First up, Tawnya Reynolds who sang "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" (Eloquence and country music; isn't it swell? -_-). Surprisingly, Blake doesn't turn for her leaving the other three fighting for her. Eventually she picks Shakira as her coach. Second was the prettiest little mind fucker of the Blind Auditions, former
Third up was Midas Whale (Made up of Ryan Hayes and American Idol finalist Jon Peter Lewis; "JPL" of course being VoteForTheWorst fodder) who has the best name ever ["Midas Whale" = redneck for "Might as well"]. They managed a 4 Chair Turn with their take on "Folsom Prison Blues" which admittedly had me hooked. They eventually pick Adam as their coach and all is right (for now). Fourth up and fourth total televised reject, Abraham McDonald. Steve Harvey fashion sense aside, his song choice "Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyoncé, made me happy (and probably had Louis Virtel of TheBacklot.com fame foaming at the mouth. > : ) ) Sadly, nerves took over and he was a no chair turn. There's always Season 5, Abraham. Next time, no church clothes.
Fifth up, a feisty Latina gal from NY (Which one? The one that was 5th on The Voice S4), Cáthia. Taking cue from S3 contestant Julio Cesar Castillo, she gives her audition in Spanish (The song is called "No Me Doy por Vencido"; read that in Mr. Mackey's voice and you win a new house made of nothing!) She manages a 3 Chair Turn, because despite Adam living in LA his entire life speaks nor hears a lick of Spanish (I can relate to not understanding a singer in Spanish, but really Adam? Born and raised in LA and you didn't listen to the maid?) She picks Shakira as her coach.
Finally, the less irritating Judith of this episode (but still gets undeserved praise), Sarah Simmons. She only gets flack from me for her rendition of "One of Us" by Joan Osborne for 2 reasons:
1. Only Katrina Parker of S2 fame gets to sing that song. It's called the law...or mere preference.
2. Sarah's version was more screechy than Dustin Diamond's role on Saved By The Bell.
All in all, despite Sarah, another good episode of The Voice. Up next for my brand of shade, The Blind Auditions Part 3.