Thursday, September 13, 2012


After Tuesday's glacial pacing and recitation of family medical histories, The Voice sped things along last night – though mostly to demonstrate that none of the contestants were choosing Team Cee Lo. While we were shown full auditions of crestfallen boy banders, there were only mere seconds of performances from a trio of young singers who actually made it onto teams. This forced viewers (and curious recappers) to iTunes or the show's site to check out what actually happened. It seems like that this'll be the new normal as winnowing the field to 64 means we'll likely be seeing around 100 auditions in the coming weeks. Here's how it panned out:

Coach: Christina Aguilera
Rank: #1
Why: Girl is just swooping up all the big, radio friendly voices. She has a strategy and is winning over most everyone she wants for Team Xtina. Every competitor under the age of 30 with a big voice grew up idolizing her, so they are geeked and eager to have her on their side. Also, she knows how to reach contestants' inner-diva with her come-to-me speeches. She directly addresses their egos, telling smooth-voiced Nigerian emigre Nelson Emokpae that she wants a full concert from him, not just his modern take on Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine." Aguilera also nabbed 15-year-old Marissa Ann, who performed a Katy Perry song in the style of Katy Perry; and picked up Lisa Scinta – a trio of powerhouses now under the Team Xtina banner.

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Source: RollingStone

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