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Wednesday
Oct022013

"The Voice" Recap: Blind Auditions Continue with a Pair of Four-Chair Turns

NBCThe Voice's fifth season continued Tuesday night with another night of blind auditions. Once again, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green sat in their rotating chairs as they listened to the contestants, and a few auditions got all four coaches to turn around.

Here are the highlights of Tuesday night's episode:

New dad Will Champlin's father was a member of the legendary rock group, Chicago, so he's hoping to follow in his dad's footsteps. His show opening performance of Gavin DeGraw's "Not Over You" got Blake, Cee Lo and Adam to turn around, but Will ultimately went with Adam.

Stephanie Anne Johnson studied classical voice and opera in college and now performs on Alaskan cruise ships eight months out of the year.  Though she loves that gig, Stephanie is ready to get back on land. Christina and Cee Lo both turned around for her soulful take on K.T. Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," but Stephanie chose to align with her fellow diva, Christina.

Sam Cerniglia has one sister with cystic fibrosis and another sister with Batten disease, a rare, fatal neurological illness. He had his sisters in mind when he auditioned with Michael Bublé's "It's a Beautiful Day." Blake and Cee Lo both wanted Sam on their teams, but Sam went with Blake because he felt a kindred spirit with the country star, who once scored a hit covering Bublé's song "Home."

James Irwin didn't get any chairs to turn when he tried out last year, but he got all four judges to turn around this year before he hit the chorus on his rocked-out version of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." James, who lost his twin daughters at birth a few years ago, was supported by his wife and their baby boy backstage. The competition among the judges was intense, but James went with Adam because of the rock connection.

Country singer Olivia Henken grew up performing and has taken part in more than 100 competitions up to this point. She tried out with Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs" and got Cee Lo and Christina to turn around. Since Olivia wanted to go country, Christina touted how close she is to Blake, but Cee Lo wanted to take her into new directions. Olivia chose to join Christina's team.

Sixteen-year-old Jason Kertson posted a YouTube video of himself playing two guitars at the same time, and the viral video attracted the attention of Dave Mustaine from Megadeth. Jason's rock vocal performance of Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" didn't convince any of the judges to turn around though.

Touring gospel singer-turned-family man R. Anthony hoped his performance of The Script's "Hall of Fame" would help him get reignite his music career. Christina and Cee Lo both put in a bid to land R. Anthony, but he elected to join Cee Lo's team.

Cowboy-hatted country singer Justin Chain had a bad motorcycle accident that ended his dreams of playing football. His bet on his other dream of becoming a country star paid off when Blake turned around for his performance of Jason Aldean's "She's Country." Adam said Justin was more country than Blake.

Single working mother Ashley Dubose closed out the night with a powerhouse performance of Rihanna's "Diamonds." All four judges turned around, but Ashley chose to go with Adam at the last minute since they have similar tastes in music.

The Voice returns with more blind auditions next Monday and Tuesday.

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