Season 9 of ‘The Voice’ continued with another round of Blind Auditions on Sept. 28. The coaches battled it out more than ever this week — read our full recap for what went down and find out what non-performance moment had the judges totally floored!
The claws were out between Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Pharrell once again on the Sept. 28 episode of The Voice! The celeb judges fought harder than ever to land the singers they wanted on their teams, and everyone was left speechless when one contestant did something we’ve never seen on the show before!
Kicking the night off was Morgan Frazier, yet another country singer among the several that have already tried out this season. She put a totally unique twist on the classic “I Want You To Want Me,” and got both Gwen and Blake to push their buttons. Despite Team Gwen support from Adam, Morgan surprised no one by choosing the only country judge, Blake.
Amanda Ayala, who’s just 17, was next to hit the stage. Considering she’s so young, the coaches were shocked when they turned around after hearing a classic rock song fill the room. Blake, Adam and Pharrell pushed their buttons during Amanda’s performance, and she ultimately went with Team Adam. Next up, Jeffrey Austin, who got an excited Gwen to turn her chair, automatically adding Jeff to her team.
Lyndsey Elm was up next, and she put her own spin on the pop song “Lips Are Movin'” by Meghan Trainor. Her rendition got all four coaches to push their buttons, and after an intense battle, Lyndsey ultimately went with Gwen — girl power, baby! Up next, Joe Maye, who unfortunately didn’t get any chairs to turn, but hopefully he comes back next season and gives it another go.
Photographer Manny Cabo was next to perform, and at 45 years old, we could totally hear the years of experience in his voice. Staying true to his mantra, Manny proved it’s “never too late” with a killer performance that had all four coaches going crazy after they all pushed their buttons. He went with the king of four chair turns, Adam, who looked more excited than ever to land his newest team member.
Still no artist for Pharrell on this third night of blind auditions — will Madi Davis be his first?! The 16-year-old totally owned her unique performance of Carole King’s “It’s Too Late,” and piqued the interest of Gwen and Pharrell. Both coaches fought hard, but Madi chose ultimately went with Pharrell. Up next, another country singer! Caleb Lee Hutchinson gave a moving performance of “The Dance,” but no coaches turned their chairs. Get ’em next time, Caleb! In a quick montage, we learned that Pharrell picked up singers Riley Biederer and Daria Jazmin, while Adam landed R&B crooner Cassandra Robertson.
Chris Crump took the stage next, and we’re still swooning over his performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” He caught the attention of all the coaches, who pushed their buttons one after the other, and after they all pleaded their cases, he chose Blake! Chris may be a pop singer, but he’s a southern boy, so it’s no surprise that they connected. Tyler Dickerson — yet another country artist — followed Chris, and totally took advantage of his second shot at the music industry by giving an incredible performance of “Hard To Handle.” Blake was the only coach to push his button, which works, because these two will totally be a perfect pair.
The night closed out with a Voice first that had the judges totally floored! Pharrell and Gwen turned around for boyfriend/girlfriend duo Jubal and Amanda, and before even choosing a coach, the pair made one of the most memorable moments in the show’s history when Jubal proposed to Amanda right on stage! After she said yes, the newly-engaged lovebirds went with Pharrell as their coach. What an amazing ending to the night!
After tonight’s additions, Blake now has 8 team members, Adam has 7, Pharrell rounds his team out to 8 and Gwen moves on with 8. Check back tomorrow to see what happens next as the Blind Auditions continue!
HollywoodLifers: Which coach do you think got the best singers tonight? What did you think of the marriage proposal
— Alyssa Norwin