May 05, 2011 04:22:24 GMT
The four judges/coaches have finalized their teams of eight in the May 3 episode before starting to narrow down the number next week.
The four judges of "The Voice" have added more members to their own teams on May 3. In this second week, Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton picked five other contestants whom they will coach, rounding up their teams to eight each.
Cee-Lo was the only judge who has completed his team of eight during the second episode of blind audition rounds. Meanwhile, the other three judges chose more talents in second chance round where contestants eliminated in first blind audition were given another shot.
Christina landed her choice on petite 16-year-old fan girl Raquel Castro, on whom the "You Lost Me" hitmaker has a big hope, "From my own experience, great things come in small packages." She also nabbed soccer player Julia Eason. The 30-year-old blonde gushed, "I think we will have so much fun together. You made me feel it. I love your runs and your ad libs."
One aspiring singer whom Cee-Lo picked was the bearded Nakia who sang his hit single "Forget You". "I had to turn around to see who this brave individual was and of course you have great taste in music, you are wearing my favorite colors red and black, and I think you can be an exception to the rule," he told Nakia.
Adam was impressed by the tone of 19-year-old med student Devon Barley. He additionally gained Tim Mahoney, whom he thought was a she. The Maroon 5 frontman quipped, "Sadly, you have a penis, which is cool, but to tell you the truth, there is something unique about your voice, so I think we can really work well together."
Blake, meanwhile, found a promising talent in a 23-year-old children's novel writer Dia Frampton. He said, "When I heard your voice, I started to smile." During the second chance round, the country music singer/songwriter shouted, "I got my guy!" when a father of six Jared Blake sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks.
Next week on Tuesday, May 10, "The Voice" continues with battle rounds where coaches will have two of their team members battling against each other by singing the same song, with the coach choosing which team member to advance. Eventually, each coach has to dismiss 4 of his 8 contestants for the remaining to reach the Final 16 live shows.
Reba McEntire, Monica, Sia Furler and Adam Blackstone were recently recruited as the advisers on the show.
Christina Aguilera team: