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The talent was rather good last night, but Adam just didn't hear what he wanted to add to his already stellar team. Some may say he's being picky... I say he's being selective to find those singers that he will be best able to help achieve their dreams. Isn't that what the show's about?
Usher filled two more slots on his team. First to join was Morgan Wallen after singing “Collide.” Morgan's been singing for most of his life, but he has had no experience in the professional music industry. His uniquely deep and rusty voice turned Shakira's chair as well, and while Morgan does need some fine-tuning, I think Usher was the right choice to help him hone his obvious skills.
Stevie Jo came on with “There Goes My Baby” which peaked Usher's attention only. Stevie grew up with Heavy Metal but has since migrated to a more R&B/Soul vibe. I think Adam and Blake were going to turn, but with Stevie doing an Usher song, they figured they'd have no chance of winning him over.
Shakira added three artists to her roster. She won over Emily B. after hearing her take on “Wicked Game.” Emily's voice had a very soft and smooth element to it, but she still showed how controlled and powerful she can be. Blake and Usher also vied for Emily, but she chose Shakira. Personally, I think she would have been better off with Usher.
Also joining Shakira was Dani Moz (“I Need You Love”) and Music Box (“You Gotta Be”). Both were single chair turns and didn't really get much exposure. So, we'll have to wait a while before seeing how well they will fair.
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Blake also picked up Lexi Luca (“Wasting All These Tears”), but we didn't get to see much of Lexi's performance.
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So, Blake was finally able to add two very strong and highly talented performers to his team. Usher and Shakira added some unique sounds to their rosters, and Adam got no one.
Adam is obviously looking for something very specific... will he find it?
Watch next Monday and Tuesday 8/7c on NBC to find out.
With the teams now filling fast, the remaining contestants are going to have to bring their all to turn a chair.