The Voice season 13 premieres on Monday September 25 and for those of you who love SPOILERS, one of my reliable contacts passed on the full and complete rundown for Monday’s show. If you want surprises DO NOT read on! You were warned.
Chris Weaver – Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. He’s a worship leader AND works as a drag queen at the West End in New York City. He sang for Jennifer at a Color Purple party a few years ago. – Four Chair Turn. – He chooses Team Jennifer Hudson. Click for Preview – Download from iTunes
Mitchell Lee – Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish – He’s from South Carolina, but lives in Tennessee now. He late mother has always been his big inspiration to continue to pursue singing. Jennifer, Blake and Adam turn. He picks Team Blake Shelton. Click for Preview – Download from iTunes
Janice Freeman – Radioactive by Imagine Dragons – She was a single mom to a daughter after her husband passed away. She had cancer, but is now in remission. – Jennifer and Miley turn. She picks Team Miley Cyrus. – Download from iTunes
Xaris – Don’t Think Twice by Bob Dylan – Seventeen year old girl from Florida loves folk music and has a vinyl record collection of old folk artists. Alas, her guitar accompanied performance gets NO TURNS.
Shi’Ann Jones – Drown in My Own Tears by Ray Charles – Fifteen year old girl from Kentucky sounds like a much older singer. The judges are shocked when they turn around. – Blake and Jennifer turn. She picks Team Jennifer Hudson – Download from iTunes
Dave Crosby – I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie – The singer is from Utah, but lives in Washington state now. There’s a Youtube clip of him singing with his 4 year old daughter which was on Ellen and Little Big Shots. (It’s probably this) – Adam, Miley and Blake turn. He picks Team Adam Levine – Download from iTunes
Odiseas – Papa’s Got a Brand New Band by James Brown – He auditioned initially in season 3 when he was 15 but didn’t get a turn. His family is from Africa. Strike TWO No Turns
Esera Tuaolo – Rise Up by Audra Day – Former NFL football player came out as gay after he retired. He’s from Hawaii but lives in Minnesota now and has always enjoyed singing. Blake is very excited because he loves football. – Blake and Jennifer turn. He picks Team Blake Shelton – Download from iTunes
Brandon Showell – There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes- School teacher who lives in Virginia. He used to perform on cruise ships and is engaged to be married. – Adam, Miley and Jennifer turn. He picks Team Adam Levine. – Download from iTunes
Lucas Holliday – Women’s Work by Kate Bush (Maxwell’s version) – Twenty-six year old lives in Michigan and works in a discount store. He loves the singer Maxwell. After he got Maxwell’s attention by making a video of himself singing one of his songs, the artist invited Lukas up on stage to perform with him. The judges are surprised that he is a white performer. Jennifer gets up on stage to sing with him. – Team Jennifer Hudson is the only turn. – Download from iTunes
Brooke Simpson – Stone Cold by Demi Lovato – Twenty-six year old lives in a Native American community in North Carolina. Four Chair Turn – She picks Team Miley Cyrus – Click for Preview – Download from iTunes
I will update this post with iTunes links and any needed corrections tomorrow.