This is it! Blind auditions are always the most exciting portion of each season of “The Voice,” but they come to an end for Season 13 tonight. Keep refreshing our live blog below for Tuesday, October 10, as we discuss the artists competing to join the teams of Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, or Miley Cyrus. Chris Blue, the Season 12 winner last spring, was the final performer for blind auditions, so will one of these Night 6 performers actually take home the championship for this autumn season on NBC?
For the first time ever, Gold Derby has been offering live blogs for the first blind auditions on Monday, September 25, the second blind auditions on Tuesday, September 26, the third blind auditions on Monday, October 2, the fourth blind auditions on Tuesday, October 3. , and the fifth blind auditions on Monday, October 9. Read and enjoy our detailed analysis while the singers were on stage.
Shelton and Levine are back again for this fall season, having never missed a cycle since the show began in 2011. Joining them are pop superstar Cyrus, who was also a coach a year ago. Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson joins the panel for the first time in America (she was a winning judge on the British version). Shelton has been the winning mentor five times in the first dozen seasons. Levine has taken the trophy three times. The other coaching champs were Usher, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys.
All blind audition episodes and many of the other non-live programs have already been recorded in advance of airing on NBC. Battle round advisors for each of the coaches will be Joe Jonas (Team Adam), Rascal Flatts (Team Blake), Billy Ray Cyrus (Team Miley), and Kelly Rowland (Team Jennifer). The NBC blockbuster series continues through battle rounds, knockouts, and live shows with an all-star live finale on December 19.
Our candid recap of Tuesday’s blind audition round starts below. Sound off in the comments section about the reality TV show’s best and worst moments. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.
8:00 p.m. – The blind auditions are finally coming to an end! Chris Blue went from being the last to audition for Season 12 to the eventual champion. It’s impossible not to speculate if lightning can strike twice. Which coach will land the final performer of the season? And does anyone from this final night of blinds have winning potential? Let’s find out!
8:06 p.m. – First up is Kristi Hoopes, a self-described hippie-chick country singer. She has a bubbly personality and a great sense of style. With “Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love,” Kristi is showing a strong country sensibility with a warm, inviting tone that makes a country star. Blake quickly turned around only to be followed by both Adam and Jennifer.
8:09 p.m. – Adam argued that Kristi would be the only country singer on his team, which would give her an advantage in choosing him as her coach. Valid point. Jennifer’s argument is that she has a big voice, something she knows a little something about. Blake remarked that Adam and Jennifer probably don’t even know the original artist of the song Kristi sang. A heated Adam conceded, but argued it didn’t matter. Despite their best efforts to dismantle Blake’s hold on country singer’s, Kristi chose him anyways, completing his team!
8:18 p.m. – Michael Kight is a self-taught guitar player who is familiar with country music, but leans in a more bluesy direction. He mentioned he would most likely choose Adam as his coach and will even be performing “Sugar”‘ by Maroon 5 for his audition. Michael has a lot of charisma and kicked off his performance with a restrained vocal before segueing into the necessary falsetto it takes to pull off a Maroon 5 song. To be honest, his lower register is much more pleasing to the ear than his falsetto and he should probably work to center his performances around that. Adam was the only coach to turn his chair, so Michael was fast-tracked to his idol’s team.
8:25 p.m. – Only three spots left! Jeremiah Miller is a singing wrestler from Texas who has dabbled in performing with a couple different boy bands. Hoping to step out as a successful solo artist, this recent high school graduate is about to step out on the biggest stage of his life singing “Slow Hands.”
8:28 p.m. – Adam was the first to turn his chair, followed by Jennifer. Adam has had success in the past with “boy band” types so that might be a good collaboration for him. Jennifer seems less suited for him, but she believes he is a future star. Jeremiah said he just wants to build a platform so he can give God the glory. Jennifer pulled out some Bible verses to try to pursued him and it worked. In a shocking turn, Jeremiah chose Jennifer and completed her team! Could this odd combination work?
8:35 p.m. – Serena Rae is just 17 years old and was about to join the Navy before deciding to audition for “The Voice.” Inspired by the late singer, Selena, Serena hopes to impress the judges with her bilingual version of “Stand by Me.”
8:37 p.m. – Serena’s vocal was all over the place, to the point the coaches thought two people were on stage. She struggled to stay on key and none of the coaches turned their chairs. Miley expressed her lower register was the weaker of the two and she should stick with more powerful notes.
8:43 p.m. – Miley and Adam each have one slot remaining and we are seeing an onslaught of performers who have failed to convince them they are worth completing their teams. Adam appears to have PTSD lingering from Alicia winning with the final blind audition last season. Country artist Megan Rose looks poised to join one of their teams next though with her performance of “Ode to Billie Joe.”
8:47 p.m. – Both Miley and Adam turned their chair for Megan, hoping she would complete their teams. Miley immediately ran and gave her a hug, practically begging her to help her make “Voice” history with the first ever all-female team. Adam made a solid point that she would be forced to compete with 11 other females on Team Miley, but she would be in her own lane on his team. “I’m Dorothy, you’re Toto, get in the basket!” was Miley’s final plea to Megan and it worked! Miley officially made history by putting together the only all-female team in “Voice” history.
8:58 p.m. – Gary Carpentier appears to be the final blind audition of the season. He played baseball through college, but is now focused on his first love – music. With the song “Home” Gary quickly convinced Adam to turn his chair. Unfortunately the emotion of Adam turning around basically destroyed his composure and it took him out of the performance. Gary seems like a nice guy. He’s definitely no Chris Blue though and lightning will not be striking twice because there is very little chance this is your Season 13 champ. But all of the teams are now complete!
9:00 p.m. – Next week the exciting battle rounds begin. It’s always fun to see the coaches get their first opportunity to work with their new artists. Who will come out victorious? And will any of the coaches luck out and steal the eventual winner of Season 13? Tune in next week to find out.
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