'The Voice' coaches select eight more artists and complete their fifth-season teams
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/08/2013
The Voice's fifth-season blind auditions came to a close with the coaches completing their 12-person teams during Tuesday night's show.
The acts who made it through to the next round were Brandon Chase from Arlington, TX; Brian Pounds from Enid, OK and Austin, TX; Grey from Jacksonville, FL and Boston, MA; Lupe Carroll from Bourbonnais, IL; Matt Cermanski from Phoenixville, PA; Michael Lynch from Chicago, IL; Shawn Smith from Utica, NY; and Tamara Chauniece from Wharton, TX.
The coaches let some great talent slip through the cracks during last night's broadcast but admitted they were being especially picky and selective due to the fact they each only had 1-3 spots left to fill their fifth-season teams. They only turned around for talent who truly wow'ed them.
Aguilera's full team is as follows: Michael Lynch, Amber Nicole, Olivia Henken, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Lina Gaudenzi, Timyra-Joi, Jacob Poole, Jacquie Lee, Destinee Quinn, Matthew Shuler, and Josh Logan.
Levine's team is comprised of Grey, Matt Cermanski, Ashley DuBose, James Irwin, Will Champlin, Justin Blake, Preston Pohl, Nic Hawk, Barry Black, Tessanne Chin, Donna Allen, and James Wolpert.
Shelton's team is Brandon Chase, Brian Pounds, Emily Randolph, Justin Chain, Sam Cerniglia, Ray Boudreaux, Monika Leigh, Cilla Chan, Shelbie Z., Holly Henry, Austin Jenckes, and E.G. Daily.
Green's team features the following artists: Lupe Carroll, Shawn Smith, Tamara Chauniece, Anthony, Keaira LaShea, Juhi, George Horga Jr., Anthony Paul, Kat Robichaud, Cole Vosbury, Jonny Gray, and Caroline Pennell.
With the show's initial "blind auditions" phase over, The Voice's fifth season will now feature "battle" rounds beginning with a two-hour episode next Monday night at 8PM ET/PT.
During the "battle" rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against one another to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience.