It took six shows, but a montage was finally seen. Thankfully, it only featured two singers. However, the theory has always been that if you see a singer in a montage, they won’t be around for long. So, even though the show didn’t air either of these performances in full, you can see their performance videos. A surprise, really; usually the full performance is not posted. So for Andrea Thomas and Davina Leone, here are your shining moments.
First, Thomas’ cover of The Foundations’ “Baby, Now That I Found You”:
Then, Leone’s cover of Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”:
Thomas chose Blake Shelton as her coach; Leone picked Gwen Stefani to be her coach.
Sadly, two artists did not get a chair turn: Austin Tyler Jones and Casey Jamerson. Jones gave a laid back version of Elvis Costello’s “Alison,” and Jamerson’s “Shadows Of The Night” by Pat Benatar never really caught on with the coaches.
As for the remaining nine artists that did move on to the next round (in order of appearance):
First up was artist Kenny P., who sang “Hello It’s Me” by Todd Rundgren. He sounded alright, but wasn’t great. His handlebar mustache may have been the most notable thing about him. Usually the first singer on the show gets a pretty enthusiastic reaction from the coaches, but he was well into his performance before anyone turned around. Stefani and Shelton eventually turned for him, and he chose the former No Doubt singer as his coach.
Enid Ortiz was up next, and performed “All I Ask” by Adele. She sounded very good on the opening low notes of the song, and finished well. Even though I thought it was a good performance, the coaches seemed a little nonplussed. At the very end, Blake turned for her, ensuring that she’d be a member on Shelton’s team.
Singer RJ Collins was up next, and he did a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Purpose.” It was a good performance. Adam Levine turned around after the first line; Alicia Keys turned a bit after that. Adam fought hard to get the seventeen year old on his team, but Keys talked her way into making herself his coach.
Next up was TSoul, who performed “Take Me To The River” by Al Green, but also made famous by the Talking Heads. His was a souful (no pun intended) performance, which got Levine and Shelton to turn early on. His voice sounded like it was made for the song. I’m looking forward to hearing a bit more from this artist, who chose Shelton as his coach.
Hanna Eyre was the next artist to perform, and she covered “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Because the local station was showing storm coverage, I missed the opening notes of the performance. The part I did hear, however, showed a poised singer with control of her voice. Adam, Blake and Gwen all turned for her. She chose Levine to be her coach.
Next to be heard was singer Hunter Plake, who covered Fun’s “Carry On.” He has an interesting voice, but I was on the fence with him. There were parts that I liked and other parts I was less than impressed with. Gwen and Alicia turned for him. Alicia was Plake’s pick for a coach.
Nala Price performed next, and her song choice was Adele’s “Send My Love (To My New Lover)”. Amazingly, it’s the second Adele song performed tonight. Price’s performance was very good, though it did not get a four-chair turn. Price made do with just two—Levine and Stefani. In the end, she went with Adam as her coach.
Sammie Zonana perfomed next, and did “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande. It’s not a song I would have chosen to perform, but it wouldn’t matter what I thought: Stefani turned in the middle of the first verse. She was the only coach who turned around for the performance, so she added Zonana to her team.
The final performer of the night was Valerie Ponzio, who performed Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire.” Based on the number of chairs that turned, this was the performance of the night. It was good; her voice was interesting. Four chairs, though? Not so sure of that. However, she’ll get the chance to prove she was four-chair worthy in the next round. She picked Shelton as her coach.
The show continues tonight and also has a Wednesday airing this week. I think the Wednesday show will be a recap show, but I’m not sure yet. There are only a few slots left on each coach’s team, so I think they will fill them up on the next show.
(photo from Creative Commons via Eva Rinaldi—available for reuse).