'The Voice' Recap: Who Earned The Last Spots In Auditions
20-year-old Texan Brandon Chase (can we just call Texas 'the state of The Voice' already?) is the subject of a great Carson Daly quip once our host finds out that Brandon graduated from college at 17.
Carson: Are you sure you want to be a musician? You're highly overqualified for this position.
Brandon's take on Hunter Hayes' "Wanted" makes the girls squeal. Blake does not squeal, thankfully, but he does turn his chair. Adam and Christine egg Cee Lo on until he pushes his button, too. Cee Lo's rambling pitch catches Blake off guard a bit, especially when Cee Lo says that he doesn't know how sincere Blake is.
Blake: I haven't even said anything yet. Give me a chance to lie!
No one is falling for Cee Lo's quip that he got his trademark red leather jacket from Michael Jackson, but fashion does factor into the discussion.
Adam: You should choose [your] coach on who you would rather be dressed like right now.
Unsurprisingly, Brandon picks Blake as his leader, meaning that the three-time champ also only has one spot left to give - and that Cee Lo is the only coach with more than one available.
26-year-old Lupe Carroll would rather be in music than delivering flowers. His version of "If I Were A Carpenter" immediately piques Blake's interest, and Christina nonverbally signals that he should push his button, but given that he's down to his last spot Blake decides to wait it out. Cee Lo takes advantage, turning his chair and giving Lupe a default spot on Team Cee Lo. Somebody else is going to have to take care of the flowers.
Returning to mononyms, 25-year-old recent college graduate Grey joins us from a wedding band. (Not the awesome TV show, but an actual wedding band.) Her version of "Catch My Breath" is not Kelly Clarkson (who is?), but it's good enough for Adam to be willing to use his last spot on her. Blake agrees with him, and also turns around. Cee Lo goes at the last minute, but this isn't as remarkable as Blake's chair turning itself back around without his permission.
Surprisingly, neither Blake nor Adam name-drops Kelly, who served as a Team Blake advisor in Season 2 and just completed the Honda Civic Tour with Maroon 5. Grey completes Team Adam, which also fuels Blake's conspiracy theory about his chair being rigged, so it's like a double win for Mr. Levine.
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