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