The Voice 24 Recap: Blind Auditions 2 Live Blog (Videos)

The Voice 24 Blind Auditions - Julia Roome
Pictured: Julia Roome — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

The Voice 24 Recap: Premiere Blind Auditions 2 Live Blog with Videos

The Voice season 24 Blind Auditions continue on to premiere night 2 with new coach Reba McEntire alongside returning vets John Legend and Gwen Stefani and sophomore coach and current champ Niall Horan. Carson Daly returns as host.  We’ll be live blogging all the Blind Audition performances right here.

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REMINDER: NO SPOILERS IN COMMENTS. Keep spoiler talk under spoiler posts above, thank you.

LAST NIGHT ON THE VOICE. Who did Mara Justine choose as her coach? Unsurprisingly she picks her duet partner Team John Legend! She confesses that Reba was her first choice, until John asked her to sing with him

Ruby Leigh – 16 – I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart by Patsy Montana

The teen singer comes from a small Missouri town of 68 people. She’d like to work with Gwen or Reba. Although she yodels and has an old fashioned country sound John is the first to turn. But eventually she gets all four chairs. Her range is high and sweet. Her yodeling is….something.

John loves how clear precise and piercing her tone is. “You could win The Voice,” he declares. Gwen loves yodeling and she demonstrates her skills on a Sound of Music classic. Not bad. She loves working with young artists. Niall calls the energy “insane.” He compliments her control and power. He imitates a southern accent BADLY. Reba is proud of her heritage and shares that her mother taught her to yodel, which she expertly demonstrates. The audience reacts by wearing cardboard red hair cut outs. THE ANTICS ARE NEVER ENDING. 4 Chair Turn – Ruby picks Team Reba

OK. We are two episodes into the Blind Auditions and there are NO BLOCKS? Does this mean the BLOCKS are done? At least for this season? Not that I would mind.

Juliette Ojeda – 20 – Hopelessly Devoted to You from Grease

Juliette calls being from Miami a “gift.” Her parents are from Cuba, escaped from communism to America, and had to begin all over again. She tears up thinking about what they went through. She sings the classic from Grease in Spanish and English. It sounds old-fashioned. Multi-lingual artists capture the attention of the coaches initially, but don’t typically go far unless they eventually switch to pop music. However, she is a dynamic and energetic singer. Gwen, Niall and Reba turn for her.

Gwen loves her energy and feels she can guide her. Juliette is starstruck by Niall. “That was crazy in a really good way,” he says. “You’re cute as a button,” adds Reba. “I think I could be a really good coach for you.” Gwen insists it will be a HUGE mistake if Juliette doesn’t choose her. Juliette picks Team Gwen The threats worked. Heh. Gwen, Niall and Reba turn

Howie Mandel is in the audience to pimp the AGT finale “We’re right next door filming the AGT finale.” Uh. No you aren’t. Y’all taped this episode months ago.

Julia Roome – 13 – Dream a Little Dream of Me

Whoa. She’s only 13. That’s young. She’s in eighth grade, the youngest person in the competition. Her singing voice sounds more mature. Cue the panel freaking out over her age. Niall turns first. Gwen is next. Her tone, featuring a trembly vibrato and beautiful phrasing is easy on the ears.

Gwen immediately shifts into mom mode when she find out her age. Niall says he couldn’t tie his shoes at 13. Her mature sound makes him want to vomit (But in a good way)! He mentions how he has a thing for singers with unique tones. Julia is aware. She confesses that she was a big One Direction fan. Gwen compares her to vintage performers. John puts in a good word for Gwen. Julia picks Team Niall. That ,even though her dad mouthed “GWEN!” Gwen and Niall turn

AYVIO – 36 – Forget You by Cee-Lo Green

AYVIO works as a long-term substitute teacher. He began singing in 2019, but his family keeps him really busy. The original is actually called “F— You.” AYVIO sings the clean version, of course. His lack of experience is showing. His nerves are likely contributing to his pitch problems. He’s not gonna get a turn.

AYVIO’s dad is a huge country fan and loves Reba. She tells him not to be discouraged. John wanted more fire and urgency. He suggests a different song next time. – No Turns

Jenna Marquis – 19 – Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus

She picked the song because girls don’t usually sing it, she says. (Fun Fact: American Idol alum Jax covered it). Gwen has her hand poised on her button and finally pushes it. Niall turns too. And then John hits his buton. Her version is a little languid. Her tone is pretty, but her approach could use some refinement. She ends the song with a growl. More of that!

Gwen loves coaching young artists who already have an identity. “I look up to you,” Jenna says. She mentions that she was introduced to the song at a One Direction concert. NIall compliments her “cool raspy tone.” John feels that her versatility opens up “so much of pop music” to her. He rightly notes that the first half of the song was styled differently than the second half. I preferred the second half. Jenna picks Team Gwen

Ephraim Owens – 36 – Beneath Your Beautiful y Labrinth

NBC previewed this audition earlier today. He operates a cement machine at his day job. His family was musical. But once he got married, he put his dreams on hold. He loves horses! For someone who hasn’t spent the past few years singing, Ephraim is impressive. He’s passionate, putting his full voice and body into his performance. No wonder all four coaches turned.

Weirdly, Gwen strips off her coat for him. OK then. She likes his blend of soul and rock. Niall is impressed with his angst. Ephraim’s wife couldn’t believe Reba was on the panel. “You are a firecracker, dynamic, explosive,” Reba says. John notes the “urgency” in his performance and compliments his skilled performance. Ephraim calls John one of his inspirations. At John’s suggestion, he brings his daughter out and he sings John’s song “Nervous” to her. It’s adorable. And unsurprisingly, Ephraim picks Team Legend4 Chair Turn

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