'The Voice' recap: Team Adam is ready for Voice Battles
|Team Adam for "The Voice" season 11 following the blind auditions.|
What might be one of the most diverse cast of The Voice contestants ever seen on coach Adam Levine's team, might just be holding the winner of season 11. Why you may ask? Because diversity seems to be key in recent wins of the hit NBC show.
The Voice blind auditions for this season kicked off just over two weeks ago with the explosive introduction of two new coaches, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus, who each brought their A game and were never not a challenge for veteran coaches Blake Shelton and Levine to face.
We have put together all of the blind auditions from contestants over the course of the season so far who have joined Team Adam and will be continuing onward to the famous "Voice Battle" rounds next week. Take the time to watch, listen, and check out Team Adam below.
A true, young, and yet seemingly experienced R&B, jazz crooner Riley Elmore of W. Dundee, Illinois auditioned by performing Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight", which obviously grabbed coach Adam's attention right off the bat. Maroon 5 covered "The Way You Look Tonight" in the studio for a Sinatra tribute album almost a decade ago and Levine has always shown his passion for Sinatra's work.
Andrew DeMuro of Chicago, Illinois auditioned by performing "Vienna", a smooth-sailing and classic Billy Joel hit, and caught the ear of coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Levine obviously persuaded DeMuro onto his team due to their mutual love for Billy Joel.
One of the most beautiful male performances of an Adele song ever to be presented on the show, Billy Gilman of Richmond, Rhode Island performed Adele's "When We Were Young" and got a four-chair turn from all of the coaches. Coach Levine tried a tad harder than the other coaches to get him on his team, and obviously worked.
Brendan Fletcher, who resides in Brooklyn, New York, auditioned by performing the ballad "Jolene" by Ray LaMontagne. Coaches Miley, Alicia, and Adam turned to which Fletcher ultimately chose to be on Team Adam.
Often compared to the voices of Rihanna and Amy Winehouse, Bindi Liebowitz of Plainfield, New Jersey auditioned by singing the song "Bust Your Windows" Jazmine Sullivan. Coaches Blake and Adam faced off in a bicker-off which ended in Liebowitz choosing to be on Team Adam.
Elia Esparza took the risk of performing the Spanish dance hit "Como La Flor" for her blind audition, but ended up getting a three-chair turn, and Levine ended up luring her onto his already eclectic team.
By performing "Tiny Dancer" by the world famous Elton John, Los Angeles, California resident and musician Nolan Neal ended up catching the ear of all four coaches. However, Levine's passion for 80's pop music and mutual love for Elton John ended up persuading Neal onto Team Adam.
Arlington, Texas' Simone Gundy's audition of Tom Jones' "I (Who Have Nothing)" ended up impressing coaches Miley Cyrus and Adam Levine. Coach Levine ended up using real coaching methods to get her onto his team.
JSOUL ended up getting scrunched into a blind audition montage only for a minute, but the Virginia Beach resident and R&B singer ended up turning the chair of coach Adam Levine on the show by performing "Stay with Me" by Sam Smith.
Johnny Rez auditioned by performing the 1990's classic "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and it was magical. He ended up turning the chairs of coaches Blake and Adam, but it was Adam's smooth coaching skills that got Rez to pick him.
Natasha Bure took on the incredible Elvis single, "Can't Help Falling in Love", for her blind audition which caught the attention of coach Adam Levine, who was the sole coach who turned for her.
Ponciano Seoane III
Singing "Home" by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips was a great choice for San Antonio man Ponciano Seoane who turned the chairs of coaches Miley and Adam, subsequently choosing to be on Team Adam.
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