‘The Voice’ Recap: Blake Shelton Feels ‘Loser-y,’ Adds No One To His Team

Tue, September 18, 2012 9:45pm EST by 1 Comment
The Voice Season 3 Auditions
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The second week of ‘The Voice’ drew to a close and Blake came up empty-handed. Lucky for him, the talent wasn’t anything to write home about tonight! Read on for all the details.

The blind auditions continue as The Voice ends its second week tonight. Though there were some standouts, the talent on tonight’s show felt a little weak, especially when compared to some of the competition that’s come before them. Most notable about tonight, though, was that coach Blake Shelton added no one to his team, making him feel, as he put it, ‘loser-y.’ Poor Blake!

Standout Auditions

I’d give tonight’s top prize to young Joselyn Rivera who both looked adorable and sang the heck out of Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” The girl who’s life was literally saved by music after being born prematurely was fought over by Christina Aguilera and Blake, with Team X-Tina being her choice.

Another standout was Mycle Wastman. (It’s pronounced Michael. I don’t get it, either.) Mycle was the sort of contestant who the producers want the audience to think is amazing, but is usually merely good. His performance of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” was nice, eventually overcoming a tepid coffeehouse-performer opening to show some strength in his voice, but the way Blake and fellow coaches Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green fought over him, you’d think the guy was Al Green himself. Hopefully Mycle lives up to this hype. He lands on Cee Lo’s team.

What About Everyone Else?

Team Adam added two new men to its ranks tonight, bringing the total team number to 11. Collin McLoughlin dropped out of grad school at NYU to come seem “Wild World” by [TK]. It was good and he had a dorky cuteness to him. Race car driver Benji brought the rock with “Knockin On Heaven’s Door” by [TK]. It was alright.

Besides Mycle, Team Cee Lo added three singers who we only caught glimpses of during the night’s requisite montage, and it was a case of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Todd Kessler sounded good on “Maggie May,” Ben Taub sounded bad on “Feeling Good,” and Emily Earle sounded plain ugly on “Ring of Fire.” Good luck with that, Cee Lo!

And that’s all she wrote! Did tonight’s episode feel sort of empty, or is it just me? Here’s hoping next week brings some real jaw-dropping talent!

What did you think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Were you surprised that Blake didn’t add anyone to his team? Were you underwhelmed by the talent, too? Or am I being too harsh? Let me know in the comments below!

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Posted at 7:08 PM on September 19, 2012  

I was definitely surprised no one picked Blake! He is the reigning champ of this show, after all. Still, I’m not sure he was really missing out on much. Most of the singers last night were not that interesting to me. I liked Mycle and Benji well enough, but that was about it. I have been enjoying this season so far, though. My DISH co-workers and I love this show; we have to talk about every single episode the next day. I’m never home on Monday and Tuesday nights, so I’m grateful I can count on my Hopper to record every episode for me. I would hate to be out of the loop! Here’s hoping next week’s episode has some more interesting singers. Who knows, though – someone from this episode could end up being a surprise favorite. That has happened to me before with this show.

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