AceShowbiz - Following season 16 two-hour premiere, "The Voice" returned with its Blind Auditions Night 3 on Monday, March 4. The episode saw several hopefuls performing their best before coaches Adam Levine, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton in hope of them turning their chairs.
First to take the stage was Jacob Maxwell who performed Taylor Swift's "Delicate". John and Kelly turned their chairs almost immediately. John called him a "pure, beautiful singer," while Kelly told him that he moved her. At the end, Jacob went to Team John.
Following it up was Karly Moreno. She hit the stage to perform her take on Hailee Steinfeld and Grey's "Starving". She had a unique tone to her voice which captivated Adam. The Maroon 5 frontman was the only one who hit his button so Karly automatically was on Team Adam.
Luna Searles attempted to impress the coaches with a rendition of "Nutbush City Limits" by Ike Turner & Tina Turner. Unfortunately, no one turned for her. Later, Carter Lloyd Horne took the stage to sing "Drinkin' Problem" by Midland. His deep and gritty tone was enough to make Blake and Kelly hit their buttons toward the end of his performance. Carter picked to be on Team Blake.
Up next was Talon Cardon from Utah. He opted to sing James Arthur's "Say You Won't Let Go", adding that the song had personal connections to his father's near death accident. John gave him a last-second turn.
The episode also featured father and daughter Patrick McAloon and Ruby McAloon auditioning separately as individual artists. Patrick opted for "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum which earned a turn from Blake, John and Adam. Eventually, Patrick chose Adam to be his coach. Meanwhile, Ruby sang "Back to You" by Selena Gomez. Unfortunately, it wasn't her best performance and no one turned for her.
Alena D'Amico was up next, singing Shawn Mendes' "In My Blood". She wowed everyone, especially Blake and Kelly who turned their chairs when she hit the high notes. With Adam pitching hard for Alena to pick Kelly, Alena went to Team Kelly.
Belting out John Hiatt's "Riding with the King" was Kanard Thomas. He went all out but apparently it was not enough to make the coaches turn their chairs for him. Fortunately, Bebe Rexha saw a potential in him and enlisted him to "The Comeback Stage".
Dexter Roberts hit the stage to sing "Like a Cowboy" with his guitar. It was only the beginning of his performance when the other coaches urged Blake to hit his button. He didn't until Dexter reached the chorus. Surprisingly, all the other coaches also turned their chair, making Dexter the first four-chair turn recipient that night. At the end, Dexter went to Team Blake.
Rounding out the night was Jej Vinson. He sang Drake's "Passionfruit" with a goal to be on Team John. Blake was the first coach to turn for him before the other three followed. In a twist of event, Jej chose Kelly over the other coaches.