It was another night of blind auditions on Monday’s two-hour episode of “The Voice,” with each judge picking up two more contestants to fill out the 12-person teams they’ll take to the battle phase later in the season.
The show opened with a medley of Prince hits “1999,” “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss” performed by judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Christina Aguilera picked up two acts, including the evening’s first performers, the Line. Despite being just OK performing Tom Petty’s American Girl, all four judge’s chairs turned around. She also scored Lindsay Pavao, who got Shelton and Cee Lo to swivel their chairs too.
After being denied by two different singers, Adam Levine picked up his first team member of the night in 50-year-old Kim Yarbrough. Levine also added the night’s final contestant, 23-year-old Angel Taylor, to his team.
The night’s two most compelling stories came from Jamar Rogers and Angie Johnson, both of whom opted for team Cee-Lo Green.
Yes, Jamar was a contestant on that show too.
Cee Lo also picked up Staff Sergeant Angie Johnson, who was discovered and pushed to audition for “The Voice” after her fellow soldiers uploaded a video to YouTube of Johnson singing Adele on a military base.
Blake’s first choice of the night was North Dakota native Gwen Sebastian.
A more surprising choice for the country superstar came late in the show, when he promised he’d do everything he could for Jermaine Paul.
Four singers got the ax during the show when no judges swiveled around to offer a spot on their team.
The Voice airs at 7 p.m. Mondays on NBC.
See more performances below:
THE LiNE’s “American Girl”
Hailey Soyland and Leland Grant, aka THE LiNE, audition with Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”
Jamar Rogers’ “Seven Nation Army”
The former drug addict makes the most of his audition, tearing it up with “Seven Nation Army.”
Gwen Sebastian’s “Stay”
Gwen Sebastian wows the coaches with her audition of “Stay.”
Kim Yarbrough Sings “Tell Me Something Good”
50-year-old Kim Yarbrough floors the crowd with her audition of “Tell Me Something Good.”
Angie Johnson’s “Heartbreaker”
Air Force singer Angie Johnson drops a bomb on the crowd with her cover of “Heartbreaker.”
Lindsey Pavao’s “Say Aah”
Lindsey Pavao makes Trey Songz’s “Say Aah” her own.
Jermaine Paul’s “Complicated”
Father of four Jermaine Paul delivers a soulful “Complicated.”
Angel Taylor’s “Someone Like You”
The 23-year-old songbird nails it with “Someone Like You.”