On night two of the Season 14 premiere of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), the coaches have worked out their new season kinks and are ready to play dirty. We don’t know why we love seeing celebs fighting over regular people, but it’s amazing.
Night two included one of the most diverse lineups of artists, with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine all adding to their team. They also added to their list of insults hurled at one another. We picked our favourites.
Here are the best moments from night two of the Season 14 premiere of The Voice.
A FINALIST IS FOUND
We didn’t know what to expect from stylist-turned-singer Davison, whose speaking voice is quite high. Like a Brit that doesn’t sound British when they sing, Davison’s singing voice was one of, it not the strongest of the season so far. Dayum. Speaking voices really are irrelevant in the world of music. Performing “To Love Somebody,” which was originally recorded by the Bee Gees (thank you, Blake), Davison got a chair turn from Blake and Adam and a lot of remorse from Kelly, who hasn’t quite mastered the quick button push necessary for a coach on The Voice. These things weren’t around on American Idol. Even though Blake has eaten at many Taco Bell’s in Davison’s home town of Little Rock, Arkansas, the 23-year-old singer went with Team Adam, a move that was almost irrelevant. Whichever team Davison ended up on, he’s going to be around for a while.
THE COACHES ARE ASLEEP
Okay, so technically I’m not a coach on The Voice. Technically I’m not a professional singer. Technically I’m not even an amateur singer. But how the heck did 16-year-old Jaclyn Lovey not immediately get a four-chair turn? COME. ON. Hailing from the nicest town in America, the teen who only listens to dead artists was able to work on her music thanks to the locals donating a piano, pitching in for voice lessons and helping to crowdfund money for her first EP. Should we tell her the rest of the world isn’t that nice and she should probably stay in her small town? Too late. Sounding like the second coming of Connie Francis, Jacyln got a chair turn from Blake and Alicia and picked Team Alicia thanks to their shared love of classic music and really long hair.
A FINALIST IS NOT FOUND
Not all the chosen singers can be winners and we think that’s the case with Dylan Hartigan. The child star who found his voice post-puberty, an odd fact to share not once, but twice on national TV, was one of the weakest singers of the night. Still, he managed to earn a chair turn from Kelly. As Clarkson pointed out, his cuteness was going to help her win. Probably not, but it may get him to the semi-finals.
EVERYONE HAS THE BLUES
Earning the first four chair turn this season was blues singer Pryor Baird, whose look can best be described as Billy Ray Cyrus without the rat tail and George Michael without the earring. Usually it’s the pop singers with the huge pipes who get a four-chair turn, but thankfully blues isn’t dead. Adam tried to find a kindred spirit as a guitar player (did we know Adam Levine played the guitar?), but Baird figured he and Blake could shop together in the big and tall section while making sweet music. Side note, Blake Shelton can do the moonwalk and it’s pretty good.
THE COACHES PULL ZERO PUNCHES
Aside from the always-zen Alicia Keys, the rest of the Coaches spent just as much time insulting one another as they did trying to convince singers to pick them. Actually, the insults have become part of the pitch. While Adam’s school yard taunts at Blake got old about four seasons ago (how is telling someone they’re stupid considered funny?), that doesn’t mean there weren’t some good digs.
Blake on Adam: “You know about Jimmy Buffet, because you’re wearing his shirt.”
Kelly on Blake: “I’ve had no help from Blake and I’ve been successful in country music.”
Blake on Adam: “I hate puberty, it’s the worst,” said Adam, to which Blake’s responded “Think you’ll ever get past it?” Boom.
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Standings After Night 2
Alicia Keys: 3 Artists
Blake Shelton: 3 Artists
Kelly Clarkson: 5 Artists
Adam Levine: 3 Artists