The final night of Blind Auditions on ‘The Voice’ proved that the judges were really cracking down on who they turned for! Then, the show moved into The Battles, unexpectedly! See who was stolen and who was chosen!
JOSH DAVIS — The 20-year-old Tennessee native is a trainer at the local YCMA when he’s not singing. He began singing in church, and explains that his town is so small that there is more churches than restaurants. Josh tells the story of when he was in a 3-man boy band, who was “supposed to be the One Direction of Christian music.” But, the band fell apart. He performs “Too Good At Goodbyes” by Sam Smith. — Chair turns (in order) Kelly, J. Hud — He chooses Team Kelly.
LISA RAMEY — She is a cabaret singer in New York City, who began singing at age nine. Lisa reveals how she was once homeless until her cabaret group asked her to be their front woman. She performs a rendition of Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma”. — Chair turns: None.
KATRINA CAIN — The Texas native has an amazing story. She sings in a band with her husband called, Tom Cat. — An electro-pop sound, that has a lot of synthesizer elements. But, she makes a living doing radio jingles, and even does a ton of country, despite not singing that genre. She performs “Rihannon” by Fleetwood Mack, while playing the keyboard. Katrina easily should have been a four-chair turn, but Kelly’s team is already full. Chair turns: J. Hud, Blake — She chooses Team Blake.
MATT JOHNSON — The Virginia native, 26, works at a winery full time and plays local gigs around town, but finally wants to chase his dreams to sing on the big stage. He explains how he had to move home and put a lot on hold to take care of his mother after she was diagnosed with cancer. He also reveals that he has tried out for The Voice EVERY season. He performs “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross and kills it with his deep range. — Chair turns: J. Hud. — Team J. Hud.
9 PM ET — The show moves into The Battles!
Here’s how it works: Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their team of artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success along with the help from their celebrity advisers. During the battle rounds the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance to the next round of competition, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals during the battle rounds.
TEAM KELLY: SANDYREDD Vs. CODY RAY RAYMOND — Team Kelly begins The Battle round. But first, she introduces her advisor — Thomas Rhett! She chooses “Cry To Me” by Solomon Burke, from the movie Dirty Dancing. They both equally put on their own, strong performance, but in the end Kelly went with her gut.
- KELLY: Cody Ray Raymond
- STEALS: Adam, J. Hud, Blake; She chooses J. Hud;
TEAM BLAKE: MICHAEL LEE Vs. JOEY GREEN — He brings in Keith Urban as his advisor. Blake’s two team members actually know one another from the Texas country music scene. Their friendship stretches back eight years. Joey has a more traditional country singer with a wide range, while Michael has a deep, raspy blues voice.
- BLAKE: Michael Lee
- STEALS: None
TEAM J. HUD: PATRIQUE FORTSON Vs. COLTON SMITH — Jennifer introduces her advisor, Halsey! J. Hud explains how the two singers she chose have similar voices and range, but they both have different specialties. Halsey describes Patrique’s voice as “beautiful, loving, romantic and soulful.” Meanwhile, she adds that Colton has a more “theatrical,” drama-feel to his voice. They performed an emotional version of “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton. But, they stripped the country sound out of it, and made it more of a slow song/ballad.
- J. HUD: Patrique
- STEALS: Blake
See the full teams:
Team Kelly: Sarah Grace; Mikele Buck; Claire DeJean; Chevel Shepherd; Delaney Silvernell; Kymberli Joye; Erika Zade; Cody Ray Raymond; Abby Gates; Josh Davis;
Team Blake: Kameron Marlowe; Michael Lee; Keith Paluso; Mercedes Ferreira-Dias; Dave Fenley; Rachel Messer; Chris Kroeze; Kayley Hill; Caeland Garner; Katrina Cain; Colton Smith;
Team Adam: Tyke James; Radha; DeAndre Nico; Steve Memmolo; Anthony Arya; Foushee; Reagan Strange; Natalie Brady; Jarred Matthew; Jake Wells; Funsho;
Team J. Hud: Tyshawn Colquitt; Franc West; Patrique Fortson; Kennedy Holmes; Audri Bartholomew; Natasia Greycloud; MaKENZIE Thomas; Mike Parker; Zaxai; Lela; Matt Johnson; Sandyredd;