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The Voice Recap: Blind Auditions Begin!

After Sunday’s surprise Emmy win, all of us here at AMP Radio were so excited to see what The Voice had up its sleeve for the season five premiere.

The reality singing competition did not disappoint, showcasing several promising contestants and more than a few cat fights amongst the recently reunited coaches!

Matthew Schuler, who Carson featured in yesterday’s precap, was snatched up by Team Christina after a long battle, but that was only just the beginning…

One of Producer Angie’s favorites included the shy 17-year-old, Caroline Pennell.

“She seemed very taken aback by the whole thing and you were like, ‘How is she going to sing?’ And then she comes out and she has the craziest, good voice.”

Caroline couldn’t contain her giggles once both Cee Lo Green & Blake Shelton spun their chairs around during her rendition of Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Can Happen.”

“Great version of that song!” Carson chimed in.

“The blind auditions are my favorite part because I do get to watch them, but as I’ve said before, there’s a lot of highs and there’s a lot of lows because I’m in one room with the family and when chairs are turning, like in the case of Caroline there, it really is awesome,” Carson explained.

“And then you walk into the next room and the next person and, you know, I don’t know what the ratio is, but you see six and maybe only one gets in.”

Such was the case for Matthew Brea, a 15-year-old who found his voice after singing at his brother’s funeral.

“I thought he was great and not a single chair turned for him,” Producer Angie said. “I was crying at home watching this. It killed me!”

“Well people forget that the coaches don’t know anything about the story lines of the contestants, which sometimes I wonder like maybe we should hit that a little bit harder and remind everybody, but I mean, their chairs are facing away,” Carson explained. “In that case, it just sucks, but that’s also what makes the show good…This isn’t as predictable and some of these shows can be.”

Closing out the show was James Wolpert, whose rendition of Jack White’s “Love Interruption” convinced all four coaches to press their buttons.

“Wow, James’ has got a great voice. That is a hard octave to hit there, especially in the beginning straining. That’s like Freddie Mercury stuff,” Carson said. “I think he’s going to go far in the competition.”

The blind auditions continue tonight at 8pm on NBC.

  • Who was your favorite during last night’s big premiere? Share with us in the comments section!

Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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