The Voice US (2011) s14e05 Episode Script

The Blind Auditions, Part 5

1 DALY: Tonight, the final week of the blind auditions begins.
Baby, there's nothin' holdin' me back DALY: Coach Kelly Clarkson, who has been a force to be reckoned with in her debut season, needs three more artists.
Adam comes into the night with six spots to fill, while Alicia and Blake each need three more artists.
There's definitely specific things I'm looking for.
I'm very confident about my team, and I know that these spots are gonna be filled by some more greatness.
"Take it easy" But your lovin' me is much too strong Chain, chain, chain - Oh, my God! Oh, my God! - Whoo! You just killed Aretha Franklin! I love this woman! - Whoo! - I'm gonna win this show! No! Like, I'm hot.
It would be disrespectful to the art of singing - Yes.
Yes.
- to not push my button on a show called "The Voice" with that voice.
- Yes! - Yes.
DALY: And before the night is over, Kelly will use the final Block.
- Blocked! - Blocked! Kelly waited until this moment - Yeah! - to use her block Because that's how bad I want you.
and crush your vision.
DALY: The biggest season of "The Voice" yet - Baby, there's nothin' holdin' me back - Yeah! Oh, my God! - [Laughs] - Yes! DALY: continues right now.
There's nothin' holdin' me back So, this is So, this is the Winners' Club.
All right.
It's a It's a It's a secret knock, too.
I'll teach you later.
[Laughs] Is this it for real? Yep, that's it.
Hello, Blake.
Oh, I've picked out a lovely spot on the wall.
Please do come in.
Alicia, I want you to become comfortable with your space.
My photo, please, darling.
This commemorates your Season 12 victory.
Hey, what's up? It's all It's all closed off.
Well, no, like, I'm the I'm the new coach, though, so Unh-unh.
Oh, there's gonna be one on Season 14, too.
Let's not get crazy.
MAN: What was your name again? [Sighs] Kelly Clarkson.
Oh, it's beautiful.
Look at me! Cheers, darling.
Look, I know the I know the knock.
I know the, see, like, the You know? Here's to the Winners' Club.
To the Winners' Club.
[Glasses clink] - They're coming.
- No.
Watch.
I know you don't know me, but it's cool.
They They're coming.
- I'm sorry.
- All right.
DALY: Let's meet the first artist of the night.
My name is Stephanie Skipper.
I'm 33 years old.
I grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, but I'm currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.
I'm so grateful that I met my husband, Tim.
For a while, we were assigned to the same small label, and music is his dream, as well, so we had a little band together, and I really thought this is how I'm gonna use my voice.
We started to tour the country together, but last year, Tim was offered a really great job here in town, with some stability.
So we had to lay down the band.
It was really hard, because I thought that we were gonna do this together for the long haul.
And so, here I am.
I can't believe that I'm gonna pick it back up as a solo artist.
It's brave to see her actually take a step back into the arena.
I've seen a lot of the disappointment from pursuing music, so to see her lead with this bravery, I you know, I couldn't be prouder.
My husband is restoring my belief in myself.
Growing up, I was a really, really shy little girl.
My mom raised my brother and I by herself.
My dad just wasn't in the picture at all, and his absence probably had a lot to do with my shyness.
I kept to myself, total introvert, arts and crafts in my bedroom, and I would write stories.
I think I functioned out of this abandonment place.
There was a lot of, um a lot of years where I just wondered where he was.
[Sighs] It's such a tough thing.
I've thought a lot about my dad being at home and turning on NBC and there I am, on the TV, and what that might be like for him.
I hope he hears me sing and and there's something in him that says, "That's my little girl.
" For my blind audition, I'll be singing "Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson.
I'm a little nervous singing a Kelly Clarkson song for Kelly Clarkson.
The song is Kelly's story about her dad not being in her life.
It's my story, too.
Whew.
Whoo.
I know that teams are filling up, but maybe there's a space for my voice out there.
Here we go.
You have a lovely voice.
Perhaps you have the voice.
I'm gonna block someone.
And all I remember is your back Oh, no.
Walking towards the airport, leaving us all in your past I traveled 1,500 miles to see you Oh, I begged you to want me, but you didn't want to But piece by piece, he collected me Up off the ground, where you abandoned things Piece by piece, he restores my faith That a man can be kind and a father could stay Ooh, yeah, piece by piece, I fell far from the tree I will never leave her like you left me And she will never have to wonder her worth Because unlike you, I'm gonna put her first And, you know, he'll never walk away He'll never break her heart He'll take care of things He'll love her Piece by piece, he'll restore my faith That a man can be kind and a father should be great No.
No! Yes! ADAM: No! No! Hello.
Hi.
Why? Whoo! I'm so sad.
I know this is embarrassing.
I'm crying.
I'm so mad I didn't turn.
The fact that you picked that song [Voice breaking] It was cool.
I'm so sorry.
Aww, she's so sweet.
What's your name? My name is Stephanie Skipper.
I'm 33.
I grew up in Pennsylvania, but I live in Nashville, Tennessee, now.
- Oh, come on.
Come on.
- Mm-hmm.
- Yes! - Damn it.
Blake Shelton just totally peed all over my parade.
Well, his shirt does look like it needs watering, so Kelly, I have to say thank you for writing that song, because it means a lot to me and it means a lot to share in your art, because it means something in my world.
I'm so sorry, It's my first season, so I'm filling my team pretty fast, and I You don't have to apologize.
I'm on the show, girl! I know.
[Cheers and applause] I will take a hug.
- Oh, you're so - Oh, my God.
- That was awesome.
- Oh, I love you.
I'm so thankful you sang that song.
That song means a lot to me.
Literally, it means a lot to me.
One of my favorite things about you is, like, you brought my attention to the really important thing, which is the song and the story and what's actually happening up there.
The heart and the soul was there, and I think that is the only place, at least on my team here, that is the only place I'd ever want to start.
I do have to say thank you for that feedback, because my head wants to sing perfectly, but the artist in my heart is like, - "Let me out of here.
" - Yeah.
So, I feel like I did something brave today, and so Oh, man, that's awesome.
- Yeah.
- So, yeah.
Thank you.
My favorite part of your voice was this beautiful quiver lilt that's inside of it.
I think it's really unique, and so I'm really excited that you're on the show.
- Thank you, Alicia.
- Absolutely.
Ohh.
I think every song that Kelly writes is is very personal.
That one has a little extra dose of it, and and, uh, so much so that I-I know a lot about her story, being her friend, and I applaud you for doing something scary and just coming out here, laying out this passionate performance that connected to all of us, especially Kelly.
She I-I think she's still crying.
I don't even want to look at her, yeah.
I can't help it.
I'm so And I just feel like there's a lot of lot of connections that we have here that seems like this is a no-brainer to me.
Uh, I think it's a brainer, and and that there's thought involved.
I would love to be your coach.
Please pick me.
I'm excited to work with you, potentially, because if, typically, you do lean on the technical, there's no one better to help you with letting go and with getting on that other creative side than me.
All right, Stephanie, who do you pick as your coach? Man.
- Oh, this is really hard.
- Come on.
It is a tough decision.
Um, I pick Adam.
Yeah! Thank you.
Yes.
Yes.
I'm really excited to go on this journey with Adam.
I felt like he saw within me.
Kelly, I'm not mad at you, girl.
We can still work on the friendship.
You can steal me later.
I have a lot of people on my team that are kind of pop vocalists, so I'm looking for something different.
ALICIA: That was awesome.
That's the only reason why I didn't turn for Stephanie.
I don't want that to happen again.
I mean, what a wuss.
I feel everything.
Like, if you were to start crying, I would cry.
Are you drinking? Chai tea latte.
Want me to throw it on you again? Oh, I'm so excited.
DALY: As Stephanie celebrates, let's meet the next artist of the night.
TISH: My name is Tish Haynes Keys.
I am 37 years old, and I am from St.
Louis, Missouri.
My father was a pastor, and my mom, she was a gospel singer.
She would sing and leave everybody shouting.
They would pass out on the floor.
I just looked up to her, and I knew I want to be like that.
I started singing with the baby choir, then I moved to the youth and young adult choir, just moving up.
But I was pregnant at 14.
I had my daughter at 15.
I was a freshman in high school and I carried a purse, a diaper bag, my book bag, and a breast-pump bag.
It was extra hard for me, because there were times I couldn't buy her clothes, I couldn't buy shoes.
When I wanted to go to the sleepovers, I was at home being a mother.
I couldn't go skating.
I couldn't go outside.
There was times where I just needed the mental break.
But being a mother, you have to set yourself aside.
My daughter made me grow up, and she made me want to do better for myself.
It's been a lesson and a blessin'.
I'm proud of you, and I know you'll do great.
Currently, I am working at United Way, and I sing on the side.
I started my own band in 2013.
We call it One Booty, One Sound, because I'm a little, you know If you can't keep the beat, follow Tish's butt.
And they would just follow me, and I'm like and I'll do my thing, and we jam.
We have a good time.
I love singing in St.
Louis, but I would love to take this to a higher level.
Getting close to 40, but it's never too late to still fulfill your dream.
Oo-oo-ooh Chain, chain, chain Chain, chain, chain Mm-mm Chain, chain, chain Chain of fools Well, for five long years I thought you were my man She's good.
But I found out I'm just a link in your chain Well, you got me where you want me, want me I ain't nothin' but your fool You treated me mean Yeah, yeah, yeah You treated me cruel Whoa You told me to leave you alone My father said, "Come on home" My doctor said, "Take it easy" But your lovin' me is much too strong I'm added to your Chain, chain, chain Chain, chain, chain Whoa Chain, chain, chain Chain of fools Whoa, yeah Whoo! Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Thank you, Jesus! Whoo-hoo! [Cheers and applause] What is wrong with you two? You just killed Aretha Franklin! She did.
She did.
What is your name? My name is Tish Haynes Keys.
- Tish.
- Oh! - I'm 37 years old.
- Yes.
I'm from St.
Louis, Missouri.
[Laughs] Oh, my God! I mean Oh, my God.
- Y'all, that was insane.
- Thank you.
- Clarkson! - That was Aretha Franklin! Sit down.
Hey, Tish.
Oh, my God.
There was no way you were gonna go home.
- Well, thank you.
- So, I am sitting here with an almost-full team, and I'm being strategic.
- And stupid.
- I still love you.
You're You are not gonna go home.
I am sitting here with almost a full team, and I don't give a damn, 'cause you 'cause Yes, Kelly! 'Cause I'm thinking no one sings like that, except, like, Aretha Franklin, y'all.
Come on.
I was back there going, "How? Like, what in the world?" Like, I'm I'm hot.
Like, my I'm sweatin'.
My body has jumped, like, temperature.
I'm just saying, if you were on my team, I'ma let you fly.
I'ma just be like, "What do you want to do?" Like, if you don't win this show, you can come out on tour with me anytime.
[Cheers and applause] Get it in writing, right now.
Get it in writing.
[Laughter] The only reason I didn't turn is because I have a few very soulful voices on my team and I didn't want to put you in a position where that would be a hindrance for you in any way.
And I want you to know you're phenomenal.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
And I appreciate you more than anything for saying that.
Thank you.
Why he didn't turn around, I don't know.
Yes! [Laughter] [Cheers and applause] I love this woman! Look at his face.
Look at his sad little face right there.
I admit it.
I admit it.
[Cheers and applause] Thank you so much.
Now, Tish, I pushed my button for you, Tish, because it would almost be disrespectful - Yes.
- to the art of singing to not push my button on a show called "The Voice" with that voice.
- It would.
It would.
- Yes.
And the most important thing for you to do would be for you to explore things beyond just your vocal power.
You got to push yourself to try some new and different things, and I think that's gonna propel you to an unbelievable height.
And I would love to have you on my team.
Thank you.
- Tell me something about you.
- Yeah.
Well, I sing in St.
Louis, all around town.
I just had to start singing Maroon 5 music at weddings, so You hear that, Kelly Clarkson? You hear that? Yeah.
Have you ever sang "Hillbilly Bone"? [Laughter] That's one of my songs.
But I did do "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," you know? - Yeah.
- Yay! [Laughter] Who do you pick as your coach? Oh, my God.
Adam.
Adam.
[Audience shouting] Come home.
Come home.
- Come home! - Tish! Kelly, I have watched you from the time you started.
I cried the night the world met you.
You mean so much to my musical career.
Okay.
But I really want to learn.
I really want to grow.
I want to be different.
[Cheers and applause] - I pick Adam.
- Yeah! R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me Tish is my girl.
There probably isn't a better technical singer on "The Voice.
" Oh, Kelly.
I was really bummed, 'cause this show is called "The Voice" and she has the most amazing voice.
I want soulful stuff on my team, and I hope that happens for me.
Keep on tryin' Just a little bit Whoo! I'm so happy.
TISH: For Adam to say that he's gonna take me out of my comfort zone, I'm really ready for that challenge.
I want to know what planet she is from.
I got it, I made it, I made it [Laughs] You ever sang "Hilly Bone Bone" and she said whatever.
The "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.
" - She did.
- I loved it.
Her notes are you kidding me? - DALY: Coming up, more amazing performances - Some people want it all - But I don't want nothing at all - Whoo! Yes! Dream a little dream of me Hey, what's goin' on? Yeah! DALY: And our coaches don't hold back.
BOTH: Love you all the time - Take it away, Blake.
- Bom-bom-bom-bom - Earth angel - No! No! No! DALY: And later, a four-chair turn with the most shocking block of the season.
Were you about to block me? I'm not gonna tell you.
Blocked.
Who does something like that? Y'all are stupid, and I'm gonna win this show! Whatever! This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back to the blind auditions.
Let's meet the next artist.
[Chuckles] My name's Bransen Ireland, I'm 27 years old, and I'm currently living in Fairview, Tennessee.
Currently, I am a genius at the Apple Store.
- Hi.
- Hi, Lisa.
I'm Bransen.
- Welcome to the Apple Store.
- Nice to meet you, Bransen.
So, if you come in with an issue with an Apple product, I am there at the Genius Bar to help you with that.
Great.
Thank you so much.
Thanks for coming to the Apple Store.
I typically always work on the weekends, allow myself a couple weekdays off to continue my music pursuit.
Okay.
You got it.
Have a great one.
She's bold and independent I was 20 years old when I met my wife, Jessica.
She'd already had a little boy.
His name is Braydon.
It wasn't long after that that we got married, and then Cash came along.
She's wild in the wicked wind I was writing full time and traveling around for gigs.
That put a lot of pressure on Jessica, because she was taking care of the boys and going to work, cleaning houses.
Jessica ended up starting her own cleaning business, so I'm incredibly proud of her branching out to do her own thing and work for herself.
She definitely kept us on track a-and kept myself on track to be able to pursue my musical dreams.
I believe in him so much that [Voice breaking] Sorry.
getting here is is huge for our family.
We will always support him.
I'm so proud of you.
The opportunity to be on "The Voice" is amazing.
It's enormous.
If I could turn a chair and share that moment with my wife and kids Yay.
that would be the big payoff for everything that they've done for me.
I left Oklahoma, drivin' in a Pontiac Just about to lose my mind I was goin' to Arizona, maybe on to California Where the people all live so fine Livin' on Tulsa time Livin' on Tulsa time Well, you'll know I been through it When I set my watch back to it Livin' on Tulsa time Well, there I was in Hollywood Wishin' I was doin' good Talkin' on the telephone line They don't need me in the movies And nobody sings my songs I'm gonna take 'em back to Tulsa time Come on.
- Oh, whoa - Look.
Adam turned, too.
Livin' on Tulsa time Oh, whoa Livin' on Tulsa time I'm gonna set my watch back to it You know I been through it Livin' on Tulsa time [Cheers and applause] That's country! Adam, that's country.
ADAM: W-What's your name, man? My name's Bransen Ireland.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Currently, I am a genius at the Apple Store - Yeah.
- in Franklin, Tennessee.
- All right.
- Cool.
Okay.
If you're a genius, then you're you have a big brain.
My wife would disagree.
[Laughter] You're singing a song that clearly states that you will not be on my team, but if by some wild stretch of the imagination, you had this awesome kind of larger-scheme plan - [Scoffs] God.
- where you wanted to, like, shock the world and become instantly the most popular person on "The Voice," basically based on your decision - [Laughs] - then you'd go with me.
That was good.
That was good.
What Adam is trying to say is that he was the first person that recognized the brilliance and power in your voice, - before Blake, and so - What are you doing? - that is why - What are you doing right now? That is why I'm just explaining - what he's really trying to - No, he didn't say anything even near what you're saying right now.
- This is what he feels.
- Well, I did.
You're saying, "This is what Adam tried to say.
" And he didn't say jack crap.
The last thing I'll say that he really wanted to say Oh, I'm sure it's not.
[Laughter] is that maybe you could make him really happy today.
You're a genius from the Genius Bar, so don't be a PC about this, all right? Just like [Cheers and applause] - That was good.
- Do what you feel, not what you think you're supposed to do.
- Yes.
Yes.
- In life.
That's how you go to jail.
I can't go back.
[Laughter] I just want you to know, I know him well enough, and I do know those artists, and he does work with them after this show.
He is a great guy in that sense.
I will say, for Adam, you are not gonna have much competition, if any, on his team.
Can I say something? You probably won't have much competition on Adam's team when it comes to country artists.
If you step in this ring over here, it's gonna be hard, Bransen.
It's gonna work your butt off, and hopefully, it's gonna make you a better singer at the end of the day.
[Applause] Bransen, no.
You'll have an advantage on my team, because I have that much more to prove not just to Blake, but to you and to everybody in that community.
I-I am not taking this lightly.
I'm gonna break in here.
Who do you pick as your coach? [Audience shouting] Come on, Bransen! I'm completely humbled that, uh that both of you guys turned around.
I've got two little boys in the back who told me that if a chair turned and it was his, I'd go with the Okie.
I pick Blake.
[Cheers and applause] All right! Yes! Yes! Bransen, you had me sweatin' it out.
I do think that I can perform miracles, clearly, 'cause I wouldn't have turned around if I didn't think so.
[Laughs] It's all good.
Whoo! What a loser.
[Laughs] Idiot.
Yeah, you're so good at this show, you get people who are singing about your hometown on your team.
Congratulations.
What's your name? - Cash.
- Cash, good to meet you.
I told Daddy to pick you.
You did? High five.
All right.
All right.
Blake he does that thing where he smiles like he just he just got me, you know? Hey, you can get somebody on your team now.
You're so stupid.
Oh, yeah.
Blake's got it coming to him.
DALY: Coming up I'm gonna block you.
- You're gonna block me? - Yep.
DALY: more incredible performances What's going on? What's going on? DALY: and a strategic use of the final Block.
I was watching your hand.
I can actually see your button, just so you know.
You did the right thing.
That was strategy.
Ha-ha-ha-ha.
This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back to the blind auditions at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Has anyone ever told you two that you're like the younger version of "Grumpy Old Men"? Who's Matthau? I think you're Matthau.
- He's the taller one, yeah.
- And I'm Lemmon.
- Matthau? - Yeah.
That's cute.
Y'all should do a skit like that.
We should.
We should be on a TV show once a week where we have that dynamic.
[Laughs] That was quick.
DALY: Adam and Blake are both off to a strong start with talented artists, while Alicia and Kelly continue to be selective with their final few spots.
Oh, Ophelia You've been on my mind, girl, since the flood I am looking for something super specific, and that is, unfortunately, just the only reason why I didn't I didn't turn around.
You just want attention You don't want my heart I found that your strength in your bigger, higher notes felt really spot-on, and if anything, I think sometimes, I find the same thing with those lower verses - For sure.
- you know, it gets a little tricky.
You definitely have such a great voice.
And good song choice.
Appreciate you guys so much.
I don't deserve this You look perfect tonight I've been you, so I know it's a bold move to come out and just bare it all.
Thank you so much.
KELLY: I have three spots left only three spots.
So, right now, I'm being extremely picky.
- Thank you for coming.
- Thank you.
And I'm looking for something pretty unique.
That I Wow.
[Giggles] I have never really seen one of those in real [Whispers] Calm down.
[Giggles] I am Teana Boston.
I am 16 years old, and I am from Stockton, California.
My genre is R&B.
And I'm a high-school student.
I maintain a 4.
0 GPA, and I plan to keep it that way.
I've always looked up to her.
Aww.
Try to be a little more like her, yeah.
TEANA: Alicia Keys was one of my biggest motivations as a little kid, and when I was 10, I remember singing "If I Ain't Got You" at my school talent show.
People were surprised that, like, this little girl is singing this big song, and having people come up to me and tell me that, "You really can sing," it really was like, "Okay, I just might want to pursue this.
This feels really good.
" From the talent show, it just shot up, giving me opportunities to sing at ballparks and fairs, anything just to get me out there.
"The Voice" is a special opportunity for me, especially considering how old I am.
As a student, I'm always motivated to get the good grades, but now I am motivated to be a good singer and to learn about something that I want to do for the rest of my life.
Story of my life, searching for the right But it keeps avoiding me Sorrow in my soul, 'cause it seems that wrong Really loves my company I say I won't be long, just hanging with the girls A lie I didn't have to tell Because we both know where I'm about to go And we know it very well And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful And it kills him inside To know that I am happy with some other guy And I can see him dying I don't wanna do this anymore I don't wanna be the reason why And every time I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside I don't wanna hurt him anymore I don't wanna take away his life I don't wanna be A murderer A murderer No, no, no Oooooh Oooh [Cheers and applause] Whoo! - Whoo! - Yeah! Y'all are stupid! - Yeah! - What? So, what's your name? Where you from? My name is Teana Boston.
I'm 16 - ALICIA: Wow.
- and I'm from Stockton, California.
- Wow.
- 16?! Yes.
[Cheers and applause] At first, I was like, "Okay, this is cool, this is cool.
" And then, it wasn't till the very end, because this is a very hard moment.
It was very smart to do that whole little thing you did, flying up all in the register.
And then it was just all the head voice, and you're 16, that's crazy.
And you're gorgeous, and I'm gonna win this show! [Cheers and applause] I'm so excited.
Teana, that was super beautiful.
It really was.
- Thank you.
- And that's a hard song to sing, so it was a very brave choice that you made.
My gosh.
Alicia, I grew up listening to you.
- Like - Oh, my gosh.
"If I Ain't Got You" was the first R&B song I ever learned how to memorize.
Wow.
That means everything to me.
It's so sad that she didn't get you, though, and I did.
[Laughter] Yeah, it's so sad.
Yeah, it's so sad.
Don't rub it in, because I am feeling a type of way.
Careful, Clarkson, you're making enemies.
I am.
Kelly did an amazing job of picking you, because, honestly, like, you're gonna be one of the ones to watch in this competition, and you're already so far ahead of the curve.
You've got to be so happy right now.
ALICIA: Yes.
Thank you.
I think we're all gonna regret not having hit our button.
I've been doing this show since probably before you were born.
- [Laughs] - And I have seen it many times.
I think you're gonna be a threat to all of us.
It's so scary that that's almost true.
Yeah.
Yeah.
But congratulations to you.
- Thank you.
- Yes! Wow.
There was some beautiful stuff that she did at the end, that I really did appreciate, but I'm looking for a little bit more of an indie artist.
Hi.
Yes! Oh, my gosh.
I'm so excited.
All the coaches missed out on Teana.
Oh! - You called that.
- I'm so excited.
She's, like, smart, she's beautiful, like, all these things It's like the total package.
Like, I should start a record company right now.
I am so good at this.
I can't believe y'all didn't turn around on the [Vocalizes] like, that thing.
What? She sounded better than that, than what I just did.
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This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back to the blind auditions.
Oh, yeah Today is the day that I've been waiting for, pretty much my whole life.
Alicia.
The coaches, to me, are who you want to be.
I want to surpass this audition, develop my artistry, and, hopefully, move in a place in my career where I can also, one day, be a coach.
I could tell that the coaches are sincere about your growth, and so, that's why I chose "The Voice.
" I know the teams are getting closer to full, so when I walk through those doors, I want to make sure that a chair turns for me.
I want to make sure that today is gonna be the best gig of my life.
What is your name? Where you from? My name is Miya Bass.
I'm from Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Yeah! [Laughs] [Horns blaring] Both of my parents work for NYPD, and my sister's a police officer.
I, too, was working in law enforcement for NYPD, as a police cadet.
I was offered the position to be a police officer, and I turned it down.
I said no, because I need my freedom as an artist.
I want to sing.
I want to perform.
There are a lot of ups and downs of being an artist in New York City.
You're basically going to auditions on a daily basis, and sometimes that means getting rejected on a daily basis.
But my family is super supportive I'm so proud of you, Miya.
and encouraged me to audition for "The Voice.
" If a chair turns, my mama's gonna flip.
Here she goes.
I'm jealous, I'm overzealous When I'm down, I get real down When I'm high, I don't come down I get angry Baby, believe me I could love you just like that And I could leave you just as fast But you don't judge me If you did, baby, I would judge you, too No, you don't judge me If you did, baby, I would judge you, too Yes! I got issues You got 'em, too So give 'em all to me and I'll give mine to you Bask in the glory of all our problems 'Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve them Yeah, I got issues And one of them is how bad I need you You got 'em, too Give 'em all to me and I'll give mine to you Bask in the glory of all our problems 'Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve them Yeah I need ya, I need ya I got issues And one of them is how bad I need you [Cheers and applause] Well, congratulations.
You're You're on "The Voice.
" You're on, sadly, on Team Adam, but at least you're on "The Voice.
" You made it.
[Cheers and applause] First of all, congratulations.
- Thank you.
- I'm so excited for you.
- Love my Jamaica, Queens, girls.
- Hey.
And tell us a little bit about you, and were you always singing? Or what's your story? Uh, well, I come from a family of law enforcement, and, uh, my mom, my dad, my sister, my cousin - [Applause] - and I made the decision to pursue music, so now I just gig full time.
Yes.
And then I came to "The Voice," so I'm here.
[Laughs] Yeah.
Man, i-if you if you pulled me over with that, like you were a cop, with that hair, I'd be like I'd be like, "I am not messing with this lady, at all.
" [Laughter] - "She is badass.
" - I know.
I was just thinking that.
I would be like, "I did it.
" Yeah.
"Whatever I did, I'm really sorry.
" "I don't know what it was, but I did it, I'm so sorry.
" - I'm sorry.
- Oh, my God.
I thought you did a beautiful job, and the only reason I didn't turn is because I have a few specific things I'm looking for.
But I'm so glad that you're on Team Adam, for sure.
- Thank you.
- Look, that's a great song.
You know, you happen to be doing a song by an artist that I just worked with who I think is an absolute genius Julia Michaels.
And, you know, you were sanging.
Yes.
A-A-And then, I just turned around, and then I heard you kind of get inside your head.
A little bit.
You did, you did, you did.
And you know what? I'm glad you did.
You know why? If it did deter anybody at all, that's a good thing for me.
[Laughter] So, we're gonna work on that so that that's never gonna happen again.
'Cause I'll tell you, leading up to that moment, I thought you were really amazing - Thank you.
- and you had all the control in the world.
- Thank you.
- No, you really did.
- Thank you.
- So And, man, all this? - Yes.
Right.
- This is working out.
- I like this.
- Thank you.
- You are super, super dope.
- Yes.
- Thank you.
- I love you.
You're on my team.
- I love you.
- Come over here.
Adam! ADAM: Miya's awesome and really strong.
Thank you.
I'm so lucky.
You're awesome.
She was approaching Julia's song differently and made it hers.
She's the real deal, man.
I'm on a winning streak today, so I'm feeling good.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
- Congratulations, sweetie.
MIYA: All I needed was one chair and I got it.
And I wanted Adam, too, so my dream came true.
Hey! Group hug?! Group hug?! DALY: Coming up Stars fading, but I linger on, dear DALY: more unbelievable singers In case you didn't know DALY: have our coaches head over heels.
BOTH: A fool in love with you DALY: And later, Kelly uses the last Block of the season - Blocked! - Blocked! - Blocked.
- in an epic four-chair turn.
My only block.
My only block.
What the hell was that? This is "The Voice" Hey, Blake.
- Hey, little buddy.
- 'Member that time you beat me? Yeah, you want me to remind you again? Nope.
'Cause I'm gonna block you.
You're gonna block somebody? I'm gonna block you.
- You're gonna block me? - Yep.
DALY: Let's meet the next artist.
LIVIA: I have a ukulele and his name is Henry.
It's like a baby guitar.
It's so cute.
My name is Livia Faith, and I'm 17 years old and I'm from Stanton, Kentucky.
Stanton is a very small town, just a couple stop signs and stoplights and everything like that.
And I started singing when I started talking.
I was like 3 years old when I got my first karaoke machine, and I was pumped about it.
Every year in town, we have this thing called the Corn Festival.
Basically, the whole town comes out and goes.
I've been singing there since I was about 9.
I knew I wanted to make a career out of singing when I started performing.
I just loved it.
My mom is my best friend, and she's always been there for me, no matter what.
We have always been together.
- We've supported each other - I'm gonna cry, Mom.
and I will always support her.
We just lean on each other.
We do.
I'm a senior in high school, so I need a coach to turn around, because that would change everything for me.
There are not too many opportunities as a singer for me in Kentucky.
Gosh.
Oh, my.
My blind audition song is "Dream A Little Dream Of Me.
" It's an old one, but I love oldies.
And Blake would be my first pick, because he just has those Southern roots.
If his chair turns around, I might squeal.
Stars shining bright above you Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you" Birds singing in the sycamore tree Dream a little dream of me Say nighty-night and kiss me Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me While I'm alone and blue as can be Dream a little dream of me Stars fading, but I linger on, dear Still craving your kiss I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear Oh, man! Go, girl! Just saying this Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you But in your dreams, whatever they be So cool.
Dream a little dream of me Ba-dum Dream a little dream of me [Cheers and applause] Whoo! Whoo-hoo! [Cheering] - Hi.
- Hi! What's your name? Uh, my name's Livia Faith.
- Wow.
- Wow, man.
That was so cool.
How old are you? I'm 17.
Yes.
First of all, thank you for doing that song.
That's such a great song.
Is that your arrangement of it? - Yes.
- That shows a lot, especially you being so young - a-and having a handle on what you want to do.
- ALICIA: Yeah.
Where did you get that style of music from? Who Who influenced you? Uh, my mom was actually the first person to show me that song, and it's become one of my favorite songs, and I have a real deep appreciation for oldies.
Your mom has really good taste, so - She does.
- It's a beautiful song.
Obviously, I turned around, I would love to have you on my team.
I just think you're different from everybody else.
There's not gonna be anybody really competing against you.
I think that that's gonna set you apart not only on my team, but maybe in the whole show.
And it'd be cool to, like, see your voice on maybe even a contemporary song, but, like, do that little twist on it.
That's exactly what I like to do.
That's so weird that we have that in com Like, see, we are just the same.
- We're the same.
- Yeah.
Uh, and so, where were you born? Where do you live? Um, I live in Kentucky.
And do you play any instruments, too? I play the ukulele.
- Do you? - I do.
No, I think that's a really cool thing What a cool instrument.
to integrate in your performances.
I think that'd be so unique and beautiful.
And I'm just like you.
I love soul music, I love oldies, I love classics, and I love to take them and then twist them on their heads.
That's what I like.
Yeah.
[Laughs] So I think together, our knowledge of music and exploration, and your mom me, you, and your mom will come up with a few new songs and we will absolutely take over "The Voice.
" - And that sounds great to me.
- All right.
Hey, Blake, it's almost like they forgot you turned around.
Oh.
I'm starting to think Livia did, too.
[Laughter] Hi, Livia.
- Hi.
- When you started singing, I knew I was gonna hit my button.
There was absolutely no question about it.
We have a new thing this season called Blocks.
Yes.
And I think I barely beat Kelly.
I don't know if you Was you about to block me? I'm not gonna tell you.
Yeah, well, I was watching your hand.
I can actually see your button, just so you know.
Ha-ha-ha-ha.
And even though I'm sitting here in this room with all these awesome fans and these freaks [Laughter] Hey.
literally, all I could think about is, "What is this voice? Who is this?" And I think, with the right coach There's the finger.
we can take these songs and twist them and make them different than anybody else on the show, different than anybody else in the world, when it comes to the sound of your voice.
Blake, that was beautiful, compelling, and rich.
Thank you.
Thank you, Magnum, P.
I.
[Laughter] You got anything else for us? Is there a bowling tournament after "The Voice" tonight or something? I look really good.
If there is, I wanna go.
[Cheers and applause] ALICIA: One of the songs that came to my head for you is this one song Earth angel, Earth angel Would you be mine? BOTH: My darling, dear Love you all the time I'm just a fool A fool in love with you Singing a third above this one Hey.
Hey.
LIVIA: Ah! That was beautiful! - Take it away, Blake.
- Bom-bom-bom-bom - Earth angel - No! No! No! No.
Livia, Who do you pick as your coach? Come on, Livia.
I Oh, man.
This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back to the blind auditions.
Stars fading, but I linger on, dear DALY: Before the break, indie-pop artist Livia Faith wowed three coaches with her unique style Still craving your kiss DALY: and now must make a difficult decision.
[Audience shouting] Oh, man.
I have to pick Alicia.
I won't ever let you down Yeah, baby! Unh! Yeah.
ALICIA: Livia's voice was so beautiful and so pure.
She's only 17.
I won't ever let you down She's just starting.
You're gonna come up with beautiful moments for you.
I know what to do.
So I'm really excited about her.
I won't ever let you down Yeah, Livia! Whoo! I really felt connected to Alicia.
She My heart was just telling me that she was the right choice for me.
[Chuckling] So I'm so happy.
That girl's got a lot of potential.
That girl went up and bold.
I loved how, like, she was just a bit quirky and different from everybody else.
I was bummed she didn't pick me, but I'm happy she's on the show.
I'm not gonna get anyone soulful unless I block Alicia.
DALY: While Kelly recovers let's meet the next artist.
JORDAN: My name's Jordan Kirkdorffer, I'm 28 years old, and I'm an accountant in Nashville, Tennessee.
Morning, Jordan.
Typically, I wear a button-down and jeans, but I like to throw on my cowboy boots from time to time, 'cause it's just something that makes me feel more like myself.
I get to work with spreadsheets, which I know a lot of people don't care for, but I absolutely love.
Cue the nerds [laughs] America.
What's up? Even though I love my job as an accountant, music is my passion, and it's something that's always driven me since I was little.
I grew up in a small, little town called New Paris, Indiana, and it's a tiny, little farming community with a little over 1,000 people.
My house is surrounded by corn on three sides.
We got about 30,000 pigs, so it's a fairly big operation.
We have to move pigs from time to time, and I always like singing to them.
Ever since I was little, my parents would just throw me up on stage.
Meant to be My mom would put me in front of the microphone, and I'd have a bow tie on and my little mullet, 'cause it was the '90s.
You know, why would you not have a mullet? After high school, I came to Nashville and I went to Belmont University.
And Nashville is a great place to listen to music and to be around music, but I've never really, like, jumped out and done it myself, just 'cause I wasn't sure that I could actually do it.
I sing now, and I sing at church, and that, to me, is a great outlet, but to be able to do that on a big stage like "The Voice," that's just a crazy thought.
Putting my job on hold, coming here, is hard.
A chair turn today would really solidify that I am good enough to be here.
When I was a little kid, I always dreamed that something like this would happen to me, but now, with "The Voice," I have this opportunity, and music could maybe be a career for me.
And I can't hold back anything.
I have to leave it on the table.
I can't count the times I almost said what's on my mind But I didn't Mm Just the other day I wrote down all the things I'd say But I couldn't I just couldn't Baby, I know that you've been wondering Mm, so here goes nothing In case you didn't know Baby, I'm crazy 'bout you And I would be lying if I said That I could live this life without you Even though And I don't tell you all the time - You had my heart a long, long time ago - [Cheering] Yeah, you had my heart a long, long time ago In case you didn't know Oooooh [Cheers and applause] BLAKE: Yeah! Yeah! What's your name, man? My name is Jordan Kirkdorffer, and I'm from New Paris, Indiana, but I live in Nashville, Tennessee.
All right.
Just tell me, do I have a chance? I mean, there's always a chance, right? Ohh, it sounds like a small one.
[Laughs] Yeah.
So, you're saying there's a chance? - Saying there's a chance.
- Exactly.
"Dumb and Dumber" good movie.
All right, look, Jordan, your performance was multi-faceted.
It was country, but there was a soul singer in there.
There was a popular-music voice in there.
There's very little to poke holes in.
Your performance was beautiful.
Thank you.
It touched me, and I thought to myself, "You know what? If this voice really gets to me and really makes me feel, I'm ready to fight," just because I love you that much.
I appreciate it, Adam.
Thank you.
In your performance, I definitely hear the Brett Young influence.
You sang his song.
By the way, Brett Young is a country artist.
He's from down here in Orange County, California.
You should that, at least that much about country music.
Thank you.
Anyway, you were putting in that little George Strait break in your voice, but it was hanging up on you just a little bit, nothing to keep me from hitting my button, because I could hear that you're different and you're special.
And so probably need to take a drink of something before you get on stage and and wet your throat a little bit.
It got dry on you and Oh, that type of drink.
Maybe not this.
[Laughter] Actually, maybe this.
I don't know.
Maybe.
Maybe that.
That's something we probably need to figure out.
Another thing that's important is the fact that I did turn my chair before he did.
That's true.
So I was moved to push my button.
I didn't need any sort of certification from the board of country music over there.
[Cheers and applause] One thing I will say is you will stand out on Adam's team.
I didn't turn because, honestly, I can't lose to him right now.
But I want more great vocalists to do something super, like, intimate and sweet and vulnerable.
That's the sexy part of country for me.
So, whoever you pick, I hope you do something bold, but also do something that's vulnerable.
He has won many, many times with people who are not country singers, so what does that mean? What that means is, Jordan, is that you can win being on my team, is what that means.
- All right.
- All right? - All right.
- All right? Okay.
What a wonderful day to get to have this incredible opportunity.
Who do you pick as your coach? [Audience shouting] Come on, Jordan! Come on.
They're all saying my name, man.
Come on.
First off, I want to thank you both for your comments.
[Chuckles] Blake's pointing his finger.
Um I'm gonna pick Blake.
Yes! [Cheers and applause] Jordan! Yes! BLAKE: Jordan has got a great voice Thank you.
and he's got a great attitude and made a great choice in not picking Adam.
Everything points to this guy being a really solid contender.
Good job, buddy.
Actually, I'm pretty happy right now.
Get out of my sight.
[Laughs] He's so mad.
[Cheering] JORDAN: I have always dreamed about being on Blake's team.
This means that I can maybe not do accounting anymore.
Like, "Sorry, boss.
" - Team Blake.
- Whoo! - DALY: Coming up, Adam and Blake - Whoo! continue their rivalry.
That is foul.
You're out of bounds.
Going up there like a cabana boy.
And Kelly gets in on the action.
Flag on the play.
I'm just saying.
[Laughs] You've been "I'm just saying" for 15 minutes! [Laughter] DALY: And later, a four-chair turn Yeah! and a strategic final block.
Kelly waited until this moment to use her block.
Because that's how bad I want you.
This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back to night 5 of the blind auditions.
I traveled to West Los Angeles to catch up with the next artist, 44-year-old Shana Halligan.
Beautiful place.
Thank you for having us.
Thank you.
What was life like growing up for you? Music's in my bones, and my dad was, um, one of the founding members of Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Really? He wrote a lot of hits "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel.
" And they played Woodstock.
They won Album of the Year.
They won tons of Grammys.
And, obviously, there was so much incredible music.
Spinning wheel spinning through SHANA: Growing up in a musical family, I feel I've been given, like, a gift.
After high school, I was in and out of production deals and record deals.
All of these experiences were amazing, but I still felt like I was chasing a sound.
When I was 30 years old, I started a band called Bitter: Sweet, a real jazz throwback, lots of big horns and strings and trip-hop and electronica.
We had music in a TV show, an advertisement, or a movie every week for like a couple of years.
When it ended, it was heartbreaking.
I felt very depressed.
And then I had my son, and I had a new purpose in my life.
Otis was born 2 1/2 years ago, and talk about a love you don't know until you have a child.
It Whoa.
[Laughs] It just smashed my heart open.
Ahh! [Laughs] He gave me a power within myself to make sure that I pursue my dreams.
I hope the coaches like my voice.
It's quite unique.
It's very sultry.
It sort of floats around wildly.
- There's Mommy.
There's Mommy.
- Oh, my God! SHANA: I've been pursuing music for my entire life, and I am ready to be a solo artist, and "The Voice" is the most beautiful and perfect platform to be able to do that.
[Exhales deeply] I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks He wore black, I wore white He would always win the fight Bang bang, he shot me down Bang bang, I hit the ground Bang bang, that awful sound Bang bang, my baby shot me down Oh-oh Music played and people sang Just for me, the church bells Rang-ang-ang-ang Oh, bang, you shot me down Bang bang, I hit the ground - Alicia! - You did it! [Cheering] Oh-oh, my baby shot me down Bang bang, you shot me down Bang bang, I hit the ground Oh-oh, Oh-oh Why'd you shoot me down? Why'd you shoot me? Why'd you shoot me down? My baby shot me Down [Cheers and applause] Whoo-hoo-hoo! [Laughs] Yes! Wow.
I don't know what's the matter with them, but I felt you from the minute you opened your mouth.
I felt that there was something unique about what happened there.
Thank you.
And I felt, like, this little mix of Florence, a little bit of Sia - Wow! [Chuckles] - and, like, overall, a real clarity of unique individuality that I was very excited to experience - Yes.
Yes.
- and I could not wait to see who you were.
What is your name? - My name is Shana Halligan.
- Yeah, Shana.
I'm from Los Angeles.
- Yes! - Hey.
There are so few that are actually from Los Angeles.
That's so cool.
Alicia got you, and I think that you're really special.
You are so different.
[Laughs] Yeah.
And I love that about you, so congratulations.
I'm happy you're on the show.
I'm happy you're on her team.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes, I'm happy, too.
- Alicia, I just - I am so happy.
I have so much respect for you.
Thank you.
I was a little shaky when you turned around.
I got all scared.
No! Actually, I was, like, so impressed by the fact that you were turned to the side, begging for what you were begging for.
This was your moment.
You know what I mean? It had nothing to do with any of us, and I think that was really impressive, and that's very, very difficult.
So, man, Shana, yes.
I'm so excited.
Yes.
Does she not look like a goddess, standing there? Like Wonder Woman, yes! Like, literally, like with her dress flowing - and with those wrist things.
- Yes.
Yes.
The cuffs.
Who cares what we say? You're on Alicia's team.
Go say hi to her.
That's a goddess right there.
Come on, Shana.
Whoo-hoo! Wow.
Shana is fantastic.
I loved Shana.
I love that she had this multitude of different, really cool people inside of her inspiration bucket.
I think she's gonna be one of the most interesting people I've ever worked with.
I'm so happy.
I mean, of all the people! Like, the strongest, most powerful goddess woman.
Ahh! [Laughs] [Squeals] This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back to the blind auditions.
BLAKE: What do you think the deal is? Why do you think it's always me and you against each other? Is it 'cause we're friends or because we don't like each other? I'll bet you $1,000 that I win our next head-to-head matchup.
What do you think? Will you take that bet? Yeah.
Cool.
[Laughs] DALY: Let's check in with 26-year-old choir director Gary Edwards.
Gary he's a great music teacher in my opinion, personally.
GARY: At the church, I am an assistant choir director for Young Praise, our youth choir.
Y'all sound good.
ORION: Gary is inspiring to me, because he has taught me to just not be afraid to use my real voice.
GARY: Teaching the kids, it's one of my favorite things to do.
My goal with them is to inspire the same way that my grandmother inspired me.
And the Lord shall My grandmother was very instrumental in my younger years with music.
I was about 5 years old when I started messing around with my grandmother's karaoke machine.
She found me in the room, and she was like, "Hey.
" I told you not to fool with my karaoke machine.
So, if you're gonna fool around with my karaoke machine "you might as well sing in church.
" Currently, I work as an IT assistant.
Also, I sing Top 40 music with two cover bands and I sing a lot in the church.
But I think "The Voice" is one of the best opportunities to to catapult me to where I want to be.
For my blind audition, I'm singing "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye.
What I tried to do was create moments within the song, slowing it up in the beginning and then giving you a groove towards the end to not only make you feel the song, but understand the message, as well.
"The Voice" holds a special place, because I get to show people at my job, the kids at my church that, "Hey, one of our own can go reach for it and can grab it, it's possible.
" Oh, my gosh.
Here he comes.
Mother, Mother There's far too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying Don't you know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today Oh, whoa And, Father, Father, Father We don't need to escalate Don't you know we've got to find a way There it is! Adam! Whoo! To bring some lovin' here today Oh, whoa Picket lines and picket signs Don't you punish me with your brutality Come on, come on, talk to me So you can see Hey, hey, what's going on What's going on Darlin', what's going on I'll tell you what's going on Oh Ooooooh Oh, ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Hey, what's going on [Cheers and applause] What? Whoo! - Yeah! - Yay! Whoo! Wow! What the hell was that? Whoo! That was an illegal.
Flag on the play.
That is foul.
You're out of bounds.
Going up there like a cabana boy.
[Laughter] What are you doing? You serving him a drink or what? You have no idea how good that was.
[Laughs] What's your name? My name is Gary Edwards, I'm 26 years old, and I currently live in Dallas, Texas.
That's my neck of the woods right there.
Yes.
I, first, would like to thank you for singing a song that I needed to hear right now.
And I think the rest of the world does, too.
Yeah.
It was like you were singing us to sleep.
So, you're saying it was boring and it makes you sleepy? No.
You don't get it.
That's why you're not gonna be his coach.
[Laughter] You must sing professionally, right? I sing with a Top 40 band in Texas.
I started singing, though, with my grandmother, who's my everything, man.
She I would not be here without her.
[Cheers and applause] The greatest advice she ever told me was, "Find the song, create the story.
" Yes.
Where is she? Let's bring her out here.
Mama B.
[Cheers and applause] - Hello.
- Whoo! Hi, Grandma.
How you doing? Hi.
This is crazy, what he does.
Yes.
And that's the smartest advice.
Thank you.
Now, hopefully, you'll advise him to do another smart thing, which is choose me as his coach.
[Laughter] Well, hopefully, if you do choose Adam as your coach, you'll advise him to put on a different shirt.
[Laughter] That just isn't nice.
You guys both live in Dallas? - Yes.
- Okay.
I live on Lake Texoma, just north of Dallas.
Do you just come from the states that the people are from? What? I feel like you're from like all 50 states, somehow.
I'm all-American, Adam.
I'm all [Cheers and applause] I'm all-American.
Whoa.
Man, your voice, it is soft, and it does float.
And then there's moments where it absolutely punches you in the face.
And I would love to have the opportunity to work with you, because we got to keep our Texoma crowd together.
There you go.
Most def.
- I was floored, man, seriously.
- Yeah.
Your voice is so superb, the way you made it your own.
I'm very, very happy for either Adam or Blake.
Thank you.
Thank you.
You have a beautiful voice.
That's hands-down.
I mean, that I didn't not turn because of that, obviously.
I was dumb.
I was sitting there, waiting for a next, and I should've turned around, but I didn't, so now I can't have you.
I know.
So maybe I'll steal you.
That's what my plan is.
Oh, I don't believe that Gary will be available.
[Laughter] There is just something intrinsically about you and what you do that really, really does transcend everything.
- Yeah.
- You get that glimpse that maybe everything's gonna be all right when you're singing.
I think this is home for you, and I think that we can go all the way with this.
I really do.
Thank you.
Thank you.
[Applause] Gary, who do you pick as your coach? [Audience shouting] Come on, Gary! I pick I pick Adam.
[Cheers and applause] You're dirty.
Yo.
Gary is a badass.
His voice was silky smooth, but it also had some edge to it.
That dude can sing his face off.
BEATRICE: Yes! Yay! Ahh! Nice work.
I'm so proud of you.
Oh, my goodness.
Thank you.
I'm surprised you didn't turn around.
Speaking of turning around I was amazed by that guy.
He was killer.
Thank you.
That was very civil.
I take cash, check, credit.
[Laughter] Chain, chain, chain DALY: Stream tonight's blind audition songs only on Apple Music Dream a little dream of me DALY: or buy them on iTunes.
Baby, I'm crazy 'bout you This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back.
I'm thinking of my strategy.
Do you have a strategy? To block Alicia for someone soulful, 'cause they're always gonna pick her.
'Cause, like, you don't get more soulful than her voice.
DALY: While Kelly plots her next move, let's head to South Florida to meet the next artist.
MERCEDES: My mom found a bunch of videos of me singing my original songs as, like, a little girl.
I had, like, a passion to it.
I was driven to it.
So I was like, "I want to be singing.
" I don't know the other part.
I'm 16, and I'm currently a junior in high school.
I was born in Miami, but both my parents are from Venezuela.
They raised me with a lot of Hispanic culture, morals, and values.
The music was super important.
I always, like, take influence from Latin artists, especially their passion and their soul and their emotion, developing my style as a pop artist.
My parents had to leave everything when they came here.
They were seeking better opportunities.
My mom and my dad are definitely the reason I'm such a hardworking person, and I try to put so much effort into everything I do.
Outside of singing, I do a lot of extracurricular stuff at my school.
I've been teaching kids in arts academy, musical theater, and singing, not dancing, 'cause I can't dance.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars It would be my parents' American dream to see me succeed on "The Voice.
" And I want them to feel like their struggle was for something.
I want you to know that I'm really proud of you, that I love you.
MERCEDES: Hopefully, this audition will prove to my parents that this is something that'll hopefully take me somewhere in life, and it's not just gonna be, like, a one-time thing.
It'll be something that'll move through my life.
I've struggled so much with, um like, confidence and insecurities with other things, and singing is one of the only things I have, like, a lot of confidence with.
I love my voice, and I love the idea of being able to share that with so many people.
I will leave my heart at the door I won't say a word They've all been said before, you know Why don't we Just play pretend? Like we're not scared of what is coming next Or scared of having nothing left Look, don't get me wrong I know there is no tomorrow All I ask Is if This is my last night with you Hold me like I'm more than just a friend Give me a memory I can use Take me by the hand while we do What lovers do It matters how this ends 'Cause what if I never love Again? Ah, I don't know.
Oh, God.
I-I I feel like I should have Oh, that was Oh, I was so close.
Oh, my God.
That was really close.
What's your name? My name is Mercedes Ferreira-Dias.
Wow.
I'm 16, and I'm from Miami, Florida.
Wow.
Come on, man.
[Cheers and applause] Wow.
All right, look, Mercedes, here's the thing.
I know Kelly was maybe even closer than I was to pushing her button.
I was so close.
So, please, Mercedes, just come back and do this again next season when you can really get yourself on the show Thank you.
'cause you deserve it.
Thank you.
You really do.
[Applause] I was so close.
Physically, like, literally physically.
I, physically Yeah.
I'm like, "That might be the dumbest thing I've ever done," but you did the song justice.
The melody, the message, everything.
You had the depth of your voice - and your tones - Sorry.
and I'm looking for something specific, and that's why I was hovering over the dang button, 'cause I-I just was I was unsure.
And maybe that's just a rookie mistake, - 'cause it's my first season.
- Rookie.
But, girl, please do not stop singing.
You have a gift from God.
Thank you.
Thank you so much for coming here.
- We appreciate it.
- Thank you.
[Cheers and applause] ADAM: Come here.
Come here.
You promise me you're coming back? - I will.
- You promise? - Sorry for crying.
- Please, no, it's okay.
It's emotional.
I understand.
It's literally a timing thing, girl.
Oh, my gosh.
Thank you.
It was You have a beautiful voice.
KELLY: I was so ready to hit my button for Mercedes.
I do think she has a spectacular voice, and I think it's a shame.
If she would've come sooner, she would've been on one of our teams.
I'm waiting for my heart to finally push the button.
And it's gonna come.
DALY: Up next playing at Some people want it all DALY: an Alicia Keys' classic yields a four-chair turn and a block you won't want to miss.
I love you.
No strategy.
That, to me, is something that I want to be a part of.
Dang straight.
This is "The Voice" DALY: Welcome back.
- Uh - Love you.
Aww.
Hey, Carson.
Hi.
What's up? You having fun? I am.
Let's talk about, you haven't used your block.
No, I haven't used mine yet.
I thought I was gonna have to block them.
Kelly, look, I love you.
I love you.
But I'll tell you something - But it's Alicia.
- always block Alicia.
Always block Alicia.
[Laughs] Alicia is a threat.
[Laughs] Anyway, let's go do some blinds.
DALY: Let's meet the final artist of the night.
HANNAH: Ain't no sunshine when she's gone I first discovered my love for R&B soul when I was about 11, listening to B.
B.
King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James.
My name is Hannah Goebel, I'm 20 years old, and I'm from Omaha, Nebraska, but I live in Nashville.
Trying to make it here is definitely a struggle.
People here sing a lot of country.
There's honky-tonks everywhere.
So it's difficult being a soul/R&B singer.
But, you know, it's different, and I feel like I've been different my whole life.
[Cheers and applause] Growing up, I had a learning disability, and it made it really difficult to read, so I struggled a lot in school.
But music really helped me focus.
I wasn't able to read notes, but I listen by ear.
I'm pretty much known as the black sheep of my family 'cause I didn't go to college.
My dad is an orthopedic surgeon, and my mom is a retired nurse.
My brothers are both in the finance field.
It was a little overwhelming when I told them I didn't want to go to college and that I wanted to just sing.
But they were very supportive.
So it means the world to me to have them here and to show them that I can do this.
For my blind audition, I am singing "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys.
So when I found out that Alicia was coming back, I was, like, at a loss for words.
These coaches are incredible artists.
Kelly Clarkson's voice is huge, and she can belt like no other.
Adam is just so funky.
He always owns his songs when he sings.
And Blake could really knock down some doors for me in Nashville.
So, when I step on the stage, I'm gonna give it my all and just kill it.
- Oh! - Hmm-mm-mm-mm Some people live for the fortune - [Laughs] - Some people live just for the fame Some people live for the power, yeah Some people live just to play the game Some people think that the physical things Define what's within Some people want it all But I don't want nothing at all If it ain't you, baby If I ain't got you, baby [Cheering] Some people want diamond rings Some just want everything But everything means nothing If I ain't got you Hey, yeah If I ain't got you with me, baby Yeah! Yeah! [Cheers and applause] [Blake laughs] [Cheering] Yeah! [Cheers and applause] Alicia got blocked.
[Audience booing] KELLY: Let's see.
What does that say? - B-L-O-C-K-E-D.
- Blocked.
- Blocked.
- Whatever! I knew that.
Blocked! - Blocked! - Blocked! We blocked her.
What's your name? My name is Hannah Goebel.
Your dreams were crushed today.
- [Laughs] - You pressed it.
Actually, I saw you press it.
She's singing an Alicia Keys song.
I have no chance unless I block her.
I'm only using this against you because I love Hannah.
You know, unfortunately, Alicia's not an option for you today.
It's okay.
However, there are three other options.
I happen to be one of those options.
[Laughter] I'm a really good coach.
[Applause] Your voice has such a power to it.
- Thank you.
- And I really felt that, and I loved it.
Even though I'm out of the game and I'm hoping, very clearly, that you would've would, for sure, chosen me - Yes, ma'am.
- All right.
Thank you.
Ahh! Wow.
Then I guess Kelly did the right thing, then.
Kelly, who does something like that? I-I knew you were gonna pick her.
You were singing her song.
And I get it.
You did the right thing.
That was strategy.
Okay.
Thank you.
It is a lot about strategy.
It is hard to have longevity in this career.
I think that I could be a really great coach for you Yeah in that sense of having just a fruitful career.
Also, I think, since I used my only block for the entire season That's true.
That's true.
I used on Hannah what's your last name? Goebel.
Dang straight.
Hannah Goebel.
- Where are you from again? - I live in Nashville.
See? See, Hannah? I live in Nashville.
He doesn't.
He doesn't.
I'm just saying.
I go on tour, too.
I know a lot of these people take people out on tour and make records afterwards.
I would love to have you go out on tour with me.
I'm just saying.
And I know Alicia Keys, and you can talk to her if you're on my team, too.
Like, you can [Laughter] For God sakes, you've been "I'm just saying" - I used my one block! - for 15 minutes! 'Cause I love you.
I can't hide passion, y'all.
[Cheers and applause] [Hannah laughs] Doesn't it make you feel special to know that your dream was to work with Alicia Keys Oh, my God.
and Kelly Kelly waited until this moment to use her block Because that's how bad I want you.
and crush your vision that you had for yourself, playing at Some people want it all Yeah! Yeah! I love her.
I We could be so great.
Yes.
Go ahead.
You know this song? I was gonna say [As Blake] Some people want diamond rings See? may-maybe you could get in her iPod and delete all her Alicia Keys music while you're at it.
Some just want everything [Laughter] So I love you.
Thank you.
I love you, too.
I don't know how much more of a brow-beating I can accept from over in this area, but I will go down bleeding in order to get you on my team.
Thank you.
Thank you.
[Cheers and applause] [Normal voice] I cover that song all the time.
And if you manage to get the artist themselves to turn around for you let alone all four of us that, to me, is something - that I want to be a part of.
- Ooh.
Who, Hannah, do you pick as your coach? [Audience shouting] My only block.
My only block.
I pick Kelly.
- Yes! - Oh, my God! When Blake, Alicia, and Adam blocked someone, they didn't end up getting them, and when I blocked Alicia, I actually got her.
So not gonna lie It felt really good.
Oh, my God, you're so sick.
Congratulations, honey.
Thank you.
It's, like, my first season, and I kind of nailed the new thing.
[Voice breaking] I'm so happy.
Yeah! It was definitely a huge honor for Kelly to use her one block on me.
I'm still, like, pinching myself, like, "It's a real thing.
" I am so glad I blocked you.
[Laughter] Oh, I was like, "Nope.
" [Laughter]