The first singer of the night is Bindi Liebowitz, 23, a gospel/choir singer. She sings “Bust The Windows,” and the coaches all seem impressed from the very first note. Eventually, Adam Levine turns around, and at the very last second, his frenemy, Blake Shelton, also turns his chair — so the two veteran coaches prepare to battle it out again. They both give their pitches, but Bindi can only pick one….and she goes with Adam!
Zack Hicks, 24, is the next artist to take the stage. During his introduction, he breaks down telling the story of how he came out as gay and almost lost his relationship with his mother over it. She’s there to support him now, though, as he performs “At This Moment,” but unfortunately, it’s not quite what the coaches are looking for. No one turns around, but they do give him constructive feedback for next time.
Next up is Elia Esparza, 23, who takes a risk by singing in Spanish — but it’s enough to get Adam’s attention, as he’s the first to turn around! Blake and Miley Cyrus follow, and in the end, Elia chooses Adam as her coach.
Up next is Lane Mack, 30, a family man from Louisiana, who sings “Everyday I Have The Blues.” His performance gets Miley to push her button, and since no one else follow, she automatically adds Lane to her team. Awesome!
Karlee Metzger, who already has a decent following on YouTube, is up next. Her rendition of “Samson” impresses Miley and Blake enough to push their buttons, albeit at the last minute! The two jokingly go back and forth trying to convince Karlee to pick them, but ultimately, she goes with Miley.
The last artist of the night is Josh Halverson, and he’s the first of the evening to catch Alicia Keys’ attention. She, Blake and Miley all push their buttons at the last minute, and surprisingly, Adam even pushes for Josh to push Blake, who he thinks could be an “amazing coach” for the singer. Josh doesn’t fall for it though, and instead, goes with his gut, choosing Alicia.
Here’s where the teams stand so far:
Miley: Darby Walker, Courtnie Ramirez, Ali Caldwell, Sa’Rayah, Sophia Urista, Lane Mack, Karlee Metzger
Alicia: We McDonald , Dave Moisan, Jason Warrior, Christian Cuevas, Lauren Diaz, Josh Halverson
Blake: Sundance Head, Dana Harper, Gabe Broussard, Ethan Tucker, Dan Shafer
Adam: Riley Elmore, Andrew DeMuro, Billy Gilman, Brendan Fletcher, Bindi Liebowitz, Elia Esparza
HollywoodLifers, who are you rooting for to win this season of The Voice? Which coach do you think will win this year?