Now that “The Voice” Season 16 blind auditions are a thing of the past, let’s take a closer look at how each of the coaches fared in terms of scoring the artists they wanted. This season’s blinds were split up over six episodes, with Adam Levine, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton all eventually adding a total of 12 singers to their teams. When more than one coach turned their chairs around for an artist they wanted, things got competitive as they fought over who’d be the better mentor. That’s where Adam truly excelled. In fact, thanks to his savvy pitches he was able to acquire 60% of the artists that he pushed his button for in Season 16.
Adam turned his chair around a total of 20 times during the blind auditions, not counting the one time he was blocked by John. Twelve of those 20 artists ended up joining Adam’s team, which means he only lost a total of eight artists to other coaches. Was Adam being extra picky this season, or has he learned over the past 16 seasons which artists are more likely to choose him over somebody else?
The Maroon 5 front-man successfully acquired two four-chair turn artists for his roster — LB Crew and Celia Babini — which is one more than Blake and Kelly, but one shy of John, who scored three. On the other end of the spectrum, two artists defaulted to Team Adam (Karly Moreno and Anthony Ortiz) since he was the only coach to push his button for them, which meant they were essentially freebies.
As for Adam’s eight other team members, Trey Rose and Domenic Haynes chose him over Blake, Jimmy Mowery and Ciera Dumas picked him over John, Kalvin Jarvis and Andrew Jannakos opted for him over Kelly, and Patrick McAloon and Mari went with him over a combination of two coaches.
Here’s a closer look at how all four coaches fared during “The Voice” Season 16 blind auditions:
*Adam acquired 12 artists from 20 chair turns, a 60% success rate
*John scored 12 contestants from 25 chair turns, a 48% success rate
*Blake added 12 team members from 26 chair turns, a 46% success rate
*Kelly brought in 12 singers from 28 chair turns, a 43% success rate