The blind auditions continue on the second night of The Voice
season 6. The coaches keep it interesting with their competitive streaks, taking their persuasion to new heights and going so far as to offer their chairs to one contestant. Adam picks up the most artists tonight by dominating the four-chair turn.
Delvin Choice ("A Song for You" by Donny Hathaway)
The singing barista is back from his season 5 audition better prepared and more determined to make the show. He has learned from the coaches' feedback and will be singing a more emotional song.
He sounds so much more mature even in the short months that have passed. It does seem like he's grown since his past audition and the emotional song is a much better fit for his voice. The coaches agree and he gets a four-chair turn.
Blake is impressed by his vocal control, Shakira swears to take him to the top and Adam and Usher both plead for him. Delvin chooses Team Adam for his passion and desire to get to know him better as an artist.
Madilyn Paige ("Titanium" by David Guetta)
This 16-year-old likes to tell a story with her performances. She comes from a musical family and is ready to pursue her passion.
She has a beautiful voice and a lovely higher register. She is a bit stiff on stage, but that will get better with time and experience since she is so young. Both Usher and Shakira turn around for her and battle it out to win her over.
They both bring up how they started young and want to nurture her talent, then Usher plays the Bieber card. I can tell that they both have quite the competitive spirit. Ultimately, Madilyn goes for Team Usher.
Noah Lis ("Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul)
Noah considers himself a crooner and wants to bring old classics and standards back to pop music. He is definitely an old soul.
I like his voice fine, but it's a bit too wedding singer for my taste. I don't know that it's the right fit for the show. Just when I think he's out, Adam and Blake turn around for him on his last note. Adam thinks he is rough around the edges and needs to polish up, and Blake thinks he's too polished and needs to be rougher. Noah chooses roughing himself up by choosing Team Blake.
Keith Shuskie ("Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane)
This mustachioed indie rocker wants to leave his day job as a phlebotomist and focus on music full-time to support his family.
He sounds a bit nervous starting out, but it's clear he has a cool voice. He is bit off-pitch throughout and no one turns around. The coaches encourage him to come back with a song that better suits his voice.
Deja Hall ("True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper)
Moving around as a child in a military family, this 16-year-old has relied on music as her one constant support. Though she has only sung in talent shows so far, she considers The Voice the biggest talent show.
Her voice is rich and very mature for her age. I think she is great and certainly one to watch. There's something about her that makes me think she could grow on the show just like Jacquie Lee did last season. Shakira, Blake and Usher all turn for her. Shakira's enthusiasm is infectious and Deja chooses Team Shakira.
Cary Laine ("Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry)
Cary is likable from the start, being a mom by day and a musician by night. She is a country gal and hoping to make it on the show.
She is a super sassy performer and has a great country voice and gets a four-chair turn. Adam starts out with a Voice first by inviting her to sit in his chair. This gets the other coaches riled up and she ends up sitting in all of their chairs, which is hilarious. Adam's moves work and she chooses Team Adam, reclaiming the four-chair turn from Usher.
Team Adam and Usher now have four singers each, Shakira has three and Blake has two.
Blind Auditions continue next Monday and Tuesday at 8pm on NBC.
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