NBC decided to extend 'The Voice''s premiere week by a day, colliding with the premiere of 'The X Factor' over on FOX. I think 'The Voice' won the night, I'll explain why in my X Factor review, and it showcased some stellar talent.
Xtina's first score was 32-year old Nelly Echo, a refugee from Nigeria. He moved Chris and Adam enough with his version of "Ain't No Sunshine" to get them to turn their chairs for him. Nelly didn't have too much of a hard choice to make, he goes with Christina because she pushed her button first.
Team Cee Lo
Cee Lo didn't have to fight any of the other coaches for Domo. The 26-year old hip-hop backup dancer wowed the crowed with The Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha," but Cee was the only one to turn for her. Cee Lo, who wrote the song in case you didn't know, told her that he thought her voice was actually better than the song showcased. Domo will probably be a handful to deal with, and the other coaches joking with Cee Lo for picking her tells me they are glad they won't have to deal with her.
The mother/daughter duo of 2Steel Girls auditioned with Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats." I actually couldn't tell which one was the mom and which was the kid, but but they both looked really good. For a pair that has been performing together for a couple of years now, they weren't that in sync during the song and I thought their notes towards the end were a little strained. Cee Lo and Blake fight over them, but of course they choose to be on Shelton's team.
Adam scored two team members for the night, the first was Samuel Moulton who sang "Redemption Song." I couldn't help but think about Andy Samberg's Ras Trent character during this, but he really didn't sound too bad. Cee Lo was actually the first to turn around, followed by Xtina and Adam. Blake noted that he was the only "moron" that didn't push his button but still enjoyed his performance. After a bit of bickering, Samuel chose Adam as his coach.
The last singer of the night was Nicole Nelson, a self proclaimed hippie from Vermont. It took a while for the coaches to come around, but she had the crowd going from the first notes of "Hallelujah." Xtina, Blake and Cee Lo all turned at the same time, which must have been a bit intimidating, but she finished her song on a strong note. "As you sang, it kept getting better and better," Levine told her, trying to explain why he spun around so late in the performance. Ultimately, she chose Adam.
Before a little montage of singers that didn't get picked, we were introduced to Chris Trousdale. See, Chris was a part of an old boyband called Dream Street, whose only sort of famous member was Jesse McCartney. After the group disbanded, Trousdale didn't give up on music but has spent most of his time working at a sushi restaurant. The Wanted's "Glad You Came" might have been a bad choice for him, as none of the coaches pushed their buttons. Adam thought he came off as more of a dancer than a singer. He didn't let the constructive criticism get him down, and asked Blake Shelton to moonwalk him on stage. Something tells me he probably would have made it through to the next round on The X Factor.
As it stands, Christina has the most team members with 7, followed by Adam and Blake who both have 5, and Cee Lo has 4 team members so far. The Blind Auditions continue next week, what do you think of the talent so far this season?
Written by: Brittani