Last week, a few students, a
few waiters, a barista, and that lady from that movie
played to the crowd using only their voices. So far 19
of the possible 48 slots are filled. Who's next?
Blake is spotted pre-show
cradling his trophies for seasons 2... 3... AND 4...
Have fun, stay humble.
Our first artist is Ray
Boudreaux (25; Lafayette, LA), an old soul with a new
life in his new daughter. She is his whole world. He
hopes to go from mowing lawns the cutting the tracks
with his voice. He will lead off the night with a guitar
and a round of "Use Me" by Bill Withers. Blake is the
first to hit his button, so he's in. But will someone
follow him? That would be a yes, says Cee-Lo. Now it
becomes a fight, the winner or the guy who says Bill
Withers was a father to him. Ray goes with... BLAKE. And
his family was cheering for Cee-Lo, too. They're gonna
Next up, Lina Gaudenzi
(23; Miami), whose mum did the very first Victoria's
Secret catalog. Of course there are pictures. Of course
we are not going to recreate them here. And of course,
Lina's inherited her genes and her career choices. But
what she really wants to do (after gaining 40 pounds,
long story) is ... move to Paris and sing. She's done
that, and now she's ready to sing stateside. What rhymes
with that? "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. Christina makes
it a landslide win for her. Blake is not going to let
her go that easily. But can a country boy get with a
bluesy sound of someone who looks like a pop star?
Nope. She's going to CHRISTINA.
Next up, it's Juhi (16;
Franklin, TN), who's going to be a senior and an honors
student. Her father has a PhD in electrical engineering
and a jones for rock. She gets her musical chops from
her mom, who sings classical Indian music. She's hoping
that she majors in aerospace engineering or computer
science. Right now, though, it's all about her singing.
She delivers "Mercy" by Duffy. No need to beg the two
returnees. They're in. Juhi says she wants to be a cross
between Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. Dude, aren't both
of them dead? CEE-LO.. isn't dead. He's got one tonight.
Malford Milligan (54;
Austin, TX) was in the cotton fields working at 12,
having been brought up poor. But the biggest struggles
were physical. He's a black albino who is legally blind
because of it. Growing up in the 60s, you can imagine
it's hard. But in music he found his voice. He's toured
with BB King, but now he wants a solo gig with Al
Green's "Let's Stay Together".... It's less good than
bad. No chair turns.
Justin Blake (20;
Savannah, TN) knows the value of hard work. He is an
escort driver for mobile homes. It doesn't pay well....
and it won't get easier, because now he's a
father-to-be. This is an important opportunity for him
to provide for the family he's not quite sure he's about
to have. He says he's got a distinct sound to his
voice... and he'll prove it with "Sure Be Cool If You
Did" by... that's right... Blake. Adam hits it... only
halfway out of spite. Blake.. doesn't. Interesting. So
ADAM gets one scott-free.
Timyra-Joi (15; San
Diego) is just jazzed to be here. She's been singing
since before she could talk. We've heard this one
before, but is it accurate in this case? Her father lost
a job, and her vocal coach took them in until he could
get back on his feet. Now it's Timyra-Joi's turn with
"Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys... and her age does NOT do
her voice proper justice. Christina is an insta-hit. And
she's about to get away with murder here, Christina...
WAIT! HERE COMES CEE-LO AND BLAKE! But the first one hit
is the first one to get the hit. CHRISTINA adds one.
Monika Leigh (28;
Boulder, CO) spent her childhood gigging bars and
hotels, but at 22, she gave it up for a 9 to 5 in a
hotel as an administrative assistant. With "The Voice"
in town, she thinks that it's time to give her dreams
another go. She sings "The Thrill Is Gone" by BB King.
Monika isn't. Cee-Lo and Adam hit. And Blake is taking a
risk. He's going to give Monika three reasons why she
should pick him. Season 2... Season 3... and Season 4.
And how many records have Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope,
and Danielle Bradbery sell again? How many will Monika
sell in the end? We'll see. BLAKE is her coach.
Adam should've brought
Zach Hinson (21; Yakima,
WA) is a firefighter. So is his brother. So is his
cousin (who died in the Thirty-Mile Fire). He thinks he
could give up firefighting for music. We'll see as he
goes into the arena with "Drunk On You" by Luke Bryan.
You know where he's making his mistake? He's not playing
the guitar he brought with him! That makes NO SENSE! And
as a result, he turns no chairs. The coaches say it
best: he took some risks and it didn't pan out.
Next on the Kia road trip
is a trip to the San Fernando Valley to meet Briana
Cuoco (24; Los Angeles), a personal assistant to her
sister.... who's a TV actress... you may have seen her.
Her name is Kaley, and she's on a little show called
"The Big Bang Theory". Kaley is a big fan of this show
AND of Bri's ability. Let's see if we see both of them
together tonight. Worst case scenario, Kaley has to hire
somebody else. Bri sings out "Yoü & I" by Lady
Gaga. And... CHRISTINA makes a Big Bang. And... there
goes Cee-Lo to join her! And that bank was JUST IN TIME.
Briana decides to pick... "GIRL POWER!" That's another
show, but have fun with CHRISTINA.
George Horga Jr. (19;
Portland, OR) is the son of Romanian immigrants, and
living the American dream. He moved to Hollywood when he
was 18 to pursue music in "a real way". Yeah, reality
TV. That's real. He's going to try on "Treasure" by
Bruno Mars. Cee-Lo treasures it. And he's the only one,
so Cee-Lo comes away with one.
We're moving into
CEE-LO: R&B singer
Anthony Paul ("With You")
BLAKE: pop singer Cilla Chan ("Come and Get It")
CHRISTINA: rocker Jacob Poole ("Marry Me")
Before we get to the
final artist, here's where the teams stand...
George Horga Jr.
Last up tonight, it's
Preston Pohl (26; Hallettsville, TX), who grew up with
music in the church. He actually got a record deal as a
guitarist in a Christian rock band. Three years after
the band formed, his guitarist mentor Ron passed away...
and that really did it for the band. He sees "The Voice"
as a second chance to get back into the limelight. He'll
close up with MGMT's "Electric Feel" . The men are in...
Christina? No dice. But the decision is wholly and
solely with the singer who, at the moment, is lost for
words. He goes for... ADAM! And that's your show for the
night. Tomorrow, assuming the gub'mint haven't shut the
website down or taken the mics home, we're going to
round out the teams.
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