‘The Voice’ Recap: Kaley Cuoco’s Sister Briana Cuoco Joins Team Christina, 15 Year-Old Timyra-Joi Is Youngest Contestant Ever
The Voice began its second week of auditions last night, complete with an audition from Briana Cuoco, sister of The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, and the show's youngest contestant yet.
The first auditioner was bluesy singer Ray Boudreaux, who joined Blake Shelton's team after he and Cee Lo Green turned their chairs for his rendition of Bill Withers' "Use Me." Though he didn't turn, coach Adam Levine told him he had an "epically cool voice," and that Boudreaux "looks like Blake, but sounds like Cee Lo." Boudreaux originally thought he'd pick Green, but his gut told him otherwise on stage.
Former model Lina Gaudenski was next. She performed "Landslide" by the Dixie Chicks. She got a chair turn from Shelton and Christina Aguilera, ultimately choosing to join Team Christina.
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Juhi Pathak, a 16 year old high schooler, sang a playful yet mature rendition of Duffy's "Mercy." She got attention from Green and Aguilera, and chose to join Team Cee Lo.
Malford Milligan auditioned next with "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. He told a heartbreaking story of hardship growing up as an albino African-American. Though the judges praised his voice, none turned their chairs, saying that he didn't make the song his own. Following Milligan came a quick clip of contestants who didn't make it — John Travis, Kenny Araujo, and Jeremiah Richey.
Country singer Justin Blake auditioned next with a song by Shelton, "Sure Be Cool If You Did." Shelton, who praised Blake's courage to sing a coach's song, didn't turn his chair but Levine did, scoring Blake for his team.
At 15, Timyra-Joi is the youngest auditioner on The Voice to make a team. She performed Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire." Aguilera, Shelton, and Green all turned their chairs and argued amongst each other to get the singer on their teams. She ultimately chose to join Aguilera's team.
Next came Monika Leigh, who got Levine, Green, and Shelton to turn around for her performance of B. B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone." They got into what Aguilera called a "Man Fight" over her, and she chose Shelton as the winner.
Zach Hinson sang Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You," tempting the judges but turning no chairs.
Cuoco was the next to audition, her famous sister accompanying her and her family to the auditions. She performed Lady Gaga's "You And I," getting Aguilera and Green to turn their chairs for her. Overwhelmed by getting onto the show, she chose to join Team Christina.
George Horga, Jr., the son of two immigrants, performed a fun rendition of Bruno Mars' "Treasure," getting a chair turn from Green and joining his team.
To speed things along, The Voice next aired a brief clip of three auditioners and their performances — Anthony Paul's "With You," Cilla Chan's "Come And Get It," and Jacob Poole's "Marry Me" — as well as their respective teams — Teams Cee Lo, Blake, and Christina.
The last auditioner of the night was Christian rocker Preston Pohl, who sang a raspy, passionate rendition of MGMT's "Electric Feel." Shelton, Levine, and Green all turned for him — and Aguilera expressed regrets over not pressing her button. The three men fought passionately, but in the end Pohl chose to join Team Adam.
The Voice returns Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. for the fourth round of blind auditions.
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