The Voice (Mondays at and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) is back for another week, and was full of high notes, low age ranges, and lots of tears, both on screen and on our couch. Night three of the Blind Auditions will go down in history for a number of reasons.
First, it was one of the most talent-packed auditions in the history of The Voice. Second, it was the night that Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus set the record for the latest chair turn in a performance. Third, it was the night we realized that a teenager was going to win this season of The Voice. We believe that children are the future…especially on The Voice.
The impressive auditions kicked off with session singer Adam Cunningham, who teared up even before his performance of “Midnight Rider,” an action that was mirrored by Kathrina Feigh, who almost ruined her make-up before even finding out whether she was on a team. Thankfully, both talented crybabies made it. We kid. We cried too.
Also in tears was Davon Fleming, whose performance of “Me and Mrs. Jones” earned a four-chair turn and had us reaching for our Back to Black album. Davon had virtually no professional performing experience, and sang like he was in his tenth year of selling out Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, Celine Dion-style. While all the judges pleaded for Davon, the second he told Jennifer “I live for you,” we all knew it was over. We live for Davon.
Doing a total 180 from Davon was Shiloh Gold, whom Miley aptly described as having Miley’s rasp and Jennifer’s range. Musical school dropout Shiloh scored two last-second chair turns from both women, eventually choosing her rasp twin Miley. Going from rasp to rocker was Adam Pearce, who took Adam’s advice and came back after not being chosen in Season 12. Adam’s advice to Adam worked, and Adam chose Adam and is now on Team Adam. Rock on, Adam(s).
But the real shockers of the night were the teen performers. At only 18, Hannah Mrozak has a pitch perfect voice that made us realize that Hailee Steinfeld‘s “Starving” in a bona fide jam. Then there was 17-year-old Noah Mac, who Miley called a ‘total babe.’ Her underage words, not ours. But also, totally. The hair. The voice. The hipster sweater. Get ready to start buying Noah Mac posters for all the preteens in your life.
Just when we thought the talent couldn’t get any stronger and younger, along came two 16-year-olds who are front runners for Season 13. Addison Agen who brought us to tears before bringing herself to tears with a rendition of Ray LaMontagne‘s “Jolene.” While the performance only earned chair turns from Adam and Miley, we’re pretty sure it’s because Jennifer and Blake were frozen with shock over Addison’s stunning and emotionally raw performance. Even though Adam called Addison his favourite, a statement we think he definitely meant, age won out and the teen singer chose Miley.
Closing out the night was the second successful 16-year-old, Moriah Formica. Proving age ain’t nothing but a number, Moriah performed Heart’s “Crazy On You” and SLAYED. Blake said it wasn’t fair that God forgot to give talent to some people and gave her extra. Jennifer said she wants to help her hone her craft and Miley said she wanted to help Moriah be a “great singer and a great person.” Adam called her “the next great female rock and roll singer.” We call her the singer to beat this season. Also, Team Miley FTW.