Last evening, The Voice judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned to their swivel chairs for the continuation of the “Blind Auditions.” Though plagued with sob stories no one cares about, the episode boasted some relatively promising talent. And Xtina bared her lovely bosom for the world to see.
Adriana Louise–Adriana is a perky brunette that whose family was held at gunpoint when she was at the tender age of 9. Music was her savior, and she showcased her talent by covering Jessie J’s “Domino.” Her made-for-the-radio vocals won over all the judges, but she chose Christina because an unnamed Xtina song is the first one she ever purchased. (Watch Audition)
Casey Muessigmann–“Boots! I heart boots!” shouted an excited Blake when Casey hit the stage. The “Music Man” gave a generic performance of “Sweet Home Alabama” that won over fellow cowboy, Shelton. Of course he chose the judge with country roots. (Watch Audition)
Aquile–Kids are being teased for being bi-racial in the 20th and 21st century? According to Aquile, who grew up in a small town in Wyoming, he was badgered for being multi-racial. Adding insult to injury, at age 19, bullies beat him so badly that his mouth was wired shut. During this time, he learned to play the guitar. He also said he easily book gigs, which was apparent during his sugary rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” Three of the four judges were captivated, but he chose busty Christina. (Watch Audition)
Mackenzie Bourg–Undoubtedly, Bourg had the sob story of the night–a few years ago, he contracted a bizarre disease that eventually put him in a comatose state. Miraculously, he awakened from his coma and came on The Voice to cover “Pumped Up Kicks.” Cee Lo was the only judge to turn around for him, making him Team Pink Cockatoo by default. (Watch Audition)
Julio Cesar Castillo–The mariachi man made history on The Voice by becoming the first contestant to perform in Spanish. He had viewers, my sister included, dancing to Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba.” As expected, the performance was quite eccentric, but it was rather good. Blake, who was charmed instantly, welcomed Julio to his country-tinged team. (Watch Audition)
Episode 2 was quite draining. The sob stories were beyond excessive. They (The Voice producers) are hoping to connect the contestants with the viewers through sorrow. After a few of the “Lifetime specials,” viewers quickly become immune to the stories, no matter how extraordinary. Are contestants from nuclear families that were raised in the suburbs permitted to audition for The Voice?
Team Adam: Brian Keith, Joe Kirkland
Team Blake: Terry McDermott, Gracia Harrison, Casey Muessigmann, Julio Cesar Castillo
Team Cee Lo: Daniel Rosa, Trevin Hunte, Mackenzie Bourg
Team Chrstina: De’Borah, Adriana Louise, Aquile
Watch Season 3, Episode 2:
Recap: Ep. 1