‘The Voice’ is back! Season 7 launched off with the blind auditions, and new judges Gwen Stefani and Pharrell finally joined in on the fun. Click to find out which lucky contestants got a red chair turned around for them on the big premiere!
The Voice premiered on Sept. 22 with some of the best blind auditions we’ve ever seen. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and newbies Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams took the stage together for a pumped up performance, plus fought for their favorites — and let’s just say, this is going to be another great season of dueling judges!
‘The Voice’ Season 7: The Blind Auditions Kick Off Again
Luke Wade, 31, Dublin, TX: Luke is a soul singer and he’s been traveling around with his band for the past several years. He wowed all of the judges with his version of “How Strong My Love Is.” He ended up going with Pharrell after Adam, Blake and Gwen all battled over him!
Clara Hong, 22, Atlanta, GA: Your tone is like silk and she responded: “You’re silk.” The crowd went wild! Then Gwen got on stage with her and sang! She ended up picking Adam!
Bryana Salaz, 16, “Problem,”: She moved all over the world and everyone turned around except Pharrell. Everyone was so sweet to her but Adam clearly wanted her from the get go! But she picked Gwen and she gave her an awesome team shirt!
Dennis Bell, 52,: He broke down crying while talking to Carson Daly and he revealed that he had to give up music after his dad died. “She Used To Be Mine,” and no one turned around for him. It was so, so, sad.
Damien: He works for TSA at LAX, and he was part of the shooting at LAX. He sang “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” and he cried during it! Then he broke down after everyone turned around. Damien ended up picking Adam!
Allison Bray: She sang “Merry Go Round,” and it turns out she had been on the show last season! She’s from Kentucky and she said she had been working on her voice since last season and even joined a band. Allison picked Blake and Gwen and Adam were both totally bummed!
Megg: She’s 23, and from Florida! She showed up wearing an adorable plaid romper, and she said that No Doubt was one of the reasons she even wanted to do The Voice. No one ended up picking her, which was totally sad.
Taylor John Williams: He sang Kanye West‘s “Heartless,” but with a spin on it. He did is acoustically with a guitar! After several of the judges turned around, he picked Gwen, good choice!
ElyJuh: He sang Beyonce’s “XO,” had tears in his eyes and had both Pharrell and Adam fighting over him. It was awesome when he picked Pharrell, we thought it was the perfect choice!
Bianca Espinal: She sang “Foolish Games,” and no one turned it around, it was sad because she was so adorable.
James David Carter: All the judges turned around and he sang “Nobody Knows It But Me.” He was SO good, the crowd was loving it and he picked Blake!
HollywoodLifers, which contestant do you think had the best blind audition? And which new coach is your favorite? Let us know what you think about Season 7 of The Voice!
— Chloe Melas