The Voice season 20 Blind Auditions begin with returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. Nick Jonas rejoins the panel after a season off. Carson Daly returns as host
Dana Monique – Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin – 41 – Houston TX – This performance is old fashioned, but Nick hits his button right away. John is next. She’s got a growly, expressive voice. I just don’t like this song choice. She was a headliner on the Holland America cruises. I’m not surprised. Dana had hard times. She got divorced. She and her two kids lost their home and were sleeping in the car. At that point, she had to abandon music. Her kids are adults now, they wish her good luck remotely. Nick calls her “exceptional.” John calls her “powerful and energetic.” Kelly explains that she loses a lot to John, that’s why she didn’t turn. John accuses Blake of using reverse psychology on her, before launching into a Chaka Khan ditty to sway her. All Nick has–he hit his button first. And UNBELIEVABLY Dana chooses Nick. Blake says she’ll make the Today show tomorrow if she chooses the unexpected. Welp HELLO HODA. Nick and John turn. Dana picks Nick Nick gifts his team members with their very own Nicks Notes.