Monday night on NBC, 33-year-old Stephanie Skipper sang Kelly Clarkson‘s “Piece by Piece” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Nashville, Tennessee resident previously sang in a group with her husband but now she’s now trying out a solo career. Two coaches — Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — turned their chairs around for Stephanie, and she ultimately chose to be on Team Adam. Can Stephanie make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“One of my favorite things about you is that you brought my attention to the really important thing, which is the song and the story and what’s actually happening up there,” Adam told Stephanie when he was trying to convince her to join his team. “The heart and soul is there. That is the only place, at least on my team here, that I really want to start. I’m excited to work with you potentially because, if typically you do lean on the technical, there’s no one better to help you with letting go and with getting on that other creative side than me.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty commented, “Every season a couple artists sing one of the coaches’ own songs–Stephanie is one of them, handling Kelly’s ‘Piece by Piece.’ At many points during the song it looked like Kelly was going to turn her chair, but with agony written all over her face she never did. Instead she let both Adam and Blake take a chance with her. Luckily for Adam, he was the coach of her choice, starting his night off on the right foot!”
Blind auditions air for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14 on NBC. What do you think of this season and new coach Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.