Heading into the fourth episode of “The Voice” Season 20, the teams were almost evenly divided as John Legend, Blake Shelton and Nick Jonas all had six artists and Kelly Clarkson had five. The ultimate goal coming out of these blind auditions is for each coach to have 10 artists on their teams, so we’re more than halfway there. Reminder: thanks to John blocking Nick from getting Ciana Pelekai on his team last night, all of the blocks are now out of play. So what types of artists did the coaches discover during Tuesday’s hour-long episode?
Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Voice” recap of Season 20, Episode 4 to find out what happened Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite artists on NBC’s long-running reality TV show, which coach you’re rooting for and who you think will ultimately join “The Voice” winners list for this 10th anniversary season. Here is a closer look at each coach’s team (so far):
Team Blake Shelton: Cam Anthony, Pete Mroz, Aaron Konzelman, Ethan Lively, Emma Caroline, Avery Roberson
Team Nick Jonas: Dana Monique, Devan Blake Jones, Raine Stern, Zae Romeo, Andrew Marshall, Jose Figueroa Jr.
Team John Legend: Christine Cain, Victor Solomon, Carolina Rial, Pia Renee, Ciana Pelekai, Durell Anthony
Team Kelly Clarkson: Kenzie Wheeler, Corey Ward, Gean Garcia, Ryleigh Modig, Halley Greg
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9:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘The Voice’!” In the third episode, nine more artists made it onto the show when the coaches turned their chairs around during Night 3 of the blind auditions. Ryleigh Modig (18 years old) and Halley Greg (29) joined Team Kelly, Pia Renee (37), Ciana Pelekai (20) and Durell Anthony (34) joined Team Legend, Andrew Marshall (21) and Jose Figueroa Jr. (34) joined Team Nick and Emma Caroline (25) and Avery Roberson (20) joined Team Blake. Of these, only Avery was a four-chair turn. But enough about last night — let’s start tonight’s show!
9:09 p.m. — Up first tonight is Connor Christian, a 23-year old from Ohio singing “Bright Lights” while playing guitar. He’s got a cool, smoky rock tone that inspires Blake to turn his chair after one verse. The other coaches are shaking their heads and seem intrigued, but no other bites just yet. At the last second Nick turns around, much to the dismay of Blake and then Kelly sneaks in as well. Kelly loves his rasp and says he’s in a lane all by himself. Blake says he is “pumped” right now and thinks Connor has complete control of the stage and is “blown away” by the singer’s talent. Nick would love a chance to blast some music with Connor as well, but the rocker ultimately chooses Blake as his coach.
9:18 p.m. — Next up is Kaitlyn Myers, a 17-year old from Pennsylvania who grew up listening to rock music but is really inspired by Motown. Tonight she’s singing “If You Really Love Me,” showing off a voice that’s mature for age with depth and soul. Her tone is unique, but she veers slightly off pitch at times. Sadly, none of the coaches turn and are shocked to see the youngster on stage when they finally see her. Kelly tells her to sing a song with more space, but she’s impressed by her power. Nick encourages her to keep going down the same path because she has potential.
9:28 p.m. — The next artist is Bradley Sinclair, a 22-year old living in Nashville who has been singing since he was 12. He’s a techy guy who worked for Apple, but his passion for music took over and led him to move Tennessee from Michigan just a month before his audition. He’s singing “Say You Won’t Let Go” and has a nice, pure voice with a bit of a rock edge. About halfway through Bradley’s performance Kelly turns her chair and a few seconds later Nick challenges her. Nick says Bradley has an amazing foundation. Bradley says he sold someone from Nick’s crew an Apple watch once and Kelly is starting to feel discouraged. As she feared, Bradley joins Team Nick.
9:39 p.m. — Auditions continue with a hidden vocalist singing “She Used to Be Mine,” emotionally delivering the powerful lyrics with fantastic precision. It seems to take forever, but Kelly finally turns around, revealing the vocalist to be Gihanna Zoe, a 17-year old from California. Nick turns to challenge at the last second. Kelly says the beginning of Gihanna’s performance was pitchy, but loves her voice and thinks they’d make a good team. Nick wants to spend time conquering the youngster’s nerves and the two bond over being preachers kids. Gihanna has a tough choice, but she ends up going to Team Kelly.
9:48 p.m. — The next artist is JD Casper, a 28-year old from Austin, Texas who joined the Navy after high school. JD’s father gifted him a guitar when he deployed and playing music was a lifeline for the singer while he was at sea. Tonight he’s singing “How to Save a Life” while playing guitar and doing some of his own percussion work with his feet. Kelly is signaling from her chair that she hopes the singer will go up an octave. Towards the end of the performance, JD does enough to capture Kelly’s attention and she turns her chair uncontested. JD will claim a spot on Team Kelly.
9:59 p.m. — The final artist of the night is Deion Warren, a 28-year old from North Carolina. He gets emotional while talking to his parents about dreaming of this moment since he was three years old. Deion grew up in an underprivileged area but says church helped keep him out of trouble. He now works as a probation officer and loves to see offenders he works with make progress. He’s singing “Shallow” and after just a few notes Kelly says “Wow” from her chair. This guy’s voice is like pure velvet with effortless power. John turns his chair and Kelly quickly follows. He’s got a little rasp and grit at the top of his register, which adds some character. Nick turns around before the audition concludes. Blake says he didn’t turn around because he made a promise to one of his other contestants that he would keep the lane clear for him. Nick thinks he could take Deion all the way to the finale, John loves the singer’s rich, low voice and Kelly calls him an emotional vessel for music. After some calculated thought, Deion chooses to join Team Legend.