‘The Voice’ Recap: Adam Levine: Join the winning team!
Adam Levine produces winners. That’s the message he sent out to hopefuls this year, when season two premiered after the Super Bowl. What was surprising was none of the other judges leaned over and smacked him.
But it was all in jest and good fun as “The Voice” kicked off its second season with nine blind auditions, and the banter (and love) we enjoy as they fight over which contestants they want to mentor.
Only two of the night’s hopefuls made all four judges whip around in their chairs: Jesse Campbell and Tony Lucca.
Campbell was the second audition of the night and, decked out in an iridescent purple shirt, he belted out “A Song For You” (by Leon Russell) which immediately had Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine slam their red buttons. Blake Shelton followed soon after realizing he was the only one in the entire room missing the awesome performance.
But even after prodding from Levine about last year’s winner, Campbell opted to team up with Christina Aguilera.
Lucca was the ninth and final audition of the night, and I’ll bet he was nervous. Not only had the previous three blind auditions not received a single swivel from any of the judges, but he was performing for his former Mousekeeter partner in Aguilera! But as soon as he started singing “Trouble” (by Ray LaMontagne) all four judges spun around.
In the end he didn’t join his former Disney mate’s team. It was Levine who was beaming after Lucca chose him as his mentor. After all, Levine not only turned his chair, but he leaned over and hit Cee-Lo Green’s button too.
The night produced five contestants, and turned away four auditions. Each judge gained a singer, with Aguilera gaining one more than the rest
Don’t miss the next round of blind auditions tonight on an all-new episode of “The Voice” at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.