THE STORY SO FAR! The son of
a rock legend, a cruise ship singer, a concerned
brother, a returning player, and an IT consultant who
turned four chairs are all locks to the next round. But
on the final night of Blind Auditions, some heads - and
some chairs - are still waiting to be turned.
George Horga Jr.
Stephanie Anne Johnson
First up for the evening,
it's a returning contestant, Matt Cermanski (20;
Phoenixville, PA) likes to switch things up, but felt
that "Teenage Dream" was not an ideal Blind audition.
Will he do better now that he's "found himself
genre-wise"? He'll try on "Have a Little Faith in Me" by
John Hiatt... with a guitar. ADAM's in instantaneously.
BLAKE wants in on some action. "Damn it!" Yeah. CEE LO
says "Not so fast!" So we have a gentlemen's
disagreement. Adam was first. Blake doesn't want him to
compromise. Last season was "weird". This time... Adam's
calling his shot. And Matt... picks up on it. Welcome to
TEAM ADAM! One spot left.
Diego Roman Navaira (22,
San Antonio) grew up in a family of singers, including
one Emilio Navaira (his father), a famous Tejano singer
(he and Selena are cited as two of the bigs that brought
Tejano into the mainstream). Of course, The Voice
wouldn't want you to know that Emilio's album, "It's On
The House" is on sale now, otherwise, why else would
they have posted a copy of it on the show? But don't let
that fool you... Diego is a punk rocker through and
through, and he's been writing rock songs since he was
11. Now he's ready for the next stage.... and he's
taking it over with a "Rebel Yell" from Billy Idol. And
with a rebel yell, the coaches cried no, no, no.
Tamara Chauniece (23;
Wharton, TX) got into music through the church... where
she spent most of her free time. Her first public
performance was when she was 7, and since then, it was
all weddings and the like. Even when she was 11, she
self-released her own inspirational album. Having been
burned out, she became a leasing agent. But she always
wanted to get back into music. Her coming out party...
"1+1" by Beyonce. Christina wants to round out her team
right now. Cee Lo... wants to prevent that from
happening. Tamara calls CEE LO a beast... and she likes
the Beast. That and she wants him to come to Jesus. Two
Brandon Chase (20,
Arlington, TX) says he's a driven competitor who always
wanted to do country music. He's also super smart,
having graduated college at 17. It's actually a miracle
he's able to do all these things, seeing that his
childhood was medically labored. He actually stopped
breathing 60 or so times in a 12-hour period. Now he
hopes to fulfill his destiny with "Wanted" by Hunter
Hayes. And Blake wants him. Christina tries to get Cee
Lo to give Blake competition... and he does! After Cee
Lo gives Blake a chance to lie, Brandon gives his vote
Lupe Carroll (26;
Bourbonnais, IL) makes other people happy through his
work as a flower arranger & deliverer. He would gig in
restaurants and street fairs, but he'd like to get into
something permanent. In the meantime, he's happy having
met and married his best friend, a cellist by the name
of Melissa. Who knows, maybe he's singing for her? He
sings "If I Were A Carpenter" by Johnny Cash. Cee Lo is
looking to build onto his team.... and he WILL! One spot
Grey (24; Jacksonville,
FL) was singing since she could talk. She's a graduate
of Berklee College of Music, but ended up with a job as
a wedding singer. she wants to get out of that and into
something different. She'll break out with "Catch My
Breath" by a good friend of Blake's, Kelly Clarkson.
Adam wants in on the breath-catching. Blake's not
letting this one go without a fight. Neither is Cee Lo.
So it's a battle between men... and apparently the fates
don't want Blake to have this one because technical
accidentally turns his chair BACK! WOOPS! When it's all
said and done, .... Grey goes with what she knows
best... She grew up singing country, and because of
that, she's going with... ADAM?! Well... That's a team!
Dominic Scott Kay (17;
Malibu, CA) started young... as an actor (a little movie
called "Minority Report"). In fact, Neal McDonough is
here with him cheering him on. His dad is actually the
drummer for the Commodores, and of course, he's pulling
out "Easy" by said band. If only getting a chair to turn
was that easy.
Michael Lynch (27;
Chicago) likes to do pop with a Spanish flair, having
used music to learn the language. But can this Anglo
handle Enrique's "Bailamos"? If it helped, he was doing
music in Mexico City as well... hard market to crack,
that. But let's see what he's got. He's. got... enough
to get Christina to turn her chair. And Blake.... And
Cee Lo! It's a three-turn! Remember, Adam has a full
team. Christina is half-Irish. Cee Lo is half-amazing.
Blake... is half whatever you want him to be, baby. But
he's going to round out... TEAM CHRISTINA! And they
celebrate with a little duet!
It's down to two spots.
Will one go to Deanna Johnson (17; Hazlehurst, GA)? She
sings at church and at mule roundups and rodeos, but
she's by no means a country singer. She loves Adele,
even though half of her small town don't know who she
is. They will tonight. Google it, kids. Her gambit:
"Stars" by... yeah, her. No room for this star, though.
Brian Pounds (24; Austin,
TX) is a full-time musician in a family of athletes. He
wanted to be a baseball player... but ultimately wanted
to concentrate on the guitar, gigging at bars. His
words: "I've never been so happy to be so broke." He is
beginning to sow seeds of doubt when it comes to making
this a professional thing, but a chair turn would turn
that around quickly. He tries "Wagon Wheel" by Darius
Rucker... and OCMS... and Mumford & Sons... among
others. Blake's like, "Let's do it." And so does Blake.
Someone's going to fill his team right now... It's
So to review...
George Horga Jr.
Stephanie Anne Johnson
One spot left...
and hoping to fill it is an Army veteran Shawn "Big
Sexy" Smith (32; Utica, NY), who calls music his
release. He went from tours in Iraq to tending bar. He
actually has 80 percent hearing loss in his right ear
from an IED while he was in Iraq. He's definitely doing
this for the boys who didn't come back. We end the
Blinds with a little Zac Brown Band, "Chicken Fried".
And... HE'S IN!
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