‘The Voice’ blind audition: Did the coaches make a mistake by not turning for Paul Adrian (‘I Got a Woman’)?

Of the six artists who sang on Tuesday’s edition of “The Voice,” all but one advanced from this blind audition to the Battle Rounds. The lone non-survivor was Paul Adrian, who failed to impress with a rendition of Ray Charles‘ 1954 song “I Got A Woman.” But did the coaches make a mistake by not turning for him?

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Adrian, who is only 20, had dedicated this performance to his late father. He revealed that he had died serving his country. The coaches were sympathetic and all offered this Texan support and urged him to work on his craft and come back next season to audition again.

Gwen Stefani admitted she thought he was much older and observed that he faltered in the middle of the performance. Adam Levine thought that could be down to Adrian’s decision to also dance, which he felt was a mistake. He cautioned the would-be performer that he should focus on his singing first and only then add such flourishes. And Blake Shelton concurred, noting that it would have been a fine idea to add footwork had he already had at least one coach turn.

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