'The Voice': Blake Shelton Rounds Out His Team With Well-Chosen Pick

Courtesy of Tyler Golden-NBC

Courtesy of Tyler Golden-NBC

And with this year's crop of mentors - Shawn Mendes for Alicia Keys, Julia Michaels for Adam Levine (no wonder he was raving about Miya Base's song choice before), Hailee Steinfeld for Kelly Clarkson, and Trace Adkins for Blake Shelton - there should be plenty of pearls of wisdom for these folks to pick from. Team Adam was full. If you saw it, you already knew that her rendition of judge Kelly Clarkson's "Piece by Piece" scored big. Alicia turned her chair around for the singer and said there was "unique individuality in her voice", like a mix of Florence Welch and Sia. "I've been you. I will say that you have a lovely quality that is missing in country music", Kelly added, before comparing herself to rival Blake. Alas, Diaz took her pipes to Team Adam (although we all suspect she really wanted Team Alicia).

Goebel, who has moved to Nashville to pursue a music career, sang Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" on Monday's episode of "The Voice". Calister joined Team Alicia.

Shelton found his missing piece, however, in California teen Dallas Caroline, who sweetly warbled Willie Nelson's classic "Always on My Mind" in a fragile, trembling style sounding somewhat like Ashley Monroe's high register.




Another night of blinds means another night of letdowns for a select few of these remaining hopefuls. Kelly and Blake have been putting their playful banter on full display during Season 14, which debuted on NBC earlier this month. The vocalists compete for one last chance to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of being named "The Voice". "I had a great team, and this is just the icing on the cake".

Kelly recalled being invited to Gwen's house for the first time with her husband Brandon Blackstock, who's also Blake's manager. She sang Kesha's song Praying, and it was attractive. Kelly was extra choosy as she had only one spot left in her team and there was no competition with her rival coaches having filled their respective teams. It looked like nobody would turn their chairs for her until Adam and Blake did at the end of the performance.

The next contestant to take the stage was Jackie Verna. Hit us up onTwitter,Facebook, orInstagram - or leave your comments below.

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