THE VOICE returns to NBC tonight as the Blind Auditions continue with part 3 and a new round of promising new singers. Last week was the premiere of the fourth season on The Voice and the first and second night of Blind auditions where contestants sang in front of this season’s coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher. Did you watch last week’s episode? We did and we recapped it here for you!
On last week’s show Carson and the coaches returned to Universal Studios’ Soundstage 12 for another round of blind auditions. The first night’s performers set a high bar – and the coaches knew that decisions they made can mean all the difference later in the season. The standout performance last week was the night’s final artist: 22-year-old Sarah Simmons from Memphis. Her musical style blends blues, soul and rock, and tonight she’s got a perfect showcase ballad: Joan Osborne’s “One of Us.” The judges were desperate to land her, but it was Adam who made the most impassioned plea, practically guaranteeing her a shot at winning it all.
On tonight’s show “The Blind Auditions” continue with grammy award-winning vacalist Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher and CMA Entertiner of the year Blake Shelton - The “blind auditions” continue and are held in front of a celebrity panel of coaches including, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher. The strongest vocalists from across the country compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of being named “The Voice.” Christina Milian (“Be Cool”) serves as Social Media Correspondent and Carson Daly (“Last Call with Carson Daly”) hosts.
Tonight’s “Season 4 premiere Night 3” is going to be an exciting one, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of NBC’s The Voice – tonight at 8PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are for the new season of The Voice.
The Swon Brothers singing American Girl, they are from Oklahoma, Blake’s hometown. Blake, Shakira and Usher turn around. They hit the Nashville scene when they were eleven on their way to Disney World. Shakira likes their big voices and thinks she can have a lot of fun with them. The choice is up to the Swon Brothers, they pick to be on team Blake.
Taylor Beckham was training to be an Olympic gymnast and right when she quit and realized that she wanted to be a singer. Jana is really nervous being on the show with people twice her age. Taylor is singing I’m Going Down, Usher is the first to turn his chair, then Shakira. Usher gives Taylor a standing ovation. Taylor is 17 and Blake says “let the battle begin”. Usher found she was nervous, but she had passion and dedication. Shakira reveals that she used to be a gymnast as well and quit when she was twelve, she would love to have Taylor on her team. Usher says that he likes to invest in today’s youth and for that he would like Taylor on his team. It’s time for Taylor to decide whose team she wants to be on, Taylor picks team Usher.
Sam Alves from Brazil was found on the doorstep when he was a baby, when he was four years old his family moved to the USA. Every struggle that he has gone through in his life, has prepared him for this moment. Sam is singing Feeling Good, nobody hits the button. Usher says that is one of this favorite songs. Shakira says she loves him and he sings well. Adam says if the song is not on the money, it goes south, he just needs to work it out a bit more. Shakira gets up and gives him a hug and kiss. Sam is not disappointed, he says it is always worth trying something.
Karina Iglesis is music teacher and her motto is “learn the music you love”. She was very close to her grandmother growing up and sang in church with her. Karina is singing I’m The One And Only. Adam and Blake, at the very last minute, hit their buttons. Shakira is so upset that she didn’t push her button. Adam thinks the song is mega and was comparing Karina to Melissa Ethridge and he shouldn’t have because Karina is great on her own. Blake thought that Karina improved from the beginning of the song to the end, there was so much power. Karina has a decision to make, she picks to be on team Adam.
Garrett Gardner is next, this is his second time on The Voice, he was also on season 3. Last time he was trying to impress his father, this time he knows that his father would be proud no matter what. Garret is singing Seven Nation Army. Shakira turned around, Adam and Shakira remember Garrett. Adam is so happy, this is exactly what this is about, coming back and being stronger than you were. Blake says that Garret is that much better than he was before. Usher loves his story, he came, he saw and he conquered. Adam says he wants to be on Shakira’s team, Garrett must be so thrilled. Garrett thanks Blake for his constructive criticism last time around. Garrett is on team Shakira.
Other artists that made it through tonight were, on Shakira’s team J’sun, Adam’s team Duncan and on Usher;s team Chelsea.
Holly Tucker is 19 years old and she is from Texas. Holly plays in the marching band, but loves to sing country even more. Holly is singing To Make You Feel My Love, immediately, three chairs turn; Adam, Shakira and Usher – Blake is just behind them. Adam says that the cowboy boots scare him, he’s going to have to fight Blake. Usher says that this show is about making all the right moves and she needs a coach that will support her, he is all about nurturing. Holly says she started singing in a church, Usher says him too. Shakira thought it was a beautiful performance, really honest. Adam reminds Holly that Blake was the last one to turn his chair. Adam says if she picks him, he’ll wear cowboy boots. Usher says he will wear them too, but they have to be red. Holly has a decision to make, she picks team Blake
Landon Medvec is a professional mover and looks forward to the day when he can make a living out of singing. Landon is singing You Give Me Something, nobody turns around. Usher and Blake thought Landon was a girl from the sound of his voice. Shakira loves his raspy voice. Adam felt like Landon was fighting his natural way, Shakira tells him to come back and try again.
Michelle Chamuel is an introvert and music has been a big way to get past what people think about her. The Blind Auditions are terrifying because she is used to singing with her band. Michelle is singing I Kissed A Girl, Adam turns his chair around in seconds, then Shakira, Usher is last, Blake did not turn around. Shakira loved her voice, her stage presence, she thought she was fierce and would love to work with her. Michelle asks the coaches some questions to help choose whose team she wants to be on. Usher asks Michelle what genre she wants to sing, she says alternative electronic pop. Michelle has to make her decision, she chooses to be on team Usher.
Julie Roberts is thirty three years old, she was working at a label as a receptionist, she got a record deal, her first album went gold. Then, he second record didn’t do as good as she wanted and her label parted ways. She is diagnosed with MS and wants to get past the roadblocks that were put in her life. Julie is singing God Gave Me You, nobody turns around. Blake is shocked when he turns around, he knows her and introduces her to everyone. Usher says it is a great opportunity for Julie to share her music with the rest of the world. Blake is still sick to his stomach and feels bad that he didn’t turn his chair around. Julie feels that God has another path for her.
Monique Abbadie is Cuban American, when she was young she was on a Cuban television show and when it ended, she didn’t know what to do. Monique presently works with her dad, but wants to do what she loves, singing. Monique is hoping to prove to her parents that she is chasing this dream for a reason. Monique is singing Loca, Blake turns immediately. Shakira and Usher are next with Adam right behind them. Monique literally falls to her knees, she is shocked that all four coaches turned around. Usher says that she came out and rocked. Adam thought Monique was amazing and reminds her that his resume is sparkling. Blake says to stop wasting everyone’s time, she is going to choose Shakira. Shakira was really impressed and thinks Monique did a terrific job. Monique has to make a decision, she chooses to be on team Shakira.
Warren Stone is a firefighter and a full time dad, he is singing a country song and everyone turns around except Usher who didn’t hit the button because every time it is a country star they go with Blake. Blake gets his game on right away, he tells Warren that he is a part of the country community and they are both story tellers. Shakira thinks talent is universal and would love if Warren would be adventurist and pick her. Adam says he knew the moment Warren sang that he wanted him and will be pissed off if he doesn’t get him. Warren has to choose which team he wants to be on, he chooses team Adam.