Tuesday night on “The Voice,” 35-year-old Amber Sauer sang Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” during the final episode of the Season 14 blind auditions. The Paradise, California native grew up inspired by classic artists like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston. Only one coach — Kelly Clarkson — hadn’t yet filled their team at the conclusion of the blind auditions. Thus, Amber became the final member of Team Kelly by default. Can Amber make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“I’m so happy that no one could turn their chair,” Kelly said while close to tears. “I need a minute, I need a minute. I can sing pretty high, but that was damn high. That was like me on my really good day. People might sing as high as you on the show, but not like how you sing on the show. That was like from the soul, like down here. I’m so excited that you are on my team. I would have fought like hell for you.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger Denton Davidson noted, “This is a tough song to audition with because the first verse is so fast-paced. Once she reached the chorus, she showed off the power and grit Kelly had been waiting for. Team Kelly is complete! And that’s a wrap for Season 14 blind auditions.”
Blind auditions aired for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14 on NBC, with the battle rounds starting next week. What do you think of this season so far and new coach Kelly Clarkson? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.