Jeff Lewis sang U Got it Bad by Usher-- I actually like the way Jeff flipped this song and I liked that he was playing the guitar, it really personalized it. The judges waited til the very end to turn, but Usher, then Blake, and Shakira (sneaked in at the end), all turned. Blake says he detected a hint of country, and he'd love to have him on team Blake. Shakira said she could help him polish his performance. Usher says he'd like to change his life. Jeff ends up choosing Usher, he grew up listening to him.
Shawna P. sang She Talks to Angels by The Black Crowes-- Shawna has a great rock voice, and it's clear that she's been doing this for a while. Shakira and Adam turn. Shakira and Adam both want what she has in her voice. Adam said she has a Janis Joplin voice, but felt she needed more control. He thinks her voice needs to be on the show. Shawna wants Shakira to teach her how to dance. Adam emphasizes that like Shakira, he is a rock singer.
Caroline Glaser sang Tiny Dancer by Elton John-- I like her voice, undeniably. That being said, she sounds like several other females who have been on The Voice before. Blake thought that there was so much artistry in her being that she is so young. Shakira thought her voice sounded angelic. Blake knew she sounded like a songwriter. I think that caught Caroline and I think that's why she picked Blake. Shakira is wrong about the fact that there hasn't been someone who sounded like her before. There is someone who sounds like her every year, no offense.
Cameron sang As Long As You Love Me by Justin Bieber-- No one turned around.
Michael Austin sang Someone Like You By Keith Urban-- Blake and Usher have a discussion while he is singing and agree that he's pitchy. He is. It's kind of weird that Adam and Shakira turned so quickly. Michael does seem sure of himself and who he wants to be as an artist as Adam said. Michael ended up choosing Adam.
4 Chair Turn! Sasha Allen sang Not Ready to Make Nice by The Dixie Chicks-- Sasha is talented because I noticed that as I was listening to her I wasn't just hearing her beautiful voice, but I was hearing a story as well. This is someone who potentially could go far, and there's only a handful of contestants who could this year. Adam said that this show has changed his life because he was a cynic before. He said she is magic and wants to be involved in developing her gift. Blake says they're meant to be together. Usher said she made an impression. Shakira believes she's the only one who fully understands Sasha's talent. Sasha thanks all of them and chooses Adam.
Jamila Thompson goes to Team Usher
Amy Whitcomb goes to Team Adam,
Justin Rivers goes to Team Blake, as does Michelle Rietzen
Mary Miranda sang Como La Flor be Selena-- I was impressed with the quality of her performance at the age of 17. She does have a good voice. Blake said he couldn't understand her, but it doesn't matter. Usher heard lots of potential in her voice and he says he loves Bachata. Shakira says, let me talk to my girl. Most obviously, Mary chooses Shakira.
Grace Askew sang These Boots Are Made for Walking by Nancy Sinatra-- Wow, Blake didn't waste any time. Her voice is so retro, and I love the phrasing and odd inflections in her voice. Her style seems not to be limited to just country and blues but rock as well. Blake said he's really excited about her. Blake thinks that they could make history on the show and if she chooses Shakira, she will be history. Shakira likes her personality and demeanor. Grace said she's a country girl at heart and picked Blake.
Jane Smith sang You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine, but didn't make the cut.
4 Chair Turn! Ryan Innes sang Gravity by John Mayer-- He said the first word and Adam was turned already, followed by Blake. Usher and Shakira turned around after hearing a little bit more. Ryan has a masculine voice, lots of rasp, nice falsetto, and tons of soul. Blake said Ryan's got soul, and he felt energized. The room came alive. Shakira enjoyed the performance, felt like she was floating, and liked his confidence. Usher said his voice is packed with soul and substance, and it shook the entire room. He said he is here to win. Adam said his turn was lightning quick, and he's dying to be a part of his career, and was so blown away by him. Ryan said because he sings soul music, he is picking Usher.