It was an eventful night for “The Voice,” with eight singing acts up for consideration during the jam-packed blind auditions.
Here’s a rundown of the night’s events based on where the contestants ended up.
Two ‘The Voice’ Contestants Join Team Ariana
Raquel Trinidad performed “I Wish,” giving Stevie Wonder’s song a funky, upbeat twist. The happy-go-lucky Floridian once did singing voiceovers for a “Dora the Explorer” special, and the kids who watched it weren’t the only ones taken with Trinidad’s voice.
“Your voice is like a breath of fresh air,” Grande told Trinidad.
Also joining Team Ariana is 13-year-old Hailey Mia, who performed Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First.” The likeable Jersey kid managed to nail a difficult melody and summon a lot of convincing emotion for one with so little life experience. Her delivery earned her a two-chair turn from the coaches’ panel.
One ‘The Voice’ Contestant Joins Team Kelly
Jeremy Rosado decided to perform Rascal Flatts even though he’s admittedly not a country artist. But it worked for him, and he made “Here Comes Goodbye” his own with his emotional take on the song. And the 29-year-old has a niece he’s raising as his own to take care of, so he has a lot riding on his audition.
Kelly Clarkson swooped him up, though Shelton also turned his chair at the performance. Clarkson said she had a few “Hmm” moments during his performance, but his rendition ultimately intrigued her enough for her to want him on her team.
Two Contestants Join Team Blake
The Joy Reunion are a trio who have experienced their share of doors closing in the music industry. But, as their name suggests, they’ve managed to rediscover the joy in performing. And they summoned it again for their audition, belting out their take on Little Big Town’s “Boondocks.” Shelton was duly impressed.
Meanwhile, Carson Peters’ performance of “Tulsa Time” earned a four-chair response. The 17-year-old fiddler from Tennessee even moved Legend to pronounce himself “a very fiddle-friendly coach.” And youth aside, Peters managed to look comfortable onstage, too.
Two Contestants Join Team Legend
Keilah Grace is only 15 years old. But the teen’s “The Voice” performance of the INXS song “Never Tear Us Apart” was bold and brassy – she really went for it. She inspired three chairs to turn, but it was Legend who snatched her up.
Samara Brown, for her part, covered the Rufus and Chaka Khan song “Sweet Thing.” Brown is the sister of a previous contestant, Amanda Brown from Season 3, and she unflinchingly declared that it’s “my time” to shine. And shine she did, for the most part nailing her performance.
One Contestant Up for Grabs
Holly Forbes, a Kentucky mother of two who’s bald from taking seizure medication since childhood, really let loose with her take on Elton John’s “Rocket Man.” It got four chairs to turn, with Grande moving to block Legend. Where will she end up? That remains to be seen.
Want to find out more? “The Voice” airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. And Season 21 is just getting started.