Welcome to tonight’s live blog of The Voice! MJ will add video for those who miss it (or just want to review performances again) later.

Here we go! More recap from previous blind auditions. Coaches are going to get more selective, says Carson. The coaches are getting more competitive, he also promises.

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Trevanne Howell is a single mother and works as a receptionist. She got pregnant at 17 and loves her children. She wants to show her children how to be independent and believe in yourself. She’s singing Whitney’s “I Have Nothing.” Crowd is starting to get into it. Glory note. No chairs turning so far. Carson wonders what Xtina is waiting for. Dang. Lost my signal. I guess nobody turned around. Xtina said she had great moments, but was a little shaky. Cee-lo thought it was too powerful. Adam said it was ambitious and sorry nobody turned around. I like that the coaches are nice when they tear peoples dreams apart.

Colin McLaughlin was in a music business program at NYU with only a year left. He couldn’t do both music and school, so he chose music. His parents did not think it was a good idea. He moved home. He wants to prove to his parents his gut was right He’s singing “Wild Word” and playing guitar. Cee-lo and Blake push in that order almost immediately. Adam also pushes his button. His family is excited. Xtina is the only hold out. Blake says he is the only one who sang along and was sold. Blake wants to know who Xtina would pick if she were him. She doesn’t take the bait. Cee-lo claims he got him immediately and says commitment matters. Adam thinks he’s a pure singer and his tone is great. Colin respects all of them but picks Adam, saying he has to go with his gut. He likes his gut a lot. Blake thinks he made a mistake.

Music helped to heal 17-year old Joseyln Rivera who was born premature with neurological deficiencies. Her parents took her to the doctor who prescribed music and she blossomed as a karaoke singer. Her family loves her. She has some killer boots. She’s singing “Stonger.” Xtina and Blake turn around. Xtina didn’t know Blake turned around as well. Xtina would love to nurture and support her. Blake calls Xtina abusive to artists on her team. Claims people quit singing after meeting her. I think she should choose Xtina. She does. Blake admits he lied.

Benji from Orlando is up now. He raced formula one cars and moved to California. He left racing because of lack of money. He apparently doesn’t have a last name. He’s signing “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” Adam turns. Benji is pumped and has confidence. Cee-lo turns too! They like the screaming, I guess. Adam says it should be heard by the entire world. Appreciates his dynamics. Adam thinks he could win and has something special. Xtina also loved his scream, too, even though she didn’t push her button. Blake calls Adam a jackass. Cee-lo is at a loss for words. He wants to be around cool people with passion. Benji thanks them and picks Adam.

Montage of Cee-lo picking peeps singing classic songs. You can download full performances on iTunes. Maybe MJ will provide a link. Sounds like some Cee-lo fighting for contestants is coming after the break!

Lorraine Ferro is a 52-year old New Yorker and likes to primp. She has confidence. She loves the show and thinks it’s the best on television. Is she that hyper or on something? I kind of like her and she hasn’t sung yet. Bring it on, she says. She’s singing “Skyscraper.” She likes to emote to the audience. Nobody is turning their chairs. Cee-lo thanks her and she says nobody is happier than her. She is loving her 15 minutes.

Blake hasn’t landed an artist yet tonight. Poor widdle Blake

Mycle Wastman is 40 and from Seattle. His parents both died, but his grandfather was there. Unfortunately, he also passed away. He did a lot of stuff (military, construction, engineering). The only thing that made him happy was music. He claims he doesn’t sound how he looks. He launches into “Let’s Stay Together.” I think we have all heard blue-eyed soul before. Ahem. Adam and Cee-lo push buttons immediately. Blake follows. The crowd is loving it. Falsetto at the end. Cee-lo says he is the total package and claims that he himself is named after Al Green. Adam says that’s not true. He thinks Mycle did an incredible job. Cee-lo says nobody does soul better than Cee-lo. Blake says he’s the best vocalist they saw today. They all agree. He goes with Cee-lo. He was good, but that hat needs to go.

Blake is feeling a bit “losery”. Nice new word, Mr. Shelton. Cee-lo strips. Blake is drinking. Recap of the judges totals and it’s a wrap.

 
  • Jordana33

    Ugghh. Never try to sing Whitney like Whitney. You’d think contestants would know this by now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    The WGWG has a beautiful tone. He can go all the way through.

  • Oksana4626

    WGWG’s of the world – unite!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you’re right. However, I think that if he does, he won’t be very commercially successful.

  • poipugirl

    The Blind Auditions are my favorite part of the show.  I love it when the judges interact and I love to hear the artists for the first time and seeing which judges turn around!  Love this show!

  • yksask

     and never sing Kelly because in my mind she did not pull it off.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Probably.

    There are some chances of a commercial artist breaking out from Blake’s team. He has some real good country singers in his team and this guy can get a record deal even for a canary.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Another reminder of how great Kelly sings her songs is when someone else tries to sing them, and invariably they aren’t very good. lol

  • Jordana33

    Ok, I just had to look up Collin McLoughlin on Utube and I’m really liking him.  I hope he makes it far.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpoMJhL3JJc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmAnXxrVC94

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbJu-LEDOJs

  • Jordana33

    Does the short edit usually mean that those contestants probably didn’t make it through the battle rounds? I liked some of them.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sorry, but this contestant’s enthusiasm is bugging me. lol She’s very earnest, and tries hard, but her voice isn’t very good.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I like that the coaches are nice when they tear peoples dreams apart.”

    I don’t know if this is sarcasm, but I like that none of the coaches on “The Voice” belittle or ridicule anyone, even if they are bad.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If you listen to the voiceover, Carson says whether or not those short edit people get through, and who’s team they are on.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I feel like i am suppose to like him, because he is in that Gavin Degraw/Kris Allen vein, and his voice reminds me of another independent artist, Britten. But I dunno, I kind of don’t care for him :(

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Darn it, missed the 12th soulful white guy on this show. LOL. I seriously did wanted to hear that guy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This guy, Michael, is very good, IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Oh man, I knew he was good. I’m gonna have to wait for video to upload here. Boo Hoo :(

  • kaliny

    Just tuned in for the first time this year and the show was really really good.  I only caught it mid way through so I missed the beginning contestants but I liked Benji and the Al Green guy who was amazing.  I also like that it is only an hour long instead of 2.

  • Jordana33

    I really like Collin McLoughlin’s sound, but I think his biggest problem will be his stage presence. Visually, he just doesn’t engage the audience. I’m hoping that he can improve on that.

  • pj

    I was being a little snarky, but it was aimed at the other shows. I do not watch Idol auditions.  Just too painful and mean-spirited. 

  • Jordana33

    I meant to say that I think the producers already know which contestants will lose the battle rounds. I’m just wondering if that has any influence on which contestants get the short edit or not. 

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    And deeply boring. The Voice auditions are just very…fun! I can’t say the same for the rest of the show, but we’ll see how the rest of the season turns out.

  • chillj

    “I like that the coaches are nice when they tear peoples dreams apart.”

    One paragraph into the reviews and this.  Great line,  and so true.

  • chillj

    These recap blurbs are hilarious.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Saw a vid of the audition on youtube and I agree. Loved him :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There are other videos of him from before The Voice here:

    http://www.emusicality.com/2012/09/mycle-wastman-audition-voice-3-video.html

    Oh no!  Mycle is a WGWG!  lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh, sorry I misunderstood. lol I think that you may be right about that.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Noooooooo! LOL ;)

  • durbesque

    Mycle Wastman is very interesting.  A WGWG.  Heard one Original.  As is often the case with singer/songwriters, it’s weak melodically.  That’s the rarest gift and the one that is usually missing. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    The WGWGs aren’t doing so well on The Voice. Tony Lucca lost the public votes for Katrina, basically a fodder, in the semi-final. But most of the WGWGs this year seem to be much better singers.

  • lovetheusa1776

    May have “heard it before,” but Wastman’s voice here was beautiful.   Terrific performance.

  • OffLeash

    The first 2 seasons, the WGWGs weren’t interesting IMO. This year they’re much better, but I’m gonna predict Cee Lo wins this season thanks to Avery Wilson. The voters have been favoring AA males 2 years in a row, and he’s the best this year, excellent. He also has the advantage of age over the previous winners who were too old for the industry to get excited about I suppose, even if that’s unfair. This kid has the potential to be huge if Cee Lo and especially the label do right by him. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Collin has a nice, pure tone to his voice but that was a little too mellow for me. Didn’t really hold my attention

  • Lovesyesha

    Is anyone else just absolutely loving Christina this year!? She comes across as kind, yet constructive, and seems to be a lot more relaxed and having fun with the other guys. I love it. Team Xtina!

  • Christopher Auyeung

    Damn. Mycle Wastman has a melt-worthy voice.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you may be right. Avery is cute, has youth on his side, and he seems to have a lot of raw talent and can dance as well as sing. I hope that Cee Lo coaches him well.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I mentioned this in another thread, but Christina seems to be fitting in better with the guys and isn’t so annoying this year. I’m also mindful of the fact that she has a new single out and will be releasing a new album soon. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/dionisius.denis1 Dionisius Denis

    I love Mycle Wastman! I hope he goes far! 

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWV TylerWV

    I think the Voice’s talent is much better this year so far.  Xtina is fitting in better, not being such a diva.  Blake is getting a little redundant.  CeeLo seems to have quietened down the last two seasons.  Adam seems the same. 

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Mycle (and what’s with that spelling…) was definitely good and was likely the best last night. But when he attempted that ending falsetto–he fell a bit from grace. :)

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Blake is as dull as dirt. He offers nothing…why is he so well liked?  At least XTina offers some credible feedback and shows the goods (for those interested in seeing…)

  • GinaBallerina

    “Is anyone else just absolutely loving Christina this year!? She comes across as kind, yet constructive, and seems to be a lot more relaxed and having fun with the other guys. I love it. Team Xtina!”

    Yes!  I am!  I never really thought one way or another about her before this season but I am really enjoying her lately.  I thought to myself last night while watching “most women probably don’t like her but I do!”  Her response to Blake about her Grammys the other night made me laugh – it was perfect!  Now if we could only do something about her wardrobe and hair choices…

  • tomr

    Really liked Mycle but find it amazing that he is 40.  The hat must be hiding a bald head or very thin hair.  He certainly doesn’t look his age.  Must have good genes.

  • Jordana33

    LOL, I like Blake, but I tend to be easily amused! He’s funny, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and sets the tone for the good judge banter. I think he’s less controlling about song choices, which might appeal to the more independent or seasoned artists (like Dia), and he takes good care of his contestants. If you’re a power singer who likes the runs, I’d probably stay away from him, though! 
     

  • poipugirl

    LOVE Mychel Wasterman’s audition!  My favorite of the night!  Love the voice and song choice!  I hope Cee Lo nutures him well, so he goes far into the competiton!

    Wonder why the cap to hide the nice looking face?

  • pj

     Yes!  I am!  I never really thought one way or another about her before this season but I am really enjoying her lately.  I thought to myself last night while watching “most women probably don’t like her but I do!”  Her response to Blake about her Grammys the other night made me laugh – it was perfect!  Now if we could only do something about her wardrobe and hair choices…

    I’m a woman and I like her.  Back to Basics was a great album.  As for her look?  It may be drag-queenish but she owns it.   I admire that about her.