Blake Shelton Lands R&B Star on ‘The Voice’By: Pam Wright - March 4, 2014
It is on! The blind auditions of The Voice are getting really competitive and the coaches will do and say anything to get a performer on their team.
After the Maroon 5 front man snagged country rock talent, Patrick Thompson, who seemed likely to pick the Country Music Award-winner as his mentor, Shelton retaliated by convincing the former Celine Dion backup singer and vocal director to join his team.
It didn’t take long for all four stars to figure out that Lewis had what it took to win the show as she performed her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way”.
Dion appeared in a cameo appearance on the show wishing 44-year-old Lewis, 44 good luck.
Blake said of the mother of three, “I would buy your record if it came out tomorrow.” and her performance was dubbed “ravishing” by Shakira.
Blake Shelton also signed on Ryan Whyte Maloney. Maloney told the coaches his son wanted him to choose Team Blake, and so he did, leading Shelton to celebrate with an awkward moonwalk.
Clarissa Serna — who preformed The Cranberries’ Zombie — was lured to Shakira’s team by her excitement, even though she could choose from any of the four coaches as they all turned around during her performance. Shakira also added to her team by being the only coach to turn around for 23-year-old college dropout De’Shawn Washington.
Adam — who always seem to have the best quips — won Patrick Thomson over Blake after convincing him that Blake’s “going to make you gargle with broken glass!”
Usher and Shakira turned around for Melissa Jimenez who sang If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. Blake joked around, saying he also tried to turn around but “Usher’s jaw was on the floor and it got in the way.”
Image via Twitter, The Voice