While Kelly Clarkson just debuted as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” she is coming off a stint as an advisor on Season 13. The first winner of “American Idol” used that experience to mentor artists during the make-or-break knockouts. She capped off that initial stint on the show by debuting her new single “Medicine” on the Season 13 finale that saw Chloe Kohanksi become the sixth winner for coach Blake Shelton.
Which of the 12 artists on her team heading into the battle rounds do you think could go all the way and win season 14 of “The Voice”? Take a look at detailed bios of each of them in the photo gallery above and then read a the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition. Cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. And be sure to sound off in the comments section about Clarkson and her debut as a coach on “The Voice.” (Vote in the polls on Team Alicia Keys, Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton too.)
Teana Boston: “Unfaithful” (Blind Audition 5)
This 16-year-old from Stockton, California sang Rihanna‘s signature song “Unfaithful.”
Alexa Cappelli: “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Blind Audition 4)
This 18-year-old from Upland, California sang the Kiki Dee classic “I’ve Got the Music in Me.”
Brynn Cartelli: “Beneath Your Beautiful” (Blind Audition 1)
This 14-year-old from Longmeadow, MA sang “Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth. Not surprisingly, this self-confessed fan of Clarkson went with the one-time “American Idol” winner.
Jorge Eduardo: “Despacito” (Blind Audition 3)
This 19-year old from Dallas, Texas eventually got Clarkson to turn for his version of the Luis Fonsi smash hit “Despacito.”
Jackie Foster: “What About Us” (Blind Audition 3)
This 21-year old from Boston, Massachusetts warbled the Pink hit “What About Us.”
Hannah Goebel: “If I Ain’t Got You” (Blind Audition 5)
This 21-year old from Nashville, Tennessee earned the only four-chair turn of the night with her rousing rendition version of Key’s song “If I Ain’t Got You.” With Keys blocked, she went with Clarkson.
Dylan Hartigan: “Danny’s Song” (Blind Audition 2)
This 21-year old from Wyckoff, NJ inspired only Clarkson and Shelton to turn for his rendition of the Kenny Loggins chestnut “Danny’s Song.” He wanted to work with Clarkson, who is one of his favorites.
Jamella: “Dive” (Blind Audition 3)
This 21-year old resident of Orange County, California inspired Clarkson and Shelton to turn with this rendition of Ed Sheeran‘s “Dive” and opted to go with the rookie coach.
Justin Kilgore: “Tomorrow” (Blind Audition 1)
This 30-year old from Buffalo, TX earned the only four-chair turn of the night with his version of Chris Young‘s “Tomorrow. However, Keys kept Shelton from making his case by blocking him. Not surprisingly, Kilgore chose Clarkson as her mother-in-law, Reba McEntire, is his favorite singer.
D.R. King: “Believer” (Blind Audition 1)
This 22-year old from Los Angeles, CA eventually got Clarkson and Shelton to be believers and take a chance on him despite his shaky performance of the Imagine Dragons song “Believer.” In the end, he chose to be mentored by Clarkson.
Amber Sauer: “Shape of You” (Blind Audition 6)
This 35-year-old from Paradise, California sang Ed Sheeran‘s Grammy-winning “Shape of You.”
Molly Stevens: “Heavenly Day” (Blind Audition 2)
This 34-year old from Raleigh, NC eventually got Clarkson and Shelton to turn for her version of the Patty Griffin tune “Heavenly Day.” In the end, she chose to be mentored by Clarkson.