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The Reality TV Winner who started a generation of pop stars comes to The Voice as Kelly Clarkson joins Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys for the 14th season of The Voice!


Catch up on all the performances and results shows with our show recaps and tell us what you think?  Which coach has the best team?  Which artist do you think is going to win?  What do you think about the new Block twist?

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America’s favorite, The Voice is back and better than ever. Kelly Clarkson joins The Voice as the newest coach. She’ll be joined by returning coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Alicia Keyes. But this season, there is a big game changer. It’s called the block. Each coach can block one of their fellow coaches from getting an artist. But the coaches must choose wisely because they only get one chance to make it pay off.


Prepare yourself America, the talent this season will have the coaches feeling more and going wilder than ever before. The most exciting season of The Voice starts right now! The coaches are settled in and Kelly is talking about how excited she is.


Our first artist of the night is Britton Buchanan from Sanford, NC. He’s 17 and has been compared to a young Matt Damon. He is going to play guitar while he sings. He takes the stage and sings Trouble by Ray LaMontagne. Alicia hits first before he gets to the chorus with Blake right behind and Blake hits his block Adam button.  Adam also hits behind them but hasn’t realized he’s been blocked yet. Kelly is still listening and swaying in her seat. Britton got a 3-chair turn.


Alicia has noticed Adam has been blocked and points it out to Adam. Blake denies it was him but Adam says he’s out because Blake blocked him. Adam says they are afraid of him, but he thinks 100% Britton should go with Alicia. Alicia says his voice has so much honesty in it and she goes on emotion and she’d love to help him bring that out. Blake says he sounded like he was angry at the song and he heard a little gravel to his voice and a little bit of country. He says he did block Adam because he really wants Britton on his team.


Adam tells Britton he knows how Adam feels, he wants to be on Alicia’s team. Who does he pick as his coach? Britton takes a moment and picks Alicia. Alicia says he was fantastic, there was something very pure about him.


Our next artist is Brynn Cartelli from Longmeadow, MA. She heard Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway when she was young and that’s when she knew she wanted to keep going with singing. She also plays field hockey. She sings Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande. Kelly hits her button first at the chorus. Blake moves like he’s going to hit his button but waits. He hits it at the very end.


Kelly tells Brynn she is the first person she’s turned for. Kelly likes there are a lot of different elements to her voice. Kelly says Blake hit at the last second. Blake says it doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you finish. Alicia says she has a beautiful voice. Blake asks her if she’s seen the show before and Brynn says yes. Blake says it’s Adam’s mission to derail him every time he hits his button for an artist. Blake says you know I have had more success with young females than any other artist and Kelly doesn’t have any experience on the show. Kelly says she had enough experience to mentor his team in season 2.


Adam says it’s time to choose, who do you want as your coach? Brynn says she loves them both, but she has to pick…Kelly.


Let’s meet the next artist. His name is Rayshun LaMarr and he’s from Fort Washington, MD. He was in a band and travelled with them. He was diagnosed with cancer, but now he’s cancer free. He is going to perform Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. Adam immediately hits his button and Alicia hits a moment later. Blake is listening intently. Kelly is bobbing her head and mouthing the words. He’s a 2-chair turn.


Adam and Alicia are on their feet. Alicia says Rayshun was singing with so much joy and Adam says seeing it was different. Adam says the sheer bliss he sings with is really infectious and he’s torn because he can see both him and Alicia in Rayshun. Alicia says she does too. Kelly says she’s so mad she didn’t turn around. Adam says as his coach, it’s important to have some who can match his energy and someone who can be critical because there were some things that could be better, and he likes to help people get better. Alicia says his story is very inspiring and he needs someone who will not let anything stop him and she’s dedicated to helping his story come to life.


Alicia says she’s ready for her second consecutive win and Adam says technically not consecutive. Alicia gets up to give Rayshun a hug and then goes to stand next to Adam. Adam says he’s the guy who’s never going to stop to make sure Rayshun gets as far as he can get on the show. It’s time to choose. Rayshun hesitates and looks back to where his family is. He says he loves them both…he picks Adam.


Our coaches are getting ready for the next artist, Kyla Jade and she lives in Nashville, TN. She has sung background for Carrie Underwood and Wynonna Judd and she’s also sung background for Jennifer Hudson. She’s going to sing See Saw by Aretha Franklin. The coaches are listening and Kelly is swaying and singing in her seat. The coaches all seem to be enjoying the singing but no one has turned. Blake finally hits his button and says she’s too good not to turn. Kelly hits hers a moment later.


Alicia says Kyla was so spectacular and she’s so happy for her. Kelly says she loves that song and she loves her hair and her look. She thinks every part is sassy and confident and so good. Blake says he wants her on his team so bad. He asks what she’s doing in Nashville and she tells him she’s been singing with Jennifer Hudson. Blake says hopefully she says something good about him. Blake takes an oxygen tank and mask out and Adam staggers over while Kelly talks. Blake says the first time he won the show was with Alicia Keyes backup singer, Jermaine Paul.


Adam asks who Kyla picks as her coach. Kyla says she is kindred with Kelly because they share Aretha Franklin, but the first person to give her an opportunity was Wynonna Judd so she has to go with Blake.


Next, we have Blaise Raccuglia from Austin, TX. He loves the water and during the week he’s a pool technician but he knows there’s more for his life. He takes the stage with Wanted by Hunter Hayes. The coaches are listening closely but no one turns their chair.


Kelly says she could feel Blaise’s nerves a little bit and it was pitchy in places. Blake says it wasn’t put together as tightly as it could be, but he was really close. Alicia thinks he did a great job and she’s excited for his future. Alicia says his nerves just got the better of him.


The next artist is Kelsea Johnson from Newark, DE. Kelsea’s grandfather was in a mariachi band and she knows that he brought music to the family and it passed on to her. She sings Like I’m Gonna Lose You by John Legend by Meghan Trainor. Adam hits his button very quickly with Kelly right behind. Alicia finally hits her button as Kelsea is getting close to the end. Kelsea is a 3-chair turn.


Adam says Kelsea is absolutely stunning from the way she sings to the way she looks. He says they can do this. Kelly says she could make a record now and release it and have a career. She’d like to help her find songs to perform to get air time to reach as many people as possible.


Alicia says she has won the show and she’s ready to win it again. Alicia says she has a gift and there’s a reason she was given that gift. She’s been in the studio with Chris Blue and she’s dedicated to what happens. Blake says it’s time to pick her coach. Kelsea thanks them for their kind words. She then picks Alicia.     


Carson is on his way to meet their next artist, Drew Cole from Los Angeles, CA. He’s a bartender and he’s had a viral video and that’s why he went to California from Connecticut. He plays in bars and small venues and this is a big opportunity for him.


Drew takes the stage saying he’d love to work with Adam Levine, but Blake could give him a different perspective. He performs Sex and Candy by Marcy’s Playground. Adam hits his button after the first line of the song. Blake hits his button near the middle of the song. Kelly is again singing along but she hasn’t turned. Drew was a 2-chair turn.


Adam says he doesn’t know if Drew knows he did a cover of that song that was similar to that and Drew says yes. Adam says he’s hoping that cover has something to do with why Drew performed it. Blake says he’s won the show with all kinds of different artists because he tries to take the focus off of him. He sees a cowboy hat on Drew’s head and he would love to be his coach.


Adam says he sang the lights out without even trying and he doesn’t just see him as the winner, but far beyond the competition. Alicia says it’s time to pick his coach. Drew takes a moment to think…he picks…Adam.


The next artist is ready to take the stage. His name is D.R. King and he sings Believe by Imagine Dragons. All the coaches are listening. Kelly finally hits her button. Blake hits his a minute later. D.R. is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly loves that D.R. brought his soul to that song and his runs were sick. He was a school teacher and Kelly gives him an ovation. Kelly thinks they can do something fantastic together. Alicia says she’s glad that Kelly and Blake turned around. Adam says it’s hard to fill a room with a voice like that. Blake says his voice is explosive and any song he sings is going to sound like D.R. King. Blake says he’ll be beside himself if he picks him as his coach.


Adam asks D.R. who he picks as his coach. D.R. looks to where his family is and thinks about it…and picks Kelly.


Time to meet the next artist, Kaleb Lee from Ormond Beach, FL. He’s there to show his kids to pursue their dreams. He had given up music to care for his family. He has two biological daughters with his wife and they adopted a son. Kaleb heads up the stage with his guitar and sings Never Wanted Nothing More by Chris Stapleton. Blake immediately looks down at the other coaches. Everyone is looking back at Blake and then Kelly hits her button. Blake hits his a minute later. Kaleb is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly says she knows enough about country music to hit her button. Blake says his voice and style reminds him of Texas red dirt kind of music. Kelly says that’s weird, because I’m Texan. Blake says his voice would stand out on country radio. He asks if he ever made the trip to Nashville and Kaleb says he did but he set it aside to take care of his family.


Kaleb asks if he can bring his kids up and they say yes. Kelly says his family is so beautiful. Kelly says Kaleb should shock everyone and pick her as his coach. She sings to him don’t you want to stay here a little while? Blake says his wife is right there. Kelly says it was good enough for Jason Aldean.


Adam says it’s time to pick your coach. Kaleb says his kids watch the show and they are huge fans of Blake…so he picks Blake.


Next, we have Makenzie Thomas from Wallingord, KY. She says believe it or not she grew up listening to R&B. She’s going to sing Redbone by Childish Gambino because it will allow her to be creative. The coaches are dancing in their seats. Blake is listening intently. Adam says so close and Alicia agrees.


Adam says there is so much magic in Makenzie’s voice. Kelly says she’s so unexpected, which if fabulous. Alicia says she was not what she expected to turn around to but stay on the path because she’s so close.


The next artist is Justin Kilgore from Buffalo, TX. He joined the cheerleading team in high school in a very conservative town. He started getting interested in country music while he was in college and he moved to Austin, TX. The Voice is the first opportunity for him to be himself. He performs by Tomorrow by Chris Young. All the coaches look at each other and Blake makes to hit his button. Alicia and Kelly both hit and turn at the same time and Alicia has blocked Blake. Blake shakes his head. Adam hits his button at the very end.


Kelly and Adam go tease Blake about being blocked. Adam lays down on the Blocked light and he’s making a snow angel. Alicia says she used her only block on him because she knew he was that special. Blake tells Adam to get away from him. Kelly asks how Justin got into country and he says he was a fan of Reba McEntire. Kelly says that’s weird because Reba is her mother-in-law.


Alicia would love to help bring the best out of him. Adam says he’s so good he won’t even be mad if he doesn’t go with him because he can’t go with Blake. He tells Justin to do whatever he wants to do, he is amazing. Kelly says she knows country music and Blake says she doesn’t know anything about country. Adam says the sheer amount of words that come out of her mouth and she says he does the same thing.


Adam says, Justin, who do you pick as your coach? Justin hesitates and he picks…Kelly. Alicia says she was waiting to use her block on Blake. Kelly feels like Justin has a lot of potential. Blake says he hates them all.     

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Last night, the greatest season of The Voice yet kicked off with the return of season 12 champion coach, Alicia Keyes, and the debut of new coach, Kelly Clarkson, who proved to be more than a match for our veteran coaches. And changing The Voice forever was the arrival of the block, giving each coach just one opportunity from getting an artist they want. Blake was the first to strike, followed by Alicia, who gave Blake a taste of his own medicine, leaving Adam and Kelly the only coaches still able to block.


Let’s meet our first artist, Davison from Little Rock, AR. He’s a worship leader at his church and he’s also a local stylist. Musically, he gospel, with a little soul and grit. He’d love to work with Adam. His mom likes Blake. He’d also like to work with Alicia and Kelly is great. Davison steps and sings To Love Somebody by the Bee Gees. Blake and Adam hit their buttons at almost the same time. Kelly started to hit her button at the end and missed her opportunity.


Adam says he’s going to kill Blake. Alicia says she’s out of her mind because he’s Davison is outrageous and he did a beautiful job. Blake says he loves that song and says it was an old Bee Gees record and Adam says no and Davison corrects Adam. Blake says he would be honored to be his coach.


Adam says that’s shocking that Blake knew something about music he didn’t. He says Davison embodies what the whole point of the show is and his voice speaks to all of them. He says before he started recording he was listening to Lauryn Hill records and he knows who Davison is. Blake says Davison would be the centerpiece of Team Blake.


Alicia asks who Davison picks as his coach. He takes a minute and says he loves them both, but he picks…Adam. Alicia and Kelly both talk about regretting turning around and Adam says that’s where he takes advantage.


The next artist is Jaclyn Lovey from Placerville, CA. She is hoping to make her community proud because they have all been supportive and helpful for her as she follows her path. She is going to perform Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley. Kelly looks at Alicia and says that’s pretty. All the judges are listening as she sings through the chorus. Blake finally hits his button and Alicia follows. Jaclyn is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly tells Jaclyn no one on the show sounds like her. Alicia says sometimes we feel like we have to overperform and she just showed you can be simple and pure. Blake says her voice makes her feel every word. Blake says for the first time in his life he pictured himself riding a unicorn holding a care bear. Blake says they may have artists who can blow the roof off, but what she just did was more powerful than that.


Alicia says to Jaclyn that she’s a huge lover of the classic songs and she sees what they can do together. She can keep the performances honest and genuine and keep it all about her.


Adam says it’s time for Jaclyn to pick a coach. Jaclyn says she’d love to work with either one of them, but she picks…Alicia.


Our next artist is Sophia Dion from Park City, UT. She sings What A Man by Linda Lyndell. The judges are listening and Kelly and Alicia start to sing along. She does not get a chair turn. Kelly says she didn’t even recognize the song at first but she was waiting for a little extra. Blake says if he can’t understand what people are saying when they are singing it drives him nuts. He says he could understand her most of the time, but it might need to be little cleaned up.


As the auditions continued, both Blake and Kelly had something special in mind, and these singers just missed the mark. We see Brittney Spencer who sang Road Less Traveled by Lauren Alaina who Kelly says they could hear her nerves in the pitch.


Next we see Karianne Jean who sang Blue Ain’t Your Color by Keith Urban who Blake says the song got away from her. He says she went for something big and it didn’t land correctly. Finally, we see Wildee Fusard who sang Legends by Kelsea Ballerini and Kelly doesn’t think that was the best song to showcase what she was capable of and Blake says if she could have put together a start to finish more solid audition, they’d be fighting over her.


Let’s see if the next artist is the one Kelly has been waiting for. Molly Stevens is from Raleigh, NC, and she kind of puts herself in country, but she sees herself more in the Americana realm. Molly takes the stage with a guitar and sings Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin. Blake immediately hits his button and tells Kelly she is not blocking him. Kelly turns right after. Molly is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly asks Blake if he knew who sang that song and he didn’t. Kelly knows that song. Kelly tells Molly you don’t have to have Blake as a coach to be successful in country. Blake says he doesn’t move from genre to genre, his life is country that’s all he does.


Kelly says she loves all genres of music. Adam tells Molly that he thinks Kelly is a good fit for her. Alicia says her chances are higher with Kelly, but she likes Blake as well. Kelly says Molly is unique and she’d sound great in country music and be great on her team.


Adam asks Molly who she’s going to pick. Molly says oh man…she picks Kelly. Blake says the other three coaches are ganging up on him and he has no one his team yet today and he’s starting to feel left out.


The next artist is Dylan Hartigan from Wyckoff, NJ. He’s done some acting and been in a few commercials and had some experience in a boy band called NY5. He takes the stage and performs Danny’s Song by Anne Murray. The judges are listening and Kelly is saying it’s pretty. Kelly keeps acting like she wants to hit her button but hesitates. Kelly finally hits her button.


Kelly tells Dylan he has a solid voice and she can’t wait to see what his range is and what he can do. He says he’s more folk rock and Kelly says yes, she loves it. Kelly says she doesn’t even have to fight for him. She doesn’t know if he wanted her but he got her.


Our final artist of the night is Pryor Baird from Nashville, TN. He says you don’t choose the Blues, Blues chooses you and he says that’s right because you don’t play the Blues for the money. He’s a project manager for a home restoration company. He has chosen to sing I Don’t Need No Doctor by Humble Pie. Adam is the first to turn. Blake hits his button a minute later with Alicia right behind. Kelly hits her button as well, and we have a 4-chair.


Kelly says she loves all of it, the soulfulness and the way Pryor rocked out and she’d love to have him on her team. Adam says he’s glad he turned first and the way he makes the guitar song is singular and unique and amazing. He doesn’t usually sing the way he does and play the way he does and he thinks Team Adam should be Pryor’s home.


Blake says when he heard Pryor’s guitar playing he thought of Pete Anderson and that’s who made all of Dwight Yoakam’s records, a little loose and a little wild. Blake says he’s an incredible vocalist and he wants Pryor on his team. Alicia says she felt there was such a power and such a range and it felt so good and she’d love to help him explore that. She feels like she’s the only one who can sing in the range Pryor just did.


Adam says he has to be Pryor’s coach and he sees him holding on to that guitar like it’s an extension of him and he understands that. Kelly asks who he picks as his coach. Pryor says this is tough…he picks Blake.

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Different backgrounds, different reasons, all with one goal…to be named The Voice. Tonight, the blind auditions continue. With talent this good, our coaches will have to raise the bar to build the team they want. Making it even harder, Adam and Kelly have yet to use the block. Prepare yourself America, tonight anything can happen!


Let’s meet the first artist of night three. We meet Christiana Danielle from Fort Wayne, IN. She listens to gospel and her mother is a gospel rapper. She got into jazz in high school. She’s going to sing Hotline Bling by Drake, but a different version to show her versatility. Adam hits his button before she finishes the first line. Blake looks interested and so does Kelly. Kelly finally decides to hit her button. Alicia seems to enjoy her voice and finally hits her button. Christiana is a 3-chair turn.


Kelly says she loves Christiana’s voice and she doesn’t want her to listen to Alicia. Adam says Christiana is a champ and she’s one of the greatest gifts they’ve been given on the show and he wants to be a guiding light for her on the show. Adam says she is one of the greatest singers he’s ever heard. Kelly says she has a chance at winning no matter who she picks. Alicia says she would be great from Adam or Kelly, but Christiana was crazy and she’s so excited. Kelly says she loves country. Alicia says she brought in Ella Fitzgerald with Drake. Alicia says she gets her.


Blake says Christiana, it’s time to pick your coach. Christiana hesitates and looks at her parents and then picks…Alicia.


Next we meet Brett Hunter from Pasadena, CA. He lives with his brother and they sleep in the same bed. He appreciates his brother’s sacrifice and he wants to be able to give back and make an impact in music. He performs She’s a Bad Mama Jama by Carl Carlton with a ukulele. Kelly seems to enjoy it and Adam is dancing in his seat. Blake finally hits his button towards the end of the performance.


Brett will be on Team Blake. Blake says he has the next Tiny Tim and everyone else is a bunch of idiots. Blake says he’s never been more surprised because he didn’t expect to see someone up there playing a ukulele. Adam says if Brett had played and sang with just the ukulele, then they all would have turned. Blake says he couldn’t be happier for Brett to be on his team.


Carson is on his way to meet the next artist, Jamai who delivers singing telegrams from Chester, PA. When he’s not doing singing telegrams he’s in the studio and he’s ready to take it to the next level. He takes the stage to sing U Got it Bad by Usher. Alicia is singing along in her chair. Kelly looks like she’s on the fence. Alicia and Kelly both look at each other and hit their buttons at the same time.


Jamai says hi to Alicia and Adam notices how he said her name. Jamai says Kelly is a versatile singer and the epitome of success for artists who have won a singing show. Alicia says she turned around because she could tell he had variety and a style of his own. Kelly says she’d pick songs for him so he wouldn’t be compared to original artists. Alicia says she wants to make sure he’s a success, not only on the show but in the real world.


Adam asks Jamai who he picks. Jamai sings it…Alicia.


Next we meet Mitch Cardoza from Dartmouth, MA. He grew up in a musical household and both of his parents would sing to him. He got into reggae music in middle school. Mitch sings No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley. The coaches are all nodding and swaying in their chairs. He did not get anyone to turn.


Kelly says she loves the song and he sang so well. Alicia says he had some beautiful runs and she advises him to show more uniqueness. Adam says this song is so hard and so untouchable, but he is talented. Blake says there was a big not he hit and he should have incorporated that more into his performance.


The next artist is Mia Boostrom from Boston, MA. She started singing in middle school and began writing her own music. She stopped doing music for awhile because people started not paying attention to her music and commenting on her weight. She decides this is her time to try again. She steps up to sing Pillowtalk by Zayn. Adam hits his button as she’s almost finished.


Mia is on Team Adam. Adam says she is going to be the best one chair turn of the season, maybe ever. He knew from her last line he had the best kept secret of the moment. Alicia congratulates her on a great performance. Kelly says she’s looking for something super specific and her highs were beautiful, but her lows were sexy. Adam says there is a lot of great stuff to work with, she is so good.


Jackie Foster is our next artist from San Diego, CA. She’s the lead singer of a band based out of Boston. Her mom has been watching since season one. She is going to sing What About Us? By P!nk. She gets through the first chorus and Kelly decides to hit her button. Blake reaches for his button and Alicia smacks hers. Jackie is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly points out to Jackie that she turned first. Kelly says she’s been waiting for someone with depth and versatility and Jackie has that. Alicia says her voice had so much texture and was so genuine and her tone was accurate. Kelly says she thinks she would be a good coach for Jackie and she’s glad she will pick her. Alicia thinks there is a lot they can explore if she picks her.


Adam says it’s time to pick your coach. Jackie hesitates and picks…Kelly.


The next artist is Kayla Woodson from Waggaman, LA. She works at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She finds it inspiring as a country music artist to work there. She’s going to perform Turn on the Radio by Reba McEntire. The coaches are listening intently. Adam looks like he wants to hit his button but he’s watching Blake. She does not get a chair turn.


Blake says she has incredible range and what kept him from hitting his button was she was sharp sometimes. Alicia would love to hear a little more dynamic throughout the song. Adam says he’s guilty of watching Captain Country which is stupid because a great voice is a great voice. Adam tells her to come back again.


Next, we have Reid Umstattd from Austin, TX. He’s a bartender, but he misses singing and performing. He was in a band after college and then he met his wife. Touring was hard on them so he quit the band. This will be the first solo performance he’s ever done. He sings Take Me to the Pilot by Elton John. Adam recognized the song immediately. Adam is the first to hit his button with Alicia right behind. Adam is dancing and singing along as he watches. Reid is a two chair turn.


Kelly says she loved Reid’s vocal but it’s her first season and she’s looking for something specific. Adam says he’s glad that was the Elton song he chose. He has a killer voice, killer range, soul for days, and pocket, he loves him and he wants Reid on his team so badly. Alicia says she could play the piano that Elton played and Reid could sing. Alicia says his voice was powerful and so much fun. Alicia thinks they could do craziness and go all the way and have fun the whole time. Adam believes he can win the show and he’s his guy. Alicia wants to showcase that greatness and lift him up.


Kelly says as a fellow Texan, who are you picking as your coach. Reid appreciates them both…but he picks Adam.


The next artist is Jorge Eduardo from Guadalajara, Mexico. His dad is a mariachi singer. He grew up watching his dad perform and he always dreamed of doing what his dad did. He was on The Voice Mexico and got all four chairs to turn and got fourth place. Jorge sings Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. Kelly wastes no time hitting her button and then gets out of her seat to dance. Alicia is dancing in her seat. Alicia seems to enjoy the song and seems like she wants to hit her button. No one else turns.


Jorge is on Team Kelly. Adam feels like Kelly picked him before he started singing and Alicia says Kelly scared her because she turned so fast. Kelly says she is so excited and she wants Jorge to teach her that song. Blake says it would be monumental if he could teach him to sing that song.


As the night wore on we see Jamella who sang Dive by Ed Sheeran and Kelly and Blake both turned and Jamella chose Kelly as her coach. Then we see Angel Bonilla who sang Lay Me Down by Sam Smith and Adam was the only coach who turned.


The next artist is Austin Giorgio from Rochester, NY. He loves Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and he was introduced to music through his father. Austin sings How Sweet (It Is To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor. Blake hits his button to turn. Kelly hits her button right at the end. Austin is a two-chair turn.


Kelly loves the old standards and she won a singing competition and you have to have a little bit of strategy. She advises him to choose a contemporary song and make it that old style. Blake says he too has won a show like this and Kelly says not as a contestant. Blake says one of his favorite vocalists is Michael Buble and they’ll face time him.


Adam tells Austin it’s time to pick his coach. Austin hesitates and he says he has to pick…Blake as his coach.


The last artist of the night is Johnny Bliss from New York, NY. He’s a karaoke host and he hopes to be an artist who can sing in English and Spanish. He wants to make his family proud of him. He takes the stage to sing Preciosa by Marc Antony. Adam hits his button very quickly. Alicia and Kelly both turn right after and Adam has blocked Kelly. Blake turns next and he sees Kelly is blocked and starts laughing.


Johnny thanks them for turning. He loves Adam’s shirt and Adam says he can have it if he picks him and Kelly says he’s the only one. Adam says he blocked Kelly and he thinks Johnny has not only the voice, but he also had a moment where he got lost and he wants to be part of his journey. Alicia says he sounds like he’s been singing lifetimes and he’s been put on this planet to do what he just did. Blake says he doesn’t know what he was singing but he’s pretty sure it was about drinking beer and eating fried chicken. That may not have been what he was singing about but it got him excited and that’s why he turned.


Alicia says this is very important, Johnny, she thinks he should know she was named after her Puerto Rican godmother. She sings If I Ain’t Got You in Spanish. Johnny goes down to give Alicia a hug. Kelly says that was the sexiest thing. Adam says as amazing as that was and you’re picking a coach. Blake says it’s time to pick your coach. Johnny says all he hears, in Jesus’ name, he picks…Alicia.

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As the coaches get settled, let’s meet our first artist of the night, Spensha Baker from San Antonio, TX. She signed with a major record label as a gospel singer at age 11 and toured for three years but the labeled decided to part ways. She is going to sing Blackbird by The Beatles. Blake and Kelly both hit their buttons at the same time.


Adam says he loves the way Spensha took one of his favorite songs and did it her way. Alicia says she is incredible. Kelly says her favorite thing is to see an artist feel everything she’s singing. Kelly can’t wait to see more of her. Blake loves her slow vibrato and she would be the greatest gift to him on the anniversary of his 14th season as a coach.


Kelly says they seem like they have similarities and Blake asks her what music she wants to pursue and Spensha says country. Alicia asks who she picks as her coach. Spensha says she can’t believe this is happening and she picks Blake.


Up next, we have Alexa Cappelli from Upland, CA. She is in a music program at an Orange County School and she has a twin brother. Alexa sings I’ve Got the Music In Me by Kiki Dee Band. Kelly hits her button and Adam hits his a moment later.


Adam says that wasn’t just really good, it was also really soulful. Adam says he loves Alexa. Alicia says she is sic and phenomenal and the only reason she didn’t turn is because she’s looking for something specific. Alexa tells Kelly to get into the Orange county school she auditioned with Kelly’s song People Like Us. Kelly wants to hear her sing it and she sings with her.


It’s time for Alexa to choose her coach and she picks…Kelly.


The next artist is Adrian Brannan from Ventura, CA. She’s a cowgirl and sings cowboy music. She’s also been classically trained in opera. She’d really love to work with Blake or Kelly. She sings Two More Bottles of Wine by Emmylou Harris. Kelly mouths to Blake she can’t hear the words she’s singing. She doesn’t get a chair turn.


Blake says Adrian’s personality is incredible. Blake didn’t push his button because a little bit of a problem with diction. He advises her next time to enunciate the best she can. Adrian says this is a big honor just to be out here. Alicia loves her vibrato and she has a beautiful tone.


Next we meet Wilkes from Waleska, GA. Wilkes was in a band after high school but he’s a stay-at-home dad now. He takes the stage and performs One Headlight by The Wallflowers. Adam tells Alicia if Wilkes sings the chorus good he’s going to turn. Blake leans forward to look at Adam and they both hit their buttons at the same time.


Adam thinks Wilkes is a singular singer and he thinks he’s the coach for Wilkes. Kelly says she hears a little country music in him too. Blake says his voice was sneaky and the longer he sang the more he turned it up. He’s a fan.


Alicia says who do you pick as your coach, Wilkes? Wilkes says…well..I’m sorry Adam but I’m going to pick Blake.


After a big win over Adam, we hear Jesslee sing I’m With You by Avril Lavigne and Blake goes head to head against Kelly and Jesslee picked Blake as her coach. Then we hear Jordyn Simone who sang Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton and Alicia was inspired to turn her chair. Megan Lee was next and she sang Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack and Alicia pushed her button for her too.


Next we have Jaron Strom from Shelby, NC. He’s a web designer by day and a performer by night. He was introduced to Motown by his grandfather when he was growing up. He’d love to work with Adam, but all the coaches have a great ability. He’s singing This Magic Moment by Ben E. King. Blake hits his button as Jaron is finishing his song.


Jaron is on Team Blake. Jaron does a happy dance and Adam says Jaron has to see Blake’s happy dance. Blake says he knew from the second he started singing he was into it. The longer he sang the more he knew he had to turn because Jaron didn’t deserve to go home.


Our final artist of the night is Terrence Cunningham from Washington, DC. He’s been singing all his life but mostly he’s a piano player. He’s going to sing My Girl by The Temptations because it reminds him of his daughter. He plays the keyboard while he’s singing. Adam is the first to hit his button. Alicia follows behind and laughs when she sees the keyboard. Kelly and Blake both hit their buttons as well. Terrence is a 4-chair turn.


Blake tells Terrence they are all speechless. They have never heard a performance like that on any level of The Voice. Alicia asks what made him sing that song and she says she felt it, it was so beautiful. Kelly wants to sing with him and she’s curious why he’s not already on the radio.


Kelly says Terrence has the most amazing voice, but these shows are about strategy and she’s been through that process and wants to help him succeed. Alicia says it feels like a vacuum in this space and in this moment and there was a beautiful honesty and artistry to his performance.


Blake thinks Terrence is special and he’s been doing it a long time and he’s never seen anything like that. Adam says Terrence doesn’t need them, they need him. Adam wants to coach him more than he’s ever wanted to coach another person on The Voice.


Adam says it’s time for him to pick a coach. Terrence picks…Alicia.

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Tonight, the final week of the blind auditions begins. Coach Kelly Clarkson, who has been a force to be reckoned with in her debut season needs 3 artists. Adam needs 6, and Alicia and Blake also each need 3 artists. And before the night is over, Kelly will use the final block. The biggest season of The Voice yet begins right now!


Let’s meet the first artist of the night, Stephanie Skipper from Nashville, TN. She had a band with her husband and they started to tour, but her husband was offered a job in town. She thought they were going to do it together, but she’s going to pick it back up as a solo artist.


Stephanie steps on stage and performs Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson. Kelly immediately gets emotional. All the coaches are looking at each other. Kelly seems like she wants to hit her button and Alicia tells her to just do it. Adam hits his button at the end and Blake says he’ll go too. Stephanie is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly says she’s so sad and she’s mad she didn’t turn for Stephanie. Kelly says it was cool she picked that song. Adam says one of his favorite things about her is she brought his attention to the song. Blake says he thinks every song Kelly writes is extra personal, and that song has a little extra dose in it and he applauds her for coming out and laying out a passionate performance that connected to all of them, especially Kelly.


Adam says he’s excited to work with Stephanie technically. Alicia asks who she picks as her coach. Stephanie says this is really hard, it’s a tough decision, but she picks…Adam.


As Stephanie celebrates, let’s meet the next artist of the night. Tish Haynes Keys is next and she is from St. Louis, MO. Her father was a pastor, and her mother was a gospel singer. She has chosen the song Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin. Kelly seems immediate impressed. Adam hits his button and Kelly hits right behind. Tish is a 2-chair turn.


Kelly is excited, and on her feet and she wants to know what is wrong with Alicia and Blake because Tish just killed Aretha Franklin. Kelly goes up to give her a hug. Blake says he’s being strategic because his team is almost full. Kelly says her team is almost full and didn’t care. Kelly says if Tish were on her team she’d just let her fly and if she don’t win the show she can tour with Kelly anytime.


Alicia says the only reason she didn’t turn is because she has other soulful voices on her team and she didn’t want to put her in the position where that would be a hindrance for her. Adam says he pushed his button because it would be disrespectful to the art of singing to not push it for her voice, which is the reason of the show. Adam says he’d love to have her on his team.


Alicia asks who Tish picks as her coach. Tish says she’s watched Kelly since she started and she means so much to her musical career, but she wants to grow and be different and she picks…Adam.


Our next artist is Branson Ireland from Fairview, TN. He works on weekends at an Apple store and he pursues music through the week. He appreciative of his wife for her support and allowing him to follow his dreams. He sings Tulsa Time by Don Williams. Kelly is singing along in her chair. Adam says he likes it and Kelly says he’s good. Blake hits his button and Adam follows. Branson is a 2-chair turn.


Adam says Branson sang a song that clearly said he’s not going to be on Adam’s team, but if by some chance he has a bigger scheme and shock the world, then he’d go with Adam. Alicia says Adam is trying to say Adam recognized the power and brilliance in Branson’s voice before Blake.


Kelly says Blake does work with artists after the show, but Branson also wouldn’t have much competition on Adam’s team. Blake says Kelly is right but if he picks Blake, then he’ll have to work harder and it will make him a better singer. Adam says he does not take this lightly.


Alicia asks Branson who he picks as his coach. Carson tells Branson’s wife if he picks Adam that will be the craziest moment ever. Carson picks team Blake.


Adam and Blake are both off to a strong start, while Alicia and Kelly continue to be selective with their final few spots. We see Teddy Chipouras sing Ophelia by The Lumineers and Kelly says she didn’t turn because she’s looking for something super specific. Then Arlo Montenegro performs Attention by Charlie Puth and Alicia says some of the lower notes were a little tricky. Next up is Daniel Garcia and he sings Perfect by Ed Sheeran and Kelly he was brave to come out and bare it all.


Next we have Teana Boston from Stockton, CA. Her genre is R&B and Alicia Keys is one of her biggest motivations when she was younger. She takes the stage to perform Unfaithful by Rihanna. The coaches are all looking at each other. Kelly seems to want to hit her button and she finally does. Teana is a 1-chair turn.


Kelly says it wasn’t until the very end when she was in her head voice and it was gorgeous. Alicia says it was super beautiful and that was a hard song to sing. Adam says Kelly did an amazing job of picking her because she’s going to be one of the ones to watch in the competition. Blake says they are all going to regret not hitting their button.


Up next, we have Miya Bass from Jamaica Queens, NY. Both her parents work for the NYPD, her sister works as a police offer, and she also worked in law enforcement, but turned down being an officer because she wants to sing. She sings Issues by Julia Michaels. Adam hits his button. Miya is a 1-chair turn.


Blake congratulates Miya. Adam says if she was a cop and pulled him over with that hair, he’d be like he wasn’t messing with that lady. Alicia says she didn’t turn because there’s a few things she’s looking for but she’s on team Adam. Adam says when he turned she got in her head a little and that’s a good thing because it may have deterred the others from turning.


Livia Faith is next and she is from Stanton, KY. She has always wanted to sing. Her mother is her best friend. Her audition song is Dream a Little Dream of Me by Ella Fitzgerald. Alicia says it’s sweet. Kelly hits her button and Blake hits right after. Alicia seems to be enjoying the performance. Alicia finally hits her button at the end. Livia is a 3-chair turn.


Kelly says she would love to have Livia on her team and she’s different from everybody else. Kelly would like to see her voice on a contemporary song but with a twist. Alicia asks if Livia plays any instruments and she answers she plays the ukulele. Alicia says she likes oldies and classics and twist them and she thinks together can come up with a few new songs and take over The Voice.


Blake says he knew he was going to hit his button when she started singing. Blake thinks with the right coach they can take songs and twist them and make them different with the sound of her voice. Alicia says she thought of the song Earth Angel for Livia and she starts to sing it. Kelly sings along with Alicia.


Adam sings Livia, who do you pick as your coach? Livia hesitates and says oh man…she has to pick…Alicia.


The next artist is Jordan Kirkdorffer from Nashville, TN. He has an accounting job and he loves spread sheets. He’s from a small town in Indiana, a small farming community, and he liked singing to the pigs. He moved to Nashville after high school. He sings In Case You Don’t Know by Brett Young. The coaches are listening closely. Adam hits his button and Blake hits towards the end.


Adam says just tell me, do I have a chance? Adam says Jordan’s performance was multi-faceted. His performance was beautiful and it touched him. Blake says he could hear that Jordan was different and special. Adam says he did hit his button before Blake. Kelly says Jordan will stand out on Adam’s team.


Alicia says at the end of the day you get this incredible opportunity, Jordan who do you pick as your coach. Jordan thanks them both but he picks…Blake.


Carson travelled to west Los Angeles to meet the next artist, Shana Halligan from Los Angeles, CA. Her dad was one of the founding members of Blood, Sweat, and Tears. She started a band when she was 30 and when it ended she was very depressed. She says she hopes the coaches like her voice because it’s unique.


Shana steps up on stage and performs Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Nancy Sinatra. The coaches are listening very carefully. Alicia finally slaps her button. Shana is a 1-chair turn.


Alicia felt there was something unique about Shana’s voice and she was very excited to experience that. Adam says she is so different and she’s so happy for her. Blake says she looks like a goddess.


The next artist is Gary Edwards from Lewisville, TX. He’s a choir director with young children. His grandmother was very instrumental in his music when he was young. He’s an also an IT assistant and he sings with two cover bands. He’s going to sing What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye. Adam hits his button. Blake hits his button before the song ends.


Adam thanks Gary for singing that song and it was like he was singing them to sleep. Adam wants to meet his grandmother. Blake says his voice is soft and flows and then sometimes it punches you in the face. Alicia says his voice is so superb. Kelly says he has a beautiful voice hands down. Adam says there’s something about him that transcends everything.


Kelly asks Gary who he picks as his coach. Gary picks…Adam.


The next artist is Mercedes Ferreira-Dias from Miami, FL. She was driven to singing since she was a child. She takes influence from Latin artists. She performs All I Ask by Adele. All the coaches are listening closely. Blake has his head tilted to the side. Kelly seems impressed. Kelly says she’s good. None of the coaches hit their button and Kelly immediately regrets not hitting her button.


Adam says Kelly was closer than he was to hitting his button and he tells Mercedes to come back again. Kelly says she was so close and Blake says physically. Kelly says that might be the dumbest thing she’s ever done. She says she was looking for something specific and maybe that’s why she hesitated.


The final artist of the night is Hannah Goebel from Omaha, NE but she now lives in Nashville. She had a learning disability in school but music helped her focus. Hannah is going to sing If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. Kelly immediately looks at Alicia. Kelly hits her button and blocks Alicia, and Adam hits his right behind. Blake hits his button. Alicia hits her button at the end and sees she’s blocked. The audience boos.


Adam says Kelly crushed Hannah’s dreams today and Kelly says she had no chance unless she blocked Alicia. Kelly thinks she could be a really great coach for Hannah and since she used her only block on her she’d be the best choice for her. Blake says doesn’t it make you feel special that your dream was to work with Alicia Keys and she crushed your dream by blocking her.


Blake says he loves Hannah, but he would love to be her coach. Adam says he covers that song all the time and if you get an artist to turn for you singing their song, that’s special. Kelly reminds her she used her only block. Alicia asks Hannah who she chooses as her coach. Hannah smiles and she picks…Kelly.

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Tonight, it’s the biggest night of the season yet as the coaches complete their teams with some of the best voices they’ve ever heard. Adam needs 2 more artists to fill his team, while Alicia, Kelly, and Blake have one spot each. Who will get the final spots and the opportunity to work with our super star coaches in the upcoming battles? Let’s find out!


Our first artist of the night is Genesis Diaz from Miami, FL. Her parents were both in a band in Cuba when they were children. They gave up music for their children. Genesis is going to perform Praying by Kesha. The audience seems to love the performance but the judges are listening closely. Adam hits his button at the end with Blake immediately behind.


Adam says he was the spark and Blake came smoldering after and Genesis should remember that when she’s picking her coach. Adam says he thinks Genesis is tremendous. Blake says he has one spot left on his team and he would love to have her complete team Blake. Adam says as he listened he came up with all of these ideas for her and he’d love to be her coach.


Kelly asks Genesis who she picks as her coach? Genesis says she’s going to have to pick…Adam.


The next artist is Sharane Calister from Des Moines, IA. She grew up on gospel music and sang with her twin sister in the choir. She was placed in foster care at age 10 and she was adopted, but she was separated from her twin. She sings Make it Rain by Ed Sheeran. Alicia hits her button. Alicia tells Kelly to push her button and Kelly gets in at the last second.


Kelly says she turned around because it’s disrespectful not to turn around for some like Sharane. Kelly says she’s just weary of not getting picked over Alicia. Kelly says she can tell she’s a fan of Alicia. Alicia says that was so powerful and her voice was perfection. Alicia says whatever her journey has been has led her to share that performance. Kelly says her type of story is what makes great artists.


Blake says who do you pick as your coach, Sharane? Sharane says she loves Kelly, but she has to go with Alicia. Team Alicia is now full.


Next, we have Dallas Caroline from Santa Rosa, CA. She was named after a country song. She was able to play CMA fest last summer and that was a dream come true for her. She’s going to sing Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson. Kelly hits her button fairly quickly. Adam hits his button a little over halfway through. Blake is the last to turn.


Adam says he doesn’t know how it looks for him, but Dallas is so great and the core of who she is as a singer is there and he’s going to fight for her because she’s awesome. Kelly says they each only have one more spot on their team and that speaks to her talent that they all turned. Kelly says she has a quality that is missing in country music.


Blake says when he sees someone young like Dallas performing Always On My Mind, it’s a sacred country song and he can go wow, that’s the next Leann Rimes. That’s why he wants to be her coach on the show. Alicia asks who she picks as her coach. Dallas thanks them all and says this is crazy. She picks…Blake. Blake’s team is now full!


The next artist to take the stage is Allen Pride Bowser from Philadelphia, PA. His grandmother got him a keyboard and that was his outlet. He got into an altercation at 17 and he was sent to a disciplinary high school and ended up getting straight A’s and graduated early. He takes the stage What You Won’t Do For Love by Bobby Caldwell. Kelly is listening and she tells Blake she wants him to go high. He does not get a chair turn.


Adam thanks Allen and he finds himself married to that song and it’s not fair. Adam says he’s fantastic. Kelly says she loved his voice but she was waiting for the next level or a little more variety and she thinks he’s a great singer.


Next, we have Jackie Verna from West Chester, PA. She’s a country pop artist. She had a car accident before she went off to a college and she was unable to go. She’s always loved music and it was the drive that kept her going while she was recovering. She struggled with self-image because of the damage caused by the accident. She steps up and sings Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini. Adam hits his button. Kelly is sitting still listening.


Adam is excited and runs around and dances. He gives Jackie a hug and returns to his seat. Adam says she is the best country singer he’s heard. Alicia says it was so good and so beautiful. Adam has never been more excited about a 1-chair turn in his life. Kelly says she was freaking out and she only has one spot left. Team Adam is full!


Our final artist of the blind auditions is Amber Sauer from Paradise, CA. She was from a very small country town in California and so she moved to Los Angeles when she could and booked her first gig within two weeks of moving. This is her first chance to step out as a solo artist and prove she is good enough. She takes the stage to perform Shape of You by Ed Sheeran. Kelly listens for quite awhile and hits her button towards the end of the performance.


Kelly says she is so happy that no one could turn their chairs for Amber. Alicia says that was crazy. Kelly says she can pretty high, but that performance was pretty high. Kelly says she would have fought like hell for Amber. Blake wants to see the people who are cheering her on and they all come out. Team Kelly is full!

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Tonight, get ready for battles like you’ve never seen before. For the first time ever, you’ll see the artists pairings revealed and our coaches will take the training further than ever before. Joining the action will be some of the hottest names across music: Shawn Mendes, Julia Michaels, Hailee Steinfeld, and Trace Adkins.


Expectations will be high, leading to some of the best battles we’ve ever seen. Decisions will be tougher. The steals will be bigger. The most exciting round of battles yet starts right now!


Let’s meet the first artist from Team Alicia as he learns which artist he’ll be battling, Jamai. He goes to find out who he has been paired with and he sees on screen Sharane Calister. Shawn Mendes is Team Alicia’s advisor.


Alicia gave Jamai and Sharane the song Mercy by Shawn Mendes. Shawn says Sharane is talented, she had such control and she was just flawless. Jamai had sheer strength, especially in the higher octave. Alicia gives Sharane tips on tempo and Shawn advises Jamai to get emotionally invested in his verse.


We then see Alicia at the stage rehearsal with Sharane and Jamai. Alicia gets to see their outfits, how they interact with each other, and they also have vocal coaches and choreographers. Alicia thinks this battle is going to steal the show because there is so much power in it and so much energy.


Jamai and Sharane have just taken the stage to perform Mercy by Shawn Mendes and the crowd seemed to enjoy it. It’s time to see what the coaches have to say. Adam is feeling Jamai’s trench. Adam says there were moments with Jamai where he was like wow and Sharane has a fullness in her voice that fills the room. Adam says it’s a dead heat.


Blake says Sharane doesn’t even need a microphone and they are both incredible vocally and he doesn’t know what Alicia is going to do. Maybe he’d go with Jamai. Kelly says they really complemented each other and they could also both be forces. Kelly gravitates more toward Sharane.


Alicia has the final words. She is supremely proud of that performance and she thinks Shawn will be blown away. Alicia says Jamai is a shocker for her and Sharane’s performance was wow.


Alicia is ready to pick her winner. She selects the winner…Sharane.


Now it’s time to look at Team Kelly and her advisor, Hailee Steinfeld. They away Team Kelly’s first pairing, Brynn Cartelli vs Dylan Hartigan. Kelly has given them the song …Ready for It? by Taylor Swift. Hailee says Brynn is the real deal, you can just feel her presence and energy. Dylan has the swagger and she loves it. Kelly gives Dylan tips on styling on notes. Kelly advises Brynn on stance to ensure her vocals don’t seem strained.


Kelly gets a look at Brynn and Dylan’s stage rehearsal. She thinks Dylan came in more solid than he did in rehearsals. Kelly says these two did their homework, they are nailing it and she thinks either can take this battle.


Brynn and Dylan have taken the stage and performed …Ready for It? by Taylor Swift. The crowd is pumped up from that performance. Alicia says that voice inside of Brynn is crazy and Dylan has all kinds of swag. Adam says Brynn is a star and Dylan’s energy is so infectious. Adam would go with Brynn.


Blake says Dylan is like one of the dude’s from Grease. Blake thinks Dylan is a really good singer and Brynn doesn’t sound like anyone else and she has a lot of power and energy and she’s a star.


Kelly says Dylan does have a really solid voice and there’s this old soul, really cool vibe about Brynn. The winner of the battle is…Brynn.


Carson reminds the coaches that Dylan is available to steal. He thanks Kelly for working with him and it’s been a pleasure. Dylan heads off stage and Blake hits his button. Dylan will be joining Team Blake.


Let’s take a look at Team Blake and his advisor, Trace Adkins. They are waiting for Blake’s first pairing of Jesslee vs Kyla Jade. Blake has given them the song One Last Time by Ariana Grande. Blake tells Kyla that she’s not background anymore and Trace tells her to hit the song full voice. Trace says Jesslee is just powerful.


Jesslee and Kyla step on stage to perform One Last Time by Ariana Grande. Kelly gets out of her seat to dance as they perform. Kelly says she loved that. Kelly loves that Kyla makes it look effortless. Adam says he was thinking the same thing. Kelly says Jesslee is amazing, she is phenomenal. Kelly is a fan of Kyla.


Alicia says that was a beautiful testament what Jesslee just did and she did an incredible job. Alicia says Kyla needs to work on not closing down her greatness and she did a beautiful job.


Blake says says Jesslee had a grip on the song and that’s what Kyla needed to figure out for herself. He says they were both incredible. The winner of this battle is…Kyla.


For Team Adam, he brought in advisor Julia Michaels. Adam chose to pair Rayshun Lamarr and Tish Haynes Keys. Adam is giving them the song Sweet Thing by Rufus and Chaka Khan. Adam says the harmonies in this song are crazy. Adam advises Rayshun not to try and outdo Tish, just be himself. Adam says this will be one of the best battles. Julie says they are both incredible.


Adam is heading to Tish and Rayshun’s stage rehearsal. Adam advises them to keep the magic. He also tells them to keep the energy and original intent of it. Adam says this is the dumbest and smartest decision he’s ever made because they are going to blow everyone away.


Rayshun and Tish are now stage performing Sweet Thing by Rufus and Chaka Khan. Adam stands through most of the performance. Adam says that moment that just happened couldn’t have happened if they both weren’t together.


Kelly says their range is in the stratosphere. If she had to pick, then she’d pick Tish, but she’d love them both on her team. Blake says it was equal and Tish is such a phenomenon but Rayshun stepped up. Alicia says this sucks. She says Rayshun’s voice is really special and fresh. Alicia says there was a moment in the earlier parts that was tender for Tish.


Adam says this song was in Tish’s range but Rayshun really stepped up and showed who he was. Adam is choosing the winner as…Rayshun.


Tish is up for grabs and she thanks Adam for turning for her, and Kelly, and she thanks Adam for the advice. Kelly hits her button and steals Tish. Tish is now on Team Kelly.


Next we have Shana Halligan and Christiana Danielle from Team Alicia. Alicia has given them the song Use Somebody by Kings of Leon. Alicia gives the band some tips and then advises Shana and Christiana on arrangement tips. Shawn says Christiana has an incredible tone and he couldn’t look away from her. Shawn says Shana has one of the most unique voices he’s ever heard in his life.


Alicia is now with them at the stage rehearsal for Shana and Christiana. Alicia says Christiana added more of herself and Shana continues to bend and change the melody. Alicia says this is going to be a really hard choice.


Shana and Christiana take the stage and perform Use Somebody by Kings of Leon. Alicia gets on her feet as they finish. Adam says there’s something about Christiana that draws him in to what she does. Adam says Shana is a very unique singer. Adam would pick Christiana.


Kelly says you don’t get those types of performances at award shows. Kelly says Shana is mythological and Christiana is Nefertiti-like. Blake says that performance was very equal and they were different in their approach. Blake would pick Shana because she cast a spell on him.


Alicia loves this version of that song and she loved they could deconstruct it and take it to another place. She loves the battle rounds because you can be creative. Alicia picks as her winner…Christiana.


Let’s meet Kelly’s final pairing of the night, Jackie Foster vs D.R. King. Kelly has given them the song Sign of the Times by Harry Styles. Hailee says they were absolutely incredible and when they had their solo parts they made it their own. Kelly gives them both tips on building the song and notes. Hailee says what they did with this song is absolutely amazing.


Kelly is with Jackie and D.R. at their stage rehearsal. Kelly says D.R. has incredible range and Jackie took her by surprise. Kelly says they are nailing the harmonies. She says it’s a toss-up because they are both so talented.


Jackie and D.R. take the stage and perform Sign of the Times by Harry Styles. Kelly is on her feet very quickly. The crowd and all four coaches are on their feet. Alicia says that was her favorite battle today. Alicia says D.R. is a total stunner and Jackie has a gorgeous roundness to her voice.


Adam says that was a special, special thing and they are both just that good. Adam says he couldn’t take his eyes off Jackie, and no disrespect to D.R., but Jackie was a revelation. Blake says there’s so much pressure in these battles and the confidence they have goes a long way. Blake agrees with Adam that Jackie is the discovery for him.


Kelly says she loves both of them. Kelly says when D.R. hits those notes it’s effortless. But then Jackie comes in and Kelly says she’s so screwed. Kelly chooses the winner as…D.R. King.


Jackie is available to steal and Adam hits his button, with Blake and Alicia right behind. It’s a triple steal. Adam says he thinks they can win this thing and it’s a definitive moment for this season. Adam knows how to win this show with her.


Alicia says she didn’t compete with D.R., she stood on her own and Alicia turned in the blinds for her too and this is a chance for her to make it right. Blake says he loves Jackie and it was about this point in the show when a little girl named Chloe last year took a chance and picked him and they won the show.


Jackie now gets to pick her new coach. She says this is such a hard decision and she picks…Adam. Jackie now joins Team Adam.    

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Tonight, the most exciting rounds of battles yet continues. Helping prepare the artists will be some of the biggest names in music: Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Michaels, Trace Adkins, and Shawn Mendes. The challenges will be greater, the training more intense, and the performances some of the greatest our coaches have ever seen. Get ready America, the epic season 14 battles continue right now!


Going head to head from Team Kelly is Amber Sauer and Jorge Eduardo. Kelly paired them because they are her two most passionate ones. Kelly has given them the song Starving by Hailee Steinfeld. Hailee says they have a certain chemistry and that’s awesome. Hailee gives staging tips. Kelly says Amber has sass for day and Jorge has a killer voice.


Kelly says she has paired two very compelling artists and she’s hoping one just knocks it out of the park and stands out. Amber and Jorge take the stage to perform and the crowd seems to enjoy it. Jorge is playing the guitar. Alicia says she loved their energy and it was cool to see Jorge with the guitar. Alicia would go with Jorge.


Adam says they couldn’t be more different. Adam says Amber is a fantastic singer and Jorge playing and singing and doing a duet is so diverse and he thinks he’ll go far in the competition. Adam would go with Jorge. Blake says Amber has an incredible voice and he thought she was having the most fun and he’d go with Amber.


Kelly says this was her dumbest move by far. Kelly says Amber rose to the challenge of singing in Spanish and Jorge playing the guitar, and playing well, was impressive. Kelly has chosen the winner as…Jorge.


Adam’s first pairing is Davison vs Reid Umstattd. Adam has given them the song Love On the Brain by Rihanna. Adam says they are both amazing and he’s thinking of them like a Blues Brothers or R&B duo. Julie tells them to sing it like they are singing it to someone. Julie says she loved Reid, she was super impressed he could switch from full voice to falsetto, but Davison you could tell he was feeling everything he was singing because of his emotions.


During their stage rehearsal, Adam takes their microphone stands and tells them they are too stiff and that they need to sing to the audience. Davison and Reid take the stage to perform for the audience and they get a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges.


Blake says Reid dipped into his falsetto and came out of it and it made him go woah! He says Davison was so good and every time he thought Reid was taking it, Davison would come back with a run. Blake says it’s even, but he’d probably go with Davison, but Reid shocked him. Kelly says Davison had some crazy runs and Reid’s intensity was surprising.


Kelly says Davison’s runs are like warm biscuits on a Sunday and Reid’s favorite part of that song was so intense and it bites quietly. Kelly could not choose a winner. Alicia says that song totally fit Reid’s vibe and Davison just owned it and flowed with it. Alicia couldn’t pick a winner either.


Adam says Reid had incredible confidence and some of that could rub off on Davison and some of Davison’s passion and fire when singing could rub off on Reid. Adam is going to go with the person who surprises him every time he sings, and the winner is…Reid.


As the night continued one, the coaches were faced with more tough decisions. We see Team Blake’s pairing of Bransen Ireland vs Jaron Strom performing Head Over Boots by Jon Pardi and Blake says the song was more in Bransen’s zone, but Jaron had the ability to step up to the plate and he appreciates that kind of work ethic. The winner of that battle was Jaron.


We then see Team Alicia’s pairing of Johnny Blizz vs Megan Lee singing Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars and Alicia says Johnny has a phenomenal voice and a huge personality and Johnny was named the winner of the battle.


Next is Team Kelly’s pairing of Jamella vs Teana Boston singing Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles. Kelly says she has to realize in the Knock-outs who can hold their ground against the others on her team and the winner is Jamella.


Time to check in with Team Alicia and her advisor Shawn Mendes and her first pairing of Jordyn Simone vs Kelsea Johnson. Alicia gave them the song Don’t Let Go by En Vogue. Alicia says these two seem similar until you listen to their voices and see how different they are. Shawn says Jordyn had a confidence, like a full grown woman came out of her which is impressive. As soon as Kelsea started singing, Shawn was like who is this girl? Shawn says Kelsea needs to be a mega star. He thinks they are both so good, they could be the best performance of the night.


Alicia changed a few staging things at their stage rehearsal and she says the rehearsal is excellent, but Kelsea’s voice is sore and she could lose her voice. Jordyn and Kelsea take the stage to perform for the audience and the coaches. They get an ovation from the crowd and Adam.


Adam says when he hears Kelsea, he hears a lot of Alicia. Jordyn’s power is incredible and he’d probably go with Jordyn, but they are both phenomenal. Blake feels they were evenly matched. Blake says Kelsea has a scratchy, sultry tone and that’s who he’d pick.


Kelly says they are both young and for Kelsea to have that tone is insane, and Jordyn’s power is wow. Kelly might go with Kelsea, but they are both rad. Alicia was really impressed with Jordyn’s performance, she felt like she gave it all. Alicia says he knows Kelsea is dealing with what goes with singing long hours, but she handled it with tremendous grace. Alicia is choosing the winner and she selects…Kelsea.


Jordyn thanks Alicia for all of her support and Adam hits his button. Kelly hits her button a moment later. Adam says he paved the way. Some lead others follow. Adam says he said decisively before Alicia chose that he’d go with her. Kelly says she only had one steal left and she chooses her for that. Kelly says even if she doesn’t pick her she will still her later. Adam and Kelly get into a squabble over Jordyn and Carson says it’s time for her to pick her coach. Jordyn picks…Adam. Jordyn joins Team Adam!

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