'The Voice' Season Premiere Recap: Shakira and Usher Step Out in Style

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On the season premiere of The Voice, Usher and Shakira join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and they don't pull any punches when they want to score a singer.

On the season premiere of The Voice, new judges Shakira and Usher made their debut.

Instead of just chilling in their chairs and waving when they were introduced, they rocked their way in, jamming on stage with veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to the song "Come Together."

After their amazing performance, it was time to get down to business. The judges all took their seats where they prepared to be blown away by a number of contestants during the blind audition.

First up were the Morgan twins, who became the first set of twins ever to appear on the show. As soon as they started singing, Usher and Blake immediately slammed on their buttons. Not long after, Adam and Shakira also turned for the twins, giving them their choice of all four judges.

In the end, they chose Blake, who is going to have to have some explaining to do when wife Miranda Lambert sees the blonde bombshells he'll be working with!

While the Morgan twins were definitely a tough act to follow, 21-year-old Jess Keller was confident when she took the stage to sing "Can't Help Falling in Love." She was thrilled when her soulful song ended up landing her a spot on team Usher.

Shakira finally landed her first team member when Mark Andrew took the stage to sing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." The lone female judge was so passionate about Mark, she was practically begging him to be on her team...and it worked!

After three big wins, Janetza Miranda stepped out and sang a unique rendition of "Titanium." While none of the judges turned for her, she did get a hug from Adam, so she didn't go home completely empty-handed!

Next up was 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery who got everyone except Shakira to turn for her.

What she also got was Usher's attempt to bribe her with Bieber tickets. While that would have worked for just about every other 16-year-old girl on the planet, Danielle went with Blake with the hope that he could make her a star in Nashville.

Speaking of Nashville, Usher received a little geography lesson during that whole exchange.

As Blake was promising to take Danielle to there, Usher tried to minimize the opportunity, saying that Nashville is "just a state" and that he could introduce her to the whole world.

Blake quickly steps in to save Usher from the embarrassing mishap when he says that "Nashville is a state of mind..." The same state of mind that Danielle was obviously in when she selected Blake as her coach.

Usher had his chance to redeem himself when the next contestant, Vedo, took the stage.

Vedo made no bones about the fact that he wanted Usher as his coach and even chose a Justin Bieber song to get his attention.

As it turns out, Vedo's strategy was a success!

Usher loved Vedo's voice...and so did the rest of the audience, which gave him a standing ovation as he left the stage as an official member of team Usher.

The next contestant, Christian Porter, drove the women in the audience so crazy, some of the judges turned just to see what all the fuss was about.

Not surprisingly, his country version of "Sexy and I Know It" landed him a spot on team Blake.

Next up was adorable 15-year-old Leah Lewis, who didn't land a spot on any of the teams this season, but all of the judges encouraged the young singer to come back and try again.

Kris Thomas, on the other hand, had a better experience during his audition.

After he belted out Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love for You," sounding exactly like the late singer, all of the judges were completely shocked to see that he...well, wasn't female.

Unfortunately for the other judges who ended up kicking themselves, Shakira was the only one who turned in time and she landed Kris on her team.

James Irwin, the next contestant, impressed the judges, but none of them turned and recruited him to be on their team.

The last contestant of the evening was Judith Hill, who is far from a beginner. In fact, she was supposed to sing with Michael Jackson on his "This Is It" tour.

Mere seconds after Judith started singing, Usher turned and the remaining three judges weren't far behind.

In the end, after some hardcore campaigning, Adam was the lucky judge who landed Judith on his team.

Currently, Blake leads with the most team members, having already scored three singers. Shakira and Usher both brought two singers on board and Adam only has one.

Who was your favorite from the first night of blind auditions?



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