Luke Wade sang That's How Strong My Love Is-- Wow, this was a four chair turn? I was not feeling him that much, but way to go to Pharrell. He scored the first contestant.
Clara Hong sang Chuck E's in Love-- Again, wasn't wowed with this contestant either but Adam, Gwen, and Pharrell all turned around. Adam spoke in Korean and wrote a poem for her. Pharrell called her voice silk. Ooohhh good luck with this one Adam.
Bryana Salaz sang Problem by Ariana Grande-- This was pitchy all over the place, I am glad you're excited Gwen cause I am not.
Dennis Bell sang She Used to Be Mine-- I am puzzled, this was the best contestant so far, and no one turned around for him, but turned around for all the other people above. Blake said he had a true country sound. Adam said he felt his pain through his voice.
Damien sang It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday-- Now this guy deserved the four chair turn, amazing. I love this song and loved how emotional he was as he sang. Can you tell this is the first person I am genuinely excited about this season. Gwen gave Damien an embrace as he broke down. Pharrell said he deserved the four chairs. Damien said he chose Adam cause he seemed the most sincere.
Allison Bray sang Merry Go Round-- three out of four (minus Pharrell), and Adam is on his feet. Blake gave her good advice last season to come back and work on her pitch. He said she was a breath of fresh air and she was great, most excited he has been in a long time. Pharrell endorsed Blake. Adam said stay in your lane and let me drive for a little bit. I liked this girl, she sounded almost like a country rocker. She would be really good with Blake. Allison said she came back for Blake, and now she got him.
Megg sang Celebrity Skin-- She has a husky voice, and no one turned around. She actually conjured up Gwen Stefani a little bit. Blake found it dramatic and thought some words needed to be more enunciated. Pharrell thought her pitch was spot on. Gwen liked the aggressiveness in her voice and said that's a tough quality for a woman to have in her voice. Megg confessed that Gwen is one of her biggest inspirations and Pharrell said come back, try again, and Gwen will have you on her team.
Taylor John Williams sang Heartless-- Loved this performance, I can tell that he is an artist and not just a singer. Taylor said he loves lyrics and songwriting. Gwen said she needs to write a new album and being around him could inspire her. Adam said he turned around way before everyone else. Gwen said she is so moved and was so in the moment that that's why she didn't turn around until later. Pharrell said Adam understands your voice, but Gwen understands his future. He said he picked Gwen cause she understood him. Final question-- why didn't Blake and Pharrell turn around?
Elyjuh Rene sang XO-- Adam turned right away and then Pharrell. I love the purity in his voice and how he added his own little flares and embellishments to the vocal. This was a pleasure to listen to. Adam said he sang with such joy and passion, it was blissful. Pharrell called him anointed. Blake said no one is more competitive than Adam, perhaps a vote of confidence. Elyjuh chose Pharrell, wow, I would have gone with Adam.
Bianca Espinal sang Foolish Games-- Disappointing that no one turned around, but I think it was the wrong song for her. Pharrell said what you didn't feel, we didn't feel.
James David Carter sang Nobody Knows-- A well deserved four chair turn. This guy is a the real deal. I really hope Blake gets him cause I think that they could be good together. Standing ovation from all four judges. Pharrell said there wasn't a nervous second in that performance. Gwen said there is no one on my team like you, and Blake is going to have all country singers on his team and then he's going to knock them out one by one. Blake said it was the best country audition he has ever heard. Adam said you can win this thing no problem. James said he had to go with this gut, Blake Shelton.