Last night on "The Voice",
the blind auditions began with a bang. So far, eight out
of a possible 48 are locked into the Battle Rounds as
members of the four teams.
We kick it off with
Jacquie Lee (16; Colts Neck, NJ), who comes from a large
Italian family. She's a born athlete, but what she
really wants to do is sing. Tonight, she'll do just that
with "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse. Christina hits it
at the end... and Blake joins her. He loves the
competition. Adam's trying to sway Jacquie from Blake,
while all Cee-Lo can talk about is her boots. Her boots
were made to talk ... CHRISTINA'S way.
Barry Black (27; American
Samoa) moved to the states at 5 for a better life.
Today, he's trading the family hotel business for a
guitar and a dream. He's now in a band in Vegas. Can he
make it on his own with a fake flugelhorn and a cover of
"What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell. Adam
hits it right away, because he's curious. Blake turns
around because he's a good artist. Blake says he'd love
"Samoa" artists, but Barry would love to roll with ADAM.
Mike Unser (19; Pleasant
Hill, OH) is into pop-punk, and he's hoping to use that
to escape a troubled past, a broken home, and a new
relationship with his stepfather. Now he's giving his
time and his music to his church, playing music for a
positive cause. He's going to give it his all on All
American Rejects' "Dirty Little Secret". And it is
apparently too dirty for the coaches, as no one takes a
shot at him. Any consolation: Cee-Lo compares him to a
young Willem Dafoe.
Destinee Quinn (20;
Surprise, AZ) hopes to have a surprise of her own in her
country stylings. She plays anywhere and everywhere....
including a biker bar. She credits a performance with
Alice Cooper for setting her on the road to musical
prowess. After a message from the master of mayhem
himself, she gets on stage and performs the Dixie
Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away". And the first to hit...
is Christina! Second... Cee-Lo. Bad news, because the
family was hoping for Blake. The important bit: she's in
with a chance, but who will Destinee be destined to
learn from? She picks... CHRISTINA!
Cole Vosbury (22;
Shreveport, LA)'s dad tried to keep him out of music.
That... didn't work. It was up to his grandmother, who
toured with Elvis among others. Nita turned down Elvis,
but will the coaches turn her grandson down? He's going
to go with... "Movin' On Up (Theme from "The Jeffersons")".
Yes, he actually went there. And Cee-Lo's in. And he's
the only one in. So Cole is locked onto Cee-Lo. And it
feels so good... because he looks like Chuck Mangione.
Blake has yet to add an
artist tonight. What will we make of Holly Henry (19.
Minneapolis), a waitress who plays guitar, ukulele,
piano, and banjo? She's also not good at meeting
people.. You'd call her antisocial. She calls herself
"awkward". Let's see what the coaches call her after she
sings "The Scientist" by Coldplay. One line into the
song... and Blake's in. Looks like Blake thought he had
it... then the other two guys had something to say. And
Christina makes it a four-turn. But it turns into a star
turn for BLAKE.
Next up, hip-hop artist
Sammy C (16; Newport Beach, CA) is straight legit out of
the OC. He was born with alopecia, which results in him
having no hair. But it's all about what's in his heart
and what's in his voice. Right now, he covers The Black
Eyed Peas' "Where Is The Love" (fun fact: will.i.am is a
coach on the UK's version of this show). The love is not
on the stage right now, that's for sure. He's getting
rather desperate, and the coaches can hear that. No
chair turn for you, Sammy.
Austin Jenckes (25;
Duvall, WA) learned how to play the guitar from his
father. He also learned how to be a scooter tour guide
from him. Well, not that, but that's what he does. When
he was 16, his father took his own life. He'll try to
make his father's spirit proud with "Simple Man" by
Lynyrd Skynyrd. Cee-Lo is buying in. So is Blake. Austin
plays into Blake's wheelhouse. Austin picks... BLAKE!
Everything's coming up Blake tonight.
Now if you're a fan of "Rugrats"
and "The Powerpuff Girls"... and "Pee-Wee's Big
Adventure", you might recognize our NEXT contestant,
actress & VO performer EG Daily (51; Hollywood, CA).
Nowadays, she has a few rugrats of her own. But she's
going to try and see if she still has that musical shine
of hers with her OWN voice on "Breathe" from Faith Hill.
Blake and Cee-Lo hit it simultaneously. Forget the toons,
YOU'RE the show now. And right now, she's going with...
BLAKE! Two things I didn't see coming. 1) Tommy Pickles.
2) Blake Shelton.
Jonny Gray (29; Austin,
TX) wants to be a musician on a grander scale. He gets
his rock'n'roll chops from his uncle. He's a retired
serviceman (USAF). Within six months of graduating high
school, he became a combat veteran. Music always has
been a solace to him, and he's used that to help give
Austin a musical voice. His voice will give life to the
Killers' "All These Things That I've Done". He's hoping
that Adam will turn his chair for it... Cee-Lo hit his
button.. but SO DOES ADAM! What will Jonny do now that
he has to choose? He goes with... CEE-LO!
Last singer of the night
is Tessanne Chin (28; Kingston, Jamaica). Her father is
part Chinese & Cherokee. Her mother is part English &
Black. She's got a lot of everything, including a big
jones for rock music. She got a rare opportunity to sing
with Sir Jimmy Cliff. Then she sang for her husband. How
will she sing for America? She goes with "Try" by Pink.
Christina's the first to hit, then Cee-Lo, then Adam.
Blake? Is also in! Our last singer of the night and it's
a four-turn! At the end of the day, she picks... ADAM!
And here is where we
stand after night 2.
Next week, more amazing
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