The Voice 23 Recap: Blind Auditions 4 Live Blog (Videos)

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Last night’s Blind Auditions saw Niall Horan snag a Harry Styles fan on his team while a deaf singer joined Team Kelly, and tonight will see a handful of new hopefuls sing for chair turns on The Voice!

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The show starts with Blake pranking Kelly by dripping water on her seat. She sits in it and immediately knows it was Blake’s doing.

Kate Cosentino – 23 – Kansas City, KS – “I Say A Little Prayer”

Kate’s funky wardrobe style matches the unique groove in her voice. Kelly and Chance turn, followed by Niall, who instantly says she’s amazing.

Chance says there’s a lot of joy that comes out of her voice and that she’ll do great things in this competition. Kelly says she has the coolest guitar and a pretty alto register. Niall says she has an already-made style and “Italian confidence.” Kate chooses… and commercial! Kate chooses Team Niall.

Al Boogie – 37 – Gonzales, LA – “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”

Al’s gruff voice on this country-rock song gets everyone’s attention, yet no one turns their chairs.

Blake says Al’s got the coolest last name, but he felt he backed off from big notes. Kelly says she was waiting for more dynamics, but he made her feel so good. Chance says he’s never heard the song and thinks it’s funny everyone else knew it. Chance then wishes him luck on his journey.

Chloe Abbott – 24 – Detroit, MI – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Chloe says that aside from music, she’s training for the 2024 Olympics and is passionate about running track. Chloe has a very soft voice, and while not every note is perfect, Chance turns his chair for her when no one else does.

Chance says her runs were controlled. Blake asks her about the Olympics and says he’s also trying out for the Olympics, to which Carson whacks out a literal lie detector.

Kelly asks if Blake Shelton is his name, and Blake says yes, telling the truth. Kelly then asks if Blake blocked her this season, and Blake says he doesn’t think it was him, lying. Kelly asks if she’s his favorite coach, and Blake says absolutely, lying. Carson asks if Gwen married him out of pity, and Blake says probably, telling the truth. Then Niall says let’s get back to Chloe and she joins Team Chance.

Marcos Covos – 30 – Dallas, TX – “Tu Solo Tu”

Marcos got Kelly to turn her chair almost immediately with his soft but strong voice. By the final note, Blake turned his chair.

Kelly says she loves when people sing in Spanish, and he was beautiful and passionate and she’s such a fan of him. Blake says his voice is incredible and he knew by the audience reaction that whatever was going on, on stage was good. Chance says he’ll make a great team with Kelly. Niall asks if he can see the regret on his face. Marcos chooses Team Kelly.

Tiana Goss – 29 – Los Angeles, CA – “Emotion”

Tiana recalls auditioning last season and not getting any chair turns before she comes out belting this gorgeous pop ballad which has Niall turning his chair by the second line.

Niall says he couldn’t wait to turn around and Chance was vibing beside him. Kelly says her voice is magical. Niall says he doesn’t have anyone like her and she was hoping for him. Tiana joins Team Niall.

Mary Kate Connor – 17 – Ashburn, VA – “Stars”

Young and peppy with a beautiful country vibe in her voice, she sounds like she could easily be on Team Niall, Team Kelly, or Team Blake, but only Kelly and Blake turn their chairs.

Nialls says it was incredible to hear so much power and control. Kelly asks if she wants a decisive coach who knows what they’re going to say after Blake says he doesn’t know what to say yet. Blake says her voice is soft and angelic. Blake asks Niall to deliver his line of, “This is my last season and I would be honored if you would e on my last ever Team Blake.” Chance says he didn’t turn because she would do better with Kelly or Blake. Mary Kate chooses Team Blake.

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