John Legend beat out all four judges to bring soul singer Kim Cruise into his squad as the blind auditions continued on Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice.
Kim, 30, of Woodville, Texas, was the top contestant of the night, and had all four judges turn their chairs by the time she finished singing Daniel Caesar’s song Best Part.
“I love this song,” said Camila Cabello, 25.
FOUR CHAIRS: John Legend beat out all four judges to bring soul singer Kim Cruise into his squad as the blind auditions continue on Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice
John, 43, immediately pressed the buzzer and turned around. Camilla then turned around and stood on her chair, dancing.
Gwen Stefani, 52, turned around, and finally Blake Shelton, 46, did.
“That was amazing,” Gwen said.
‘Four chairs!’ John exclaimed.
Texas Singer: Kim, 30, of Woodville, Texas, was the top contestant of the night, and had all four judges turn their chairs by the time she finished singing Daniel Caesar’s “Best Part.”
“That was so incredibly beautiful, I don’t even know how to talk after that,” Gwen said. I can’t wait to hear you sing more. You are magnificent beauty.’
‘What a lovely magical gift,’ said John. You noticed I quickly turned to you because I had just heard the tune and it was “Oh, you should be in the show.” And then not only should you be on the show, you should be at the end of that show. Displays. You are very good. I would like to help you figure out the best way to showcase this amazing talent you have to the world. I would like to be your coach.
“Your tone is incredible, your choices are incredible and I would love for you to choose me as your coach,” said Camilla.
Incredible singer: Your tone is amazing, your choices are incredible and I would love for you to choose me as your coach, Camila said
“There is absolutely no reason why you should not choose me as your coach and win this amazing show,” Blake said.
Kim, who said in her confession that she lived in a small town with only three stop lights and grew up singing and playing music with her family, ultimately chose Jun.
Nashville native Steve McMoRan, 40, who has written songs for Celine Dion, Jimmy Allen and Michael Bolton, and performed “Never Enough” by The Greatest Showman, went by. Michael recorded a video message for him before he took to the stage. Camila turned and signed him to her team.
Rowan Grace, 16, of Rapid City, South Dakota, took it to the next stage and performed “Traitorous” Olivia Rodrigo. John, Gwen, and Camilla turned around.
Talented teen: Rowan Grace, 16, of Rapid City, South Dakota, took it to the next stage and performed Olivia Rodrigo’s song The Traitor. John, Gwen, and Camilla turned around
“You felt really connected to the song,” John said.
“I feel like I can really get you on your nerves,” said Camila. “I am inspired by you.”
Rowan eventually decides to go with Gwen.
Yilka, 20, who lives in San Diego but is a first-generation American, performed Selena’s “No Me Queda Mas” in Spanish. Unfortunately, none of the judges turned around.
Constance Howard, 27, a teacher from Katy, Texas, wowed the judges with her unique twist on singing Justin Bieber’s song Peaches. John and Camilla both turned around.
UNIQUE TOUCH: Constance Howard, 27, a teacher from Katy, Texas wowed the judges with her unique twist on Justin Bieber’s song Peaches
“It was so creative and different,” said Gwen.
“There is no one like you on my team,” Camila said. “I would love to be your coach.”
‘I’d love to work with you,’ said John.
Constance went with Camilla.
Justin Aaron, 24, of Junction City, Kansas, shared how emotional losing his father from COVID and being unable to say goodbye has been. He performed Glory by Common and John Legend and said it’s a related song.
Gwen yelled at the other judges, “What’s the matter with you, stranger?” “You and I are going places.”
I got it: “What’s wrong with you freaks,” Gwen yelled at the other judges. “You and I are going places”
August James, 21, of Chatsworth, California performed Miley Cyrus’ version of Blondie’s Heart of Glass. None of the judges turned around.
Jaden Luke, 22, of Bothwell, Washington, performed Make It With You by Bread. He said he’s been singing all over his hometown and even opened up for Chris Isak. John and Blake turned around.
“I love your voice,” Blake said. I have one place on my team. You could be the person who completes me.
Jaden chose Blake.
The Bread Song: Jayden Locke, 22, of Bothwell, Washington, performed “Make It With You by Bread”
Nią Skyfer, a 26-year-old from Cuba who lives in Miami, performed “Camila Bam Bam”. John turns and Camilla later gets down from her chair to give her a hug.
“You are the last person to make it to the 22nd season of The Voice,” Blake said.
Confetti and banners rained down on the referees. Coaches Camila, Gwen, Blake, and John take the stage and perform Camila’s hit song Havana.
With the referees assigned, the teams prepared for the first day of fights.
Familiar song: Nią Skyfer, a 26-year-old from Cuba who lives in Miami, performed Camila Bam Bam
Each team consulted with their professional advisors. Blake brought in country star Jimmy Allen to give tips to his team. Jimmy tells him he tried The Voice himself but it didn’t work.
Blake had his players Tanner Fossell, 28, of Nashville take on Austin Montgomery, 19, of Hemet, Calif. by singing Folsom Prison to Johnny Cash.
“There couldn’t have been a better song choice,” Austin said in a confession.
‘I’m glad I’m not singing against all of you,’ said Jamie.
Battle Rounds: Blake had his players Tanner Fossell, 28, of Nashville take on Austin Montgomery, 19, of Hemet, Calif. by singing Folsom Prison to Johnny Cash
“This was amazing,” said Camila after they took to the stage and performed. “You guys are amazing performers.”
“I was completely blown away by this performance,” said Gwen.
“It just felt real and authentic,” John said, “I would have chosen Tanner.”
Blake’s decision on who he chose wouldn’t be revealed until Tuesday’s episode of the show.
The Voice will return Tuesdays on NBC.
Tough call: Blake’s decision on who he chooses won’t be revealed until Tuesday’s episode of the show