Tonight on NBC the Emmy award winning music competition The Voice continues with an all new Monday September 28, season 9 episode 3 called, “The Blind Auditions Part 3,” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode the blind auditions continue.
For those of you who don’t know, the show is about singers that square off for a coveted recording contract in this reality talent contest from the producers of “Big Brother” and “Survivor.” Four vocal coaches mentor the contestants in three distinct competition phases: the blind auditions (during which the coaches can’t see a contestant and thereby judge them solely on their vocal talent); the battle phase (in which the contestants are advised and developed); and, lastly, the live-performance phase.
On the last episode, the blind auditions continued with its second part. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it we have you covered with a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the NBC synopsis, “the “blind auditions” continue and are held in front of a celebrity panel of musician coaches including, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. 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.”
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#VoiceBlinds continue tonight. First up is Morgan Frazier whose parents have devoted all their time and money into trying to make their daughter’s country singing career happen. She moved away to Nashville and lived alone starting at 16 to compete in the country music scene. Tonight she sings a country version of Cheap Trick’s I Want You to Want Me. Gwen Stefani turns almost immediately.
The guys hang back. Blake turns at almost the last minute. Gwen comes over and smacks at Blake for doing it and then she goes onstage and tells Morgan not to be seduced by him. Adam says he hates that Blake did that and is going Team Gwen all the way. Gwen says she knew right away she had a great voice and says her arrangement of the song was very creative. Adam says she did Cheap Trick which is cool.
Adam says to think outside the box and Gwen says she’s been in a band since she was 17. Blake says – for God’s sake. He says her voice had Emmy Lou Harris in it and woos her. Adam says to focus on them. Gwen says her first concert was Emmy Lou Harris and loves honest music like that. Blake says Gwen has been to a country concert. Blake says he puts on country concerts. Pharrell asks her to use her heart to make her choice. Morgan says she’s going with her gut and she chooses Blake.
Next is Amanda Ayala, a 17 year old aspiring rocker. She says her parents always played 80s rock and that developed her love. Her mom says she played Pat Benatar and Joan Jett. She was in rock band at 12 that did Zeppelin and they got a show in New York not long after. She just got out of high school and her parents want her to go to college but she wants to focus on music.
Amanda sings Mississippe Queen by Mountain. No chairs turn for most of it. The judges talk back and forth and nod at each other. The three guys all his at once and turn. Everyone but Gwen turned. She got three chairs. Adam says she’s not in cowboy boots and wants Blake to back off. Amanda says she loves classic rock and Blake says he’s a classic. Gwen says she got all the guys so congratulations.
Pharrell says she has a powerful beautiful tone and wants to take her to the second level. Pharrell tells her not to look Blake in the eye and Adam laughs and says it’s far away from all Blake’s places. Blake says he has no one on his team like that and they have hundreds. Adam calls him Sir Lies-a-Lot. Adam says they turned late because they were all listening so intently. Blake laughs as Adam talks.
Blake says Adam’s biggest point is that he figured out she’ll turn 18 soon. Pharrell tells her to choose and Amanda says she came in with an idea in her head. She chooses Adam and he goes up to give her a hug. She says he’s in a band and knows rock. Pharrell asks who her choice was and she said it would have been Gwen but she didn’t turn her chair. Gwen feels bad but says she’s looking for emotional singers.
Adam sings and mocks Blake then pats his cheek. Next is 24 year old Chicago transplant Jefferey Austin who now lives in New York. He says his grandparents taught him to sing and play piano. His dad died from an enlarged heart when Jefferey was young and his mom said it hit him hard. He does Lay Me Down by Sam Smith. His voice is lovely and Gwen hits her button almost right away.
His falsetto is amazing and this guy can really sing. No one else turns and that means he belongs to Gwen. Blake says he doesn’t look anything like his voice and Jefferey says he hasn’t sung in six years and says Maroon 5 was his first concert. Adam says he feels like a double idiot. Blake says he should have turned but he was wrapped up in it. Gwen says his voice was amazing and a beautiful performance.
Pharrell says he made the song his own and Gwen takes him a Team Gwen t-shirt. She says the others missed the boat and doesn’t know why they didn’t turn. She says when a singer doesn’t look like their voice she loves that.
Next up is Lyndsey Elm who works for the family pest control business and says her family has always supported her. She is singing Meghan Trainor’s Lips are Moving. She does it as an unplugged version. Gwen turns almost immediately. Adam isn’t far behind then Pharrell. Blake listens then he finally turns too. Gwen says she’s glad she turned so fast and says she can nurture her and it would be fun.
Lyndsey says that means a lot to her. Blake sighs. Pharrell asks how long she’s been singing and she says since she was two but focused on athletics in school. Pharrell says song-writing is something he loves no matter what the other pitches are. Adam says she’s got a sweet hat and is a bad ass. He says he turned because of her arrangement. Blake talks sports then tells them to shut up when the others mock him.
Blake says it’s impressive and he likes her Freddy Krueger hat. Adam says he compared her to a villain and Blake says – who was a movie star. Pharrell says he thinks she’d be more comfortable with him. Lyndsey has four to pick from and says they would all be incredible then she chooses Gwen as her coach. That’s another Team Gwen shirt. Gwen dances over to her and they hug.
Next up is Joe Maye who has his single mom sister with him and his nephew. He says he tries to set a good example for him to follow his dreams. Joe says he was always writing songs in class and did a lot of school shows and then worked on a cruise ship as an entertainer. Then he started up a band that does pop, rock, and hip-hop. He sings a funky version of Word Up by Cameo.
That’s an odd song choice but he’s good. No chairs turn. Blake asks if he was dancing and Joe says he moves. Blake says he got so out of breath and they need to hear him sing. Pharrell says he loves Cameo and asks why he chose the song. Joe says he loves 80s pop. Adam says he liked the song choice and he should have dug into the vocals more and danced less. Gwen suggests the he runs around while he sings to build stamina.
Carson goes to meet with Manny Cabo who is a fashion photographer who has been published in high-end magazines like Maxim. He started playing drums in 5th grade then started singing in college. He does Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again. Adam turns almost immediately. Blake turns too then Pharrell. Gwen finally turns as well. He hits the spectacular high note and Adam stands on his chair.
Blake says he thinks this guy has done it before. Blake says he seems like a man’s man and says he wants a man. Adam gets up to stretch and get ready. Blake says to roll down his jeans. Pharrell says his voice has different dimensions and it’s dynamic. Pharrell says they don’t get a lot of 45 year olds come in and level the room. Gwen says the power was impressive but he also had control.
Adam says he sang the crap out of that song and says that energizes him and says he sang Twisted Sister and Guns and Roses and he sang the high stuff like him. He says he has presence and says they have a lot in common. Adam says he wants him damn bad and says it’s going to kill him if he doesn’t get Manny. He ponders then Manny goes with Adam who celebrates with fist pumps.
He goes to hug Manny and Blake says maybe he should roll up his jeans too. Blake says he loves 80s rocks and most singers on The Voice don’t go there. Next up is hearing impaired singer Madi Davis who had reconstructive surgery on her eardrums then started singing in choir. She sings It’s Too Late by Carol King. Gwen and Pharrell turn not too long after she starts. Blake and Adam listen intently.
They decide not to turn. Gwen and Pharrell are on their feet clapping for the 16 year old as she finishes. Pharrell says a voice like hers excites him. Gwen says she has to fight hard now and says not to get blindsided by Pharrell’s charm and good looks. Blake tells Pharrell he is good-looking. Pharrell says he was attracted to her voice and his looks don’t come into it. Adam says it’s a Care Bear wrestling match.
Pharrell says he won last season. Gwen says they’re similar but Pharrell makes Gwen stand up and they go to the stage to battle it out. Blake and Adam squeeze into the same chair. Pharrell and Gwen woo her from about a foot away. Adam tells them to step away from the artist. They ask her to choose a coach. Gwen is still talking when Madi picks Pharrell.
Next is country singing ninja Caleb Lee Hutchinson. He sings Garth Brook’s The Dance. He has a nice deep voice but it’s a little pitchy to me. No one turns around for him. They are surprised he’s so young with such a deep voice. He said he used to have a high squeaky voice and Adam says he did too and his never changed. Blake says he’s a big old boy and Caleb says Blake is too.
Blake says he was just a bit under and needs to work on it. Pharrell says he needs to come back and try again after he does a bit more work on it.
31 year old Chris Crump is from Texas and was homeschooled and in a family band and says he didn’t know it was so oddball. He says he was 14 when he decided he wanted to break away and be in a rock band. He’s doing Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud for his wife he married four months ago. He says they left the wedding reception to go to The Voice auditions.
He says his wife has been so cool about it. He gets turns from all four as soon as he hits the hook and they hear his strong tone. Blake says it was perfect until he got nervous when they turned around. Blake tries to play the Texas card and says his voice is emotional and has a lot of warmth and says his upper register is incredible. Blake says he’s the obvious choice of coach.
Pharrell says he appreciates his self-identity and Adam says he would work on his ability to get through the competition and says as his coach, they can work on it. Gwen says they all waited to listen to the first verse because his voice is intimate. She says she would love to work with him. Blake asks who Chris will pick – he thanks them all for turning. Chris thinks and says Blake who is thrilled.
The judges talk about Blake’s drinking and Gwen asks how he can think of such good things to say when he has alcohol brain damage. Adam says Blake is like Drunken Master, the kung fu movie. Blake doesn’t care – he just laughs. Tyler Dickerson from Louisiana is next and he works with his dad at his fence company. Tyler had a record deal with John Rich’s label which closed down.
Carson plays him a video from John Rich who says he’s one of the most talented kids he’s met. He sings Hard to Handle by the Black Crowes. Blake turns almost right away. He rocks a major last night but no one else turns. Blake is thrilled he was the sole turn and has Tyler – he asks the others what the hell is wrong with him. Blake says he knows him and says he remembers him. Adam says he wishes he turned.
Pharrell says his voice is clean and he rocked it. He says he was signed at 15 and John Rich was his manager and producer. He says the president of the label called and said they were closing. He says then he was in a bad car accident and this is his second chance after losing it all. Blake gives him a big hug. Gwen says she’s happy he got Blake and a second chance.
Gwen asks Blake how he knows him and he says he heard he was the next Travis Tritt then he just disappeared off the country scene. Blake says he’ll do well in the battle rounds. Next up is duet singers Jubal and Amanda. She runs a music school that focuses on rock and sang with her sisters growing up. His dad is an outlaw country singer Steve Young who wrote Seven Bridges Road.
Jubal is a single dad and says it’s hard to pursue music and raise her. He says Amanda is incredible with her. They head out and sing his dad’s song. Pharrel says right off that he likes it. No one turns for a while. They all sit listening. Jubal and Amanda sound amazing and then Gwen and Pharrell turn for them when they hit a spectacular high note.
Gwen says she already has nicknames for Jubal whose real name is Jubilee. Pharrell says there’s lots of work since it’s a bit pitchy but that can be fixed. Gwen says they have something special between them. Blake asks if they’re married and she says one day then Jubal drops to one knee and pulls out a ring. Their families are screaming backstage. She says yes and Blake asks what just happened.
The judges are stunned as he puts the ring on her finger – the audience loves it. Blake says it would have been embarrassing if she didn’t say yes. Adam says Blake is an ordained minister. Adam pronounces them man and wife then asks them to pick a coach. They choose Pharrell. Blake says there’s nothing Jubal could have done to top that and Gwen says Pharrell will be amazing with them.
The show ends with…
Blake has 8 on his team and four slots left
Adam has 7 with five slots left
Gwen has 8 on her team and four slots left
Pharrell has 8 with four slots left
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