Top 10 ‘The Voice’ blind auditions – Week 3

9:03 pm EDT, September 25, 2012

The Voice continued to discover new talent in the third week of season 3 blind auditions.

The coaches got picky and Cee Lo showed us he knows how to turn someone down gently (by performing “Forget You” with eliminated contestant VJ) as all four coaches filled up 14 spots on their teams, leaving just two left to fill next week.

1. Michelle Brooks-Thompson

The mother of two and wife to a former football player, Michelle Brooks-Thompson kicked off the third week of blind auditions with “Proud Mary.” Team Adam scored the powerhouse vocalist even though Cee Lo and Christina also pushed their buttons.

2. Cassadee Pope

Former Hey Monday vocalist (and Hypable Band of the Week recommendation) Cassadee Pope got all four coaches to turn their chairs with her take on “Torn.” She chose Team Blake.

3. Terisa Griffin

Sassy 42-year-old Terisa Griffin pulled off Adele’s emotional “Someone Like You” beautifully. It took a little coaxing but Christina and Blake turned around to get interrogated by the songstress. She surprisingly chose to go with Team Blake.

4. Brandon Mahone

Smooth crooner Brandon Mahone took on “I Wish It Would Rain” and got Adam, Cee Lo and Christina to turn around. The soulful 17-year-old, inspired by The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight, chose Team Adam despite soulman Cee Lo Green’s attempts at winning him over.

5. Alexis Marceaux

Hurricane Katrina survivor Alexis Marceaux earned herself a spot on Team Cee Lo with her rendition of “Go Your Own Way” and her “smart girl chic” look. Audiences also learned that “rocker chicks turn [Cee Lo] on” thanks to her performance.

6. Charlie Rey

Singing Michael Buble’s version of “Home,” 20-year-old car mechanic Charlie Rey got Blake and Adam to push their buttons and fight over the California native. Charlie chose to go with Team Blake.

7. Suzanna Choffel

Texas music teacher Suzanna Choffel took on “Landslide” for her blind audition. The seasoned performer chose to go with Team Blake.

8. Sylvia Yacoub

Originally from Egypt, Sylvia Yacoub auditioned on The Voice to pursue a career her mother had been unable to pursue as woman in the Middle East. Her rendition of Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World” won over Christina, Cee Lo and Blake, with Sylvia choosing Team Xtina.

9. Dez Duron

Pretty boy (and Elvis look-a-like, according to Blake) Louisiana native Dez Duron auditioned for The Voice in season 2 with a Backstreet Boys song. He went more old-school this time around with Hall & Oates’ “Sara Smile” and won over Blake, Christina and Cee Lo, ultimately going with Team Xtina.

10. Diego Val

The Peruvian native gave a raspy, slightly nasally performance of “Animal,” which earned him a spot on Team Cee Lo. Adam and Christina seemed okay with that because they have plans to possibly “snatch” him up later.

Tune in to The Voice next Monday and Tuesday on NBC.

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.

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There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.

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Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

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Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.