There may be four coaches on The Voice, including Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and of course, Blake Shelton, but make no mistake about it—Blake has the most wins under his oversized belt buckle. He’s also been there the longest and therefore should have the most wins, but those kinds of nitpicky details are for sore losers.
After Monday’s episode, the first without Adam Levine, Tuesday gave us night two of the Blind Auditions and while we saw no shortage of talented performers onstage, the moment with the most raw emotion took place offstage thanks to Blake Shelton. The country star literally read from his record of achievements on The Voice throughout the night, even pulling up an article that described Shelton as the best coach in the history of the series. As Season 16 winner John Legend noted, “A lot of arrogance from someone who just lost.”
Performance of the night
Shane Q was Tuesday night’s contestant that shocked the coaches with his vocals, earning a four-chair turn, a standing ovation from Kelly, and a reminder that you can’t judge a person by their high notes. We, like Kelly Clarkson, could already picture Shane in the finale because of his talent, but then we found out he’s a special needs cab driver and now he’s in the finale of our hearts.
Gwen’s dance party
There’s being cool and then there’s being cool enough to make Gwen Stefani dance, which Royce Lovett achieved on Tuesday night. With a mix of the Bobs (Marley and Dylan, obvi), Royce had Gwen out of her seat and dancing while we remained seated but made a mental note to add “Rock Steady” to our workout playlist. Blake also tried to make a play for Royce, but honestly, we think that was just because five minutes had passed since the last time he spoke to Gwen.
The judges try to a pull poker faces
Gwen seemed to be the only judge awake on Tuesday night and maybe it was thanks to her dance break. Elise Azkoul’s cover of Lady Gaga’s “A Million Reasons” gave the coaches about a million reasons to turn, but only Stefani seemed to have her earpiece working and hit her button. We figured after A Star Is Born that would be put an end to any disputes about just how challenging Lady Gaga songs are, but apparently not. They’re really tough. She’s amazing. Elise is amazing. Gwen is amazing. Ra-ra-ra-rah-turn-your-chair.
Past seasons of The Voice have been saturated with teen singers, but this season we’ve hardly seen any. That changed on Tuesday night with the addition of Hello Sunday to Team Kelly, with the super cute besties earning the title for youngest duo ever on the show.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2.