Now that ‘The Voice’ blind auditions are over, it is time to pause and reflect on the singers who really stood out during the overwhelming first round. While all of the contestants that secured spots are amazing in their own ways, there are three individuals who stick out to me the most — I will explain why!
It is extremely hard to make a lasting impression during the first round of The Voice due to the amount of talented singers being featured over the span of five episodes! Chairs have spun, tears have shed, and through it all, three singers will stay in my mind as the front-runners going into next weeks battle rounds — Jean Kelley, Anita Antoinette, and Taylor Phelan!
‘The Voice’ Season 7 : Best Of The Blind Auditions — These Singers Could Win
Jean Kelley, 29– Before she even hit the stage, Jean touched viewers with a heartbreaking story. The summer before she started middle school was when everything changed — her mother passed away from a heart condition. She sang an emotional version of “Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. Gwen and Blake turned their chairs at the last second!
The reason this gal stuck out to me so much had a lot to do with the way she carried herself. She was stylish and graceful and had amazing voice to match! While watching her performance, I had a “wow, I wish I could sing” moment! Even though only two judges turned for her, I believe she will be one of the contestants to beat!
Anita Antoinette, 25- This talented artist actually auditioned for The Voice once before in season 3 but did not make it. She came back with something to prove and boy oh boy — she did just that! She sang a beautiful rendition of Bob Marley’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low.”
You do not need to have an overpowering and loud voice to be a great singer and Anita was a perfect example of that. Her voice was soft and soothing and extremely different. Her audition stood out in my mind throughout the rest of the blind auditions and I think she will go far in the competition!
Taylor Phelan, 25- Have you ever wanted to download a contestants version of a song after watching their performance? I have not — until Taylor that is! His unique twist on the popular song “Sweater Weather” was out-of-this-world amazing! I felt as if I was watching a concert on TV instead of an audition for The Voice.
I think Taylor deserves to win the whole competition! He has true talent, stage presence, and originality.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who were your favorites during the blind auditions? Do you think Taylor will win the whole thing? Vote and comment below!
— Shira Benozilio
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