Exclusive: Nick Jonas Gets BLOCKED In This Sneak Peek Of ‘The Voice’ Premiere [VIDEO]

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

The Voice Season 18 premieres next Monday night, and we’ve got a sneak peek to tide you over until then. It features a blind audition from contestant Nelson Cade III, which results in new coach Nick Jonas getting blocked.

Nick is the latest celebrity to sit in a spinning red chair, replacing last season’s coach Gwen Stefani (who at the time replaced long-time coach Adam Levine). Which coach hit the block button? Find out below.

Watch Nelson Cade III’s audition on “The Voice.”

Nick Jonas Gets Blocked In ‘The Voice’ Premiere

Nelson Cade III auditions with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” on the guitar. Kelly Clarkson immediately recognizes the song and says she loves it, but it’s John Legend who turns around first, hitting the block button for Nick after only a few seconds.

Kelly is the next to turn, followed by Nick, who instantly notices that he’s been blocked. (Looks like the other coaches aren’t going easy on him just because he’s new.) Blake Shelton is the last to turn, giving Nelson four chairs.


One interesting thing that might set him apart is that Nick can be seen taking notes during the performance. “I was homeschooled,” he explains when Blake questions his methods.

John tells Nelson that he was tempted to turn around when he heard him playing guitar, saying he could tell the singer would be “cool.” He goes on to name drop Stevie Wonder as part of his pitch.

Nick Jonas joins “The Voice” Season 18.

When Does ‘The Voice’ Season 18 Start?

You’ll have to wait until The Voice Season 18 premiere to find out which coach’s team Nelson Cade III chose to join. The show kicks off Monday, February 24, at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC for a two-hour premiere.


Will reigning champion Kelly Clarkson pull out another win this season? Will new coach Nick Jonas steal the title? He’s already bringing some different energy to the show, as he chooses to refer to himself as the artists’ “teammate” instead of just a coach. Will it work? We’ll find out soon.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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