The first offering is from the very talented singer, Jacquie Lee, who opened the episode. She sang the Amy Winehouse song, “Back to Black.” Two coaches were tempted by her singing skills, and turned their chairs around: Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. She chose to be on Team Christina, much to the chagrin of Blake, and the delight of Christina.
“Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, as sung by Jacquie Lee
The second person I’ll mention is Barry Black, originally from Samoa. He has an awesome voice, and could even make noises that sounded like a Fluglehorn with his mouth!
The song Barry chose for the Blind Audition was “What You Won’t Do for Love,” by Bobby Caldwell. One web site I looked at afterwards said he sounded kind of like a “lounge singer,” but I think he has skills way beyond that.
Impressively, he played his own electric guitar which he brought with him. I hope he goes far in the competition. He decided to go with Team Adam.
“What You Won’t Do for Love” by Bobby Caldwell as sang by Barry Black
Then, the marvelous Destinee Quinn from Arizona was up. She honed her craft working singing in biker bars, and accompanying herself on her guitar. She sang “Cowboy Take Me Away,” by Dixie Chicks.
What a wonderful voice! She owned this song! I think she really wanted Blake to turn around, but, instead, Christina turned her chair around first, early into the song. A little bit later, Cee Lo Green turned his chair around, also.
Destinee had a difficult choice, but she decided to go with Team Christina!
“Cowboy Take Me Away” by Dixie Chicks as sung by Desiree Quinn
The singer who was next (who I’ll mention here, anyway) was Cole Vosbury. He really went out on the limb with his song choice, IMHO, as he sang the theme song to the iconic sitcom The Jeffersons — “Movin’ On Up.”
However, he made the song his own, and made it seem fresh and new, so he attracted the attention of coach Cee Lo Green, who turned his chair around to face Cole about 44 seconds into the tune. Cee Lo really enjoyed it — Cole has a soulful voice, and he jazzed the song up some — he will definitely be interesting to watch this season, to see how far he can go.
“Movin’ On Up” The Jefferson Theme song, as sung by Cole Vosbury
Holly Henry also showed off her astounding voice during the Blind Auditions Night Two. Her song choice was “The Scientist” by Coldplay. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the song before, but Henry sang the dog doo-doo out of it, giving a very impressive performance.
Team Blake is the team she eventually selected, though all four freakin’ coaches turned aorund their chairs for her. Blake was first, followed by Adam, Cee Lo, and finally, Christina. She is going to be one of the singers on Team Blake who will once again make it extremely difficult to beat him, IMHO.
“The Scientist” by Coldplay as sung by Holly Henry
Jonny Grey, an Iraq war veteran, also gave a stellar performance. He sang the song “All These Things I’ve Done” by The Killers. I’d also never heard this osng before, but Jonny belted it out, and Rocked it out! Cee Lo was the first to turn his chair around, followed by Adam Levine.
Adam (lead singer of Maroon 5) and his music, according to Jonny, helped to get him through a lot of rough and harrowing times; but, Cee Lo was the first to turn around, and also he referenced the last name of Pearl Jam’s singer, Vedder, which is one of Grey’s favorite bands, so Jonny Grey chose to be on Team CeeLo.
“All These Things I’ve Done” by The Killers, as sung by Jonny Grey
The final singer and video I’ll mention here was the last performer of the night, from Kingston, Jamaica — the awesome Tesanne Chin. She gerw up around Reggae, and she still loves it; but, she also developed a loved for Rock.
Tessanne sang “Try” by Pink, and she knocked it out of the park! She sings with a lower voice than Pink, but Tessanne has a wide vocal range, ans she can really hit the high notes.
The first one to turn her chair around was Christina, followed by Adam; then, the other two coaches also turned their chairs around. They all were begging her to choose them — she finally ended up choosing to be on Team Adam!
The teams are shaping up nicely, with really talented singers, and it looks like this season might be the best yet for The Voice! What do you feel? Please leave your opinions in the Comment area, below!
Written by: Douglas Cobb