"The Voice" 2014 resumed March 3 on NBC with a third night of blind audition round action. By night's end, each of the mega star coaches added at least two more acts to their respective teams, bringing the total number of contestants who have successfully advanced to 24.
Adam Levine, who saw his protege Tessanne Chin win the fifth cycle of the popular singing competition in the fall of 2013, picked up three talented aspiring artists. Included were 25-year old nanny Sam Behymer, who put a unique spin on Lorde's "Royals" that drew the attention of both Levine and Usher; Joshua Howard, who sang "This is What it Feels Like"; and the gritty-voiced Patrick Thompson, who performed "Can't You See." The trio brings Team Adam's total count to seven entering the March 4 show.
R&B sensation Usher also nabbed a trio of talents, including the country duo Brothers Walker, comprised of identical twins Coty and Clinton Walker; throwback Tanner James, who covered Bryan Adams; and 29-year old Melissa Jimenez, who seemed prime to pick Shakira but had a change of heart that compelled her to go with Usher. Through three audition shows, Team Usher features seven acts.
Three acts also joined Team Shakira. Included were 23-year old De'Shawn Washington, who impressed with his delivery of Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away", and pop singer Lindsay Pagano. Shakira also bested her fellow coaches by snagging four-chair turner Clarissa Serna, who wowed with her version of The Cranberries' "Zombie." Team Shakira's artist count rests at six entering the fourth audition show.
Finally, three-time "The Voice" winner Blake Shelton added two acts to his team, bringing his total number of students to four. Both artists, Ryan Whyte Maloney and Sisaundra Lewis (who once served as diva supreme Celine Dion's musical director), prompted all four chairs to turn, but Shelton's ovations compelled both to choose him.
"The Voice" 2014 resumes March 4 with night four of the season six blind auditions.