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The blind auditions continued for a third night on the NBC hit show The Voice. The first two nights of auditions brought about new and surprising talent to the living rooms of millions of fans. The third night of blind auditions did not disappoint.
First up to take the Voice stage was Samuel Mouton from Colorado. Mouton chose to sing, “Redemption Song,” by Bob Marley. Mouton had a very similar tone and vocal style to Marley. Levine hit his button first, closely followed by Green. Christina Aguilera followed being the third coach to hit her button. Shelton passed on Mouton. Aguilera said that the performance gave her postive energy and she wanted to see what would “turn on” Mouton as an artist. Green added that he could tell Shelton had listened to Marley for many years and adopted his own style to that performance. Levine added that he felt the performance made a very special impact. After much deliberation, Mouton joined Team Adam.
Following Mouton was Chris Trousdale, who was a former member of the boy band, Dream Street. Trousdale performed the latest hit from the Wanted, “Glad You Came.” Trousdale failed to get any judges to turn their chairs around. Trousdale did manage to challenge Shelton to a dance off. The winner of that competition is yet to be determined.
Nelly’s Echo took the stage next. Echo originally lived in Nigeria and had to flee the country to do political unrest. Echo told audiences that music not only saved him, but also reminded him to be postive even in that time of unrest. Echo performed, “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Aguilera hit her button first. Levine followed and pushed his button towards the end of Echo’s performance. Aguilera mentioned that she pushed her button first and enjoyed listening to the entire performance. Levine added that he is always looking for something different and that Echo fit that bill. In the end Echo joined Team Christina.
In a Voice first, a mother daughter duo took the stage. 2Steel Girls performed Carrie Underwood’s famous single, “Before He Cheats.” Green and Shelton hit their buttons at the same time, about halfway through the performance. Green said that he was moved by the performance and that union of the vocal performances was great. Shelton said he wanted them badly. In the end, 2Steel Girls joined Team Blake.
Lisa Scinta performed “Teenage Dream,” causing both Green and Aguilera to turn their chairs. Scinta joined team Christina Followed by MarissaAnn, also performed a Katy Perry song, “Part of Me.” Team Christina ended up gaining MarissaAnn. Loren Allred, a pop/rock singer who performed, “When Love Takes Over,” ended up joining Team Adam, causing Green to miss out on another artist. Green said, he just wanted to get in the game and was looking for love in all the wrong places.
Domo took the stage next. According to Domo, she is like Lady Gage in China. Domo performed, “Don’t Cha,” by the Pussycat Dolls. Green pushed his button within the first few notes of the performance. Domo did not manage to get any other judges to turn their chairs around. This defaulted her to Team Cee Lo.
Closing the show was Nicole Nelson. Nelson discovered that she could make music her career after performing at an open mic night. Nelson performed, “Hallelujah.” Her emotional and powerful performance caused all four judges to push their buttons. Levine was first, followed by Shelton, Aguilera and Green. On the third night of auditions, the best was saved for last. Aguilera said that performance was gorgeous and that she was woken up finally. Levine mentioned that he turned around first and loved that performance. Green added that he noticed that the audience was moved. Shelton added that he was an organic kind of guy and that he might be in over his head but he wasn’t going to let this type of performance get away. In the end, Nelson joined Team Adam.
The Voice will return with more blind auditions on NBC next week.