For four weeks, the Voice’s superstar panel of mentors: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera have been building up their teams of the most talented singers in the United States. But tonight, the judges must fill their teams. So far, Adam, Blake and Christina each have two spots to fill, while Cee Lo has three spots to complete his team. Which contestants will stand out to the judges and make it to the Battle Rounds? Read on to find out!
25-year-old Whitney Myer was the first artist to face the judges. The Reno, Nevada native started singing with her dad and uncle and dreamed of being a superstar since she was five-years-old. Her funky cover of Alicia Keys’ “No One” that caught the attention of all four superstars. After hearing convincing offers from all of them, Whitney enlisted with Team Adam because he turned his chair around first.
Hoping to turn the judges’ chairs around was 27-year-old Midland, Texas native David Dunn, who was passionate about music. Despite not getting either of the judges to turn their chairs around, he charmed the audience with his cover of the Script’s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.”
While David was sent home, The Shield Brothers hoped to land a spot on one of the show’s superstar judges’ teams. They brought rock to the show when they sang “Dancing with Myself” and caught the attention of Cee Lo Green, who was the only judge to turn his chair around. Also joining the “Forget You” singer’s team was Hawaii native Cheesa, who sang an impressive cover of Beyoncé’s hit “If I Were A Boy.”
The oldest contestant in the competition who hoped to prove himself to America in the battle rounds was 64-year-old Preston Shannon. This Memphis native considered The Voice to be one of his last opportunities to make a career in mainstream music. Unfortunately, while he soared with his cover of “In the Midnight Hour,” he did not get the attention of any of the judges.
Lex Land was the next singer to face the judges. Despite her overwhelming nerves, the 24-year-old camp counselor delivered a unique cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” that caught the attention of all three male coaches. While Adam and Cee Lo delivered tempting offers, Lex decided to join Team Blake.
Host Carson Daly invited 25-year-old Orlando Napier to the Blind Auditions. He started writing music when he was 18-years-old and faced heartache earlier in his life including differences with his dad and a jail stint, but Orlando hoped that he could deliver a performance that would turn the judges’ chairs around. Orlando scored a seat on Team Adam after an impeccable cover of “Waiting on the World for Change” that could remind viewers of Van Morrison and the late Ray Charles.
27-year-old Lee Koch wanted to trade his baking career at Great Harvest Bread Company for a music career. His cover of Bob Dylan’s classic “Like a Rolling Stone” impressed Christina because his voice spoke to her and the “Genie in a Bottle” singer was sold by his harmonica playing. Meanwhile, Cee Lo rounded out his team by enlisting 18-year-old Alabama native WADE, who sang an energetic cover of “Rehab.”
Both Blake and Christina were the only two judges that had spots available. Blake’s final spot went to 22-year-old Tulsa native Adley Stump, who performed an impressive cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name.” Meanwhile, 24-year-old Sera Hill received the chance of a lifetime to sing with her mentor on the chorus of Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down.”
Next Week: The Battle Rounds Begin!