The Voice Season 14 Recap: Blind Auditions 4 Live Blog (VIDEO)

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" -- Pictured: Terrence Cunningham -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

The Voice Season 14 Blind Auditions continue TONIGHT with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and American Idol OG winner and newbie Kelly Clarkson.  Carson Daly returns as host.  Join us as we LIVE BLOG every performance.

Click this link for ALL of tonight’s The Voice 14 Blind Auditions 4 Song Spoilers.

Spensha Baker – 24 – San Antonio – Blackbird by The Beatles – She was signed to a Gospel label at 11. Three years later she was dropped, and it was devastating. Lately, she’s been working as a real estate agent. Her mother persuaded her to audition for The Voice, and she didn’t realize how much she missed singing. Although she got her start in, Gospel, she wants to lean country.  Spensha performs a folky arrangement of the Beatles’ classic “Blackbird” with a bit of a country twang. She sings with a sweet tone and a warbly vibrato. She’s a little pitchy, but her phrasing is simple and delicate.  Kelly and Blake hit their buttons. Adam loves the song, and is glad she did it her way. Alicia calls her rendition “beautiful.” Kelly calls the song “perfect.” People will “believe everything you sing.” Blake loves her vibrato and low notes. When Spensha reveals she want to do country, the competition between Kelly and Blake really heats up.  Kelly shares that she stood in line for a Bryan White concert. Blake quipped back, “I don’t stand in line for concerts, I put them on.” And… Spensha Chooses Team Blake. Not surprised. She’s a country newbie looking for an experienced mentor. – Download at iTunes

Alexa Cappelli – 18 – Upland CA – I’ve Got The Music in Me by Kiki Dee – She travels 90 minutes a day to a commercial arts school in Orange County where she’s learning all about the music business. She’s got a twin brother. A big voiced singer, she picks a tune that was a hit in the 70’s. But who even knows this song anymore, particularly an 18 year old. Kelly and Adam hit their buttons. Her range is impressive and her runs effortless. Adam loves her soulfulness. Alicia calls her “sick and phenomenal.”  Blake says she REALLY needs to be with Kelly Clarkson. And it turns out she sang Kelly’s “People Like Us” in her school audition. Alexa and Kelly sing the song together. It’s made to be! This has gotta be a slam dunk. Even Adam thinks it’ll be Kelly. He hits his button launching a recording of Steve Carell’s voice screaming “KELLY CLARKSON.” Oh ha ha. And of course, Alexa Chooses Team Kelly –  Download at iTunes

Adrian Brannan – 25 – Ventura CA – Two More Bottles of Wine – She sings cowboy music. She travels all over, singing at rodeos. She trained in opera. She sang classical music to her horses. She would love to work with either Blake or Kelly. Her voice is kind of…bellowy and loud? Particularly in her lower range. Kelly complains that she can’t understand what she’s singing. Yeah, she’s kind of a marble mouth too. Blake didn’t turn around because of her diction. Interesting that enunciation is a a problem, considering her classical training. In any case, she has a bubbly personality, and takes rejection cheerfully. At least in front of the judges, she does. – No Turns

Wilkes – 33 – Georgia – One Headlight by The Wallflowers – He had a daughter in 2010 and is now a stay at home dad. Currently, he writes music for a publisher. But his wife is the breadwinner–she owns a hair salon. He’s hoping The Voice will kick start his career, enabling him to contribute more to his family financially.  Adam is considering hitting, his button, but the singer’s voice is scratchy and soft. Adam holds off, waiting to see if he lets loose in the chorus. He does more or less.  Finally, Adam and Blake look at each other–they hit their button at the same time. Adam calls him a “singular singer” and one of the few rock singers in the competition. Kelly heard some country in his performance. Wilkes reveals he WRITES country music. Oh. Sorry Adam! Kelly compares him to Matthew McConaughey. What? After apologizing to Adam Wilkes Chooses Team Blake. Because he’s a southern guy! Download at iTunes

Montages!

JessLee – I’m With You by Avril Lavigne – Kelly and Blake went head to head, but JessLee Chooses Team Blake. He pulled the Cassadee Pope card, and that did it. – Download at iTunes

Jordyn Simone – Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton – Alicia Turns for Jordyn Simone – Download at iTunes

Megan Lee – Killing Me Softly with His Song by Roberta Flack – Alicia Turns for Jordyn Simone –  Download at iTunes

Jaron Strom – 29 – Shelby NC – This Magic Moment by the Drifters – A laid back guy, he’s released a few independent singles. But his college career as a cheerleader means he loves to dance–and vintage music. His grandfather introduced him to Motown. He really wants to work with Adam Levine, but anyone would be great. He’s both croony and modern sounding. He’s got a smooth rasp going that’s appealing, despite stretching a bit for the high notes. Blake hits his button. Jaron is so thrilled, he asks to do a happy dance, launching into a few break dancing moves. He wants to teach Blake. Adam admits that he loves Blake, “You’re with the right man,” he says in a rare moment. Team Blake Turns for Jaron – Download at iTunes

Terrence Cunningham – 36 – Washington DC – My Girl by The Temptations – His first love is singing. But he’s also a self taught piano player, who has toured the world with stars.  His grandmother is Etta Baker, who worked with Bob Dylan and more. He had a kid at 16, and was a stand up parent. She’s 18 years old now and calls in to wish him luck. Accompanying himself on an electric piano, Terrance sings a super-ballady version of the classic Motown tune. Four chairs turn REALLY REALLY FAST. The rendition is very sweet and emotional. He totally transforms the song in a very good way. So creative! Blake says he’s never heard a performance like that–at any creative level–on The Voice. Kelly just wants to sing with him. Terrence explains that he put his career on the backburner. Now that his daughter is out of high school, he feels free to pursue his dreams. Alicia weaves her voodoo.  “Divinity entered the room,” she gushes.   Adam  says, “You don’t need us, we need you.” Terrance Chooses Team Alicia, more or less indicating that she was always his first pick. –  Download at iTunes

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