The episode followed the same format as last week - auditionees perform behind the backs of the mentors / the mentors turn around if they like what they hear / if more than one mentor likes a contestant then the contestant chooses the mentor - but there was also a big twist in store... With more spots on their teams left than contestants remaining to audition, Carson gave the mentors the option of calling back contestants who hadn't made their teams for a second audition.
> Poll: Who has the strongest team on The Voice?
So who made it and who didn't? Here's how the final teams look:
Team Christina (watch video interview)
This 29-year-old background vocalist has toured with artists including Carrie Underwood and wrote 'Turn on the Radio' for Reba McEntire. She performs Miranda Lambert's 'Gunpowder and Lead' (after the comforting thought from Carson that Blake is engaged to Miranda). Christina presses her button, making her the fourth member of Team Aguilera. Blake doesn't think Cherie's version was as good as Miranda's; Cee Lo is "pleasantly surprised" to see Cherie in person, saying he didn't expect such a big voice in such a "cute little thing"; while Adam thinks she has a strong voice but it could be more refined.
This 16-year-old is nervous about competing against older, more experienced contestants, but she wows Christina with her version of Leona Lewis's 'Bleeding Love' (which is pretty perfect because Raquel grew up trying to copy the diva's style). Christina says that from her own experience, "great things come in small packages" and she feels lucky to welcome Raquel to her team. Adam praises Raquel for having the courage to take to the stage at 16, while Blake says that he was hoping Christina would hit her button because "it's the right pairing".
This 18-year-old, whose dad is a professional composer, wows Christina and Cee Lo with her soulful version of 'Mercy'. Christina is enthusiastic in her praise, telling Julia that she would "love, love, love" to work with her, saying that she felt moved by the performance. Cee Lo, however, isn't backing down. He praises her "smooth and assertive" voice and "clear and graceful performance". Neverthless, the teenager eventually opts for Team Christina.
The first male to join Christina's team is 33-year-old outdoorsman Justin Grennan, who impresses the Burlesque star with 'Drops of Jupiter'. He wants to earn enough success to leave his day job, marry his girlfriend and pursue a full-time career as an artist.
A second-time auditionee, she impresses Christina with 'If I Ain't Got You'. "I got you back!" says Christina, who had earlier admitted regret at letting her go.
And from last week:
> Frenchie Davis
> Tarralyn Ramsey
> Beverly McClellan
Team Blake (watch video interview)
We briefly see this 18-year-old's audition to 'Imagine' by John Lennon, which earns her a place on Team Blake. The piano and guitar player began performing after starring in a sixth grade production of Oliver Twist.
This 20-year-old reveals that his dad isn't supportive of his music career and also admits that he hasn't told him that he is gay ("I guess he knows now"). His rendition of 'Hey Soul Sister' inspires Blake to press his button. "I think you have a solid, full voice," says Blake. "I didn't expect to [see what I did]. I thought it was Drew Carey when I first turned around!"
A brief audition clip tells us that Serabee, the youngest of five kids, has made it onto Blake's team with a version of 'Son Of A Preacher Man'.
The children's novelist gets an almost immediate yes from Blake for her rendition of 'Bubbly', shortly followed by Cee Lo, who thinks that she looks just like the song - "warn cozy and cuddly". However, she opts for Team Blake.
This rocker, who auditioned last week, gets a yes from Blake. "I got my guy," says Blake, who now has a full team. "So did I!" says Jared.
And from last week:
> Patrick Thomas
Team Cee Lo (watch video interview)
This Hollywood resident's audition begins with only footage of her feet, as she tells us that people make judgments on her based on her tattooed appearance but she enjoys contradicting them with her voice. Her rendition of 'Sober' by Pink impresses both Blake (who tells the others that they'll wish they turned around when he sees her first) and then Cee Lo, who tries to win her over by casually mentioning that Pink is his friend. "Let me get that name for you, you dropped it," jokes Adam. Nevertheless, it's enough to make Emily the fourth member of Team Cee Lo, despite Blake pointing out he pushed his button first.
This big-voiced 19-year-old's audition to Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' is only briefly televised but she appears to be chosen for Cee Lo's team with the help of Adam, who leaps out of his chair to push his colleague's button for him.
The riskiest audition of the night sees Nakia performing Cee Lo's 'Forget You'. "Are you crazy?!" says Carson. "Remember it's 'Forget You', not the other one…" The risk, however, pays off, when Cee Lo is the first mentor to press his button, followed by Blake. "I had to turn around to see who this brave individual was," says Cee Lo. "And of course you have great taste in music. You're wearing my favourite colours - red and black. You remind me of myself in that I think you could be an exception to a rule." Blake admits it was stupid of him to press his button given Nakia sang a Cee Lo song but asks to plead his case anyway. In the end, however, it's all about Team Cee Lo for Nakia.
The second risky audition of the night sees Curtis performing Blake's own track 'Hillbilly Bone' in the hopes of impressing the country star, but he doesn't turn around. Blake says that there wasn't enough cockiness and anger in the performance but he's glad that Cee Lo pressed his button. "You're obviously a country artist but I think it will be good for you to work with Cee Lo."
Tori and Taylor Thompson
Country sisters Tori and Taylor perform 'Stuck Like Glue' and receive a yes from Cee Lo, who thinks they can work together to come up with something original. "That was the most adorable thing I've ever heard," adds Adam. "You guys are cute. When I'm sad, I want you guys to sing for me." Christina agrees: "You guys are adorable and super sweet. I thought I was listening to a great bubblegum commercial. "
And from last week:
> Kelsey Rey
> Vicci Martinez
> Tje Austin
Team Adam (watch video interview)
After explaining that he's taking some time off from medical school, this 19-year-old performs 'I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz, which prompts both Cee Lo and Adam to turn around at almost the same time. Christina says that she didn't press her button because Adam would be a better mentor for Devon. It's a choice between Adam and Cee Lo for Devon (the former promises to develop his voice, the latter says it was an incredible experience) and in the end he opts for Team Adam.
He's been plugging away at his career for years and says he feels like the show is his last chance to make it because he's been trying so hard and he's not getting any younger. His rendition of 'Bring It On Home To Me' impresses Adam, but the Maroon 5 rocker has a confession when his chair turns around. "Don't be insulted by this. I thought you were a chick. Clearly you are not a woman. I need a woman for my team and sadly you have a penis." Nevertheless, he likes the unique quality of Tim's voice and he is welcomed to Team Adam.
On her first attempt, she is excited to meet Blake Shelton and has put herself under extra pressure by singing Miranda Lambert's 'The House That Built Me'. Unfortunately, none of the judges turn around. Blake says that there is "so much history" between himself and Miranda about that song but Angela didn't really take it to the next level. However, on her second audition she impresses Adam with 'Rolling In The Deep'.
This glam rocker ends up on Team Adam (following a brief audition clip) after impressing the Maroon 5 star with her version of 'Born This Way' by Lady GaGa.
She takes to the stage or her second audition with her guitar for a rendition of 'Stupid Boy' by Keith Urban, which earns a place on Team Adam. "Guess what?" he says. "You are stuck with me. You have no choice."
And from last week:
> Jeff Jenkins
> Rebecca Loebe
> Javier Colon
The Voice returns next Tuesday at the new time of 10/9c on NBC