AceShowbiz - "The Voice" is back with its 10th cycle that kicked off Monday night, February 29. The friendly banter between coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams immediately began as the contestants sang in the Blind Auditions.
Paxton Ingram, 23, hoped to work with Pharrell. His rendition of "Dancing on My Own" made Adam, Blake and Pharrell turn their chairs, but he apparently had a change of heart as he picked Blake as his coach. "There's nobody more surprised that Paxton chose me, than me," Blake admitted.
Caity Peters, 21, was up next, singing "Jealous" by Labrinth. Christina and Pharrell hit the buttons almost immediately, followed by Blake and Adam toward the end of the performance. Caity chose to be in team Pharrell.
Nick Hagelin, a 28-year-old former ballet dancer, shared his emotional story about his disabled, 2-year-old son. He sang Adam's song "Lost Stars", but Adam was the only coach who didn't turn around. Nick picked Pharrell as his coach.
Maddie Poppe, 17, performed next, singing "Dog Days Are Over". She didn't have what the coaches were looking for, but they urged her to come back once she's 18.
Mary Sarah, 20, performed "Where the Boys Are" and got a four-chair turn. Blake said he recognized her voice and it turns out she has worked with some renowned country music artists like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Thus, it's no surprise when Mary chose to be in team Blake.
Mike Schiavo is a fan of Maroon 5. His cover of Tove Lo's "Talking Body" attracted Adam and Pharrell, who were both his dream coaches. But after Adam joined him onstage to sing an acoustic version of Maroon 5's hit "She Will Be Loved", Mike decided to join Adam's team.
Queen Sessi, 21, was not that lucky as none of the coaches turned around for her following her performance of "Show Me Love". Bryan Bautista took the stage next, singing "The Hills" by The Weeknd. It was his second chance after being turned down in season 9. This time, however, he managed to captivate Blake and Christina. He went with Xtina, becoming her first team member in the season.
Abby Celso, 20, sang Tori Kelly's "Shoulda Been Us". Adam and Pharrell fought for her, but despite Adam's pleading, she chose Pharrell as her coach. Adam later automatically nabbed John Gilman for his team as he's the only one who pushed the button for the 23-year-old New Jersey native.
Alisan Porter, a former child actress who starred in "Curly Sue", is now a grown-up woman and she auditioned on "The Voice". She shared a story about her dark past dealing with drugs and alcohol, but she has been sober for eight years. She sang "Blue Bayou" and all four judges wanted her to be on their team. Alisan eventually chose Xtina as her coach and Adam congratulated Xtina on winning season 10 now that she has Alisan on her team.