‘The Voice’ blind auditions are still underway, and the contestants keep surprising the coaches and the audience. One contestant proposed to his longtime girlfriend after his performance of a Drake hit!
Beth Griffith-Manley, 46, is the first performer of the latest blind auditions on The Voice. Her dad is Johnny Griffith. He was one of The Funk Brothers. Beth toured with Anita Baker for 5 years singing background, but now she’s ready to break out on her own. Beth decides to sing “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” by Aretha Franklin because her dad was Aretha’s first piano player. John Legend and Kelly Clarkson turn during Beth’s incredible performance. Adam immediately regrets not turning his chair around. “You nailed it,” John tells Beth. While Kelly is certain Beth is going to pick John, Beth picks her! Beth thinks Kelly can help her the most with her particular type of raspy voice.
South African singer Selkii, 31, is up next. She sings a unique version of Macy Gray’s “I Try.” Both Blake Shelton and Adam Levine turn their chairs. Blake says that he’s “fascinated” with Selkii. “You’re definitely the complete package,” Blake he continues. “I’d love to be apart of your journey here on The Voice and in South Africa when I get to open for you there someday.” Selkii ends up going with Blake!
Denton Arnell, 31, hits the stage in hopes of getting a chair turn and proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Tiffany. Denton works at a youth church and is ready for the next chapter in his music career. He sings a cool and sexy rendition of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Coming Home.” John likes what he hears, so he turns around quickly. John tells Denton that he was “really creative with the melody” and can’t wait to see what they can do. Denton asks to bring his girlfriend out on stage and then he proceeds to propose! His girlfriend has no idea! They accidentally bump heads as Denton tries to get down on one knee. Denton proposes and Tiffany says yes!
Ciera Dumas, 21, is up next. She dyed her hair pink in honor of coming out to Los Angeles for The Voice. She actually won “Most Likely To Win The Voice” in high school. The singer, who hails from Kernersville, North Carolina, performs an amazing rendition of Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” Adam and John almost instantly turn their chairs around. John even stands up while Ciera is still performing. “You are spectacular,” Adam tells Ciera. John notes that both he and Adam were “both mesmerized by your voice.” It’s a tough call, but Ciera goes with Adam!
Country singer Andrew Sevener, 22, grabs his guitar and performs “Honky Tonk Women” by the Rolling Stones. It doesn’t take long for Blake to turn around. Andrew and Blake are a perfect fit! Mari, 20, performs a solid rendition of Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up.” Right at the beginning, Adam, John, and Kelly turn their chairs around. Even though John has collaborated with Ella, Mari chooses Adam as her coach. Adam is absolutely shocked. He gets up out of his seat and hugs Mari.
Crystal Rose, 26, didn’t have the easiest childhood. She’s one of 7 kids and their apartment burned down when they were young. Crystal was separated from her mother. At times, she felt alone. But her tough childhood prepared her for anything. She hits the stage to perform Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” None of the coaches turn for her. All of the coaches agree that she is incredibly talented, but that song is a tough one. They all want her to come back again. When she starts crying, John gets up and hugs her. “You can do it,” he says to her. “You have it.”
Country singer Abby Kasch, 20, brings a southern twang to The Voice with her rendition of Gretchen Wilson’s “Here For The Party.” Blake and Kelly both turn their chairs. Even though Blake is the coach most country artists choose, Abby goes with Kelly!
Mikaela Astel is just 14 years old, but she’s destined for stardom. When she’s not doing aerial silks, she’s performing anywhere she can. She performs a gorgeous rendition of “Electric Love” by Børns. Kelly and John both turn their chairs. They’re amazed by Mikaela, especially when they find out she’s only 14! “Your tone cannot be taught,” Kelly says. Mikaela picks Kelly as her coach! Anthony Ortiz performs One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and ends up on Adam’s team. John gets another addition to Team Legend with Oliv Blu.
Kayla Seeber, 18, is a talented singer from a small country farm town in Illinois. When she was 17, she came out in a song. She puts her own spin on Britney Spears’s “…Baby One More Time.” The coaches love her vibe and love her daring song choice, but she’s just not ready yet. However, Kayla and Crystal head to the Comeback Stage.
The final performance of the night is 33-year-old Shawn Sounds. He’s a middle school teacher by day, and then a rock star by night. A video of him singing went viral, but now wants to take his talents to The Voice. He wows with an amazing performance of K-Ci & JoJo’s “All My Life.” Once he hits those high notes, John, Adam, and Blake turn around. Kelly can’t resist turning around either! John tells Shawn that his performance had “one of the best ending runs I’ve ever heard.” Shawn’s decision is… John Legend!