'The Voice' Recap: Blind Auditions Part 6 Completes The Teams With Memorable Performances From Brittnee Camelle And Caleb Elder
The Voice wrapped up the blind auditions, with each coach rounding out their teams with standouts like Brittnee Camelle and Caleb Elder.
At the beginning of the final blind auditions episode, judges Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton had 11 team members each, with one spot left.
Joe Trombino, 33, was first up on The Voice stage, singing “Love and Happiness” by Al Green. A dancer – he studied at the famous LaGuardia High School – Trombino tried to dazzle with his decent vocals and fun dance moves, but the judges, unable to see his performance, failed to be impressed by his vocals alone and nobody turned their chair for him.
Kaleigh Glanton, 20, had much more luck, getting the four-chair turn-around with her audition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.” Glanton is a classic guitarist, who likes to sing and play with her father. She’s also very intense about her CrossFit workouts, and says she’d love to open a gym if her singing career doesn’t take off. Looks like the gym will have to wait. All four chairs turn, starting with Adam and ending with Usher. Each coach fought hard for Kaleigh, but the Kansas girl ended up choosing Team Blake.
Brittnee Camelle, 23, a nursing student, sang Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” and, should she be chosen to compete on The Voice, she risks losing her scholarship. Usher turns around early, a rare move for the singer, who usually turns around at the very last minute. Usher’s decision certainly raised the stakes for the other judges. After Usher turned, Brittnee got into the climax of the song and showed off her belt, tempting Shakira into pushing her button on the very last note. Shakira tries hard to connect to Brittnee as a female singer, and both Blake and Adam threw their weight behind Shakira. Brittnee even said she wanted to be an inspiration to women everywhere, but still she ended up going with Team Usher.
With Team Usher and Blake officially completed, all eyes are on Adam and Shakira as they search for their final artist.
Beau Thomas, 27, failed to get a chair to turn with “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. His audition was solid, and had he had the chance to audition for The Voice towards the beginning of the blind auditions, instead of the end, where all judges are extremely picky, he probably would have landed on a team. The judges were kind to him and gave him some critique, and Adam was blown away by how happy he was to perform, even though no chairs turned around. Expect Beau to come back in future seasons.
Lindsay Bruce, 25, a country singer, took on Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and got both Adam and Shakira to press their buttons. Shakira and Adam battle it out, inspiring Usher and Blake to join in on the fun – they both advise Lindsay to join Team Shakira, and that’s what she does. Team Shakira is officially full.
After a few non-starter auditions, Adam finally finds his last artist in Caleb Elder, 19, who auditions with King Floyd’s “Groove Me.” Caleb was sweet and funny, going into the auditions as the last contestant and begging to be on Team Adam. Lucky for him, Adam turned around and the two became a match made in “wildcard” heaven.
And, that’s that. Now onto the Battle Rounds, where singers will compete in a sing-off against singers from their own teams. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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