The Voice Recap 9/22/15 – Season 9 – Blind Auditions Night 2
Tonight is the second night of Blind Auditions for Season 9 of The Voice! Last night, during the season premiere of The Voice, we saw some absolutely phenomenal auditions, including a completely breathtaking performance by Jordan Smith. He completely blew the audience (in studio and TV!) and the judges out of the water with a pitch perfect rendition of Chandelier by Sia.
His audition also perfectly showcased the spirit of the show. Until the first judge turned around the television audience didn’t get a glimpse of Jordan – and I’ll admit that he did NOT look the way I thought he would. And he’s also one of my favorites in the competition so far. I know, I know – it’s early. But I honestly don’t think anyone they picked last night could beat him.
That said, will tonight be any different? We’re going to see another group of The Voice hopefuls sing their hearts out and hope to turn the chairs of at least one of the four judges – Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams. Of course host Carson Daly will be on hand to give us the scoop on each contestant before and after their audition.
We’ll be recapping LIVE at 8pm ET, so be sure to check back!
In the meantime we have the contestants you will see tonight along with the songs they are singing.
Song: If It Hadn’t Been for Love by the Steeldrivers
Results: Blake turned around first, with Adam following shortly behind. Gwen and Pharrell hit their buzzers at LITERALLY the last possible moment, as he trailed off at the end of his final note. Unsurprisingly though Joe – who is primed to be a country superstar – chose Team Blake.
Song: Style by Taylor Swift
Results: This was an absolutely stunning rendition of this song (deconstructed, acoustic – lovely!), and garnered a two chair turn around in the first few seconds with Gwen and Pharrell turning almost immediately. Ivonna auditioned last year and Blake was about to hit his buzzer for her but ran out of time – this time around he didn’t hit the buzzer but they laughed it off. So, with the option between Pharrell and Gwen Ivonna chose Team Pharrell.
Song: Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant
Result: Unfortunately no one turned around for Gage, with Gwen saying she couldn’t “hear the genuine human story” coming through his song, even though she complimented his vocals.
Song: Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin
Result: Regina completed most of her song before Adam turned around followed by Blake. She said in her pre-show interview that she wanted to be on Team Blake, and she ultimately decided to go with him.
Song: Take Your Time by Sam Hunt
Results: Three of the four judges – Blake, Adam, and Pharrell – turned around for Zach, while Gwen marveled at his voice and good looks when she was turned around at the end. The country boy from Marietta, Georgia decided to join Team Blake in the end, even though Adam told him that he looked like Superman.
Song: Typical by Mute Math
Results: Evan had four chair turn around and then they asked him to sing 1 more song because they wanted to … I don’t know, bask in his glorious presence or something. Anyway, he blew them away with that song as well and Gwen was moved to tears. In the end, Evan chose Team Pharrell.
Click on over to the next page to see how the rest of the contestants fare.