It’s the last round of the blind auditions, which means the coaches are torn between being ultra picky, in the hopes that they might find that Chris Blue-type singer lurking in the wings, annnd just getting it over with already.
With two spots open on Team Adam to everyone else’s one, he’s a little freer and looser with the bids than the rest, but that doesn’t mean he has an easy time getting his final additions.
Here’s how the last leg of the blind auditions shook out on The Voice.
Kristi Hoopes (19 – Parker, Colorado)
“Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love” by Trisha Yearwood
A self-proclaimed “hippie chick with twang,” Kristi Hoopes is a fan of classic country music and opts for an obscure enough number that Blake Shelton backs Adam Levine into a corner by exposing that he doesn’t know who originated the number. So it’s probably not too much of a shocker that she signs on for Team Blake’s last spot, even after Adam’s impassioned plea about really, really wanting a country artist to choose him over Blake for a change.
Even so, it’s hard to know why those two, as well as Jennifer Hudson, are going nuts over this girl. Sure, she has an interesting vibe, and her yodel tones are fun when they happen, but otherwise, it’s a pretty lifeless affair. Maybe it’s one of those situations where you had to be there.
Michael Kight (25 – Dublin, Georgia)
“Sugar” by Maroon 5
It’s a bold move to perform any coach’s number on stage here on The Voice, but especially during the blind auditions, when they’ve got nothing else to go off but how you perform their career-making anthems. That takes brass. In Michael Kight’s case, it pays off because once he starts landing some of those high notes, he’s really speaking Adam Levine’s language and manages to earn himself a single chair turn (hey, it only takes one).
Adam is thoroughly impressed by his voice and guitar skills and seems especially refreshed that Kight’s stripped-down version of the song meant he had nowhere to hide a key slip.