'The Voice': Adam Levine snatches four-chair turn singer DeAndre Nico on day two of blind auditions
Let's take a look at the lineup of Tuesday's performances and see who has a shot at the season 15 title of 'The Voice'.
After the premiere of 'The Voice' season 15 on Monday, the reality singing competition returned for night two of the blind auditions on Tuesday with talented performers singing their hearts out hoping to get a chair turn from celebrity judges Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Jennifer Hudson.
After flawless performances from the singers on Monday, Tuesday's spectacle was no less great either. Hudson took the competition up a notch by giving her heels some time in the air as she fought the other three judges to win over the next round of contestants. Let's take a look at the lineup of Tuesday's performances and see who has a shot at the season 15 title of 'The Voice'.
KEITH PALUSO: Day two of the blind auditions opened with 30-year-old park ranger Keith performing 'Way Down We Go' with a deep tone.
Keith who had his first date with his wife at a swamp said, "I can get really excited about birds." Though he had all the characteristics which will make him a perfect member of Team Adam, Blake used his timely block and snatched up the cowboy for his team. Kelly Clarkson then joked and asked him if he was one of those odd guys who loves singing to animals. She even revealed that she thought a park ranger's role was "kind of sexy." While Adam grumbled that he really loved Keith.
CLAIRE DEJEAN: This 17-year-old dance teacher from Texas was the next performer who snatched the judges' attention by performing 'Hurt Somebody' by Julia Michaels. Blake and Clarkson turned their chairs for her. And after her performance, Blake was the first one to comment saying, "You are one of those artists that doesn't come along too often." Following which Clarkson, who is also from the Lone Star state, replied, "I've found my Texan." It was known from the moment Clarkson turned her chair, that Claire had already made up her mind as she burst into tears. And right enough she chose Team Clarkson.
FRANC WEST: The just one chair-turn thatWest received does not reveal anything about the impact his voice had. Performing '(Sittin on) The Dock Of The Bay' by Otis Redding, the 38-year-old Navy veteran from Atlanta introduced his son and mom on the show, revealed that he wants his son to chase his dreams while he told a heartwarming story. As said before, his raspy voice caught the attention of only one judge and that was Hudson. "That squeal got me…then I turn around and you've got a fly look," she said.
MICHAEL LEE: The 30-year-old newlywed described his wife as a savior who rescued him from his hard-partying habits. And if you think after Keith choosing Blake and leaving Adam stranded left him disheartened, Lee did the same once again, after basically speaking Adam's musical language from the first lyric, Lee who performed an original song with his deep voice and his electric guitar got three judges to turn their chairs for him. Adam, Hudson and Blake were so impressed by his voice, and to take it up a notch, Hudson took her shoe and threw it. But somehow he decided to take a new path and chose Team Blake leaving Adam disheartened once again. "Screw it, I can coach this guy," said Blake. "I don't understand why I didn't get him,' complained Adam yet again.
ELE IVORY: This 20-year-old Nashville, TN native's day job is working in a cave, meaning she probably gets access to some amazing acoustics while practicing her vocals after shifts. She even performs around Nashville, including at the famous Bluebird Cafe. Performing 'Jump' by Julia Michaels and hoping to get at least one judge to turn their chair, was disappointed after not making the cut. Though she sounded great the judges found something missing, but it was close. The judges even begged her to come back the next season. But surprisingly she was given a second chance to return via The Comeback Stage, a new feature of The Voice. "Ele is awesome..it was just not the right moment for me,' said Adam. he even added saying, 'She was really close."
DEANDRE NICO: Just like Monday's final performance, Tuesday's final auditioner of the evening received a four-chair turn. The Hurricane Harvey survivor revealed how his entire hometown was destroyed and how his family lost everything and thought they were going to die because they had no food, water or electricity. He even explained how he has been sleeping on other people’s couches since the hurricane. Performing 'When I Was Your Man' by Bruno Mars, he wowed the judges with his performance, leaving the four of them fighting to have him on their team. But, this time luck favored Adam. "You're amazing bro," said Adam. Following which Hudson said, "Honey, your voice, the way it soars, the range, the depth, the soul, and you've got a great look too. I see you!" after which Blake bragged saying, "I've won this show six times." But this time, Nico didn't fall for Blake, he chose the person who hit th button first and it was none other than Adam who was beaming with happiness after his victory for the night.
Adam Levine – Tyke James, Radha, DeAndre Nico
Blake Shelton – Mercedes Ferreira-Dias, Kameron Marlowe, Keith Paluso, Michael Lee
Kelly Clarkson – Sarah Grace, Mikele Buck, Claire DeJean
Jennifer Hudson – Tyshawn Colquitt, Patrique Fortson, Kennedy Holmes, Franc West