“The Voice” Recap: Blind Auditions Night Five and Round 1Battles – March 14, 2016

THE VOICE -- Blind Auditions -- Pictured: Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

The blind auditions officially came to a close this evening (March 14) on the award-winning reality competition series The Voice with four contestants filling up the final spots on Team Adam, Team Blake, Team Christina, and Team Pharrell. Before the spots were filled, coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Christina Aguilera came together on stage to perform “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder.

After the stellar performance, it was time to finish the blind auditions.

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" -- Pictured: Moushumi Chitre -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)
THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” — Pictured: Moushumi Chitre — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

My favorite performance from tonight’s blind auditions was Moushumi covering Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game.” She has a wonderful indie voice which to me had a sultry effect to it. It was marvelous and very unique. Every judge except Blake turned around because his team was full. Each judge gave their best effort to snatch Moushumi. Pharrell ended up the win with his smooth talking capabilities.

The blind auditions then came to a close with Jared Harder joining Team Blake, Moushumi joining Team Pharrell, Katie Basden joining Team Adam and Ayanna Jahneé joining Team Christina. 

We learned the coaching partners of each coach as well. Team Christina has Patti LaBelle, Team Blake has Gwen Stefani, Team Adam has Tori Kelly and Team Pharrell has Sean “Diddy” Combs. Each will mentor the contestants throughout the battle and knock-out rounds.

THE VOICE -- "Team Christina Battle Reality" -- Pictured: (l-r) Mailk Heard, Bryan Bautista -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE — “Team Christina Battle Reality” — Pictured: (l-r) Mailk Heard, Bryan Bautista — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

After the blind auditions, each coach grouped their contestants into pairs for the Battle Rounds. The strongest battle, in my opinion, was from Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista and Malik Heard. The pair belted it out to “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” by James Brown. This was the most intense battle the entire night. Each contestant was back and forth with falsettos and so much strength in their vocals I didn’t think I could ever hear. The judges were not mad by any means because whichever one Aguilera didn’t choose, they were going to steal for themselves. Adam referred to them as the big fish on the show. In the end, Christina chose to keep Bryan. Malik was not unlucky though by any means because all three remaining coaches hit their buttons for a steal. After a tough decision, Malik chose to work with Pharrell. 

ICYMI, or just want a spoiler, here are the contestants that were competing against each other, saved, stolen, and sent home. *Strikethrough contestants were sent home.*

Team Adam: Katie Basden vs. Ryan Quinn (Ryan won but Blake stole Katie!)

Team Blake: Brittney Lawerence vs. Paxton Ingram

Team Christina: Bryan Bautista vs. Malik Heard (Bryan won but Malik was stolen by Pharrell)

Stay tuned for more Battles tomorrow night @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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