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NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday returned for night four of the Blind Auditions, with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton becoming increasingly more selective with their turns.
First up was 13-year-old artist Reagan Strange singing “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha. She had a strong stage presence and huge range, earning turns from Levine and Shelton, so the two rivals faced off. Strange picked Levine, which was the right fit for her.
Next up, Fousheé performed a creative cover of “Redbone” by Childish Gambino. Levine turned again, but this time Hudson was his competition. He still managed to emerge victorious, setting the bar high early in the night for Team Adam.
Wyatt Smith followed with a country performance of “River” by Leon Bridges. He didn’t turn any chairs, but he was selected for this season’s online series The Comeback Stage.
Next, Chris Kroeze sang Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy,” accompanying himself on the guitar. Shelton and Hudson both turned for his bluesy voice, and Kroeze joined Team Blake.
MaKenzie Thomas returned after failing to turn any chairs when she auditioned for season 14. This time around, she sang “Big White Room” by Jessie J. With her strong ad libs and vocal control, she got Hudson to turn. She joined Team Jennifer by default.
The last artist to audition Tuesday was Sandy Redd, whose performance of “River” by Bishop Briggs was so impressive and dynamic that she secured an enthusiastic four-chair turn, and the coaches got very heated vying for her. Hudson threw both of her shoes onstage, and Clarkson threw her jacket. Levine copied Hudson’s moves and threw his shoes, too, and Shelton joined in by throwing his cup. After the showdown, Redd joined Team Kelly.
The Blind Auditions keep chugging along next week on NBC.
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