During Tuesday’s blind audition episode of “The Voice,” 36-year-old mother of two Khalea Lynee earned a rare four-chair turn from coaches John Legend, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani. Her performance of Daniel Caesar‘s “Best Part” prompted John to sing and dance in his chair, but that wasn’t the only singing he did. After all four coaches tried to woo Khalea onto their teams, John broke into a beautiful melody: “I think America’s gonna love you, body and soul. And I’m gonna give you the best that I got, Khalea!” Unsurprisingly, Khalea chose to become the latest member of Team Legend. Watch “The Voice” blind audition video above.
“Your tone is so beautiful,” John proclaimed while smiling ear to ear. “Every choice you made was spot on. You just mesmerized all four of us and this entire audience. You don’t just have passion, but you also have discipline. I would love for you to be on the team of the defending ‘Voice’ champion. That’s me, by the way. That’s me. Oh, this is special.”
Last season was John’s big debut on NBC’s reality TV show and he ended up winning the competition with classic singer Maelyn Jarmon. Will Khalea now make it two-for-two for the EGOT recipient? The last coach to go two-for-two was Kelly with Brynn Cartelli (Season 14) and Chevel Shepherd (Season 15).
As for the other coaches, Gwen tried to bond with Khalea over their shared love of Anita Baker, Kelly praised her “killer voice” and Blake simply stated, “Please pick me.” But it was John who convinced Khalea to join his team, particularly when he raved, “I truly believe you have a chance to win this show.”
In his “The Voice” live bog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the performance: “Hoping for better luck is Khalea Lynee, a 36-year old mother of two who has put music on the back burner after having kids. She’s singing ‘Best Part’ and within seconds both Blake and Kelly turn around. John quickly follows and these coaches are hooping and hollering throughout Khalea’s performance. Finally Gwen joins the party and we finally have a four-chair turn! Kelly looks like she’ll die if she doesn’t get Khalea on her team but John looks like he’s ready to put up a fierce fight. After Khalea confesses Anita Baker is her favorite singer, Gwen screams that Anita Baker was the first album her dad bought her. Blake begs Khalea to join his team, but after John starts singing to her she just can’t resist his charm. Khalea joins Team Legend and John’s team is absolutely stacked! That’s a wrap for tonight.”