The Voice season 18 Blind Auditions continue with returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. New coach Nick Jonas joins the panel. Carson Daly returns as host.
Jacob Miller – The Times They Are a Changin by Bob Dylan – 29 Eden WI – His voice is very…pleasant. This one is staring in darkness too. He’s a better guitar player than singer. Somehow, the tasty guitar licks prompted Kelly and Blake to hit their buttons. But Jacob was saving the best for last. A lovely bit of phrasing got Nick to turn.
And then he hit a sweet, bell-like high note. But John stays put. Geez. He even looks like a 60’s folk singer, all clean cut. Nick hopes they can work together. Jacob wishes he was alive in the 20s. He doesn’t like things that young people like.
Ragtime is his jam. He worked on a farm in the blue ridge mountains for awhile. He’s been writing songs for the last two years. Hm. Kelly is talking about covering pop songs. He’s not going to pick her. He’s not the kinda guy who wants to twist modern songs. Blake gets it. “You have a very specific thing…you can’t be an experiment, you can’t be pushed into things who your aren’t.” Nick would love to work with him on songwriting.
He basically offers him a spot in the Jonas Brothers. Jacob picks Nick! I’m a little surprised. He seemed too hardcore to go with a pop artist. But the chance to work with a successful songwriter may have been too irresistible to pass up.