‘The Voice’ Recap: Blake Shelton Finds His First Team Member for Season 2
Team Blake is beginning to take shape. Sunday night's one-hour premiere of 'The Voice' landed Blake Shelton his first singer to take into the battle rounds, a 17-year-old country cutie named RaeLynn from Bay Town, Texas. The country singer pushed his button to grab two other singers during the episode, too, but his pleas fell short.
RaeLynn kicked off the episode singing Pistol Annies' 'Hell on Heels.' Shelton and pop-rocker Adam Levine fought over her, trying to say the right things to get the blonde with the big red flower to join their respective teams.
"Why would you wanna be just a country star, wouldn't you wanna be more than that?" Levine asked. If Shelton was offended, it didn't last long. RaeLynn joined Team Blake, admitting Miranda Lambert is a huge inspiration of hers.
Jesse Campbell was up next, and the soulful former homeless man wowed all four judges, but chose Christina Aguilera as his coach. The next contestant, a nervous Daniel Rosa, was inspiring but failed to turn any of the four seats around.
Shelton didn't turn his chair around for either of the next two singers, but both Juliet Simms and Chris Mann found homes on Team Cee Lo Green and Team Aguilera respectively.
The night's final contestant also left all four judges battling it out. Tony Lucca spent time on 'The Mickey Mouse Club' with Aguilera, but has since lived the life of a traveling musician. All four chairs spun around during his folksy, impassioned performance, but the singer and married father ultimately gave in to Levine's pleas to join his team.
At the end of the first hour of audition rounds, Teams Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green each have one member, and Team Christina Aguilera has two to take into the battle rounds. The next episode of 'The Voice' will air on Monday night on NBC at 8PM ET.
Watch RaeLynn Sing Pistol Annies' 'Hell on Heels' on 'The Voice'