February 07, 2012 04:03:30 GMT
Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton open the February 6 episode with a medley performance of Prince's songs, before they battle it out for the first act who is a duo.
After making its debut post-Super Bowl, "The Voice" season 2 was back with the blind auditions on Monday, February 6. The four coaches, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton, kicked it off with a medley of Prince's songs before they recruited more singing hopefuls for their teams.
First to audition was a duo called The Line, which consists of Hailey and Leeland. They performed "American Girl" by Tom Petty, and Blake hit his button even before he realized there are two singers. The other three coaches turned their chairs around afterward. They battled it out for the duo, which finally chose to join team Xtina.
Up next was Jamar Rogers, who is a recovering meth addict. Declaring that Cee-Lo is his personal hero, the 29-year-old grabbed the "F**k You" hitmaker's attention with his rendition of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army". Since no other judges pushed the button for him, he ultimately joined Cee-Lo's team.
Later, there was Gwen Sebastion who impressed Blake, Cee-Lo and Adam. The country music crooner finally nabbed the contestant who is putting a family on hold to pursue her career in music industry.
One of the oldest contestants on the show, 50-year-old Kim Yarbrough made Adam and Xtina hit their buttons for her. She eventually picked the Maroon 5 singer as her coach. Meanwhile, Cee-Lo showed his favor for Angie Johnson, who is an Air Force veteran.
Later, Xtina nabbed Lindsey Pavao, who sang an impressive cover of Trey Songz's "Say Aah", after fighting against Cee-Lo and Blake. Meanwhile, Jermaine Paul, who was a back up singer for Alicia Keys, landed a spot on Blake's team.
As the final performer that night, Angel Taylor made Adam hit his button first, followed by Blake and Cee-Lo. The 23-year-old girl chose Adam as her mentor although he pointed out that she sounded nervous in the beginning.
The episode also saw some contestants who failed to catch the judges' attention. They were Neil Middleton, Pamela Rose, Hoja Lopez and Dez Duron, the latest of which is son of a Grammy Award winner.