Bold statement, Mr. Levine! In a sneak peek for the season premiere of ‘The Voice,’ judge Adam so badly wants to sway a contestant to join his team, he swears that they’ll win the whole thing– and did we mention this is on the very first night of auditions?
The Voice is back, baby! The eighth season of the singing competition returns to NBC on Feb. 23 with its signature blind auditions. If the rest of the contestants are anywhere near as talented as Sawyer Fredericks, who’s featured in this sneak peek, we are in for some serious competition this season. Check out the clip!
‘The Voice’ Premiere Sneak Peek
Now that is how you do a blind audition, The Voice style.
In a preview of the premiere episode, 15-year-old soul singer Sawyer got an astounding four chair turns from the judges. In other words, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams all felt Sawyer was worthy to compete on their team– but they’d have to convince him they were worthy of being his coach!
When Sawyer finished his performance of “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow,” each judge pled their case as to why he should join their cause. “Sawyer, I don’t know if you have your mind made up already,” Adam says first, referring to whom Sawyer might select to be his coach. “I need someone like you. I need someone to crush Blake with, which is you and I promise, you’re not going anywhere until you’re the last person standing in this competition.”
Stealing The Talent
Of course, the other judges were not going to simply stand by and let Adam steal the prodigal singer.
“Sawyer, you have to pick me,” Christina said. “You are a legend in your own right… I know soulful singing and I promise you I won’t let you down.”
Blake, however took a more subtle approach. “I don’t want to beg and grovel like some of these other adults up here,” he said. “But I think you’re awesome.”
Pharrell, it would turn out, gives the most mature answer of all the judges. “As soon as you started singing, it took me to another time,” he said. “This is your destiny and I’m so proud to be a part of this show because even if you don’t end up on my team, I get to watch this amazing thing happen.”
So who does Sawyer end up picking? Well, we’ll have to watch the season premiere of The Voice to find out of course!
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— Casey Mink