‘The Voice’ Blind Auditions Wrap Up + A BIG Announcement

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The Voice Season 20 returned on Monday night to wrap up the Blind Auditions. By the end of the night, coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas, and Blake Shelton completely filled up their teams.

During tonight’s episode, the show also made a big announcement about next week’s Battle round. Check out the night’s performances below, and read on to find out what to expect.

WATCH ‘The Voice’ Season 20 Blind Auditions

Denisha Dalton (Team Legend)

This singer created two girl groups when she was a kid, and she attended music school in Nashville. For her audition, Denisha sang “Pillowtalk” by Zayn. Blake Shelton was the first coach to turn around, followed by John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.

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Kelly said she doesn’t have anyone like Denisha on her team yet. Blake said she would “cap off an incredible season” for him. John said she sounded “fearless.” Denisha chose to join Team Legend, giving John a full team.

Awari (Team Nick)

This singer is a single dad with two children. He grew up on welfare, and enlisted in the Air Force at age 30. For his audition, Awari sang “Weak” by SWV. Kelly turned around first, followed by Nick Jonas.

Nick said it was “phenomenal,” adding that it was his wife Priyanka Chopra’s favorite song. Kelly said she loved the song selection and pointed out that she’s won the show three times. Ultimately, Awari chose to join Team Nick, giving the coach a full team.

Charlotte Boyer

This singer gigs at local restaurants and events, and said she was glad the coaches couldn’t see how shy she is. For her audition, Charlotte sang “Love Is a Losing Game” by Amy Winehouse.

Unfortunately, none of the coaches turned around, although John said she has a “lovely tone.” He added that it felt “too stylized.” Kelly questioned Charlotte’s song choice.

Keegan Ferrell (Team Blake)

This singer was found abandoned in China and adopted by a family in the United States. For his audition, Keegan sang “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 while playing the keyboard. Kelly was the first coach to turn around, followed by Blake.

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Blake pointed out that he’s friend with Adam Levine, and accused Kelly of taking his chair. Kelly argued that she’s a huge fan of pop music, and turned around before Blake. Ultimately, Keegan chose to join Team Blake, giving the coach a full team.

Conner Snow

This singer is from Hawaii, and moved to Los Angeles to put out an album. He even performed to a sold-out crowd. For his audition, Conner sang “This City” by Sam Fischer.

Unfortunately, Kelly didn’t turn around for Conner’s performance. Conner admitted that it wasn’t his “strongest performance.” Kelly said she heard “hesitancy” in his voice.

Ainae (Team Kelly)

This singer is a marketing major at Howard University. She comes from a musical family, through her grandmother and father. For her audition, Ainae sang “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar.

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Kelly turned around for Ainae, automatically putting her on the coach’s team and wrapping up the Blind Auditions. Kelly called Ainae “ethereal” and “super special.”

Big News For The Battles

During Monday’s show, it was revealed that Kelly Clarkson won’t be present during the Battle rounds starting next week. Instead, singer Kelsea Ballerini will be taking her place. “I know my team is in great hands with you!!” Kelly wrote on Instagram.

In the clip the show aired to reveal the news, Kelly is on the phone saying she’s “under the weather.” Kelsea has experience on the show, as she was the “fifth coach” on The Comeback Stage, which gave contestants a second chance in past seasons.

This season’s Battle advisors were previously announced. Brandy will help Team Legend, Dan + Shay will help Team Blake, Darren Criss will help Team Nick, and Luis Fonsi will help Team Kelly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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