BWW Recap: THE VOICE- The Auditions, Episode 3
Alright everyone! I'm here with the first day of Week Two of the Blind Auditions on The Voice. This episode was incredible, filled with great coach interaction, especially between Adam and Blake (who's surprised about that?), including a #manfight (you'll get it later!). There were so many great coach moments, including hugs, and petty fighting - all of what we love in The Voice!
Starting off the night was Ray Boudreaux who hails from Louisiana. He got two chairs turned, Blake's and CeeLo's. Boudreaux was leaning both ways, but eventually picked Blake. While his performance of "Use Me" was good enough to turn CeeLo and Blake's chair, it was his little girl that caught everyone's attention. The camera crew did a great job capturing the girl and her adorable moments, and almost outshone Ray's performance! He's in the competition now, though, he'll hopefully, have many other chances to catch our attention!
The next singer was Lina Gaudenzi, who sang "Landslide". The interesting thing about Lina is that she is classically trained. When Blake and Christina turned, Christina mentioned Chris Mann (who can be heard on the Kooman and Dimond album OUT OF OUR HEADS), the opera singer from season two. Lina eventually went with Christina.
Next up was Juhi, who comes from an Indian family and was auditioning at the young age of sixteen. She sang "Mercy" for her audition song, and personally, while Mercy is a classic, it's a classic for a reason. There's too much to compare it too, and with such an iconic song, it will be impossible to outshine the original. Juhi proved me wrong when she got CeeLo and Christina to turn around, choosing CeeLo. With her rocker background and what she wants to grow into, I don't blame her. CeeLo is a good judge to go to when you're not quite sure who you are yet, as he is so eclectic.
One of two no-turns of the night was Malford Milligan, who sang "Let's Stay Together", when the judges saw him, they all said that he was good, and his voice was good (Blake even told him to make an album), but they just wanted more. Hey, who can blame them? It's season five. They know what they want now.
Justin Blake was the next performer, who sang a Blake Shelton song that Adam didn't recognize (funny tweets ensued from that!). He only got Adam to turn, however, while Blake seemed to "give" Justin to Adam, but didn't seem ready to let the idea of him go completely. I guess we'll see in the Battles if Justin will stay on Adam's team or will impress Blake enough again to steal him.
Timyra-Joi was the youngest auditioner, and if she makes far enough, will most likely be the youngest contestant at fifteen years old. She sang "Girl On Fire", which, to be honest, has become akin to singing an Adele song for an audition. It shows off powerhouse vocals, but is so overdone that the contestant could be judged on their song choice. Christina turned early in the song, whereas Blake and Cee Lo turned at the last minute! Yes! Love that adrenaline rush of a last minute pick! The adrenaline wasn't enough for Timyra-Joi, though, she chose Christina.