder he’d be on his knees begging, way to go Gusher. I’m with Adam on the cool mixes of genres thing but if she wants Blake he will have her. Especially with the finger pointing thing!
And there is a montage of failures of the artists. Now we have the run of a bunch of people who were really close but didn’t make it. Nice acknowledgement or harsh reminder?
Bec:“You Give Me Something” Sung by Landon Medvec: A mover with The Voice as his very first gig. He is extremely cute. He needs to turn a chair or else he goes back to moving chairs. He has a high and raspy voice. It’s not my cup of tea. Neither is it anyone else’s cup of tea. Why are they surprised?!
Erika:Landon Medvec: OMG it’s Spencer Pratt! Just kidding: he could pass for his twin though. Let’s see if he can pull this off. He sounds a girl though…just a raspy feel. No swivels though. He was trying to impersonate the artist he covered. Next!
Tarra:LANDON MEDVEC - so what this guy is saying is that he could pick anyone up and carry them around? Intriguing… First phrase and I have chills, thanks to the tone of his voice but it kinda falls off after that. “Why aren’t you a girl?” Thanks Usher… But I agree he needs more practice.
Bec: TEAM USHER
Bec:“I Kissed a Girl” sung by Michelle Chamuel: A introverted socially awkward nerdy girl who has had problem with connecting with people. She’s played in a band called Ella Riot. This is her first solo performance. I like her but she sings a song I haaate. She gets a three chair turn from Adam, Shakira and Usher. Blake is also a Sasquatch and Snuffluffagis.
Erika:Michelle Chamuel: Already love her because Theo Katzman knows her. (Sorry, I am biased) Not to mention, she’s nerdy chic like me! She out sings Katy Perry with her cover! Totally love it! Shakira fights hard for her but Usher steals her!
Tarra:MICHELLE CHAMUEL (Team Usher ) - representing team nerd, Michelle is really precious. And she has a lot of experience which should work in her favour if she has faith in herself. I love these people that take on Katy Perry and make her better because apparently there are SO MANY WAYS IT CAN BE DONE. Thanks Katy for… I’m not sure what but all these people switching up your songs to make them sound like originals and make me forget they are you, thanks! ANYWAY, Michelle kicks ass. And she uses her chance super well, asking for advice.
Bec:“God Gave Me You” sung by Julia Roberts: She already had one big break. She went gold on her first album. Her second album did not do well and left her label. She lost everything in Nashville. She also has MS. She will be singing a Blake Shelton song. Blake looks oddly proud as she sings. She has great control on her voice but I don’t really feel her voice. Blake is kicking himself afterward.
Erika:Julie Roberts: Former country starlet who wants a second chance; umm I can see why her label dropped her; she’s awful! Shaky as hell; Next please! Even Blake said it hurts. I want my 90 seconds back. The Voice’s first totally awesomely bad singer of the season!
Tarra:JULIE ROBERTS - this girl has had a chance already? I’d say this is unfair and all but then she pulls the MS and House Flood cards and I feel like a jerk saying she should not be on the show, GREAT. Ewes I don’t like this, sounds like karaoke?? And screechy, and like, she’s putting on a voice? Oh look she didn’t get picked…
Bec: TEAM SHAKIRA
Bec:“Loca” sung by Monique Abbbadie: She’s a former child star from a Spanish language show. Her outfit gives me a headache. She currently works with her Dad and goes to school. She just wants to get back to performing. She is also singing a Shakira song. Blake turns instantly. She has a great energy and a very pretty voice. Shakira and Usher turn around at the same time. Followed by Adam. Watching the guys try to win her over is funny.
Erika:Monique Abbadie: Former Latin Child star; Sings Shakira’s “Loca”.Blake turns first followed by the rest! The girl kills it! Has Shakira dancing! Great energy! Everyone votes that Shakira should get her and she does!
Tarra:MONIQUE ABBADIE (Team Shakira) - do this girl was on the Spanish Mickey Mouse club?? Or something to that effect. Singing Shakira to Shakira, good luck. DID YOU SEE SHAKIRA’S FACE?!?! Love it. And the firecracker has a four chair turn! Not surprised, she is oozing charisma. But maybe she was pushing too much at the notes at times, almost screaming. “oh my god pick Blake I will give you $100!” Same Adam! But DUH SHE PICKS SHAKIRA.
Bec: TEAM ADAM
Bec:“Colder Weather” sung by Warren Stone: A country singing firefighter from South Carolina who is ahem smooookin’! He also has two adorable children. I really want him to get on a team. Because his kids are adorable and so is his face. Adam turns around INSTANTLY in his quest to steal a country artist from Blake. Warren has a great voice. It’s very chill worthy. Shakira and Blake turn around. I love his kid’s beaming at that. And in a surprise move ADAM FINALLY STEALS A COUNTRY ARTIST FROM BLAKE SHELTON!
Erika:Warren Stone: Another country singer; Adam turns first, probably to try to take him from Blake. Not really impressed by him. He sounds dull: way too restrained. Shakira turns as well. Blake turns last. Adam wins him! Take that, Blake!
Tarra:WARREN STONE (Team Adam ) - this guy doesn’t seem old enough to have kids that old. WOW And Adam is determined to go country tonight. Actually, can Adam wear cowboy boots? Please? Took ya long enough on this one Blake, he should TOTALLY PICK ADAM. He is great though, wouldn’t be there if he wasn’t. And Adam succeeds on his mission!!!
Adam telling Shakira to hush in Spanish.
Blake clowning Usher about being officially ready by having his leg up!
Usher working on his Spanish!
The bromance continues!
There you have it FINALLY!! This episode was so long I wanted to just kick the TV. But night three is over and the Blind Auditions have got to the midway point. Come back tomorrow night for more! See you all tomorrow! Unholy Trinity, over and out!
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