"The Voice" 2014 resumed Feb. 25 on NBC with a second night of blind auditions, as super star coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira continued building their respective teams for the live shows.
Delvin Choice, the singing Starbucks barista who first auditioned during season five, opened the hour with a stirring take on "A Song for You." After a four-chair battle, Choice opted to join Team Adam, noting the Maroon 5 frontman's intensity and desire to get to know him better as an artist.
Sixteen year-old Madilyn Paige of Provo, Utah followed with her spin on David Guetta's "Titanium." Although the diminutive blonde got the attention of both Usher and Shakira, she chose the R&B star, who said he was looking forward to the world "seeing her unfold" as an artist.
Blake Shelton recruited his second team member of season six in the form of the evening's third hopeful, the Ray Boudreaux-reminiscent Noah Lis. The 22-year old, who owns his own business and said he wanted to "bring back the old jazz... standards," performed "Me and Mrs. Jones" and seemed to attract no attention until both Levine and Shelton hit turned their chairs at the last possible second. Shelton was "really pumped" to be chosen, and said he couldn't wait to help the crooner out.
The only act of the evening who failed to make a team performed fourth. Although mustachioed indie rocker Keith Shuskie saw only the backs of all four chairs, Levine called his voice "interesting" and "engaging" and Usher made him promise to come back and audition again.
The fifth hopeful to face the judges, 16-year old Deja Hall, followed with Cyndi Lauper's mid-'80s smash hit "True Colors." She seemed overwhelmed when Shelton, Shakira and Usher turned to see her, and Shakira said she "couldn't stop smiling" after hearing her sing. Despite Shelton's joking promise to adopt her, Hall became the third contestant of season six to join Team Shakira.
Up last to perform was 28-year old mom and aspiring country starlet Cary Laine, who sang The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two." All four chairs turned and a game of musical chairs commenced as the super star mentors fought for her attention, with Shelton and Levine taking top billing during the argument. Although the audience laughed over Levine's assertion that the country mega star wasn't right for her, Laine surprised everyone by selecting Levine.
Through two shows, Teams Usher and Adam have four members each, while Team Shakira has three and Team Shelton, just two.
"The Voice" 2014 continues March 3 with more live auditions.