‘The Voice’s “The Comeback Stage” Week 3 Recap

Kyle Montplaisir
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The Blind Auditions for Season 15 of The Voice are coming to an end! Though Adam, Kelly, JHud, and Blake each have one spot each to fill on their teams, Team Kelsea is already full. That means one of her six artists on “The Comeback Stage” will end up in the Top 13! But who will it be?


Let’s take a look at the last two contenders in this week’s episodes of “The Comeback Stage!”

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Sam Robbins

Sam auditioned with “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce. He showed off his guitar skills, but didn’t “flex on ’em” as he says. The performance didn’t have a moment where he could really shine. The coaches wanted to see more from him too. They were encouraging, they just missed him doing something big that would make them have to push their buttons. But luckily for Sam, Kelsea saw his potential and brought him back for “The Comeback Stage!”


This time around, Sam is singing “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations. The mood is completely opposite from how mellow his Blind Audition was. He gets to show off a little more range and what his voice can do. I’m hoping he brings more energy to the song than he did in his rehearsal though! There’s so much potential to really rock out with this song and I wasn’t getting that. Kelsea encourages him to get more dynamic with his performance, building up energy and soul for the bigger parts of the song. I couldn’t agree more! She also compliments the fact that he’s a songwriter and has put in the work necessary to be successful.

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Madison Cain

Madison was the last artist to join Kelsea’s team on Tuesday night’s show. Can I just say that I’m a little bummed there are six artists and not one country singer for Kelsea to work with? I personally would’ve preferred to see Hannah Blaylock on “The Comeback Stage,” but that is not the case. Anyway, rant over! Madison sang a toned down version of “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette for her Blind Audition. Now I don’t want to brag, but I’ve done this song numerous times at karaoke and it’s never been that calm. The coaches didn’t resonate with her cover either. They wanted to see the energy and angst the song’s lyrics call for. Because of that, she didn’t get a chair to turn.


But Madison was invited to “The Comeback Stage” for a chance at redemption! She went with another powerful song, Lady Gaga’s “You and I.” After talking about her need to connect to the song lyrics, Madison said that she wasn’t emotionally connected because she was so nervous in her audition. Aside from that, her range is what made her stand out to Kelsea! “You and I” seems to be a much better fit for Madison. She’s able to dig into it a little more, show off the grit in her voice, and connect with the song. Once she gets more rehearsals on it, I think this could be an epic performance. She had a few little pitch problems in the rehearsal but I’m hopeful that’s just nerves and it’ll chill.

That’s all for week 3! Next week, the battles will begin. We’ll find out who is battling who and start to weed these contestants down to a top 3. So far, I’m liking Ele Ivory for the win. Check back next week for another recap of an exciting week of “The Comeback Stage!”

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