'The Voice' recap: Coaches complete teams in Blind Auditions -- Artists such as Celia Babini and Red Marlow's nephew Jackson Marlow advance
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/19/2019
The Voice advanced nine artists -- including Celia Babini, Rod Stokes, and former The Voice finalist Red Marlow's nephew Jackson Marlow -- as Blind Auditions came to a close during Monday night's two-hour Season 16 episode on NBC.
The singers who were shown making a team and advancing to the Battle Round were Celia Babini, Cecily Hennigan, Kalvin Jarvis, David Owens, Presley Tennant, Rod Stokes, Andrew Jannakos, Kayslin Victoria, and Jackson Marlow.
Celia Babini, a 17-year-old from New York, NY, sang "IDontWannaBeYouAnymore" by Billie Eilish.
Within seconds, Kelly, Blake and Adam all turned their chairs around. John soon followed and Celia became a four-chair turn.
The coaches gave Celia a standing ovation following her Blind Audition, and then they fought hard for her.
John complimented her power, range and storytelling. John could hear some Adele, Fiona Apple and Florence and the Machine influence in her voice but was impressed she still sounding like herself.
Blake said her performance was "captivating," and although he's not an expert in her area of music, he said he had to press his button because she's a potential "champ" of the competition.
"It is my dream for you to win The Voice. It's just time for somebody to be a different type of winner for this show," Adam told her, adding that there's an "intensity" and "raw power" in her voice.