September 10, 2012 08:22 PM by Shayla Perry
Here we go! It’s another season of The Voice, and this time, the competition is bigger and (dare we say) better with new talent, new twists, a new feathered friend for Cee Lo Green, and lots and lots of hugging. Which of the celebrity coaches will find “The Voice” this time? All the highlights (and the hugs) from the Season 3 premiere after the jump.
Tonight on NBC….
After the coaches start things up right with a Rolling Stones classic, the Blind Auditions begin with Scottish rocker Terry McDermott taking on “Baba O’Reilly.”
At the last minute, he has Blake Shelton, Cee Lo, and Adam Levine all turning in their chairs. (And let the sales pitches begin!)
They all agree that he seems to have what it takes, but it’s Team Blake for Terry…for now.
De’Borah (our pick as an early fave), comes to the stage next with “Hey, Soul Sister.”
Her colorful cool, confidence gets Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo to push their buttons. Trusting “the voice within,” De’Borah goes with X-tina, whose song played a big role in helping her become the unique individual she is today. Hmmm… We’re thinking we can expect to hear that one from De’Borah sometime throughout the competition.
Illinois native Gracia Harrison is the first country singer to audition this season, hoping her yodeling will get her through to the next phase. Before she even starts to yodel, Adam, Blake and Cee Lo all turn their chairs.
Adam immediately pronounces her as THE BEST country artist the show has ever seen. Despite all the sweet talk, Gracia (not surprisingly) goes with Blake.
That’s 2 for Papa Bear.
Garrett Gardner is the first to get turned down, but as Blake points out, at 16, he’s still just “a baby,” and has a long time to perfect his talent. And it’s not all bad…he not only gets a standing ovation from the crowd, but a hug from Christina and some kind words from Adam.
Definitely the most bold contestant of the bunch, Devyn Deloera hits the stage daring to sing Christina’s “Ain’t No Other Man.” Adam, Blake, and yes, Christina, all turn their chairs. One guess as to which coach she chose (please say that you guessed Christina).
Bryan Keith is representing the Bronx. His father is a Grammy-winning artist, but he’s determined to make it big on his own. Not even one verse into “It Will Rain,” Bryan has 3 chairs turning, soon followed by the 4th.
He makes a hard sell, and it pays off…Bryan is going to Team Adam.
The next singer, Daniel Rosa, is actually returning to the stage after auditioning in Season 2. The second time is definitely the charm for Rosa who impresses the judges with his own rendition of “Somebody That I Used to Know,” making it onto Team Cee Lo. And what a great moment is was for Daniel and all of the coaches!
Anita Antoinette fails to impress the coaches with “No Woman, No Cry,” which is a huge disappointment for the Jamaican singer. It’s a case of bad song choice, but Anita convinces them to let her sing it again without the music. She isn’t able to get through at this point, but the coaches give her a standing ovation for the chilling performance and beg her to come back next season.
Joe Kirkland of Texas is giving ‘em hell and getting chairs to turn…quickly, landing on Team Adam (sorry Blake).
Country girl Jessica Sharpe doesn’t exactly do it for anyone, but Blake asks her to come back next season to help him win it.
After a few more performances that don’t make it through, it’s Trevin Hunte‘s “Listen” that has Blake Shelton out of his chair, but not for the reason you think.
Is Trevin “that dude”? Could this be Cee Lo’s season?
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