As viewers tuned into to watch The Voice Monday night, they may have noticed that we’re quickly approaching the final moments of the season’s blind auditions. Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani have managed to pick the best of the best from the early beginnings of this season. Naturally, the judges aren’t going to deviate from their selective ways during the last week of auditions.
Shelton may have hit the jackpot last night, but it doesn’t mean that his fellow judges didn’t find great talent too. Likewise, Celeb Secrets has the breakdown of night six’s (March 13) top talent and which team they ultimately chose.
Hanna Eyre: In her sweet, contemporary-styled rendition of “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, this young vocalist—who is 15 years old—managed to turn the chairs of three judges (e.g. Levine, Shelton, and Stefani). However, Levine’s plea wins in the end because he stated: “I am utterly blown away by what you do.”
Nala Price: It’s never an easy task to tackle an Adele song because nobody can sing an Adele song better then, well Adele. However, Price put in a very good effort by showcasing a fair amount of strong notes within her rendition of “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).” Both Levine and Stefani saw something within her voice early within her audition, which led them to hit their buzzers for her. Likewise, Levine wins big with Price because he believes “she’s ready to do this on live TV, especially being only 17.”
Andrea Thomas: Although Thomas’s full audition was included in a quick montage, she still managed to to impress Shelton with her version of “Baby, Now that I’ve Found You” by The Foundations. Thomas, who used to perform as a backup singer to Carrie Underwood, will fit perfectly on Team Blake.
Enid Ortiz: Since Shelton was the only judge to turn for her, she was automatically placed onto his team. As another singer to tackle an Adele song Monday night, Ortiz managed to show how powerful her vocals can be within her rendition of “All I Ask” by Adele. Despite her shaky start, she intrigued judges a bit as her confidence peaked during the song’s chorus. Fortunately, Shelton turned his chair just in time to nab her for his team by the song’s end.
Valerie Ponzio: By wisely selecting Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash for her blind audition, Ponzio rightfully earned the only four-chair turn of the night. The “Country Americana” vocalist showed off her ability to perform blues and rocker tones, making her very suitable for any of the four teams. Since she’s a country girl at heart, Ponzio decided to stick with a judge that would be more suitable to work with her in her preferred genre of music.
TSoul: Terry—aka TSoul—showed the world just how soulful his voice can be during his rendition of “Take Me to the River” by Talking Heads. Although his eyes were glued to Keys’ chair throughout his performance, she unfortunately didn’t turn for him. However, he sparked a battle between Levine and Shelton that led their fellow female judges to take sides. Surprisingly, Levine lost out on this vocalist who shockingly chose to have Shelton as his coach instead.
Davina Leone: Leone was another vocalist that had their blind audition placed within a quick montage. Despite this, the YouTuber’s rendition of “Cheap Thrills” by Sia earned her a spot on Stefani’s team.
Kenny P: Kenny P may sport a hipster-styled mustache and hat to match, but it’s irrelevant because his vocals within his rendition of “Hello, It’s Me” by Todd Rundgren is what led both Stefani and Shelton to hit their buzzers. Ultimately, he sides with Stefani because she understands the ability to use one’s voice and image as a statement within the music industry. Stefani inserts that “it’s something I’ve been doing for a long time.”
Sammie Zonana: Zonana practically reinvented Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” within her blind audition last night, making it sound like an entirely different song. With the use of her earthy rock sound, we are completely shocked that the screenwriter didn’t nab a four-chair turn. Luckily, Stefani wisely hit the buzzer because she connected with the “confidence and emotion and truth” within Zonana’s voice. We believe that Zonana will do very well on Team Gwen.
Hunter Plake: During Plake’s audition of “Carry On” by Fun, he managed to perfectly capture the vocals of the band’s lead singer—Natan Ruess. In hearing Plake’s vocals without seeing him, they probably felt for a brief moment that Ruess was performing on stage himself. Likewise, Plake successfully intrigued both Keys and Stefani with his voice. Although they calmly handled fighting over Plake, the vocalist was moved to go with Keys because she stated: “it’s a voice that I do not have on my team and I feel like there’s songs that we can explore with your voice.”
R.J. Collins: During his soulful audition of “Purpose” by Justin Bieber, Collins managed to have Levine turn his chair within the song’s first five seconds. However, Levine is no match for Keys in this round. After Keys declared that “we need beautiful black men” like Collins on her team, the bluesy singer was instantly intrigued to join.
Currently, 43 vocalists have successfully advanced from the blind auditions. We look forward to seeing the final round of vocalists on Tuesday night that make it through to the knockout rounds!
Season 12 of The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 PM EST on NBC.