Dial 9-1-1! A scorcing-hot firefighter in a tight black henley and white cowboy hat somehow failed to make a single coach’s chair turn on tonight’s episode of The Voice — the reality juggernaut that airs on the same network that brings us Chicago Fire, for cryin’ out loud!
OK, so maybe the guy’s upper register was wobblier than a newborn foal in a windstorm. And yeah, the dude himself admitted he hadn’t exactly rocked the mic. It’s a good thing, then, that Episode 3 of the show’s fifth season was packed with enough female talent to erase any lingering cries of “but those biceps!” or “there is no God!” after the unceremonious rejection of Zach Hinson (a man whose Google Image Search results are disappointingly slim).
But I digress…
Let’s talk about those ladies! A 16-year-old overachiever whose brain was divided between aerospace engineering and music. A 15-year-old with a monster set of pipes and a vocal instructor whose mane would leave your average male lion skulking into the brush with feelings of inadequacy. A Colorado hotel administrator who’s got me worried she picked the wrong team. Any one of ‘em could be a legit contender for the Season 5 crown, and along with the other six Battle Rounds-bound contenders from tonight’s episode, made for a decidedly sweet night of music.
With that in mind, let’s cut to my ranking (from least- to most-promising) of the night’s successful auditioners. (Bear in mind I’ll be back overnight to update this recap with full reviews of each and every one of ‘em):
9. Justin Blake, “Sure Be Cool If You Did” (Team Adam)
8. Lina Gaudenzi, “Landslide” (Team Xtina)
7. Ray Boudreaux, “Use Me” (Team Blake)
6. Briana Cuoco, “You and I” (Team Xtina)
5. Preston Pohl, “Electric Feel” (Team Adam)
4. George Horga, Jr., “Treasure” (Team Cee Lo)
3. Timyra-Joi, “Girl on Fire” (Team Xtina)
2. Monika Leigh, “The Thrill Is Gone” (Team Blake)
1. Juhi, “Mercy” (Team Cee Lo)
And with that, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of Episode 3 of The Voice’s fifth season? Who were your favorite wannabes? Did you disagree with any of the coaches’ or contestants’ decisions? Take our poll below, then expand on your thoughts in the comments! (And remember, as I said before, I’ll be back overnight to update this post with more detailed contestant reviews!)
Source: TV Line