'The Voice' Recap: Matt Cermanski, Tamara Chauniece, Grey Impress
The Voice aired its fifth and final round of blind auditions on Monday night, filling all the coaches teams with superstar hopefuls.
Matt Cermanski opened the show, performing John Hiatt's "Have A Little Faith In Me." He impressed coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, failing only to turn Christina Aguilera's chair. Levine recognized Cermanski from the previous season when he auditioned with Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." Cermanski didn't turn chairs that year because his performance was "weird," as Levine put it. Despite his brutal honesty, though, Cermanski chose to join Team Adam.
Tamara Chauniece was the next auditioner to make a team. After singing Beyoncé's "1+1," Chauniece was left to decide between Green and Aguilera. Though Aguilera hit her button in under 15 seconds and could better relate to her singing background, Chauniece ultimately chose to join Team Cee Lo.
Next came country singer Brandon Chase, who turned Shelton and Green's chairs with the Hunter Hayes song "Wanted." Green fought hard, but ultimately Shelton's argument that Chase was pure country — not fake — convinced him to join Team Blake.
Lupe Carroll performed a soulful rendition of Bobby Darin's "If I Were A Carpenter" next. Though all the coaches had high praise for Carroll's "compelling voice," Green was the only coach to turn a chair for him and he became a member of Team Cee Lo.
Confident singer Grey performed Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath," capturing the attention of Levine, Shelton and Green. Despite a funny moment in which Shelton's chair turned itself back around before he got to speak, Grey enjoyed the fighting coaches' attention and chose to join — and become the final member of — Team Adam.
Michael Lynch was the next performer to make a team, singing Enrique Iglesias' "Bailamos." He turned all the remaining chairs with his playful performance that left Levine, who was unable to turn, dancing in his seat. In the end, he closed Team Christina, becoming its twelfth and final member. To celebrate, he and his new coach shared a brief dance and duet to his audition song.
Brian Pounds performed Old Crow Medicine Show's classic Wagon Wheel next, impressing both remaining judges. All seemed lost for Green, when it was revealed that Pounds and Shelton were matching in jean jackets and plaid shirts. However, Aguilera and Levine — at first seriously, but then jokingly — ganged up on Shelton and advocated Pounds choose Green for experimentation's sake. In the end, though, Pounds made Shelton's night and completed his team.
Shawn Smith closed the night with Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried." The country/soul singer captured Green's attention and became the last member of Team Cee Lo and the last auditioner to make a team.
The episode, unfortunately, did not only have contestants who made it to the next round of the show. Marc Wulf, Danielle Walsh, Ty Wyffels, Deanna Scott and Diego Roman Navaira were unable to compell the judges to turn their chairs.
Next week the next round of the competition begins — the battle rounds.