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.
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.
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.