The Voice season 20 Blind Auditions continue with returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. Nick Jonas rejoins the panel after a season off. Carson Daly returns as host.
Watch Aaron Konzelma the Voice Blind Auditions Performance tonight
Aaron Konzelman – Ordinary World by Duran Duran – 39 – Waco TX – His parents were praise an worship singer-songwriters back in the 70s. His dad bought a farm and built a studio inside. He met his wife at college. She sings too. Eventually, they had kids. Now, he’s mostly got day jobs. His daughter is a huge fan of The Voice. Maybe she can audition when she’s old enough.
Zae Romeo – Falling by Harry Styles – 21 – McKinney TX – We previewed this audition earlier today. Check it out HERE. He ended up in foster care at 3 years old with his siblings. Some homes were OK, others not so much. His family was kept together, and finally they were all adopted together when Zae was 6. His adoptive family is “amazing.” But in high school, his self esteem was so low, he left home without telling his parents. He found posters of himself around town and he realized that he was really loved. Zae is tentative at first, but he eventually opens up. Despite some pitchy stuff, he displays a lovely way with phrasing and vibrato. He’s very emotional. Eventually Zae is a 4 chair turn, and the fight begins. John loved his vibrato in the lower notes. Nick namechecks Labrinth. Zae loves that artist. Kelly thinks she can help his breath work. But what’s important to her is how he expresses emotion. But in the end, Zae picks Nick. The Labyrinth mention did it for Zae! – 4 chair turn, Zae picks Nick
He accompanies himself on the guitar with a raspy, high voice. He’s a little generic, but emotive. I’m getting super 90’s vibes from Aaron with both his song choice and vocal style. Blake and John both turn. Everyone is ganging up on Blake tonight. He says Aaron has more in common with Blake. John notes his vocal is raspy and angelic at the same time. John’s specificity may rule the day.
Blake calls the rest of the panel “Hollywood” as a diss. The rest say it’s Blake whose Hollywood because Gwen Stefani. Is it me, or does that come off like they’re shading Gwen? They may not realize it, to be honest. Aaron picks Blake – John and Blake turn, Aaron picks Blake