16-year-old's amazing audition gets all four coaches to turn around on 'The Voice'
Let the battles continue! Monday night showcased some more amazing talent for "The Voice's" blind auditions, causing coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera to fight for new additions to their team.
Here's what went down.
First to take the stage was 17-year-old Melanie Martinez, a young girl with two-toned hair who is a ridiculously awesome photographer -- and singer. She sang a unique rendition of Britney Spears' "Toxic" while strumming the guitar and playing the tambourine with her feet (yes, her feet!). Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo all turned their chairs. In the end, she wanted to choose someone that would embrace her creativity and "let me be me." For her, that was Adam.
Who dare enter into Stevie Wonder land? Brian Scartocci, that's who. The single dad sang "Isn't She Lovely" and knocked it out of the park. Adam, Cee Lo and Blake all turned their chair and began duking it out for the singer. Scartocci's young daughter backstage said to go with "country boy," aka Shelton, but went with Adam.
A married couple who go by the name of Beat Frequency gave what the coaches called "the best duo" performance they have seen by taking on Katy Perry's "E.T." Christina was the only one to turn around, which automatically put them on her team, and they were more than pleased with that.
The self-described "fireball" Liz Davis brought the sass when she belted Gretchen Wilson's "Here for the Party." Seeing that it was a country singer, we all assumed Blake would be the first to press his button, but we were wrong. Adam and Christina were quick to turn around, and Blake waited until the very last second to fight for Davis. Whether it was his ACM Award (that he busted out of nowhere) or his musical background, Liz went with Blake, anyway.
We don't know what we loved more -- J.R. Aquino's voice or his overly enthusiastic parents. The YouTube sensation from Alaska sang Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" and got Adam, Christina and Cee Lo (at the very last second) to turn around. Although Aquino and Levine have the whole guys-who-sing-high-notes thing in common, J.R. appreciated Cee Lo's honest constructive criticism and went with him.
Nicholas David used to be in a band, until the partying and booze took over his life. Now, the family man is turning over a new leaf and his rendition of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" got him a spot on Cee Lo's team.
The beautiful Brooklyn native Alessandra Guercio gave a stellar performance of "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus causing both Adam and Cee Lo to press their buttons. Oh, and did we mention she's only 17? So who did she choose? Well, that would be Adam.
Will someone tell Avery Wilson to get his ears checked? The 16-year-old cutie-patootie considered himself a dancer, not a singer. But when pops heard him singing in his room, he opened Avery's eyes to a new world. Wilson left the coaches floored when he performed Usher 's "Without You," causing all four of them to turn around. One of this season's powerhouse singers will be reppin' Team Cee Lo.
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