I have to say this was a pretty boring night for 'The Voice,'. Maybe it wasn't all the show's fault, there was a concert by The Killers on at the same time, but none of the singers really moved me or caught my attention. The coaches made up for the lackluster auditions with their hilarious bickering, but it wasn't enough to save the show for being a big bore Tuesday night.
Joselyn Rivera was born with some sort of neurological disorder that was helped with the power of music. This might be the same disorder that is causing me to twitch whenever I hear "Call Me Maybe." Anyways, so naturally Rivera chooses Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" as her audition song but I think it may have been the wrong one for her voice. The song, especially the chorus, is too much for her and she kind of struggles though it, but she did good enough to get Xtina and Blake to turn for her. Aguilera made her case by saying that Rivera could add more diversity to her team. I don't know what Joselyn's ethnicity has to do with anything, but welcome to Team Christina!
Collin McLoughlin made a brace decision, in this economy anyways, to quit NYU and do music full time. He actually seems better suited for 'American Idol,' guess why, but his performance of "Wild World" was pretty good. Only the guys pushed their buttons, Christina thought it was "too mellow," and I think Adam got his vote when he praised his pitch. I think Blake was really angry that he didn't score Collin for his team.
Adam also got former Formula 1 racer Benji, you know, like Madonna. He quit racing cars when he ran out of money and decided to follow his other passion, music. Benji's performance of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" conjured up images of 90s long hair and leather pants. He has the perfect voice for a cover band, I have to say. Again, Christina was the only one that didn't turn, but she actually compared his voice to Adam's. Blake chimed in with "I don't think he sounds like a jackass at all!" Ouch, Blake! Ultimately he goes with Adam and Blake is left without another member for his team.
Team Cee Lo
Cee Lo added 40-year old Mycle Wastman to his team. He has had a pretty rough life, raised by his grandfather, who had passed a couple of days before his audition was filmed, after both his parents died around the same time. You can really feel that pain in his voice, even in a pretty sexy song like "Let's Stay Together." He joked "I definitely don’t sound like I look," but he got all the guys to turn and definitely won over the audience. Both Adam and Cee gave him a standing ovation and Blake said he was the best contestant they had heard that day. Mycle wisely chooses Cee Lo, and I hope Green tells him to get rid of the newsboy hat. I feel like he's an undercover cutie under it. I hope so anyways.
There was a montage of singers who did get added to teams, but there were two ladies who didn't. The singer of the night was 33-year old single mom Trevanne Howell who dared to do Whitney Houston. I do agree with Adam that you have to be "so good" to do Whitney, but she just didn't have enough of it even though she was pretty ambitious with her audition. Carson was quite pissed with Christina backstage for not pushing her button. Something I guess she didn't feel like doing that night. Later, 52-year old drama teacher Lorraine Ferro decided to continue with a dream of hers and audition for the show. Lorraine reminds me of every crazy, but fun, teacher I had in school so I couldn't help but root for her. Her rendition of "Skyscraper" was all over the place but there were a couple of good notes here and there. I'm sure she knew that she wasn't going to get picked but she was just so happy to be there.
Because the teams were extended to 16 members for this season, we still got at least two more blind audition episodes to go. GREAT! Cee Lo and Adam both have 11 singers on their teams, Christina has 10 and Blake trails them all with only 7. Get it together Blake!
Written by: Brittani