'The Voice' fifth-season blind auditions continue with a fight over two promising female singers
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/25/2013
The Voice's fifth-season coaches have found two more potential big stars.
While nine artists successfully made it on one of the four coach's teams during Tuesday night's broadcast of the show's initial blind auditions phase, Holly Henry a singer from Minneapolis, MN, and Tessanne Chin, a singer from Kingston, Jamaica rose above the competition.
Henry, who sang Coldplay's "The Scientist," ended up on Shelton's team after he played the "Miranda Lambert card."
"Because of you, I am officially excited about Season 5 of The Voice. I am pumped about this day!" Shelton told Henry.
"I recognize a star quality in your voice. I almost broke my hand hitting this button... I've done fairly well in the past with females who are singer/songwriters, and because I'm married to a singer/songwriter, that gives me some insight with the young female who's trying to express herself through music. Let's get together and win this freakin' thing, Holly. Let's do it!"
"Man, I gotta tell you, it feels good to have you on my team. Congratulations, thank you," Levine joked.
"You have a very wonderful voice, a voice that deserves to be acknowledged by all four coaches up here. You have something special and I hope you do realize you have something truly beautifully unique, and I could only hope you would allow me to help at it," Green explained.
"I know as a female what it means -- on a very different level than these guys do -- but when I hear that soft, kind of sweet, beautiful, silky tone, I was like, 'I have to get in there and save this girl.' As an artist, I'm interested in finding out who you want to be, and I would love to take you to the end. Please, I want to make you 'The Voice.' Do it, do it with me!" Aguilera begged.
As for Chin, she took the stage and performed "Try" by P!nk. She selected Levine as her coach, saying she believes she could personally evolve as an artist with the Maroon 5 frontman on her side.
"You sang that song like a grown woman," Green told Chin, who in turn told Green she "is" a grown woman with a laugh.
"This is going to be a dirty fight," Levine noted. "You can easily win The Voice this year. I don't have a doubt in my mind, not a doubt."
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"I won't lie to you like Adam just did and tell you that you could easily -- it's very hard to win this show," Shelton said.
"Not for you!" Levine interjected, referencing Shelton's three The Voice victories.
"Exactly," Shelton said. "It takes a lot of hard work, but you're so far ahead of the game already."
"My favorite music comes from where you're from," Levine explained. "Reggae music is the greatest thing in the world to me. It would've been the mistake of a lifetime to not turn around for you, because you've got something crazy special -- crazy. I want it. I want it bad!"
"It's going to be a journey, but you're going to need some good company all the way there," Green added.
"I think we're all desperate to have you on our teams, and Adam, you're a hard one to beat with your pitches," Aguilera explained.
"What I'm getting from you is so much passion and so much heart for what you do, and you're such a powerhouse and unbelievably talented vocalist. But you have such a kind, warm sense about you. I just want to be given the chance to bond with you, to work with you and help you in any way that I can."
In addition to Henry, Shelton also picked team members Austin Jenckes from Seattle, WA, and E.G. Daily from Hollywood, CA.
Levine, in addition to Chin, also landed Barry Black from Las Vegas, NV, for his team.
Green selected the following artists for his team: Jonny Gray from Austin, TX and Cole Vosbury from Shreveport, LA.
Aguilera chose teammates Jacquie Lee from Colts Neck, NJ, and Destinee Quinn from Surprise, AZ.