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'The Voice' Adds Four Contestants, Blake Shelton Gets Two of Them

September 26, 2012 05:51:12 GMT

Blake lures two strong performers that night, Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green get one each, while Adam Levine adds none to his team.


'The Voice' Adds Four Contestants, Blake Shelton Gets Two of Them
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By the end of the blind auditions airing Tuesday, September 25, "The Voice" welcomed four new contestants. Blake Shelton were lucky to add two strong talents to his camp, Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green lured one each, and Adam Levine got none.

The first hopeful of the night was 19-year old Sylvia Yacoub from Egypt. "I want to make these dreams come true for me and my mom," the teen said. She impressed Xtina, Blake and Cee-Lo with her rendition of Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)".

"I don't know if it was just me, but I felt like you were the only girl in the world," the Gnarls Barkley star said. "I want you on my team." Unfortunately for him, she chose Xtina to be her mentor. "You have, like, my dream hair!" the female judge gushed.

Charlie Ray, a worker in a smog shop, was the next one to get advanced to the next round. He made Blake and Adam turn around in appreciation midway through his performance of Michael Buble's "Home". He chose Blake after the judge stretched his arms wide and said, "Come home."

Gospel singer Amanda Brown took the stage next, covering Amy Winehouse's "Valerie". Although the judges seemed to enjoy her performance as they bobbed their heads to the number, no one turned around. Cee-Lo finally pressed the button and recruited her to be on his team.

The last contestant making to the next round was Cassadee Pope. The former Hey Monday singer who once toured with Fall Out Boy got a good-luck message from Pete Wentz. She got the attention of all the four judges with her cover version of Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn".

"You had a little country there, you had something very pop driven, you had something a little rock, you can kind of do it all," Xtina raved. After learning that Cassadee once played in a band and now wanted to pursue a solo career, she said, "I know how to make a solo career happen." Adam replied, "I can do both."

In the end, Cassadee chose Blake as her mentor. "I have to go with my gut instinct," she explained. "F***," Adam said while Xtina retorted, "Are you finished?" when Blake gloated over his win. In response, he said, "I mean, I don't want to rub it in."

Two contestants who failed that night was 25-year-old hog farmer IJ Quinn and 55-year old Yolanda Barber. IJ couldn't wow the judges with his girl voice as he sang Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity". The judges also didn't turn around for Yolanda when she belted out Oleta Adams' "Get Here".

Team Adam Levine: Bryan Keith, Joe Kirkland, Samuel Mouton, Loren Allred, Nicole Nelson, Melanie Martinez,Brian Scartocci, Alessandra Guercio, Adanna Duru, Collin McLoughlin, Benji, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Sam James, Brandon Mahone.

Team Blake Shelton: Terry McDermott, Gracia Harrison, Eric Musicman, Julio Caesar Castillo, 2Steel Girls, Liz Davis, Kelly Crapa, Suzanna Choffel, Michaela Paige, Ryan Jirovec, Lelia Broussard, Terisa Griffin, Charlie Rey, Cassadee Pope.

Team Christina Aguilera: De'Borah, Devyn Deloera, Adriana Louise, Aquile, Nelly's Echo, Lisa Scinta, Marissaann, Beat Frequency, Paulina, Joselyn Rivera, Dez Duron, Laura Vivas, Jordan Pruitt, Sylvia Yacoub.

Team Cee-Lo Green: Daniel Rosa, Trevin Hunte, MacKenzie Bourg, Domo, JR Aquino,Nicholas David, Avery Wilson, Todd Kessler, Ben Taub, Emily Earle, Mycle Wastman, Diego Val, Alexis Marceaux, Amanda Brown.

In related news, "The Voice" got renewed for two more seasons. "This pickup will assure the many dedicated 'Voice' fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world's attention through all of next year," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

Next year, Xtina and Cee-Lo will be replaced by Shakira and Usher respectively.

© AceShowbiz.com




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