Final night of the blind auditions, finally. My recappin’ fingers were grateful until I found out that tomorrow’s show is two hours of the “best and most memorable” of the blind auditions. What I don’t do for you guys. At least we can all look forward to the judges finally getting out of their audition wardrobes. Can’t wait to see Adam and Xtina show off their rockin’ bods, Blake all laid back in his Levi’s and Ceelo handing out the crazy. He already gave us this gem last week:
That’s one sexy shower curtain
The judges are talking smack about each other, remaining contestants are worrying and Carson is being overdramatic in his voiceover. Our first hopeful is returning contestant Matt Cermanski, 20. We learn that he’s already auditioned twice for this show. Maybe he should start thinking about American Idol. At least over there they’ve had people go on to actual music careers. Anyhow, he did “Teenage Dream” last year and it’s pretty embarrassing. He listened to the judges and took voice lessons and Matt seems to take this very seriously. Then his mother tells us he’s been singing his whole life so they show us a home movie of a very young Matt, maybe four, singing a Kiss song while on the toilet with his pants on the ground. Thanks, mom! Let’s see if all that work paid off or not.
Matt comes out with his guitar but we hear a piano first – he’s singing “Have a Little Faith In Me”. Oooh – he sounds really good! Adam hits the button and turns around – Matt and his backstage family are jazzed. After a few more lines sung, Blake turns around, too. The crowd claps to the song and hoot when he hits the high notes. He sounds so good that Ceelo turns around, too. Adam gives a standing O but doesn’t turn around (dangit). It’s ok, folks – you know it’ll happen eventually. Adam remembers him as that big weirdo who came out last year singing that stupid Katy Perry song. Ceelo tells him he’s great and that’s about all he says. Blake compliments his progress from last year and tells him his versatility can help win this show. Hmmm….I say, yes. That counts as a point. Count of Who Will Tell a Contestant They Can Win This Thing The Most: Adam 4, Blake 3, Ceelo 1, Xtina .5. Adam flatters Matt a real lot and asks Matt if he really wants to be a country artist after Blake tries to interrupt his begging. The crowd reacts to that as a low blow on Adam’s part by “ooooohhhhing” and Adam backtracks a little. I’m not sure Adam meant it like that but it did sound a little snarky. Blake answers that thinly veiled insult by telling Matt he can win with any type of music. That is a truth. Matt goes with Adam and everyone forgets Ceelo wanted to pick him, too. Adam and Blake continue to snipe at each other and Blake thinks Adam’s getting too cocky.
That was quick!
Next up is 22 year-old Diego Roman Navaira. He’s got a Billy Idol look to him – a Latin Billy Idol. His dad’s pretty well known in the Tejano music community but Diego’s into rock ‘n roll. According to Diego, his dad is held in the same regard as Selena and he’s charted on Billboard and won two Grammys. The pressure must be intense for him right now. His dad is encouraging and Diego seems confident. He’s in a band with his brother so he’s trying.
Diego comes out to Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” as a homage to his hairdo. Ceelo seems to be liking it and Adam, too, but it could just be song choice. Xtina and Blake couldn’t care less right now. Diego’s definitely a rocker but I don’t think he’s going to make a spot on the show. Ceelo fakes out the viewing audience for a minute by hovering his hand over his button but no one pushes. Adam and Ceelo basically tell him he just wasn’t good enough and they need to be picky since they’re at the end of their pickins’. Blake straight up tells him he had no idea what to do with him and Xtina thinks Ceelo should have pushed for him. Good luck, Diego!
We now meet Tamara Chauniece from Texas. Tamara’s 23 and gets to sing in her church a lot since her mom’s a minister. She tells Carson she’s been singing at weddings since the age of 7, cut a record at age 11 and her mom helped her sell them out of their car trunk. That’s really cool. She admits to getting burnt out and went for a straight career in an office. She got sick of that and decided to audition for the Voice.
Tamara’s coming out guns a-blazing! She’s going to sing “1+1” by Beyoncé. Bold choice and it pays off big when Xtina turns around 3 seconds after Tamara opens her mouth. She’s really good, guys. Ceelo agrees and turns around. I’m glad Adam and Blake didn’t turn around because she will do well with either Xtina or Ceelo. Adam tells her she’s beautiful, Ceelo tells her that she and the way she sang that song was gorgeous. Xtina loved it and tells her she started singing since 7 as well and is impressed that Tamara’s got some church singing background. Ceelo relates to Tamara since his mom and dad are ministers, too, and he ended up a sinner. Yeah, he did! I know a lot of you out there don’t like him much but I think Ceelo’s hilarious and makes an excellent coach. He wants Tamara to save him and gets a little pervy on her, cracks Blake up and alienates Xtina. Tamara picks the perv and chooses Ceelo.