With a new season of "The Voice" on tap, some of the rules have changed to shake up the proceedings. Each coach will get 16 singers on their teams and they'll have a save option: if one coach eliminates a singer, another coach can scoop that singer up using one save option for the entire season. Of course, none of that means anything until the blind auditions are through.
The coaches kick off the season with a rendition of "Start Me Up" and some stroking of each other's egos before the auditions get underway. Then, it's off to the races with blind auditions.
Terry McDermott: A Scottish rock star who once fronted a band but is now more of a family man.
Song: "Baba O'Riley" by The Who
Coaches: Cee-Lo, Adam and Blake all push their buttons.
Feedback: Cee-Lo calls Terry the "real deal" and Adam says that his voice has a real rockstar quality that he loves.
De'Borah Garner: A quirky prepster who has alwys felt like an outcast her whole life, but uses music to deal.
Song: "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train
Coaches: Only Cee-Lo and Christina push their buttons during the performance.
Feedback: All of the judges love De'Borah's cool style and confident and fun persona. She seems like a perfect fit for Cee-Lo.
Chooses: Christina, for being an inspiration.
Gracia Harrison: A genuine country singer who actually knows how to yodel and isn't afraid to use it.
Coaches: All of the male judges push their buttons after hearing her start to yodel during the performance.
Feedback: Adam says she's the best country singer who has ever graced the stage and is pulling hard for her to join his team.
Devyn DeLoera: A former shy girl who was bullied as a kid and decided to be homeschooled instead, finally coming out of her shell.
Song: "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera
Feedback: Adam calls the song choice ballsy since it's one of Christina's songs, but Christina loved it.
Chooses: Christina (duh!)
Bryan Keith: A Hispanic singer whose dad has won several Grammy's with his band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. He wants to get into the biz all on his own.
Song: "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars
Coaches: All four push their buttons to see more of Bryan, but Blake is way ahead of the game.
Feedback: Adam thinks Bryan is something special and Cee-Lo refers to him as the "genuine article." Bryan gives the glory to his papa.
Daniel Rosa: A past contestant on the show, he has a bone to pick by improving and coming back for another try.
Song: "Somebody You Used to Know" by Gotye
Coaches: Cee-Lo and Blake both turn around and recognize Daniel. At the end of the performance, Adam also recognizes him and goes in for a hug.
Feedback: Adam says that Daniel is a perfect example of never giving up on his dreams. Blake says he can tell Daniel has practiced.
Joe Kirkland: A band front man who seriously loves rock.
Song: "Gives You Hell" by The All-American Rejects
Coaches: Both Adam and Blake hit their buttons before the first chorus.
Feedback: Blake tries to woo Joe by saying that they could wear matching vests, but it's clear that Adam has the upper hand as a front man himself.
Trevin Hunte: An 18-year-old who grew up in poverty and has been told he'll never go anywhere in life.
Song: "Listen" by Beyonce
Coaches: Christina bangs that button within the first three seconds, with Cee-Lo and Blake following suit. Adam is noticeably absent.
Feedback: All of the judges were blown away and Cee-Lo thinks Trevin will be "the Dude" this season>
Adriana Louise: A bartender from New York who has had a small-time music career.
Song: "Domino" by Jessie J
Coaches: Cee-Lo pushes his button first, followed closely by Adam. Christina hits during the chorus and Blake pushes his button last. Adriana gets a standing ovation from Christina and Cee-Lo.
Feedback: Christina says that they're a match made in heaven. Cee-Lo says she's a professional. Adam says her voice sounds live what most people sound like on a record. Blake loves the middle part of her vocals.
Casey Musicman: A 22-year-old cowboy who is a wrestler on the side.
Song: "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Coaches: Blake is the first to push his button, followed by Cee-Lo.
Feedback: Adam says he might as well go with Blake. Cee-Lo likes the country swagger that Casey gave to a rock song and thinks they'd be a good match. Blake likes the strong voice and likes his sweet moves.
Aquile: A full-time musician who plays his own instruments.
Song: "Our Song" by Elton John
Coaches: Christina and Adam press their buttons almost simultaneously. Cee-Lo pushes his during the last run.
Feedback: Adam is shocked that Blake didn't push his buttons. Christina was drawn to his voice from the start and secretly wants a private show. Cee-Lo wants to push him to other styles.
Mackenzie Bourg: Had a life-threatening virus that caused congestive heart failure and acute respiratory failure.
Song: "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
Coaches: Cee-Lo pushes first.
Feedback: Christina enjoyed it and thought it was fun. Adam thinks it's quirky.
Chooses: Automatically on Cee-Lo's team.
Julio Castillo: Mariachi singer who supports his family as a singer.
Song: "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens in Spanish.
Coaches: Blake pushes first and then Cee-Lo in the final run.
Feedback: Christina says the performance was fun. Blake says Julio's voice is technically great. Cee-Lo thinks it was a great moment for the show. Adam said he should keep singing in Spanish and Cee-Lo invites him to do more mariachi.
After two days of completion, Blake has scored four singers, Adam has two, Cee-Lo has three and Christina has another four. As of now, it looks like Christina has the strongest talent on her team, thanks to her last-round scores. It's all or nothing for the next round of blind auditions.
Samuel Mouton: Idolizes his dad and uncle, who had a reggae band. He doesn't look anything like his voice sounds.
Song: "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley
Coaches: Adam pushes his button after the first two seconds, followed quickly by Cee-Lo. Finally, Christina pushes hers soon after.
Feedback: Blake calls himself a moron for not pushing his button. Christina says the singing made her feel good. Cee-Lo loves the way he sounded like authentic Marley. Adam says he can tell that Samuel is a scholar of reggae.
Nelly's Echo: Nigerian who left as a refugee to the United States. Uses music as a coping mechanism.
Song: "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers
Coaches: Christina pushes her button first. Adam pushes his after the chorus.
Feedback: Christina says that she had fun listening to Nelly's and wants to collaborate. Adam loves how he handled the song.
Mother-daughter duo: Alison and Crystal Steel from Nashville (2Steele Girls) who play with their entire family as a band.
Song: "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
Coaches: Surprisingly, Cee-Lo hits his button first, followed in seconds by Blake, who is usually the country lover.
Feedback: Adam tells them they were like a "freight train." Cee-Lo was moved by the song and Blake wants to be their coach badly while helping to protect their mother-daughter relationship.
In a montage, Christina snags two more female singers and Adam steals another from under Cee-Lo's nose, before the show returns to full-length auditions again.
Domo: professional hip hop dancer from the Bronx. She calls herself the "Lady Gaga" of China and is really annoying as she compares herself to Whitney Houston.
Song: "Dontcha" by The Pussycat Dolls
Coaches: Cee-Lo pushes his button before she even finishes the first run.
Feedback: She leads the entire audience in a "When I say 'Do'- you say 'mo'" exercise. Christina says that she's clearly a Cee-Lo kinda girl. Cee-Lo loved the choreography with the song.
Chooses: Automatically on Cee-Lo's team.
Nicole Nelson: A self-proclaimed hippy from Vermont and is happy with her current life. She still wants to give music a try after going to an open mic night.
Song: "Hallelujah" by Rufus Wainwright
Coaches: Adam pushes his button first, followed by Blake, Cee-Lo and Christina all in quick succession, making it a four-way war.
Feedback: Christina calls her a "great voice" that excites her. Adam is proud that he turned around first. Cee-Lo calls the performance beautiful and thanks Nicole for her voice.
Next week will begin another round of blind auditions, with Adam snagging four singers, Blake getting his duo, Christina grabbing three singers and Cee-Lo winding up with his firecracker from the Bronx. But there's still plenty of room on each team with 16 spots open for each coach. So now the real question is: which coach will fill up first?
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