After a successful premiere of NBC’s singing competition show, “The Voice” aired last week, the show continued on their journey for “blindly” finding the next big star. Once all the auditions were done, each judge formed their team of 8 hopefuls.
The series premiere kicked off with a performance from the judges panel but this show quickly described the rules again and jumped right into the auditions.
First up was Country girl Cherie Oakley, who has done back-up singing for Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson but thinks it’s her turn for the lime light. Oakley sang Miranda Lambert’s (judge Blake Shelton’s fiancee) “Gunpowder and Lead.” Even though Blake didn’t turn his chair around, Christina Aguilera did.
Although the judges do compete for the contestants when more than one of them sees potential, that aspect wasn’t highlighted so much this time. Aguilera told contestant Devon Barley that she did not turn around because she felt like he would work well with Adam. “Look at us making nice. This is so great,” the Maroon 5 frontman told the pop star, to which she playfully laughed. Barley crooned Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” and quickly joined Adam’s team once listening to the judges deliberations.
“The Voice” continued to promote their “we can’t see you attitude” when Adam Levine pushed his button for 39-year-old Tim Mahoney. After being flipped around, Adam made a strange face toward the camera. Once Mahoney finished his bluesy “Bring It On Home To Me” Adam revealed that he thought the contestant was a girl. Adam said that he has heard that about his own voice and that he can help Mahoney to craft his tone. Team Adam!
Since the judges need to make up teams of 8, contestants that had already been let go were given a second chance. Angela Wolff and Jared Black were two of these contestants. They both got on a team after being previously rejected. Wolff came back with a strong rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and was added to Adam’s team. Black, who was close to being chosen by Blake Shelton in his first audition, was finally picked up by the Country star.
With the blind auditions round over and the teams all set, “The Voice” moves to a new timeslot, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, and ventures into its “battle” rounds, where judges will mentor their contestants and watch as teammates duke it out against one another.
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