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Blind auditions continue along as week two of "The Voice" Season 6 wraps up on Tuesday (March 4), with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher trying their hardest to fill up their teams. Unfortunately for one, the night ends with the same team count as it began. Let's get into it.
Up first is 26-year-old rocker Megan Ruger, who uses her rock sensibilities to stand out in Nashville, but says she's feeling stuck there. She takes the stage with Pink's "Just Like A Pill." Right off the bat, there's a really interesting, throaty quality to the opening verse, that's matched in quality by her upper register belting. It's a really terrific audition -- which is why it's a bit of a head-scratcher no one really turns around.
The blind auditions continued on The Voice with two standouts, rocker Megan Ruger and soulful Audra McLaughlin, going Team Blake. Judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher had an uneven night with Part 4 of the blind auditions. Shakira picked up a few artists, as did Usher and Blake, but Adam ended the episode with as many artists as he started with.
Megan Ruger, 26, a young country rocker was first up on The Voice stage. Her pre-audition package was about her relationship with her adoptive father, who adopted her when she was a baby, and their close bond. Megan went with Pink’s “Just Like A Pill,” her voice deep and smoother than Pink’s raspy edge. Blake and Usher both pushed their buttons at the last second. Usher was immediately discouraged when Megan said she was from Nashville, which is Blake’s city of choice, and, indeed, Megan ended up Team Blake. »
We're officially in the midst of award season, which means we have at least one or two more months of celebrities making slightly unprepared, off-the-cuff quips about themselves and their costars. Zap2it has compiled the best lines on TV from the week of Jan. 12-18 -- including the aforementioned quips, along with some jokes from some of our favorite comedies, like Golden Globes winner "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Community," and some of our favorite dramas, like "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Blacklist."
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
"I said, 'Daddy, do you know Brad Pitt? I'm going to be in a movie with him!' And he said, 'I don't know him personally, but I'm glad you got a job.' And so am I!" -- "12 Years a Slave" co-star Lupita Nyong'o, accepting her award for movie supporting »
We've been excited about this panel since it was announced. We thought Connick Jr. would have been a great replacement three years ago when Simon Cowell left, so it's terrific to see him finally have a seat at the table.
The first audition episode was nearly perfect -- very few of the ridiculous auditions that feel like such a waste of time, many great singers and a judges panel that seemed helpful and like they enjoy one another.
Our only real criticism is that there was one audition near the end, Madelyn Patterson from Georgia, who sang "Up to the Mountain." Connick Jr. really wanted to give her some advice, but he was kind of shouted »
4 items from 2014
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