The Voice” is unquestionably a show the place singers with highly effective belts and large ranges do effectively, however that is not why 21-year-old Kaitlyn Velez received Blake Shelton’s consideration.
Shelton and John Legend turned at virtually precisely the identical time throughout Velez’s efficiency of “Please Don’t Go” by Mike Posner. The Long Island native accompanied herself on ukelele. Velez instructed the coaches that she’s been taking part in ukelele since she was 14 years old and that she additionally writes songs.
Watch Kaitlyn Velez’s efficiency under:
Shelton Disagreed With the Other Coaches’ Criticism of Velez
Although Legend circled for Velez, he stated he looks like she must open up a bit extra, however added: “that is what teaching is for.” Kelly Clarkson additionally stated she was hesitant to show as a result of she puzzled if Velez may open up extra.
Shelton weighed in on the dialog. “I perceive what they’re saying about opening up however I additionally assume it is necessary to acknowledge what any individual feels comfy doing in an effort to specific no matter their artwork is and also you might need a special approach of expressing than a singer that may come out right here and simply blow the roof off the place,” he instructed the 21-year-old songwriter.
Shelton concluded his pitch with, “There’s no one such as you on my crew and I’d be proud to guard that spot for you.” After listening to Shelton and Legend discuss, Grande stated that she was “feeling a bit regretful” about not turning round for Velez.
Whose Team Did Velez Join?
If Velez was feeling uncertain about whose crew to hitch, Shelton’s pitch in all probability helped her resolve. “I’m very shocked that this individual turned for me however I’m very comfortable and really grateful,” she stated earlier than saying her choice to hitch Team Blake.
“It was a no brainer for me to carry out with my ukulele. It’s the place I write all of my songs and I at all times really feel so secure singing with it,” Velez wrote on Instagram. Her authentic music could be discovered on Spotify.
How Many 4-Chair-Turn Contestants Does Each Coach Have?
It’s at all times a giant deal when all 4 coaches flip round for a blind audition. There have been a number of four-chair-turn contestants this season, however which coach has probably the most of them on their crew?
Team Ariana and Team Legend haven’t any 4 chair-turn contestants on their groups.
Team Blake has two: Wendy Moten and Carson Peters. Not often gained to show for nation artists, Grande was visibly impressed by Peters’ managed vocal riffs. Peters additionally performs the fiddle.
Team Kelly is within the lead proper now with three four-chair-turn contestants. Clarkson has Gymani, Girl Named Tom, and Holly Forbes on her crew. Gymani shocked everybody by singing an Ariana Grande music however selecting Clarkson as her coach.
New episodes of “The Voice” air Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.