The Blind Auditions continued on the latest episode of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2), with coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton stopping at nothing to fight for the artists they want. They’ll lie, block, and in Blake’s case, use No Doubt music.
In an effort to derail Kelly Clarkson’s incredible break-neck speed of speech, Shelton managed to rig his red button to play No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak.” The source of the song remained a mystery until Shelton accidentally hit his button while vying for singer Kiara Brown. Kiara chose Gwen and Blake was ousted. Congratulations, you played yourself, Shelton.
Blakes’ efforts to drown out Kelly proved fruitless, with Clarkson still adding some of the strongest singers of the season to her team on this episode of The Voice. Maybe it was the crying.
Kelly gets in her feelings
Kelly was left wiping her eyes after jazz musician Melinda Rodriguez delivered a heartfelt cover of Eva Cassidy’s “What a Wonderful World.” Gwen and Kelly went head-to-head in a battle for Melinda, with the singer ultimately going with Team Kelly. Clarkson couldn’t stop gushing about Melinda’s beautiful performance and that was before hearing that Melinda’s brother Cris needs a heart transplant. We also cried a lot on Monday night.
Kelly really gets in her feelings
Kelly said she felt like crying after the warm blanket that is Mendeleyev’s voice wrapped itself around her. Same, Kelly. Same. The man with 12 names (we’re not exaggerating) left us stunned with his rich lows and undeniable storytelling gift, earning Mendeleyev a four chair turn and what we think is already a spot in the finale. Looks like Team Legend could be going for back-to-back wins.
Shock of the night
R&B singer Calvin Lockett had one of the most memorable performances on Monday night, scoring a three-chair turn. The smooth and soulful singer earned praise from all four coaches, with Blake letting his imagination run away with him, saying he can’t wait to hear the album that Calvin makes with John, who was the obvious choice for Calvin’s coach. Obvious is boring. Calvin was feeling hella good and picked Gwen.
Shock of the night 2.0
Kelly has been waiting all season to use her block on Blake and finally hit her button for Marybeth Byrd. Unfortunately for Kelly, Marybeth’s chameleon-like performance of Bonnie Raitt’s “Angel From Montgomery” spoke to all the coaches. With Blake out of the running, Marybeth’s obvious choice was Kelly. Wait, no. Gwen? Nope again. John took the W, scoring Marybeth for his team and finally going a little bit country. We shouldn’t be so surprised. John loves country singers, like Blake Shelton, and Blake Shelton, as well as Blake Shelton.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2.