Virtual audience and families. This should be interesting.
First up is magnificent, full voiced powerhouse. four chair turn - Tamara Jade picks John Legend
Season 19 is off to a good start
Sixteen year old Lauren had her real (not virtual) mother with her. 2 chairs - picks Gwen
Joseph Soul from Hawaii - to me, a gorgeous voice - 2 turn - picks multi-genre Kelly
Ian is 30 and lives in a motorhome with his family - sings Colder Weather - one chair - Blake
Hailey Green is 14 yrs - loves to play football - lovely alto with full vibrato - no chairs - they all encourage her to return next season
Jim Ranger - a pastor from Bakersfield, CA - folksy voice- 3 chair turn - (funny bit with John showing Blake lying while he is the trustworthy one. At end of piece, he says "I approve this message") - picks Blake
Eli Zamora - a tenor from El Paso - singing in Spanish - one chair - Kelly - for me - gorgeous rich tone
Payge Turner - knocks Kelly out with her low notes - 2 chairs (Gwen and Blake) - She is from Trinidad and Tobago then moved to Kansas - moved to Seattle for alt-rock - picks Gwen
Corey Ward is from South Carolina - dying mother is pushing him to go on show - no chairs - linear range per Gwen
Marisa Corvo - from an over-the-top Italian household - she struggled with coming to terms with being gay - sings "Perfect" with piano - 3 chairs - Kelly - unexpected
John turned on first note to a blacked out singer - sang Misty - name, John Holiday - wonderful, sounded female - Kelly blocked by Legend - he is a full time Opera singer - picks John
Terrific First Audition Show
Second Night of Auditions
Taryn Papa, 23 from Nashville - Martina McBride country song - Blake blocked Kelly - 3 chair turn - picks Blake
Liam St. John 29, Spokane, WA - loves jumping - long/triple jumper - stage is his happy place - sings "Sex & Candy" - Kelly motioned go higher and he screamed - 2 chairs (Gwen/Blake) - picks Gwen
Faye Moffett 31, Tulsa, OK - Singing with Rosa Parks in front row made up her mind that she wants to sing - singing "Anyone" Demi Lovato with piano - an emotional performance - no chairs - John was concerned that she didn't nail the runs.
Aaron Scott 36, Tomah, WI - a rock guy - a middle school teacher working with emotionally challenged students - has a family with three young boys - fought depression/anxiety by writing songs - mellow rocker - 2 chairs (John/Blake) - picks Blake
Madeline Consoer 24, Eagle River, WI - talked about LA quarantine - quit college for Nashville - singing Girl by Marin Morris - 1 chair - Kelly
Cami Clune, 20, Buffalo NY - wants Gwen - has a painful loose joint syndrome - sings Skinny Love - Kelly turns on first note, John and Gwen on second note - Blake makes it four chairs - John says her voice is warm and mesmerizing. Kelly BLOCKED Blake - he is very upset - Cami picks John.
Parede Valente Johnson, 28, Eugene, OR - has a hemp farm with his cousin - growl rock - his screen mother is the only one smiling - no chairs - Kelly said it was linear - John said the growl went on too long.
Ryan Gallegher, 31, MI - opera singer - sang The Prayer (Celine) and knocked Kelly out - 2 chairs (Kelly/Blake) - Kelly was so entranced she forgot she had a block - (he really has a wonderful full tenor voice) - picks Kelly (She says he sounds so effortless - a conversation from a God)
Chloe Hogan, 20, Orlando, Fl - did an urban showcase before 3,000 people with original songs - Singing What the World Needs Now Is Love - lovely voice for standards or pop - 1 chair - Gwen
Kiarhi Mihoon, 26, Fayetteville, NC - is in the Army - he was accepted as a gay man in the Army - he married a fellow soldier - sings Wanted - smooth tone, interesting changes - no chairs - even though they all go wow. Blake says he thought he heard three different singers - a bit all over the map. John says he needs to find a way to harness his vibrato.
Sid Kingsley, 37, Richmond, VA - he took a 74 hour train ride to LA because he hates to fly - sings Don't think twice, it's all right by Bob Dylan - fast turns by John and Gwen - 3 chairs - picks John against his Mom who wanted him to pick Blake.
NICE FIRST WEEK - THERE ARE SOME PROMISING VOICES A BIT OUTSIDE THE ORDINARY.