“The Voice” returns for season three with new hopefuls and a few twists but the same coaching line up with, Cee Lo Green, , and Adam Levine. Host also makes a return for this season.
The first night of the blind auditions was filled with cheers, tears, and outstanding performances that brought the audience on the their feet. This season each coach will build an initial team of 16 singers.
The show had barely started and no singers had yet auditioned when a commercial ran advertising the beginning of the season four audition process had begun.
Before the auditions began Christina, Cee Lo, Blake, and Adam took to the stage to perform the Rolling Stones hit “Start Me Up”.
First up was Aberdeen, Scotland native Terry McDermott who performed a song by The Who. The three guys turned their chairs in the last moments of the song. Adam called Terry a real rock and roll singer and Blake felt that they could win if he just let Terry talk. Terry chose Blake to be his coach.
Self professed misfit De’borah performed “Hey Soul Sister” and got Cee Lo and Christina to turn their chairs near the end of the song. De’borah chose Christina for her coach.
Country singing yodeler Cracia showed off her talents and had Blake and Cee Lo giving their chairs a quick turnaround. The coaches called Gracia the best country singer they have ever had on the show; and Blake added that country radio is full of singers who can’t do what Gracia can. Gracia chose Blake for her coach.
Sixteen year old Garrett was looking to carry on the legacy of his musician Dad who died a couple of years ago from cancer. Garrett did not turn any chairs but the coaches had some words of encouragement for him, telling Garrett to work on his control. As he was leaving Adam told Garrett that he was better than Adam at 16.
Devin took a big chance and performed “Ain’t No Other Man” by Christina for her audition. Christina, Adam, and Blake turned their chairs and Devin chose Christina for her coach.
Brian Keith was looking to keep it in the family and follow in the footsteps of his father, a Latin Jazz singer, but determined to do it on his own. It took Blake only a few notes to turn his chair and before the song was over all four coaches had turned their chairs. After a standing ovations and much cheering the coaches called Brian someone very special with a signature voice. The coaches asked Brian about his inspiration; when Brian answered his Dad, his Dad started to cry. Brian became Adam’s first team member of the night.
Daniel Rosa was the first ever singer to make a return visit to “The Voice” for an audition. Last season Daniel didn’t get any of the coaches to turn their chairs; this time around Cee Lo and Blake pushed their buttons. Daniel chose Cee Lo for his coach and became the first singer for Cee Lo.
Jamaican born Anita performed asong for her audition but he Berklee School of Music grad could not get any of the coaches to turn their chairs. While they all agreed she had a great voice, the coaches felt the performance had no feeling. Anita asked to be allowed to perform the song a cappella and once completed had the coaches on their feet. While they could not take her this season, they did ask that she return next season.
Former Artists vs. Poets band member Joe Kirkland barely got his first fe notes out before Adam and Blake had turned their chairs. Adam said Joe had a rare gift to perform with controlled aggression. Joe chose Adam for his coach.
Country girl Jessica was making her first ever trip away from home and while she is “big” back in Greensboro, none of the coaches turned their chairs. The coaches felt that Jessica was a great singer but didn’t have a “magical moment” in her performance. They asked her to come back next season. Jessica was not along in being turned down for season three, Danny Hunter, Jamie, and Odiseus also failed to turn any chairs.
The last performance of the night came from 18 year old Trevon Hunte who only need a couple of notes before Christina pushed her button and turned her chair. Cee Lo and Blake followed shortly thereafter. By the end of the performance the crowd was standing, cheering, and screaming for Trevon. The coaches said that they were blown away by the performance; and Cee Lo added that he thought Trevon was THE dud who could win it all. Trevon chose Cee Lo for his coach.
Night two of the blind auditions will air on Tuesday night.
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