Tessanne Chin The Voice, Tessanne Chin was this week’s stand-out contestant, but she wasn’t the only singer who blew us away. Read on for our take on the night’s best (and worst) performances.
The Voice finally went live Nov. 4, giving Team Adam and Team Blake a chance to show what they’re really made of; and as far as HollywoodLife.com is concerned, Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin absolutely stole the show with her mind-blowingly soulful rendition of Jimmy Cliff‘s “Many Rivers To Cross.” Is it any wonder why she was crying tears of joy at the end of the episode? Seriously, she’s in it to win it.
Though she started off sweeter than sugar, newlywed Shelbie Z was growling hard by the end of her performance of Reba McEntire‘s “Fancy.” And that extra umph really paid off! “Not only are you a great singer … but something clicked with the way you performed,” Adam Levine told her. “That was a pretty flawless performance, and I loved your energy.”
For a little something different, Blake Shelton charged triple-threat Nick Hawk with performing Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines,” and while he blew his coach away during rehearsals, Nick’s live performance was considerably less impressive. Still, Christina Aguilera commended him on being able to multi-task, and Adam admitted he feels like an idiot for letting Nick to go Team Blake.
Then came Ray Boudreaux, who served up a flawless and soulful rendition of Marc Broussard‘s “Home.” Not only did he have an incredible intensity to his voice, but he had a solid rapport with the audience, who screamed for him all the way through his performance. Christina took note, telling Ray, “That was the most connected I’ve seen you.”
The ever-lovable Austin Jenckes, drawing strength from his mom and girlfriend, delivered an understated-yet-powerful version of The Black Crowes‘ “She Talks To Angels.” Carson Daly noted that Austin looks like he has so much fun on stage, and the coaches agreed wholeheartedly. “You’ve been one of my favorites from the beginning,” Cee Lo Green told him.
Next up was the mighty musical beard, better known by his human name, Cole Vosbury, who took us back in time with Rod Stewart‘s “Maggie May.”