Monday night during Night 5 of “The Voice” Season 15, gay couple OneUp took on “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” by The Spinners and caused three coaches to turn their chairs around: Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. After a quick deliberation, the duo chose to go with Kelly as their coach. Since a duo has never won “The Voice” before, OneUp has their work cut out for them, but with Kelly by their side anything is still possible. Watch NBC’s “The Voice” blind audition video above and read the coaches’ comments below.
“Can I say something?” Kelly asked as she welled up with tears. “It’s gonna sound super cheesy and I’m gonna try not to cry because I’m that girl. But in a time in this country when it is so divisive, this is such a beautiful thing. It is proof that in this country, love is limitless. It can happen anywhere with anyone. It’s the most beautiful thing that’s happened to me this season. It’s so great. I love it. I mean, your voices are undeniable. Obviously you both sound ridiculous.”
Jennifer joined OneUp and their families up on stage as Blake anxiously waved his hand in the air saying how he wanted to get a word in. “The family has spoken,” OneUp said after it was time to make their decision. “We pick Kelly!”
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the performance: “The first artist to sing on Night 5 was a duo from New York, Adam and Jerome of OneUp. They’re a rare duo for the series, something that is typically a surprise for the coaches during the blind auditions. The entire panel was quick to realize that there were two singers when they began singing ‘Could It Be I’m Falling in Love’ by The Spinners, but were much slower to turning their chairs for them. Eventually, in quick succession, Blake, Jennifer and Kelly all hit their buttons giving the two guys a big choice to make. Blake’s pitch to the guys was that he has a proven track record with duos on the show, but they didn’t take the bait and instead joined Team Kelly.”