The Voice 2013 Premiere Recap: Original Coaches Reunite For New Batch Of Talent| September 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM EST
The Voice Season 5 kicked off Monday night with the return of the original four coaches and a new batch of talented contestants!
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green returned after taking season 4 off and settled back into their spots nicely alongside Adam Levin and Blake Shelton. The new coaches didn’t get a ton of love on the first night, however. It was all about Team Adam for now. Below are the stand out blind auditions from night one of The Voice 2013.
Donna Allen, “You Are So Beautiful.” This older diva broke out some intense vocals with her soulful version of this Joe Cocker classic. Only Adam and Christina were interested, though. Cee Lo and Blane did not turn their chairs around. And after begging and pleading from both Adam and Christina, Donna chooses to go with Adam as her coach.
Nic Hawk, “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!).” Well, I never thought I’d hear a guy take on this Blue Cantrell song, but Nic Hawk did. And it was actually fun and energetic and his timing and attitude were perfection. His vocals weren’t perfect, but with the right coaching, he could pull out some pretty cool performances, I’d think. Adam and Cee Lo both turn for Nic and in the end, after a lot of flirting with Adam, he goes with Team Adam. Of course.
James Wolpert, “Love Interruption.” This guy is basically what The Voice is all about. By no means does he look like a star. But at first, he sounds like he has the potential to be a star. And then at halfway through the song, he proves that he does have the voice of a star. And he gets all four coaches to turn around. And they all really want him. He also decides to go with Adam as his coach.
Matthew Schuler, “Cough Syrup.” This guy has such a voice and appeal that all four judges turned before he even got through the first verse of his songs. This guy sounds 100 percent radio ready. He’s completely relevant and from the way he pulled out this song, he’s also very versatile and should have a lot of tricks up his sleeve. So which of the four coaches did he go with? He picks Christina.
Josh Logan, “Too Close.” Josh has such a unique sound to him. His voice has this nice edge and his presence is pretty demanding also. My first thought was Team Adam easily. But he also had the option to choose between Blake (who turned first) and Christina. He decides to pass up Adam and goes for Christina.
Kat Robinchaud, “I’ve Got The Music In Me.” This girl is cool as hell. She’s got this raspy rock voice that reminds me of a mixture of Ann Wilson from Heart and Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane. But even though she reminds me of a lot of people, she still seems fresh. She is hardcore and I cannot wait to hear more form her. Everyone turns around except Adam. She decides to become a part of Team Cee Lo.
Shebie Z., “Here For The Party.” This sassy country diva is FULL of power. She’s totally ready for the radio. Hell, she’s ready to drop the next Sunday Night Football theme song. She screams Team Blake, but Christina and Cee Lo actually turned before Blake. But they didn’t stand a chance. She goes for Blake.
Caroline Pennell, “Anything Can Happen.” Ugh it’s that trendy, unnatural, forced girl voice that is so popular right now. I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever get behind a performer like this. But Blake and Cee Lo dug it, so she’s in. ??? to be more specific.
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