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'The Voice' Recap: Rocker Nerd and Marching Band Saxophonist Top Blind Auditions

Shakira goes trilingual, Usher finally sits up straight and one coach steals a country singer away from Blake Shelton.

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Night three of the blind auditions revealed what the newbie coaches will do when they really want someone on their teams: just as Adam Levine usually jumps on his chair and Blake Shelton dusts off some recent award, Shakira will start to speak another language. Spanish? Portuguese? If Shelton has no idea what she’s saying, then it means she’s pretty serious.

As for Usher, the sexy slouchmaster will put his leg down and sit up straight when he’s discovered a must-have. He’ll even lean forward eagerly and smile. It’s a rare sight so far, but it can lead to a long-awaited victory dance.

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Meet the latest additions to The Voice’s fourth season (plus a few who couldn’t turn a chair):

The Swon Brothers
Song: “American Girl”
Coaches who turned their chairs: Shakira, Shelton, Usher
Country duo Zach and Colton Swon brought their guitars and harmonies onstage for their first “Swon-cert” of the season. After some bad jokes from Shelton (“We can look back and say we ‘swon!'" he tried), the siblings chose to join Team Blake. Looks like they’ll be giving fellow team duo The Morgan Twins some competition -- can we get a quartet performance during the battle rounds?

Taylor Beckham
Song: “I’m Going Down”
Coaches who turned their chairs: Usher, Shakira
Previously training to become an Olympic gymnast, this 17-year-old R&B lover traded the balance beam for the stage, and caught the attention of the newbie coaches. Though Shakira tried to find common ground by sharing that she used to be a gymnast too (and says she can still put her legs behind her head), Beckham joined Team Usher. Probably because he sat up straight for the first time this season, and even stood up for a victory dance.

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Sam Alves
Song: “Feeling Good”
Coaches who turned their chairs: none
This Brazilian orphan was left at a family’s doorstep by his biological parents, and hoped to score a coach by using a big Broadway approach. Shakira then pulled out her Portuguese, which consoled Alves and turned Levine on a little bit.

Karina Iglesias
Song: “I’m the Only One”
Coaches who turned their chairs: Levine, Shelton
This vocal teacher switched to Spanish for a few lines of the chorus, and rocked offers from the returning coaches. While Shakira regretted not pushing her button in Spanish -- and then translated for Shelton -- Iglesias opted for Levine. Maybe because he told Shakira to cállate?

Garrett Gardner
Song: “Seven Nation Army”
Coaches who turned their chairs: Shakira
This familiar face auditioned last year with “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" with hopes of making his late father proud. He put his rasp on full blast this time to catch a spot on Shakira’s team, as well as congrats from the other coaches. “This is exactly what this is about -- the redemption of coming back here unafraid,” said Levine. “You’re so much stronger than you were.”

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Holly Tucker
Song: “To Make You Feel My Love”
Coaches who turned their chairs: All four
Taking a break from playing the alto saxophone in the Baylor University marching band, this country powerhouse won over Levine, Shakira and Usher by the time she sang through her first line. The first three tried their best to fight off Shelton with offers to wear cowboy boots if necessary, but Tucker stuck with the two-time champion.

Landon Medvec
Song: “You Give Me Something”
Coaches who turned their chairs: none
This professional mover put down the heavy lifting to pick up a microphone for the first time. Ever. Though his raspy runs weren’t enough to turn a chair, he vows to try again after giving rehearsals a shot as well.

Michelle Chamuel
Song: “I Kissed A Girl”
Coaches who turned their chairs: Levine, Shakira, Usher
As the lead singer of a band called Ella Riot, this rocker is the self-appointed voice of introverted nerds -- and it’s a good one. “You look so pure, yet when you sing, you look like you’re going to stomp the earth,” said Levine. After kicking off the Katy Perry hit with just a piano and telling a couple jokes, she chose Usher, who is definitely the best coach for a career in alternative electronic pop.

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Julie Roberts
Song: “God Gave Me You”
Coaches who turned their chairs: none
After jumping from receptionist to recording artist with a gold debut, this country singer parted ways with her label, lost her home in a flood and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Sadly, the acquaintance of Shelton couldn’t catch a break.

Monique Abbadie
Song: “Loca”
Coaches who turned their chairs: All four
A veteran of a Spanish variety show as a kid, Abbadie is the first contestant to sing a Shakira song for Shakira -- and an ambitiously rhythmic one at that. “You know I got this one, guys,” joked Shakira, in all seriousness. “You’re so tough, Usher, I mean, you’re really trying!” Though momentarily tempted by Usher and his “good lookin’ self,” all of the coaches’ fingers began to point to Shakira.

Warren Stone
Song: “Colder Weather”
Coaches who turned their chairs: All four
A firefighter and father from South Carolina, this musician fronted a band for years until running into marital troubles. To every coach’s surprise, Levine finally steals away a country singer from Shelton.

VIDEO: 'The Voice': Blake Shelton on Shakira's 'Claws,' Usher's 'Cool'

The two-hour broadcast also quickly inducted J’Sun to Team Shakira, Duncan Kamakana to Team Adam and Chelsea M to Team Usher.

With half the season four spots taken, the blind auditions continue at 8 p.m. Tuesday on NBC.

What did you think of The Voice’s latest additions? Sound off in the comments section below.