'The Voice' Recap: Coaches Get Picky as Blinds Auditions Near the End
"The Voice" season 6 has entered its final week of Blind Auditions. On Monday, March 10, the coaches recruited more singers to round up their teams of 12, but at the end of the night, there's still one spot left on each team.
Kat Perkin was the first contestant in the episode. She's a former country singer-turned-rocker whose band opened for Bon Jovi before she divorced her drummer husband. She sang "Gold Dust Woman" by Fleetwood Mac. Adam Levine turned first, followed by Shakira and Usher. Shakira pitched herself by describing her accomplishments, but Kat picked Adam who knew her rock aspirations.
Shakira lost to Blake Shelton when they both pushed the buttons for Paula DeAnda, who sang "The Way" by Ariana Grande. The 24-year-old was a former pop star who had released an album to minimal success. Her amazing high note impressed Blake and Shakira, but she went with the country music crooner after he pointed out their common Texas roots.
Up next was Jake Barker, who admitted that he suffered from stage fright. He chose Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" for his first live performance ever and attracted Usher, Adam and Shakira. Shakira said, "You can allow yourself to be vulnerable with me," but Usher asked, "Do you want a mom or a mentor?" This apparently convinced Jake to join Team Usher. Usher also scored Tess Boyer by default.
Ria Eaton is struggling financially after her father lost his job, so she stopped taking singing lessons. She covered "Cups (When I'm Gone)" from "Pitch Perfect" movie and her raspy voice caused Shakira and Blake to turn. Adam and Usher were cheerleading for Shakira, but Ria ended up being with Team Blake instead.
Shakira finally snagged her first singer that night after convincing Cierra Mickens to join her team. The 28-year-old, who was divided whether to go to law school or concentrate on her singing, sang "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley which also attracted Blake and Usher. Shakira won Cierra after she jumped on stage and engaged in some girl talk with the contestant. The Colombian singer later added Ddendyl to her team.
Alaska & Madi were members of "American Kids" and won the same competition that Shelton did, so they came with the intention to be mentored by Blake. Adam and Blake hit the buzzer for their rendition of "Barton Hollow", but the Maroon 5 frontman knew he had no chance and let the singing duo join Team Blake.
Adam, however, scored the best singer of the night, Josh Kaufman, who got a four-chair turn. He tries to make music his career, but tutors to make ends meet. He sang "One More Try" by George Michael and all four coaches turned for him. Adam also snagged Josh Murley and Austin Ellis that night.
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