Obviously I have some catching up to do, but here is the my synopsis of Episode 4 of the Blind Auditions for the Voice.
And here’s where we stand so far on the teams: Adam – 5; Blake – 5; Cee Lo – 4; and Christina- 7.
Melanie Martinez – a 17 year old photographer from Baldwin, NY. She is an artist through and through. She takes great photos and she is a singer. Tonight she sings “Toxic” by Britney Spears, accompanied by the guitar and the tambourine, which she played with her feet. Of course Blake Shelton turns around, followed by Adam Levine. I really dig her version. As she progresses, Cee Lo turns around. Adam compared her to Bjork, said she was amazing looking and he wanted her on the team. Blake said he didn’t hear anyone else when he heard her sing, he just heard her originality and uniqueness of her voice. Who does she pick? TEAM ADAM!
Cupid – age 32 from Lafayette, LA, singer of the “cupid shuffle”. The “Cupid Shuffle” is a HUGE song that is played everywhere. Everyone loves is at the club, its played at weddings, and many types of parties, so I am surprised to see him on here. Again this just goes to show how fame in the music industry works. You can have a hit, but it doesn’t necessarily propel you to lasting stardom. For his audition song he sings his own song, The Cupid Shuffle. He wants the coaches to hear him sing the song and have them think it sounds better than the original. I think that this isn’t the best sound choice. If you are trying to step away from something, why do the same thing? Unfortunately no one turned around for him. Cee Lo asked him what he was doing the show, and then told him the song was awkward to do on this show.
Brian Scartocci – 26 years old from Austin, Texas (representing ATX!) For his audition song he sings “Isn’t She Lovely”. Adam, Blake and Cee Lo turn around at the same time. I really enjoy his tone. He does this really great scream towards the end and finishes the song by falling to his knees but bouncing back immediately. A very fluid move. Which team does he go with? TEAM ADAM!
Beat Frequency (Sean and Natasha) – a married duo from Vancouver, WA.For their audition they sing “E.T.” by Katy Perry. Natasha started off really beautiful, and suddenly Sean comes in and he has a HIGH RANGE; as they sing, Christina presses her button, and I think she thinks they are both girls. They had cool moments during the song, and some weak moments. I think the best part of the performance was the end where they were singing the chorus at full strength. TEAM CHRISTINA!
Tyler Lillestol – age 23 from Riverside, CA and a former baseball player with a passion for music. For his audition he sings “U Got It Bad” by Usher (I am reminded of Jonathas of last season). Unfortunately none of the coaches turn around for him.
Liz Davis– 25 years old from Madison, MS. She is a country gal! She looks like one of the girls from The Real Housewives of Orange County (not that I’ve ever watched it…) For her audition she sings “Here For The Party.” She has a great attitude and presence. Great Voice! Surprisingly Christina and Adam turn around first. Finally Blake turns around! Why wasn’t he first?? In the end she picks TEAM BLAKE!
JR Aquino– age 24 from Anchorage, AL who does not live in an igloo, who used YouTube as a vehicle to share his music with people all over the world. For his blind audition he sings “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. Christina and Adam press their buttons first. Cee Lo holds off til the last note to press his button. Adam said he sounds a lot like Bruno Mars. Christina said his pitch got her. Cee Lo explained why he pressed his button last is because of the pitch problems while singing “the way you are”. In the end it’s a win for TEAM CEE LO to which Adam boos him playfully.
Agina Alvarez- 22 originally from San Diego, living in Burbank, CA. At 10 she was signed to Sony Records, then at 18 she was signed to a Latin label. And then she was shelved. For her audition she sings “Turn The Beat Around.” As soon as hear her, I can hear a little bit of Cheesa. Honestly, it was a great audition, and no one turned around.
Nicholas David – a 31 from Egan, MN. He played with a band for a while when he was younger, drank a lot and ballooned to 300lbs. He met his future wife, had a child and began to focus. For his audition he sings “Stand By Me.” Cee Lo is the only coach to turn around. I liked his version of Stand by Me. Adam said he was awesome. TEAM CEE LO!
Alessandra Guercio– 17 years old from Brooklyn, NY, attending a performing arts school. For her audition she sings “The Climb.” I think she will go far in the competition. She has a really good voice. Adam turns around first. Then Cee Lo turned around. Adam asked how old she was, she replied 17 and Blake barked in surprise. LOL. TEAM ADAM!
Adanna Duru – 15 year oldsinging “Edge of Glory.” TEAM ADAM!
Kelly Crapa – 15 year old singing “Sparks Fly.” TEAM BLAKE!
Paulina – 16 year old singing “You Make Me Feel.” TEAM CHRISTINA!
Avery Wilson – a 16 year old dancer from Hamden, CT. For his audition he sings “Without You” by Usher. He has a great voice. 16 year old?? Adam, Cee Lo and Christina all turn around. When Avery hits this high note and holds it, Blake turns around. The only 4 chair turn around this episode! Adam said it was the most spirited reaction they have heard from the crowd. They really begin fighting for this kid. In the end he picks TEAM CEE LO!