On Tuesday night’s episode of The Voice, we hit five of the main archetypes that come through the show every year. There’s the sweet teen, the doting dad, the beard gang, the person who can sing anything, and the singer that sounds nothing like how they look. Our last one is the favourite. We love seeing the coaches look shocked.
We’re only two nights into The Voice and already we’ve had one shoe toss from Jennifer Hudson, one full body roll dance from Kelly Clarkson, one geography lesson from Blake Shelton, and many, many instances of Adam Levine pointing out that he was the first coach to turn around. We guess that’s a good reason to go with someone, but it’s hard to take Levine seriously with those terrible sweatpants. He looks like the guy who shows up to the meeting with no ideas for the project but keeps circling back to the fact that he was the first one to arrive.
THE SINGER WHO CAN PERFORM ANYTHING
We have a feeling that blues/pop/R ‘n B singer DeAndre Nico can sing anything and make it sound good. He performed Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” and delivered the best performance of the night. If you can nail Bruno Mars, there’s not much you can’t sing. The singer earned a four-chair turn and went with Team Adam because the Maroon 5 frontman was the first to turn his chair. Huh. We guess it does work sometimes. Expect to see DeAndre in the competition for a long time.
THE SWEET TEEN
The last few seasons of The Voice have been largely dominated by teens and one teen that we’re going to see a lot of this season is Claire DeJean. The 17-year-old Texas native is as sweet as apple pie (she teaches dance to kids and loves to help them build their confidence) and had the most angelic performance of the season so far. Blake compared Claire to Taylor Swift and Kelly tried to play the Texas card, which won out in the end. Don’t mess with Texas. Or a free satin jacket.
THE DOTING DAD
If you’re not a teenager on The Voice, it helps to have one at home. Make sure you call them your best friend, talk about how they changed your life, and then if you can squeeze out a few tears, even better. Franc West gave off some serious DILF vibes while introducing himself to the cameras on The Voice and thankfully he can sing too. We’re already a fan of West based on his Doting Dad status, which makes rooting for him even easier.
THE BEARD GANG
The beard gang is represented in every week of The Voice and this week it was park ranger Keith Paluso. When he’s not serenading a line-up of celebrity coaches, Keith is hanging out in the forest singing to the flora and fauna and identifying birds by their calls. His voice isn’t quite strong enough to win The Voice, but we do think he could star in his own Disney movie.
THE GUY WHO DOESN’T SOUND HOW HE LOOKS
Every few episodes we get a singer who is not only talented but also looks nothing like how they sound. It makes watching the coaches turn that much more exciting for the audience. On Tuesday night, that singer was bluesman Michael Lee, whose close-cropped haircut and Henley shirt didn’t scream the pain of the blues, but his gritty voice sure did. We loved everything about Michael’s performance, except the part where he didn’t take Kelly’s advice to go with Team J Hud and chose Blake instead. Michael, the show has been on for 15 seasons. Watch and learn and pick the coach who doesn’t have anyone like you on their team!
STANDINGS AFTER NIGHT TWO OF THE BLIND AUDITIONS
Claire DeJean – Just Added
Franc West – Just Added
Keith Paluso – Just Added
Michael Lee – Just Added
DeAndre Nico – Just Added