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Originally posted 10/08/2013 06:00AM
It was an evening full of lessons on The Voice – in perseverance and in embracing coach Cee Lo Green's unique brand of quirky flirtation.
In the final night of Season 5's blind auditions, the coaches picked the last singers for their teams. And Green used his soulful charm on Tamara Chauniece, the daughter of two ministers who recorded her first gospel record at 11.
The 23-year-old Texan charmed both Green and Christina Aguilera with a lilting version of Beyonce's "1 + 1."
Originally posted 10/02/2013 07:30AM
A stressed-out single mom and a former contestant seeking redemption scored the two four-chair swivels of the night Tuesday as The Voice's coaches inched closer to completing their teams during the fourth night of blind auditions.
The coaches' powers of persuasion – and sharp elbows – were on full display during the final showstopping performance of the night when Ashley DuBose, a single mother/programmer analyst from St. Paul, Minn., arguably outshone Rihanna while singing the Grammy winner's hit "Diamonds."
"Your voice cuts like a razor through this entire place," coach Adam Levine told the 23-year-old. "Those are the voices that make it real far on this show."
Originally posted 10/01/2013 07:45AM
It may be Kaley Cuoco's week to shine, as she announced her engagement, but it was little sister Briana who took her turn in spotlight Monday as a talented contestant on The Voice.
Briana, who works as Kaley's personal assistant, won over coach Christina Aguilera easily as she sang Lady Gaga's hit "You and I," earning kudos for her raw talent and power.
"You held those notes out really strong. You made me really happy," Aguilera told her, handily earning Cuoco's trust over competitor Cee Lo Green.
"Girl power!" Cuoco screamed as she picked Aguilera as coach.
Said proud sister Kaley, teary-eyed: "She's always put herself on the back burner for everyone else. There is no one who deserves this more." Watch Briana's audition below.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 09:00AM
Powerhouse performances and power struggles dominated the second night of The Voice's blind auditions Tuesday, which included two four-chair turns and even gave an '80s cult actress a second chance at stardom.
"The fabulous four," as returning coach Christina Aguilera dubbed the reunited coaching panel at the top of the show, duked it out throughout the night as they each vied to persuade their favorite singers to join their teams.
At the top of everyone's list was Tessanne Chin, a Jamaican singer who closed out the night with a fierce version of Pink's "Try."
Originally posted 09/24/2013 09:15AM
Season 5 of The Voice kicked off with an energetic premiere and its first blind auditions on Monday, featuring two returning star coaches and the sparring chemistry of seasons past.
Soul man Cee Lo Green was back with Michael Jackson's wardrobe and his trademark quips. Three-time winner Blake Shelton and his show nemesis Adam Levine resumed their snarky sparring. Also back and raring to win was a gam-o-licious Christina Aguilera, who represented with spunky girl-power, throwing off sex appeal and a lot of shapely leg.
The contestants brought their A-game, too, and some cute stage bravado. "What's goin' on, handsome?" said musical theater buff Nic Hawk, nakedly flirting with Levine, but only after killing Blu Cantrell's "Hit Em Up Style (Oops)."
Originally posted 07/12/2013 12:00PM
Christina Aguilera is back! And so is Cee Lo Green!
Fans of The Voice are already getting a first look at the upcoming fifth season of the hit show.
Green and Aguilera – looking super slim with a sophisticated bob and long, lean legs to boot – are reuniting with triple winner Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine for the new season, which debuts Sept. 23 (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
Originally posted 05/28/2013 06:55PM
The swiveling chairs on The Voice saw some new occupants this season.
Newbie coaches Shakira and Usher debuted this fourth season and have generally earned rave reviews for their enthusiasm and coaching styles. The pair replaced original coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, who both took time off to work on other projects, and currently sit alongside veteran coaches – and sweetly snarky best buds – Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
But Green and a recently slimmed down Aguilera vowed they would return to the popular singing competition, and NBC announced that the original four coaches will indeed be back in their chairs when season 5 debuts in September.
Originally posted 12/19/2012 07:00PM
Cassadee Pope won Tuesday night's The Voice competition, and already her team leader and star mentor Blake Shelton says she has the right frame of mind for success.
Even as last week, when her rendition of "Stupid Boy" went No. 1 on iTunes, she was nervously telling Shelton her time on the show was over – much to his chagrin.
"That's what makes an artist," Shelton praised her after the results were announced Tuesday night. "We are never satisfied. But I hope she's really happy that she won."
Originally posted 12/18/2012 05:30PM
The final three contestants on The Voice are all cautiously optimistic – and pretty exhausted – as they head into Tuesday's show, where one of them will be crowned the season 3 winner.
"It has been a long haul. I got an ear infection two days ago," Team Blake's Terry McDermott said after Monday's show. "It feels like it's been a constant battle the last few weeks."
While he'll be happy to get some rest, McDermott said he'll miss singing for millions of people each week. "I'm actually quite sad," he said. "You manage to get up every week and perform on this wonderful stage. There is a certain energy about it."
Originally posted 12/17/2012 10:25PM
Monday night's The Voice gave the final three contestants three chances to earn fans' votes, as every singer revisited a "breakout" song, sang a new song and performed a duet with his or her coach.
First, however, came a touching tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. While singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," coaches and singers held up the names of those whose lives were lost on Friday morning.
Team Cee Lo's Nicholas David then kicked off the competition with Jerry Lee Lewis's "Great Balls of Fire." Not able to resist a pun, his coach chimed in on his performance: "Your fire tonight burned this house down," Green said. David later revisited his performance of Bill Withers's "Lean On Me" and joined Green for a duet of Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music."
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