Tuesday night during Night 2 of NBC’s “The Voice” Season 15, hurricane survivor DeAndre Nico took on Bruno Mars‘ “When I Was Your Man” and earned a rare four-chair turn from all of the coaches: Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. A battle quickly ensued for which coach would get to mentor DeAndre, but in the end he decided to go with Adam because he was the first to press his button. Watch “The Voice” blind audition video above and read the coaches’ comments below.
“DeAndre, listen to me right now,” Adam told the 22-year old Texas native. “First of all, I heard the greatness in your voice early. I pressed my button like a minute before everybody else. You’re amazing, bro. And now that they’ve made it personal, I’m gonna fight even harder. The person who normally presses first, they know what they hear is really, really special. So you know what? In that way I want to lead you because I felt like I led the charge on this one. I can take you all the way.”
Blake threw shade at Adam when he remarked, “Adam was the first coach to hit his button. I guess that’s supposed to be a big deal?” He then reminded DeAndre that he’s “the winningest coach in ‘Voice’ history. I’ve won this show six times, dude.” Unfortunately Blake’s record wasn’t enough to overcome the fact that Adam hit his button first, so DeAndre became the next member of Team Adam.
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the performance: “The final performance of the night came from 22 year old Texan DeAndre Nico. His home was devastated by 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, but he’s kept his spirit alive to build a new life for his family. Tonight he auditioned with ‘When I Was Your Man’ by Bruno Mars, delivering a powerful performance that resulted in the only four-chair turn of the night and second of the competition overall. Throughout the performance Jennifer was pleading with the other coaches to not turn their chairs, showing her passion to get DeAndre on her team. She noted the range, depth and soul of his voice, promising that she’d let him be the artist that he wants to be. All that being said, it came down to Adam turning his chair first and showing his own passion for DeAndre.”