With every stage of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), there’s a lot of emotion involved. It’s bound to happen when it comes to music. But on Monday night’s Blind Audition, we got a full-on cryfest from Coach Kelly Clarkson, and we were right there with her.
While there weren’t any tears from Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton or Adam Levine, there was still singing, groveling, and name calling. Plus, more comments about Adam’s shirt. Sometimes we think he picks his outfits just to annoy Blake.
Check out what happened on Night 5 of the Blind Auditions on The Voice!
HOW TO MAKE KELLY CLARKSON AND EVERYONE AT HOME CRY
With the night’s first audition, Stephanie Skipper performed Kelly Clarkson’s emotional ballad “Piece By Piece,” which on a good day makes us cry. On a bad day it’s a full-on sobfest. The song is about Clarkson’s father leaving her family and how she’s thankful to now have a husband that is a great father and partner. Oh yeah, it’s an emotional gut punch and not just for us. Skipper’s performance had Clarkson crying so hard she wasn’t able to push her button. We feel you, KC.
A LESSON AND A BLESSING
Soul singer Tish Haynes Keys ended up on Team Adam, but all we cared about was that she was on someone’s team. This woman not only has a VOICE (all caps necessary), but she has the best lines of the season. One booty, one sound. The honky tonk badonka donk. If you can’t keep the beat, follow Tish’s butt. Yassss kween Tish!
DON’T PICK THE OAKIE
It’s been 14 seasons, but for some reason every country singer that auditions for The Voice doesn’t understand that being on Blake’s team means you’ll be facing singers that sound just like you. We first saw Branson Ireland pick Blake instead of Adam and then saw country singer Jordan Kirkdorffer repeat the move. Y’all! This is a competition, which means you need to have some strategy ie. pick the guy from Maroon 5 and be on the only country singer on his team, instead of picking the country singer and being one of a dozen country singers on his team.
WE’RE ALL ABOUT MIYA BASS
This season we’ve seen a lot of one-chair turns for singers that we thought deserved all four. Rocker, R&B and pop singer Miya Bass was one of those singers. Well done, Coach Adam. The rest of you are asleep at the wheel.
THE FIRST QUIRKY SINGER OF THE SEASON
We’re five nights into the Blind Auditions, but our quirky singer of the season has finally arrived. Ukulele lover Livia Faith got chair turns from Kelly, Blake and Alicia, which was surprising since Adam usually goes straight for the quirk. There’s still a chance for him to steal Livia, which we could totally see happening. Is there an underground betting ring for The Voice? We’d put money on that move.
In addition to the first quirky singer, we finally got the first celeb-connection on Monday night. This year’s celeb moment came from Shana Halligan, whose father is a founding member of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Performing “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” Halligan is Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey and Sia all in one with a lot of music history backing her.
WHERE ARE THE FOURS?
Compared to Season 13, we’ve only a handful of four chair turns this season, but in a way that makes things more exciting. Whereas in past seasons the four chair turns gave an indication as to which artists would be making it to the final, with the coaches more divided on who they want on their team, the trophy is still up for the taking. It’s anyone’s game. But we’re keeping our eyes on four-chair Hannah Goebel.
Standings After Night 5
Alicia Keys: 11 Artists
Blake Shelton: 11 Artists
Kelly Clarkson: 11 Artists
Adam Levine: 10 Artists