The teams are complete! With the conclusion of the Blind Auditions on the Oct. 5 episode of ‘The Voice,’ all four coaches officially have 12 members on their team, but it wasn’t without one final night of fights for the best of the best. Read our full recap here!
The Blind Auditions have come to an end! Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell all added the final two members to their teams on The Voice on the Oct. 5 episode, and we officially know all the singers who will be moving onto the Battle Rounds. Catch up with everything that went down right here!
Kicking off the night was Dustin Christensen, and it certainly wasn’t a disappointing start! All four coaches turned around, and it was an all-out battle for each to fill one of their final two spots with the 35-year-old singer. Even though Dustin originally thought he would pick coach Adam, he wound up going with his gut and choosing Blake after the country superstar fought super hard for him.
Berdine Joseph took the stage next and gave an incredibly high energy performance, but with only a few openings left, the coaches were being extra picky, and, unfortunately, no one pushed their button. UP next and hoping to have better luck was Dustin Monk, and his performance led to a war between our favorite bromance (Blake and Adam, duh). The guys couldn’t help but jokingly slam one another to try and win Dustin over, and he ultimately went with the Maroon 5 frontman, much to Blake’s dismay.
Taking the stage next was Chase Kerby, a candy store employee who’s ready to move on from working at his parents’ business. Gwen was totally in awe of the performance, and as the only coach to push her button, Chase was automatically put on her team. Dawson Daugherty performed next, but his risky rendition of Ariana Grande’s “Problem” didn’t quite cut it for the judges. Hopefully he comes back next year!
16-year-old Shelby Brown was next up, and completely blew everyone away with her incredibly powerful voice. The moment she hit her biggest note in the chorus of “Stars,” all four coaches immediately turned around and were completely shocked when she revealed she was just 16. After intense anticipation, Shelby went with Team Adam, which meant Mr. Levine’s team was complete.
But there was still four spots left between the remaining three coaches at this point, which meant we had a whole lot more singing to get to! Amy Vachal totally controlled the stage when she sang, and captivated Pharrell, Gwen and Blake, who all pushed their buttons. But it was Pharrell who was (finally!) victorious on this one, giving him his first contestant of the night.
Blaine Mitchell was the next singer hoping to land one of the final remaining spots, and his performance led to an all-out battle between Blake and Gwen. Even though the No Doubt singer tried to get Blaine to stray from his country roots, he ultimately went with Blake, allowing the “Gonna” singer to complete his team.
Taking the stage next: Summer Schappell. Summer is a country singer, but since Blake already filled his team, she was forced to choose a coach outside the genre she’s used to, and had a tough decision when both Pharrell and Gwen turned around. Summer went with girl power on this one, though, and chose Gwen, giving her her first country artist and final team member. Caroline Burns was up next and hoping to take Pharrell’s final spot, but her rendition of “A Thousand Years” didn’t quite cut it for the “Happy” singer (although he did promise her a four-chair turn if she comes back next season — something tells me she’ll be giving it another go)!
Instead, Pharrell completed his team with Sydney Rhame, after passing up a number of other singers who he didn’t feel were a perfect fit. And, finally, that was that! Now that each coach has 12 contestants, the Battle Rounds are next — all four judges will eliminate six artists from their teams, while also gaining two from another coach thanks to the steals. Stay tuned, I’ll be keeping you updated every step of the way all season long!
HollywoodLifers, who gave your favorite performance of the night? And, of course, which coach do you think has the best team?
— Alyssa Norwin