“The Voice” blind auditions for this 21st season concluded on Tuesday night with the coaches finalizing their 12-person teams. Heading into the one-hour episode, Kelly Clarkson still needed two singers to complete her team while Blake Shelton, John Legend and Ariana Grande each needed one person. Did any of tonight’s final five artists knock your socks off? And which team do you think is finishing the blinds as the strongest of the bunch?
Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Voice” recap of Season 21, Episode 6 to find out what happened Tuesday, October 5 at 8:00 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 Fall 2021 installment. Carson Daly hosts the Emmy-winning program. Here are the current team breakdowns:
TEAM KELLY: Girl Named Tom (four-chair turn), Kinsey Rose, Carolina Alonso, Gymani (four-chair turn), Jeremy Rosado, Holly Forbes (four-chair turn), The Cunningham Sisters, Jershika Maple, Xavier Cornell, Wyatt Michael
TEAM LEGEND: Jonathan Mouton, Jack Rogan, Samuel Harness, Joshua Vacanti, Paris Winningham, Keilah Grace, Samara Brown, Janora Brown, KJ Jennings, Sabrina Dias, Brittany Bree (four-chair turn)
TEAM ARIANA: Katie Rae, Katherine Ann Mohler, Vaughn Mugol, Chavon Rodgers, Jim & Sasha Allen, Raquel Trinidad, Hailey Mia, David Vogel, Bella DeNapoli, Ryleigh Plank, Sophia Bromberg
TEAM BLAKE: Peedy Chavis, Wendy Moten (four-chair turn), Lana Scott, Hailey Green, The Joy Reunion, Carson Peters (four-chair turn), Kaitlyn Velez, Berritt Haynes, Clint Sherman, Manny Keith, Libianca
Keep refreshing/reloading this “The Voice” live blog for the most recent updates.
8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘The Voice’!” In the fifth episode, 10 additional artists earned chair turns during their blind auditions. Manny Keith and Libianca joined Team Blake, KJ Jennings, Sabrina Dias and Brittany Bree joined Team Legend, Jershika Maple, Xavier Cornell and Wyatt Michael joined Team Kelly, and Ryleigh Plank and Sophia Bromberg joined Team Ariana. The blind auditions are about to wrap up, so let’s get started!
8:12 p.m. – First up tonight is Aaron Hines, a 28-year old from San Antonio. He grew being blown away by singers in his church and he says John has been a huge influence for him as an artist. Aaron studied music in college and now works as a wedding singer. It looks like John has the early edge on the other coaches, but will he turn around? Aaron is singing “Heartbreak Anniversary,” and he’s got a smooth R&B voice and the judges are instantly intrigued, yet hesitant because their teams are filling up. Finally John turns around followed by Kelly, Ariana and Blake. We’ve got a four-chair turn! Aaron sings a bit of “All of Me” by John and the other coaches are starting to lose hope. After all the coaches banter, Aaron shocks everyone and goes with his fellow Texan by joining Team Kelly! That’s her fourth four-chair turn artist!
8:19 p.m. – The next artist is a trio called KCK3 and they’re singing “No Tears Left to Cry.” They start by showing off their smooth harmonies and Ariana can barely contain her excitement when they launch into the chorus of her hit song. She smashes her button but no other coaches follow. Ariana becomes the first coach to fill her team. KCK3 informs Ariana that they’re sisters from Mississippi and they’ve been singing together for as long as they can remember. Ariana is excited to fill out her team and says she is “ready for these battles.”
8:28 p.m. – The third artist of the night is Tommy Edwards, a 27-year old from Bigfork, Montana. Tommy’s dad played in a rock band on the weekends and he used to love to jump on stage with him. He’s always been inspired by his father. Tonight Tommy is singing “Drops of Jupiter.” He has quite a bit of charisma on stage and his pop/rock tone is enough for Blake to turn his chair. Moments later Blake becomes furious when John joins the fight for Tommy. The anger soon turns to jubilation when Tommy decides to become the final member of Team Blake.
8:39 p.m. – Next up is Shadale, a 29-year old from Douglasville, Georgia. She grew up singing in church and performing in musical theater. Since graduating high school she has toured the world performing with a group called The Gospel People. Shadale is singing “That’s What I Like” and Kelly instantly turns around, followed by John. Shadale hadn’t even actually sang a note when Kelly turned around, it was more speaking. She must have liked the attitude. It’s just always interesting to me when the judges turn around instantly for some people but are so hesitant on others. Anyways, Shadale is a total firecracker on stage and she is going to be fun to watch. Both coaches put up a good fight, but Shadale decides to complete Team Legend.
8:47 p.m. – Kelly is the last coach with a spot remaining on her team. Hoping to win her over is Joe McGuinness, a 43-year old stop-motion animator from Atlanta. Joe plays a lot of instruments, but even though he is Scottish the only instrument he can’t seem to master is the bagpipes. Tonight he’s singing “Midnight Rider” and he’s got a nice, raspy tone with a Southern rock edge. Kelly seems to appreciate his voice (he’s talented) but he sort of sounds like a lot of singers you hear in a bar. She ultimately chooses not to turn around.
8:59 p.m. – Next is Parker McKay, a 29-year old pop singer from Nashville. Her whole life has centered around music. Parker was an only child that was “fiercely close” to her mother. A few years ago her mother’s personality seemed to change and they realized she had an early form of dementia. Sadly, Parker’s mother passed away just before she left for her audition on “The Voice.” Tonight she’s singing “Slow Hands” and Kelly looks intrigued but not blown away. Midway through the song Parker shows off some range that gets Kelly’s attention and the coach finally turns her chair. Parker completes Team Kelly and the blind auditions are officially over! Bring on the Battles.
While you can’t make “The Voice” predictions until the live shows begin, be sure to make your predictions to influence our reality TV racetrack odds for “Survivor,” “The Masked Singer,” “Dancing With the Stars” and more. You can keep changing your predictions until just each episode airs. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.