The voice Season 22 Blind Auditions End Tonight With Returning Coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and john legend. Pop star Camila Cabello join the panel. Carson Daly returns as a host. We’ll be live blogging all Blind Audition performances here.
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The winner receives a cash prize and a recording contract with Republic Records, among other announced prizes.
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Kim Kruse – 30 – Best Part of Daniel Caesar ft. HER
The evening begins with a silky smooth performance that ends up bringing together four chairs. John is the first to press his button for Kim, whose tasteful runs allow Camile to pass second. Gwen then Blake turn their chairs. Gwen calls the performance “incredibly pretty”. The singer grew up in a small town in Texas. She started singing in her father’s church. A performance she posted during her lunch break at McDonalds has gone viral. And his career took off. But she has no manager! She needs help.
“Did you hear the races!” Gwen exclaims. John thinks she deserves to be in the finale. Camila compliments his tone and “melodic ear”. Blake points out that he has earned a lot from the show. He had no idea who sang the song, but thinks he and Kim can teach others a lot. Wow. That’s quite the pitch. He can’t be serious. Kim chooses John. Not a surprise – 4 chair tower, Kim chooses Team Legend
Steven McMorran – 40 – Never enough of The Greatest Showman
He is an experienced artist. He had a few record deals he wrote for Celine Dion, Tim McGraw and Michael Bolton. jimmy allen is about to release one of his songs. How about this – Jimmie is Blake’s Battle Round advisor this season. Bolton calls to congratulate Steven and wish him luck. Steven hopes The Voice will finally help him capture elusive success as a singer. It has a grown-up contemporary Josh Groban vibe. Only Camila turns. His voice really pulls on the high notes and is a bit scratchy.
Gwen felt her voice not be heard. John compliments his range. Camila thinks he has a special tone. She liked her belt notes. – Only Camila spins
Rowan Grace – 16 – traitor by Olivia Rodrigo
John and Gwen immediately turn to Rowan’s contemporary pop sound. She has a clear tone and sings with simple phrasing and little adornment. She is very serious and has a nice head voice. Camila ends up turning to her.
Gwen compliments her control and maturity. Rowan explains that his father played drums in his hometown of South Dakota. She loves theater and songwriting. John felt like she was really connected to the song, remarkable for a young teenager. Camila thinks she can drag Rowan through her nerves. Gwen mentions that she won The Voice with a young teenager–Carter Rubin. And Rowan chooses Gwen… not Camila! – John, Gwen, Camila rotate, Rowan picks Team Gwen
Yelka – 20 – No Me Queda Mas
Yelka’s mother is from Peru and her father from Mexico. She learned Spanish before learning English. They are very supportive. She is studying music and communications at university, the first in her family to go. She sings in Spanish. At this point in the competition, will she get a ride? She has a good voice. But no. I felt a no trick (because it was that time in the show!) She’s a good singer, just bad timing.
Camila compliments her. But she is looking for more. “You show a lot of potential,” she said. John felt his tone was a little uncertain. “I was a bit lost,” jokes Blake. “Come see us again.” – No bend
Constance Howard – 27 – Justin Bieber Peaches
NBC screened this audition last week. The Katy, Texas native teaches fourth grade. She motivates her students with music. Her mother, also a teacher, encouraged her to audition for everything. Constance can sing whistle notes, which she calls her “secret weapon”. The thing is, the ability to sing very high notes can almost pass for a sleight of hand. Otherwise, Constance is a good singer, which is why the coaches should rotate, which John and Camila end up doing. That said, his phrasing is a bit mannered, though his voice is effortless. She almost brings an “island” sound to her phrasing, which sounds a bit odd.
Camila has one more place in her team and she feels that Constance has what she is looking for. Camila claims she was very shy and first sang in front of people when she auditioned for X factor. John compares her to Rihanna, who also has Caribbean influences. John also compares her to Minnie Riperton, which brought whistles to pop music in the 70s. Blake jokes that its high notes “temporarily paralyzed” him. Camila says if The voice was a dating app, it swiped right. Constance turns left. Although she grew up listening to John, she chooses Camila – John and Camila turn, Constance picks Team Camila
Camila’s team is complete
Justin Aaron – 34 – Glory of Common and John Legend.
Justin was raised by a single mother. He got married and mom moved down the street. She sang in church. He considers himself a contemporary/Christian artist. He only developed a relationship with his father as an adult, but sadly, he passed away from COVID last year. Oh oh. John Legend hates when contestants cover his song. He says bluntly that he usually won’t turn for them. Justin is a beautiful, soulful singer with a beautiful tone. Gwen spins! And John no.
“What’s wrong with you monsters!” Gwen shouts. Blake expected John to turn around. But he did not do it. John thanks Justin for singing his song. He explains that he “overanalyzes” the performances of his own music. Gwen thinks she can help Justin discover his identity. Gwen talks like everyone has a turn… They probably did. These auditions are not recorded in order. Have you ever wondered why coaches keep wearing the same outfits despite multiple check-ins? This is so editors can mix and match performance – Only Gwen turned
Gwen’s team is complete
August James – 21 – Heart of Glass by Blondie (Miley Cyrus version)
While her family is full of professionals, she dropped out of community college. In high school, she was very rebellious. At 15, she began taking singing and guitar lessons. I feel a turn! She screams and the song choice is wrong. Wow. So many bad grades. John and Blake will not turn for this. But the minute she said she was a rock singer, her fate was sealed. That, and his singing was horribly out of tune. Why would the show air this?
Blake said she started off well, but became wobbly after that. Camila thinks she needs more momentum. Gwen calls it “really cool” but she needs different speeds. John thought the song beat him to it. Oh. It is obvious that the coaches all have places at this stage. – No bend
Jaeden Luke – 22 – Do It With You By Bread
He performs at wineries in Washington, where he lives. John Mayer and Ed Sheeran are his influences. OMG he sings Bread. Why? “They are exactly who I am as an artist.” OK so. He performs a very whispered version of the song. It’s a bit less dull than the original, until further along when it finally adds a bit of jazziness. Blake and John turn around.
Gwen would have transformed if she could. Bread is one of his favorite bands. Jaeden had the opportunity to open for John, but he didn’t choose it. Oops! John promises to sing with him if he joins Team Legend. Jaeden confesses that he sang the song for Camila. Flirt! Blake loves his mullet. “We listen to Bread all the time,” he says of him and Gwen. Blake wants Jaeden to complete his team. Blake and John turn, Jaeden picks Team Blake
Blake’s team is complete
Nia Skyfer – 26 – Bam Bam by Camila Cabello
The Voice picked up a ton of Latin singers this season, probably because of Camila Cabello on the panel. And here’s another one, after she’s already filled out her team. John is the only coach left with a spot. They’ll probably tease without a turn, before John finds his last team member. Let’s see! Her grandmother bribed her to sing. Oh. She covers for Camila. Sad. Earlier in the process, Camila might have shot! She’s from Havana! But John yes! His team is complete!
Gwen thinks she has style and star power. Camila loved how she interacted with the crowd. – Only John shot
And that’s it for the blind auditions for season 22 of The Voice!
Next, the coaches sing Camila Cabello’s Havana, a performance that NBC uploaded to its Youtube channel weeks ago!
The episode will end with a Battle performance from Team Blake. jimmy allen is his star adviser.
The battle rounds begin
Austin Montgomery vs. Tanner Fussell – Team Blake – Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
jimmy allen is like THE KING OF REALITY SHOWS. He did the american idol season 10 top 40, competed on Dancing with the stars last year appeared several times on Idol. He shares this The voice rejected him twice “My bass player went further than me! Blake brought Austin and Tanner together because they each bring a “vintage” vibe to the pairing. Both are enthusiastic about covering Cash. Jimmie doesn’t have any ratings for singers, other than “awesome.” Blake suggests that Tanner not rely on the growl too much, and he suggests that Austin relax. He is about 10 years younger than Tanner.
The two strum on their respective guitars. They each display very distinct voices, but their harmonies are solid. Tanner’s tone is too guttural. Blake had good advice for him on this. Austin is not a great singer, but his voice is softer. They both know how to entertain an audience.
Camila calls it an award show performance. She doesn’t know the song. Austin claims this is only his fifth live performance. Gwen admires their “characteristic” style, which she also has. Gwen would choose Austin because he’s only 19. John would choose Tanner. Blake thinks the two singers took his notes. Blake chooses….
To be continued!
The Voice returns Tuesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.