On the March 5 episode of “The Voice,” Johnny Bliss performs “Preciosa” and inspires all four coaches to hit their buttons. One is so eager to get this talent for their team that they use a block. Watch the drama play out in this video sneak peek of his audition.
The Spanish language “Preciosa” (English translation “Precious”) dates back to 1937 when Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández Marín composed it as a paean to his homeland. In the intervening eight plus decades, it has been recorded by a slew of talent, including Mark Anthony.
With his heartfelt rendition, Bliss soon has all four coaches turned to face him. Adam Levine is so determined that new coach Kelly Clarkson not net this talent for her team that he uses his block for the first and only time. The one-time “American Idol” champ is not pleased to find out that she will miss a chance for Bliss.
The other three coaches make their cases. Bliss listens respectfully to Levine, who has coached three winners, and six-time champ Blake Shelton. However, he seems to be most taken with Alicia Keys, who is back after a one-season absence. She works her magic on Bliss, even singing a snipped of “If I Ain’t Got You” in Spanish. To find out who was a hit and miss for Bliss, tune in Monday to see who he picks as his coach to guide him through season 14 of “The Voice.”