The Voice Season 14 Blind Auditions wrap up 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.
It’s the final night of the Blind Auditions! Team Blake, Alicia and Kelly have one opening remaining. Team adam has 2.
Genesis Diaz – 18 – Miami – Praying by Kesha – Her parents were musicians in Cuba before they emigrated to the US. Earning a living in the US was too difficult, so the couple gave up their dreams. Genesis isn’t changing much up from the Kesha original, but she’s got a bold tone and is pouring her soul into the song. Just as she finishes up, Adam and Blake hit their buttons. Alicia notes that her son’s name is Genesis. The singer obviously loves Alicia and might be disappointed she didn’t turn. Blake…still mocking Adam’s shirt! Adam loved the way she handled dynamics. That’s enough for Genesis. Genesis chooses Team Adam – Download at iTunes
The teams are finally evened up!
Sharane Calister – Make it Rain by Ed Sheeran – Her parents were drug addicts. She lived with grandma for awhile, but she couldn’t take care of her. After being placed in foster care, Sharane was adopted, but sadly without her twin sister. They reunited and reconnected in high school, happily. Now, she’ a security guard, but would love to do music full time. Sharane performs a stank face version of “Make it Rain”–all slow burn and bluesy, complete with adlibs and growls. Alicia doesn’t waste time hitting her button. Kelly throws up her hands. Alicia yells “PRESS THE BUTTON!” But Kelly doesn’t think she has a chance, but eventually hits her button anyway. She even says “I’ll be over here,” when it becomes obvious the singer is an Alicia fan. Adam and Blake stick up for her. Alicia lays it on thick though. Sharane moves everyone with her story. Kelly wants her sister on her team! Unsurprisingly, Sharane Chooses Team Alicia – Download at iTunes
That’s it! Team Alicia is full.
Dallas Caroline – 17 – Santa Rosa CA – Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson – 17 – She began homeschooling in order to concentrate on her career. She’s already graduated from high school. Her community was hit was devastating wildfires recently. She’s dedicating her song to them. Kelly and Adam hit their buttons pretty fast. And then Blake turns, and this is probably done. She sounds really young and unformed, actually. She could use a few more years to cook. She sounded EXTREMELY nervous–pitch and control problems–and she admits it. Kelly thinks she has a beautiful quality that’s missing in country music. Blake claims she could be the next Leann Rimes. HYPERBOLE. She seems taken in by it. And Dallas Chooses Team Blake – Download at iTunes
Team Blake is full!
Allen Pride Bowser – 28 – What You Won’t Do For Love by Bobby Caldwell – His grandmother taught him everything he knows. She also introduced him to music. He started singing at her church. At 17 years old, he got into trouble. He was sent to a disciplinary high school. But he straightened up. He chokes up as her reveals her stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately for Allen, Kelly and Adam aren’t feeling it. Kelly liked his voice, but was waiting for him to take his performance to the next level. – No Turns.
Jackie Verna – Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini – 22 – West Chester PA – She wanted to be an Alabama cheerleader. But a terrible car accident derailed her college plans. The injuries were extensive–the left side of her face was ripped apart and a head energy caused short term memory loss. It took two years to recover. Welp. Adam and Kelly finally have a shot at a country singer! Adam turns right away. She’s a little generic, but her voice would probably sound good on the radio. Nice range, she has. Kelly is very indecisive, but in the end, decides not to push. “I love you Blake!” Jackie gushes. Sorry sis. His team is full! Adam compares Jackie to Cassadee Pope. That’s fair. – Team Adam chooses Jackie – Download at iTunes
Adam’s team is full.
Amber Sauer – 35 – Paradise CA – Shape of You by Ed Sheeran – She moved to Los Angeles and sang backup vocals for a slew of R&B artists. Her birth mother gave put her up for adoption, but kept her sister. Recently, she met her family for the first time. Probably too personal, but Amber does not explain the circumstances behind why her parents gave her up. Great big voice, Amber is ad libbing all over the place. It’s a little over the top, but Kelly is impressed. “I am so happy that no one could turn their chair,” she gushes. Amber admits that Kelly is one of her major influences. “That was from the soul,” Kelly says about Amber’s performance. “I would have fought like hell for you.” The entire family comes out on stage to celebrate. – Download at iTunes
And Kelly’s team is FULL.
And the BATTLES begin next week. Shawn Mendes will join Team Alicia, Julia Michaels joins Team Adam, Hailee Steinfeld joins Team Kelly and Trace Adkins lends a hand to Team Blake.