After tonight, we only have one night left of blind auditions left on NBC's "The Voice."
Can you believe it?! Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton have precious few spots left on their teams, and there's still so much talent to go around.
Sylvia Yacoub, 19, of Michigan/Egypt, with Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)"
Sylvia basically attacked this song, and handled it with power and mastery. She caught Christina's attention pretty quickly, and Cee Lo and Blake pushed their buttons soon after. "That's a country enough name," Blake said, and noted the slight twang in her delivery, and he was right -- but she also had the sweetness of pop and the brashness of rock. Sylvia went with Christina.
Charlie Rey, 21, from Long Beach, with Michael Buble's "Home"
This boy's a smog technician, which, I just learned tonight, is an actual thing. "Sounds good," Blake said almost immediately, and pushed his button, but Adam followed, prompting Blake to stand and start swearing during Charlie's performance. It didn't faze the John Mayer-sound-alike a bit, and he went with Blake.
Amanda Brown, 27, from the Bronx with The Zutons' "Valerie"
Growing up as a singer in church, Amanda said her life changed when she heard Radiohead for the first time (I've been there, sister). Now, she's a back-up singer, performing with the likes of Adele, and trying to make it as a solo artist. This is a fun song, and Amanda's a fun performer -- she had Cee Lo singing along, and he pushed his button, welcoming her onto his team.
Cassadee Pope, 22, from West Palm Beach with Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn"
Cassadee's the lead singer of Hey Monday, claiming Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy as a mentor (which is fine; I was a Fall Out Boy fan back in the day, no shame. How else were we supposed to deal with the demise of the boy band, hmmmm???). She was the first performer in several episodes to prompt a four-button push, with all coaches vying for her attention. She went with Blake, and her send-off music was FOB's "Sugar We're Goin' Down." … And somewhere in Baltimore, a lone journalist commenced a nostalgic pop-punk sing-along that lasted into the early hours of the morning.
And the ones that didn't make it:
IJ Quinn, a North Carolina pig farmer (NO LIE) failed to turn any chairs with his stupidly high voice and Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," though it was to every coach's delight that he was, in fact, a man.
Yolanda Barber, 55, of Pittsburgh, also failed to spin any chairs with Oleta Adams' "Get Here," though every single coach had nothing but praise for her. Personally, I liked her -- she's got a great story: singing for 40 years, she worked on a cruise ship until the economy tanked and is now driving buses. Besides, I hear Pittsburgh is kind of cool.
One day of blind auditions left! And every coach still has two spots each left on their teams. Anticipation!Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun