“The Voice” Season 11, episode 5 brought another round of great auditions and hilarious coach interactions.
On Tuesday’s episode of the NBC singing competition, Blake Shelton gave new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys welcoming gifts — his own fan merchandise! The country crooner presented the two singers with matching plaid onesies and gave Keys another headgear to add to her collection — a hat which read “I [heart] B.S.," Us Weekly reported. Shelton also made fun of Cyrus for talking as long and as loudly as possible to get one of the contestants to join her team. In fact, he even pulled out a megaphone just to interrupt her spiel, saying, “I don’t even think this is going to break through the tornado that is Miley Cyrus’ voice.”
Of course, the judges weren’t the highlight of the episode. A new favorite to win this season of “The Voice” emerged, while some unique artists also grabbed the attention of the coaches. Check out the performances from the fourth round of blind auditions in “The Voice” Season 11 below!
7. Gabriel Violett – “Treat You Better”
Gabriel Violett had Keys jamming in her seat with his powerful performance of “Treat You Better.” And though Shelton put up a good fight, he joined Team Alicia.
6. Josh Gallagher – “Stay A Little Longer”
Josh Gallagher caused the first Alicia and Blake showdown of “The Voice” Season 11 after his performance of “Stay a Little Longer.” While Keys made a strong case and Cyrus backed her up, he went to Team Blake in the end.
5. Khaliya Kimberlie – “Dibs”
Khaliya Kimberlie, a Native American from New Mexico, owned the stage with her performance of “Dibs,” which got Cyrus on her feet. She ended up on Team Miley, much to Shelton’s dismay.
4. Simone Gundy – “I (Who Have Nothing)”
Simone Gundy gave it her all when she took to the stage of “The Voice” to perform “I (Who Have Nothing).” After she got advice from all four judges on how to improve her skills as a performer, the young mother chose to join Team Adam.
3. Darby Walker – “Stand By Me”
Darby Walker’s unique rendition of the classic hit had Keys, Shelton and Cyrus turning their chairs for her. After she confessed to being a big fan of Keys’ songs, the coach went up on stage to perform an impromptu duet of her hit song “No One” with Walker. Despite this, Walker picked Cyrus as her coach of choice.
2. Halle Tomlinson – “New York State of Mind”
Colorado teen Halle Tomlinson gave a mellow and stripped-down rendition of Billy Joel’s hit song, grabbing the attention of Keys and Levine. “Your voice is an instant, recognizable signature,” Keys commented on her performance. Despite Levine’s attempt to persuade her into joining his team, Keys was the coach she picked in the end.
1. Nolan Neal – “Tiny Dancer”
Nolan Neal first auditioned in “The Voice” Season 10, but he didn’t make it past the blind auditions round. Levine told him at the time to audition again in the following season with a different song, and Neal obviously took the coach’s advice. This time, he had his pick of the coaches, but Neal joined Team Adam.
Who was your favorite contestant in the latest episode of the show? “The Voice” Season 11 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.