The Season 6 premiere of ‘The Voice’ was a tough act to follow, but the contestants on the blind auditions’ second round brought their A-game — and so did Adam Levine, who walked away with the most new team members tonight. Keep reading to see who landed on Team Adam!
The one-hour episode featured six high-energy singers, but only five made it through. From a classic crooner to a country star and even a returning competitor, Season 6 is still shelling out a talented crop of contestants, and Adam Levine is fighting hard to win them over!
‘The Voice’ Recap — Adam Levine Owns The Blind Auditions
The first singer to appear on the second night of The Voice‘s blind auditions was a familiar face, Delvin Choice, who auditioned for Season 5 with no such luck.
Come Season 6, the Starbucks employee had much better luck — so much so that Adam, Shakira and Blake Shelton turned around within seconds of him singing “A Song For You,” and Usher pushed his button, right as Delvin hit his last, beautiful note. “I didn’t even recognize your voice,” said Adam, who turned Delvin down the prior season. “That’s how much better it was!” Shakira entered the panel battle with, “My hips don’t lie and I don’t lie either!” But at the end of the coaches’ critiques, Delvin went with Team Adam!
16-year-old Madilyn Paige took the spotlight to pour her heart into David Guetta‘s “Titanium.” Did she have as much talent as the previous night’s teen superstars, Bria Kelly and Christina Grimmie? She certainly did! Usher, who was singing along from the get go, was the first to turn his chair around, followed by Shakira who faced Madilyn, just as she hit a high note. The young blonde went along with her original supporter, Usher.
Third contestant’s the charm? For Noah Lis, yes! The young man with an old soul won over Adam and Blake, at the very end of his classic pop performance of “Me and Mrs. Jones,” causing the bromantic coaches to battle over the singer who is reminiscent of Michael Bublé. Noah, who dedicated his audition to his late grandfather, made gramps proud by selecting Blake as his coach.
Father of two — and owner of a seriously impressive handlebar mustache — Keith Shushkie rocked his fun, quirky look of suspenders and thick-rimmed glasses, but his rendition of Keane‘s “Somewhere Only We Know” wasn’t quite enough to rock the mic.
High school student and athlete, Deja Hall, 16, impressed Shakira, Blake and Usher with a beautiful version of Cyndi Lauper‘s “True Colors.” Seriously, we weren’t kidding when we said this is the year of the teen divas! “Most of them have kids,” said Blake, referring to his rivaling coaches, adding, with a laugh, “I don’t. I want to adopt you!” Although that is the sweetest form of flattery we’ve ever seen, it wasn’t enough to convince little Miss Deja, who landed on team Shakira. The sassy songstress, Shakira, celebrated with a slight booty pop, exclaiming, “She’s all mine!”
Alabama-raised Cary Laine, who now resides in Wyoming with her husband and son, traveled all the way to The Voice stage to perform for the judges. She gave it her all with “Better Dig Two,” catching Adam’s attention immediately. Her spunk, paired with her red leather jacket, cowboy boots and awesome range were enough to push all of the judges’ buttons, but Adam sold himself, letting Cary sit in his seat. In what turned into a game of musical chairs — and tug-of-war between the coaches — Cary endured some serious flirting from Usher, took a seat next to Blake and ultimately, made a deal with Adam.
HollywoodLifers, if you were competing on The Voice, which coach would you choose?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister
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