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‘The Voice’ Week 3: The Night’s Only Four-Chair Turn Was Worth The Wait

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Season 18 of The Voice continued this week with another round of blind auditions. For the second week in a row, only one singer managed to turn all four chairs, but it was well worth the wait.


This season, the coaches only have ten spots on their teams, so they’re getting picky. As a result, there seem to be fewer four-chair turns, and more artists are only getting one coach to turn around.

‘The Voice’ Week 3 Blind Auditions

Anaya Cheyenne (Team Kelly)

This young singer posts videos on YouTube and participates in her godmother’s performing arts program. Anaya performed “I’ll Never Love Again” from A Star Is Born. Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton turned around at the last minute. Kelly said she didn’t have Anaya’s range at her age. Anaya chose to join Team Kelly.

Mandi Thomas (Team Kelly)

This artist surprised the judges with her operatic voice on “Time to Say Goodbye.” Kelly was the only coach to turn her chair, meaning Mandi automatically joined her team. Mandi says she was classically trained since 11. Kelly shared that she has wanted to work with someone who sings opera.


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Jacob Miller (Team Nick)

This singer is inspired by ragtime and folk music. He performed “The Times They Are a Changin'” by Bob Dylan. Kelly, Blake, and Nick Jonas turned their chairs. Kelly said she would like to put a classic spin on modern songs with him. Nick said he wanted to work on songwriting with Jacob. Jacob chose to join his team.

Jon Mullins (Team Blake)

Jon supported his wife Whitney after she suffered a head injury and needed speech therapy. He performed “Don’t Give Up On Me” by Andy Grammer. Blake was the only coach to turn around, so Jon automatically joined his team. Jon was excited about it, calling Blake “the king.” Kelly warned him not to “drink the Kool-Aid.”


Jacob Daniel Murphy (Team Blake)

Blake was the only coach to turn for this singer’s performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Until You Come Back to Me.” The other coaches were surprised when they turned around. Blake said it felt like he was “robbing a bank” by getting Jacob on his team.

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Zan Fiskum (Team Legend)

This singer lives in an RV on her parents’ property, but she calls it her “tiny house.” She performed “Light On” by Maggie Rogers. Nick turned around right away, followed soon after by John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. John says she had “power” in her voice, but also called it “angelic.” Zan chose to join John’s team.

Rogerick Chambers (Team Nick)

This singer has loved music his whole life, and he and his brother performed together for a decade. He auditioned with “Back at One” by Brian McKnight. Nick was the only coach to turn around, meaning Roderick automatically joined his team. Nick called it a “phenomenal” performance.

Jules (Team Kelly)

This 15-year-old has gained confidence as she’s practiced music. She started gigging at only 12 years old. Jules performed a unique rendition of “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant. Blake and Kelly both turned at the last minute. Nick took out popcorn to watch them compete.

Michael Williams (Team Nick)

This singer grew up doing sports and musical theater before being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He sang “You Say” by Lauren Daigle. Nick Jonas turned at the last minute, automatically putting Michael on his team. Nick bonded with Michael over their falsettos.

Mike Jerel (Team Legend)

This nursing home performer sang “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown on the keyboard, and immediately turned Nick and John’s chairs. Kelly turned soon after, and John demanded that Blake turn around, too. Mike got the first four-chair turn of the night. His mom advised him to go with John, and he listened.

What do you think about the new ten-spot teams? Do you wish there were more four-chair turns, or does this just mean the coaches’ teams will be stronger? Let us know in the comments.

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About the Author

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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