Hey guys! I’m Sarah, and I’ll be your server this evening…oh wait!!! I’ll be live blogging tonight’s episode of The Voice for you guys! Last night brought some amazing talent, and I’m sure you’re all excited to see if anyone can top the auditions we’ve already seen.

The show starts, and we’re immediately reminded for the thousandth time that Shakira and Usher are “back” and “fresh”! So far, Usher has three people on his team, Shakira has two, Blake has one, and Adam has two! We’re shown some adorable banter between the judges…their chemistry is undeniable!

Delvin Choice - 24 – A Song For You by Donny Hathaway

Delvin, a barista at Starbucks, auditioned last year, and none of the judges turned around for him. He’s back, and he’s determined. Delvin has an awesome, bluesy voice. Within seconds of starting, Shakira, Blake, and Adam turn around. At the last second, Usher presses his button! Not sure if Delvin has the most radio-friendly or current voice, but I definitely think he stands a chance in the competition. Adam believes that Delvin can win. Shakira feels the need to take an oath that she’ll take Delvin to the top. The judges continue to banter. What else is new?! I think he’d do great on Team Usher.

Delvin chooses Team Adam.

Madilyn Paige - 16 – Titanium by David Guetta

Madilyn loves producing videos and singing with her sisters. Her mom heard her singing when she was younger and thought it was the radio. I think Madilyn looks like Danielle Bradbery. She has a quiet but powerful voice. Usher turns around once she hits the chorus, and is soon joined by Shakira. She hits some beautiful notes in the bridge. The judges are hilarious when fighting over Madilyn.

Madilyn is on Team Usher.

Noah Lis - 22 – Me & Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul

Noah has been running his own music business for eleven years. His inspiration was his grandfather, who passed away last year, and he tears up when talking about his grandfather. This performance is dedicated to him. Noah isn’t my favorite contestant, but his voice is unique. He kind of sounds like a rougher version of Michael Buble. Adam and Blake turn around at the last second…and I mean the very last second. Some talk about rainbows and butts ensues. I think he should go with Adam.

Noah goes with Team Blake.

Keith Shuskie - 28 – Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

Keith has a mustache and plays in an indie band. For a living, he works at a hospital. He’s rather awkward on stage, and his vocals are shaky. He definitely seems to be having fun, though! None of the judges turn around.

Deja Hall - 16 – True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

Deja is part of a military family, and they travel around a lot. She had her kidney removed when she was young, so she could never play contact sports. I really like Deja’s voice. She has a soulful sound, but it’s contemporary. Her tone is really pleasant. Blake and Shakira turn around, with Shakira missing her button the first time she goes to push it! Usher turns around at the end of the song. I think Usher could mold her into an R&B/hip hop starlet.

Deja is on Team Shakira.

Cary Laine - 28 – Better Dig Two by The Band Perry

Cary is a small town girl from Wyoming. She’s a mother and wife, and she believes that making it on The Voice will validate her dreams. She has a nice country voice, but she’s oversinging a bit. All four judges turn around. She has some grit to her voice, which she shows off toward the end, and it’s pretty cool. Adam lets Cary sit in his chair, and the judges fight for her.

Cary joins Team Adam. 

That’s all for tonight, guys! Thanks for watching with me!! The standout for me tonight was Deja. Who was your favorite?

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  • carola99

    Delvin was really good. I think he can go far with Adam but I doubt he would win..

  • bridgette12

    I don’ think he has a chance to win, but I like his voice.

  • Seikou Kaba

    Why did he choose Adam? Meh

  • Seikou Kaba

    Is this a quirky voice? Hmmm

  • bridgette12

    She don’t fall into the quirky voice category.

  • Seikou Kaba

    There’s something mystical about her voice. I’d compare it to that “quiet storm” analogy JLo made about MK Nobilette

  • bridgette12

    Madilyn is okay, but not someone I would turn around for.

  • Seikou Kaba

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks like D Bradberry a bit??

  • ETK

    Hi Sarah!

  • ETK

    she looks like that bradberry girl

  • Matthew Kitson

    That falsetto, nice tone

  • Sandy

    To me that works against her.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    I rather liked Starbucks boy…

  • Seikou Kaba

    Lol Usher refuses to mention who he works with anymore lol.
    Good reasoning

  • nncw

    I think she will go with Usher

  • LeoCS

    She has a quirky quality, but she isn’t exactly The Quirky Voice that always finishes in the 6th or 7th place on The Voice.

  • Amy Beth

    I liked Delvin but that song makes me think of Elliott Yamin.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Quoting JLo? That’s brave. ;)

  • Matthew Kitson

    Please don’t pair her with Bria Kelly in battles usher. Give her a chance

  • Seikou Kaba

    It’s arguably the most intelligent thing she’s ever said since she’s been working with AI lol

  • Seikou Kaba

    Oh Lord, a big band voice >.>
    Return to broadway, I’d rather hear you there

  • Matthew Kitson

    Its early,but already solid depth on team usher

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Good point. :)

  • nncw

    I think Usher is the best coach then Blake. Adam is lucky that he always ends up with a strong team.

  • Seikou Kaba

    Yerp, and I definitely stand by it. And I think Usher is the only coach who could get here where she needs to be (assuming she makes it to the live shows).
    From what we’ve seen, Usher nurtures intimacy with lyrics and really establishing a connection with the lyrics, the audience, and making the audience know those feelings.

  • Matthew Kitson

    We already have buble/connick Jr, I think that’s enough

  • Seikou Kaba

    Okay…I won’t lie…that sob story definitely hit home a bit. Just because of that one line “he said he wouldn’t die until I was famous”

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Oh…sentimental back story–grampa’s death. Sigh. Hate the manipulations…but, Oh…why are my eyes watering?

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    He’s not too good. Pass.

  • Seikou Kaba

    That falsetto made the strong black woman come out of me and say “oooooooooh!”

  • Matthew Kitson

    Lounge singer. Sorry (wait, they turned around? What?)

  • september21

    nice looking guy nice voice. can’t see him sleepin around with mrs jones though!

  • bridgette12

    I agree, nothing special

  • Seikou Kaba

    I like how Adam tried to attempt the same button tactic that the UK judges use.
    Too bad he failed

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Indeed. Hahahha…

  • Jordana33

    I’m surprised they took so long to push their buttons. How the hell did Blake make it? LOL.

  • JTN

    This season sucks so far. Why are most of the songs being sang old songs? Are they trying to go backwards?

  • Sandy

    Usher is quite popular this season.

  • Seikou Kaba

    If he goes with Adam the poor kid will be pitted against Christina Grimmie or something. Adam is notorious for sacrificial lambs

  • Matthew Kitson

    Just stop talking Adam

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Oh Lord…stop the butt hole fantasies, Blake…

  • Matthew Kitson

    Mustache!!!! He wins

  • Seikou Kaba

    Why do I just see that mustache dude ruining that lovely Keane song?

  • Amy Beth

    Smart choice. Other than country, that’s Blake’s actual musical taste.

  • Sandy

    So far it seems that Blake has lost some of his popularity. Myself I am somewhat bored with his antics.

  • september21

    Agree, Blake will do him right. I can hear Home already.

  • chillj

    Beautiful tone.

  • september21

    I still think he’s pretty funny. Without him – the Voice would be flat. imo, of course. lol They all over-do it here and there.

  • weareallinnocent

    Yeah, otoh, he’s pretty funny.

    It was pretty telling that Dean Martin is his fav crooner, since they both like the booz…

  • Seikou Kaba

    ……his mustache…….

  • Amy Beth

    Where are other 3 guys in his barbershop quartet?

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Shaky…

    He’s bad on so many levels…

  • nncw

    oh poor guy.

  • Seikou Kaba

    *Mutes tv*
    *Proceeds to listen to Michelle Chamuel’s version*
    Jesus….

  • supersonic

    Well, this dude is not good.

  • bridgette12

    This is just bad

  • Matthew Kitson

    Sadly, voice didn’t live up to the mustache

  • september21

    wow, closest to a joke AI contestant I’ve seen on Voice I believe.

  • Seikou Kaba

    Erin Martin.
    Never forget >.>

  • nncw

    Too nasal.

  • LeoCS

    This is the guy that UMG has been waiting to sign on this show.

  • september21

    I do forget…when was that??

  • Seikou Kaba

    Season 2, team Ceelo.
    Butchered “what’s love got to do with it”

  • september21

    ohhhh have to dig through the cob webs of my mind to remember that! yeah…maybe a few. verrrrry few.

  • chillj

    I agree. I think his spirit of play carries the show.

  • Amy Beth

    Except she got picked! And won her Battle!

  • Seikou Kaba

    Very radio-ready voice. Needs to give a bit more to the song imo

  • bridgette12

    She needs a grittier song, but I like her.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    she’s okay. She is very cute, I’ll give her that…

  • chillj

    What an adorable girl. I vu’ed deja!

  • chillj

    I think she could have used a little more time, like another year or two.

  • Amy Beth

    Best comment tonight.

  • Seikou Kaba

    No disagreeing with that at all. The way I see it:
    Either there’s something there and she needs to go through the competition to find it
    Or…
    She needs a few more years.

  • bridgette12

    Pretty much all of those 16 year old kids need more time. They need it to mature as people and artist

  • nncw

    I say she goes with Blake.

  • september21

    these little youngins are just adorable!

  • bridgette12

    I think she’s choosing Shakira.

  • Seikou Kaba

    I see her bring the Sasha back and going with Shakira lol

  • weareallinnocent

    Nope. Usher.

  • weareallinnocent

    Nope. I say Usher.

  • nncw

    She seems very shy. I think Blake is pretty unintimidating.

  • Seikou Kaba

    I see Usher as well, I just think Shakira would be interesting

  • bridgette12

    I would Usher

  • Seikou Kaba

    Knew it :)

  • weareallinnocent

    Ha! Shakira, it is! :-)

  • Seikou Kaba

    Shakira finally got her 16 year old that she’s been asking for lol

  • weareallinnocent

    Me too. But, not Deja!

  • bridgette12

    I knew it, I hope Shakira don’t screw it up.

  • Seikou Kaba

    28?
    Damn I swore she was 16 or something

  • Amy Beth

    She had to go on the Voice because there are no people in Wyoming!

  • september21

    now how does the voice pull a girl out of a little town in Wyoming out of the hat?

  • Seikou Kaba

    That thunder squat she’s got intrigues me lol.
    We know she wants Blake frankly, lol.

  • Matthew Kitson

    Not impressed. Singing it way too big

  • Amy Beth

    Cute kid alert.

  • bridgette12

    Oh her son is adorable.

  • Seikou Kaba

    Can Adam stop trying to scoop up country artists?

  • shell29

    LOL…they’re shameless

  • dabney_c

    Weird – I don’t usually watch the Voice, but here I am looking at this woman, thinking she reminds me so much of Skylar Laine … and suddenly her name flashes on the screen, and her last name is LAINE! They have to be related, no? So wierd!!

  • Nedsdag

    Miranda 2.0

  • weareallinnocent

    Usher! lol Look at my lips… Ahhhhhh…..

  • bridgette12

    I love it, they are hilarious

  • Dancin VI#81

    she is no where as talented as miranda though

  • september21

    I woulda melted and fallen off that big red chair!

  • bridgette12

    She better choose Blake

  • Seikou Kaba

    …………
    I’m sorry…she’s gone :/

  • weareallinnocent

    Adam is a big mistake.

  • supersonic

    Big mistake.

  • chillj

    Oh yeah.

  • chillj

    That was cute.

  • Seikou Kaba

    That girl who sang Royals…who she!?!?!?!

  • Nedsdag

    I love AI, but I am having a blast watching The Voice. I may change my mind by the time the Battle Rounds begin.

  • Seikou Kaba

    There is always one thing guaranteed during the battles and knockouts.
    You will hate Adam and everything he stands for -____-
    Being on his team is such a blood bath, so many sacrifices

  • Jake W.

    The only one that I liked tonight was Delvin. The talent tonight was lackluster.

  • Jake W.

    I can already tell that I am going to love her.

  • Amy Beth

    Doesn’t matter how Noah does. If you booked him for your Bar Mitzvah, you’re going to have to pay more now.

  • Jason Gorny

    I think Usher has the strongest team right now.

  • seldomused

    I like Adam…

  • macfae

    thanks for the recap, Sarah ! I occasionally like a crooner, so I’ll wait and see if Noah improves – his performance was a little bumpy in spots. With Blake and Michael Buble being friends, it’s understandable why Noah chose Blake.
    But country Cary choosing Adam ? that makes no sense.

  • BonnieDee

    Nobody wowed me from day two. I still like Bria Kelly and Dawn and Hawkes

  • Marko

    Great talent but no one cares. Here are your celebrity “coaches” having a great time.
    Something is very wrong with this show.

  • Roimeister

    except to the people that enjoy the show…

  • Roimeister

    what? no poll?

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Oops. I forgot the poll. Busy finishing up the Glee recap. I’ll add a quick one here.

  • Marko

    I will enjoy the show more if TPTB start focusing on the contestants instead of judges.

  • Roimeister

    I could tell you were busy… lots of stuff to post… it’s all good

  • bridgette12

    I enjoy the show and I can handle having both talented coaches and talented contestants, plus they can all sing live.