The Voice featured 10 artists each joining a coach's team, including a surprising talent in Kirk Jay, during Monday night's Season 15 broadcast on NBC.

The Blind Auditions continued Monday with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson selecting contestants for their teams.

The standout vocalist of the night was Kirk Jay, a 22-year-old from Bay Minette, AL, who sang a sweet rendition of "God Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts and inspired all four coaches to turn around.

"It was like [Cee Lo Green] and Blake made a country baby," Adam said of the African American artist's sound.

Kirk said he wants to make a country album "until the day I die," and Kelly and Blake were thrilled. Kelly complimented Kirk's "big soulful presence," saying she could coach him well in both genres.

"For the first time, maybe in my life, I want to see you on Blake's team -- and I don't know why. I don't like it. I don't know why I feel that way," Adam explained, before Blake gave him a playful kiss.

Adam's support of his rival coach, Blake, was shocking, but it paid off because Kirk ultimately decided to join "Team Blake."

OneUp, a duo comprised of 35-year-old guys Adam and Jerome from Manhattan, NY, also made an impression. The talented biracial, gay couple performed "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" together, and Blake, Jennifer, and Kelly decided to press their buttons.

Adam and Blake both argued they had done the best work with a duo on the show before, such as Adam working with The Swan Brothers. Kelly, however, connected with the men emotionally and cried about how they proved "love is limitless." OneUp therefore became members of Kelly's team.

And the talent didn't stop there.

Natalie Brady, a 33-year-old from Nashville, TN, belted out a powerful rendition of "Barracuda," and both Adam and Jennifer wanted her on their teams.

"Natalie Brady is a four-chair turn. Shame on both of you," Adam scolded Kelly and Blake, adding that the artist's performance was "crazy" and the rock and roll community needs her. Jennifer compared her voice to an oncoming train, but Natalie chose Adam as her coach.

Joey Green, a 35-year-old from Crowley, TX, sang "Baba O'Riley," and both Blake and Jennifer fought for her. Blake said Joey's lane of music is similar to his own and so he'd be the right coach for the artist. With that being said, Joey joined Blake's team.
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Zaxai, a 29-year-old from Brooklyn NY, performed "Come and Get Your Love," prompting interest from both Jennifer And Kelly. Jennifer, however, blocked Kelly from being able to snag Zaxai for her team, so Jennifer won the soulful contestant.

Jared Matthew, a 31-year-old from San Diego, CA, took the stage with "Tired of Being Alone," and Adam and Blake went head-to-head over the artist.

Blake said the "excitement" in Jared's voice is "contagious" and he belongs on "Team Blake."

Adam told Jared he needs work on his falsetto but he can help him with that. And constructive criticism apparently won over flattery, as Jared picked Adam to be his coach.

Colton Smith, a 21-year-old from Abertville, AL, belted out "Alive," and Jennifer turned around for him. Jennifer said she "loves a character" and it was clear he has "a lot of personality" and will be his own person on the show.

And there were three more one-chair turns during Monday night's episode.

Kayley Hill, a 29-year-old from Nashville, TN, sang "Gold Dust Woman," and joined Blake's team. Mike Parker, a 23-year-old from Gainsville, VA, performed "So Sick" and joined Jennifer's team.

And finally, Erika Zade, a 20-year-old from Miami, FL, delivered a cool rendition of "New Rules," and Kelly decided to add Erika to her team. The judges agreed Erika's voice sounded like it was lifted right off the radio, as it sounded like a perfect edited version of a song. Kelly also loved Erika's attitude and "swagger."

Two artists unfortunately did not make the cut: Hannah Blaylock, a 31-year-old from Nimrod, AR, who sang "Baby, Now That I've Found You," as well as Sam Robbins, a 21-year-old from Portsmouth, NH, who performed "Time In a Bottle."

About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.