Welcome to the final night of the blind auditions! Tonight, the coaches round out their 12-person teams with the latest auditions. Tuesday's episode will be a recap show featuring the auditions' best singers.
He's a returnee hoping to do a better job than last season's "Teenage Dream." There was a reason no one turned around. It was pretty terrible. It was like he wasn't taking his audition seriously.
For his second go-around, he picks a more appropriate song and even comes out with a guitar. It's a very tender performance, as it should be. It's just ... nice and lovely. He gets all the guys to turn around, and ends up on Team Adam, who compliments him and says he doesn't sound weird anymore.
His father is a big Latin star who's won Grammys before. So this is going to go really well, or he's going to be sorely disappointed.
She barely gets, like, five words out when Christina hits her button! She has great control of her voice. It's very effortless. Cee Lo pushes his button as well, and Tamara goes with Team Cee Lo
Brandon Chase ("Wanted" by Hunter Hayes)
He's like a living miracle because as an infant, he started bleeding internally and was rushed back to the hospital and his prognosis didn't look good. For all that his parents went through, he wants to make them proud. He feels this is his destiny. Don't remember when I last heard the D-word used by someone on the show. And he wants to be a country singer.
He struts out with his guitar, singing that he wanted to make me feel wanted and just that he's one of the dreamier guys this season. It's not perfect because I hear pitch problems near the end -- maybe because Blake and then Cee Lo turn around.
Cee Lo says he didn't think it was country because it had a whole lot of soul, while Blake says he's born to be country. Cee Lo tries, but Brandon goes with Team Blake.
Lupe Carroll ("If I Were a Carpenter" by Johnny Cash)
As a flower deliverer, he loves making people happy, but now he wants to make himself happy by finding a coach. He just wants to make his wife happy. He seems like a really genuine guy.
His voice is soft and gentle, which is what I gather he's like. It picks up a bit more in the bravado. It's nice, but if he's paired up with a power singer, he might get swallowed up by his or her strength.
Only one coach turns around, so he ends up with Team Cee Lo.
Grey ("Catch My Breath" by Kelly Clarkson)
She's a wedding band singer aspiring for more. She's also a country singer. Man, there are many of them this season, and I'm already annoyed. I do not want a country singer to win again for the sake of being a country singer. Also, do these singers with one name think they're cooler than others who use their full name?
It starts off in an odd way, where she doesn't sound like she's with the music. It's all nice and everything, but she doesn't sound more unique than others. I guess I just want the next rounds to start. She gets all the guys to turn around, which I don't think would've happened in the earlier shows. They're ridiculously complimentary.
Whoa, she said she was a country singer but chooses Team Adam, which completes his team. Blake proceeds to say she ruined her life.
Dominic Scott Kay ("Easy" by The Commodores)
He's a childhood actor -- he's 17 -- who's been in The Minority Report and Charlotte's Web, and his dad's a drummer for The Commodores, so he naturally has to sing one of their songs. That would suck if he doesn't get anyone to turn around, but I don't have high hopes for a teenager singing such an old song.
He has a uniquely odd voice, but I don't really know if I like it. It's not all that easy like Sunday morning. And while Blake does contemplate pushing his button, unfortunately no one turns around. But he's only 17.
Michael Lynch ("Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias)
He's just from Chicago who's going to surprise people by singing in Spanish although he's not Latin or anything -- he's 100% Irish. More like surprise people in that vest. Umm, we've seen that happen on the show before; sorry, dude. Christina might pick him, especially because she said before his audition that she's looking for a strong male singer.
Yep, he doesn't even finish the first verse when Christina turns around. She hadn't even heard the Spanish part yet! I thought the entire song was going to be in Spanish, so I'm a little disappointed since other singers in the past have sung it all in the language. He has a nice strong voice, and everyone (except Adam since he can't) turns their chair around.
Christina and Adam both agree that they were reminded of Michael Jackson. Geez, you go to the end of the blind auditions and the compliments are flying. Christina says she's half Irish, and Cee Lo says he's half amazing. Blake can't salsa dance or speak Spanish -- but he does know how to "win this freaking show." Michael ends up with Team Christina! He then sings and dances with her. The final singer on her team is a match made in heaven, she says.
Deanna Johnson ("Stars" by Grace Potter)
She says she seems like a country singer because of where she's from and her accent, but she loves pop music and Adele. I stop glaring at the television.
Oh, man, you just can't sing a song that a former contestant pretty much made iconic. Amanda Brown's version is one of my favorites in all the seasons. However, her voice is interesting and with a gentle tone that is completely different than Amanda's. I have a hard time understanding her. No one turns around. She gets some good feedback. She definitely has potential, but there are two more spots left, so you kind of have to be perfect.
Brian Pounds ("Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker)
What an awesome name. After high school, he quit his job to sing the rounds at different bars. Well, he's wearing not just jeans but a jean jacket and a plaid shirt (just like Blake). Poor Cee Lo.
There's something about his performance that's captivating even though I'm sick of country singers. He looks so happy and fun while performing, and both chairs turn around. Christina really pitches for Cee Lo and so does Adam. They all really gang up on Blake, but in the end Brian goes with Team Blake and rounds out his team.
Shawn Smith ("Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band)
We see a few singers who don't make it, so I guess this guy -- nicknamed Big Sexy and also an Iraq War vet -- is the one who's going to complete Cee Lo's team.
I'm not really sure what makes this dude more special than the ones who we see getting rejected because one especially sounds like she would've been perfect for his team. Shawn ends up with Team Cee Lo. It's a cute moment with Shawn when he's told that he got the last spot on any of the teams.
Well, this is it! One of these 48 singers will be The Voice. Next week begins the Battle Rounds, when two singers on the same team perform the same song. And we'll get to see Cher, Miguel, Ed Sheeran and Ryan Tedder offer words of wisdom.