BWW Recap: THE VOICE Auditions Get Better, Judges Get Pickier in Episode Four
Hellooooo everyone! It's your neighborhood BroadwayWorld Recapper, and I'm here to tell you about the second day of the second week of the blind audtions. This one was IN. TENSE. Seriously! There were a lot of no's, the judges are definitely getting pickier as the blinds continue. The judges continued to gang up against Blake, saying that they want to dethrone him (Adam the most), but there were also some sweet moments between the judges. When Christina acknowledged she couldn't play the guitar, both Adam and Blake jumped to say "You're Christina Aguilera! Who cares??" I love when the boys look out for their girl!
This was definitely a tough episode, with more performances shown with no turns than I'd seen in awhile. Jason Kertson, a sixteen year old singer who gained Youtube Fame by playing two guitairs at once didn't sway the judges. Jennifer Newbury, who came from Sweden to America to pursue a better future in music didn't either, nor did Macey Estes, who was told that she sounded too youthful, and needed to progress. There was even a montage of more singers who didn't get chosen. It's obvious the coaches are looking for the best of the best, which will make this season even more interesting.
But where there were no turns, there were also plenty of contestants that made the cut, and even a few four chair turns!
The first contestant was Will Champlin, who came from a musical family, his father part of the 70's music group Chicago. Will charmed the judges with his rendition of "Not Over You", causing three chairs to turn: Blake, Adam and CeeLo. CeeLo starts off by saying that he'd "obviously taken an interest by turning around", while Blake congratulates Will on his passion in his singing, but it's Adam that sways Will's vote. Score one for team Adam.
The next contestant was Stephanie Anne Johnson, a classically trained singer who made her living singing on cruise ships out of Alaska. She sang "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" (one of my favorites!) and completely rocked the house with it. CeeLo and Christina both turned around, much to the despair of Christina. It didn't matter though, CeeLo's persuasion wasn't enough for Stephanie, giving Christina her ninth team member.
Sam Cernigila went next, and got two chairs to turn, Blake and CeeLo. Both of them congratulated Sam on how he sounded and looked, saying he looked like a "ladies man" and was very proper. With both judges vying for his "gentlemanly voice" on their team, Blake was who Sam eventually went with.