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'The Voice' completes blind auditions as coaches ready their 48 artists for 'Battle Rounds'


Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:25 pm
`The Voice` coaches Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
"The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)

Coaches enlist music industry heavyweights Luke Bryan, Celine Dion, DJ Khaled and John Legend as celebrity advisers to prepare teams for next phase of competition

New "Best of the Blind Auditions" episode airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. on NBC 

Coaches from NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the "Battle Rounds" phase of the competition.

The "Battle Rounds" begin Monday, March 20 (8-10 p.m.), when the coaches enlist the help of top recording artists and producers to offer knowledge and skills as advisers. This season, Alicia Keys teams up with DJ Khaled, Adam Levine with John Legend, Blake Shelton with Luke Bryan and Gwen Stefani with Celine Dion.

During the "Battle Rounds," the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other in a dueling duet. After the vocal face-off in front of a live audience, each coach must choose which artist from the team is the strongest - and has the option of stealing losing artists from an opposing coach. Each coach has two steals during the "Battle Rounds" before the artists proceed to the "Knockout Rounds."

On Wednesday, March 15 (8 p.m.), Carson Daly hosts a special recap of the blind auditions, "The Best of the Blind Auditions," which includes never-before-seen moments and a sneak peek at next week's battles. The coaches take a look back at their decisions as they head into the "Battle Rounds" and come together for a special, intimate performance of TLC's "Waterfalls."

Below is a breakdown of adviser and team pairings:

Team Adam 

"The Voice": Team Adam. Pictured, from left: Sheena Brook, Kawan Debose, Adam Levine, Jesse Larson, Gaby Borromeo, Mark Isaiah, Julien Martinez, Nala Price, Josh West, Hanna Eyre, Malik Davage, Taylor Alexander and Johnny Hayes. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)





Taylor Alexander

Flowery Branch, GA


Gaby Borromeo

New York, NY


Sheena Brook

Fort Myers Beach, FL


Malik Davage

Washington, D.C.


Kawan DeBose

Miami, FL


Hanna Eyre

Laguna Niguel, CA


Johnny Hayes

Mobile, AL


Mark Isaiah

Mt. Pocono, PA


Jesse Larson

Minneapolis, MN


Julien Martinez

Oxnard, CA


Nala Price

Sebring, FL


Josh West

Glendale, AZ



Team Alicia 

"The Voice": Team Alicia. Pictured, from left: Lilli Passero, Anatalia Villaranda, Hunter Plake, Jack Cassidy, Autumn Turner, Felicia Temple, Vanessa Ferguson, Alicia Keys, RJ Collins, Missy Robertson, Chris Blue, Lauryn Judd and Quiz Swanigan. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)





Chris Blue

Knoxville, TN


Jack Cassidy

Westlake Village, CA


RJ Collins

Chicago, IL


Vanessa Ferguson

Greensboro, NC


Lauryn Judd

Draper City, UT


Lilli Passero

Los Angeles, CA


Hunter Plake

Baton Rouge, LA


Missy Robertson

Sacramento, CA


Quizz Swanigan

North Little Rock, AK


Felicia Temple

Teaneck, NJ


Autumn Turner

Montclair, NJ


Anatalia Villaranda

Temecula, CA



Team Blake 

"The Voice": Team Blake. Pictured, from left: Lauren Duski, Dawson Coyle, Brennley Brown, Josh Hoyer, Micah Clare Tryba, Valerie Ponzio, Enid Ortiz, Blake Shelton, Andrea Thomas, TSoul, Ashley Levin, Casi Joy and Aliyah Moulden. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)





Brennley Brown

Apple Valley, CA


Dawson Coyle

Williamstown, NJ


Lauren Duski

Gaylord, MI


Josh Hoyer

Lincoln, NE


Casi Joy

Kansas City, MO


Ashley Levin

Miami, FL


Aliyah Moulden

La Habra, CA


Enid Ortiz 

Tampa, FL


Valerie Ponzio

El Paso, TX


Andrea Thomas

Fortworth, TX


Micah Tryba

Wheaton, IL



Richmond, VA



Team Gwen 

"The Voice": Team Gwen. Pictured, from left: Aaliyah Rose, Caroline Sky, Brandon Royal, J Chosen, Gwen Stefani, Troy Ramey, Johnny Gates, Kenny P, Stephanie Rice, Sammie Zonana, Jozy Bernadette, Davina Leone and Savannah Leighton. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)





Jozy Bernadette 

Grand Forks, ND


J Chosen 

Albany, GA


Johnny Gates

Providence, RI


Savannah Leighton 

Spring Garden, AL


Davina Leone 

Los Angeles, CA


Kenny P

Cleveland, OH


Troy Ramey 

Sea Cliff, NY


Stephanie Rice 

Houston, TX


Aaliyah Rose 

Provo, UT


Brandon Royal

U.S. Virgin Islands


Caroline Sky

San Anselmo, CA


Sammie Zonana 

Austin, TX



Through its opening two weeks, the current cycle of "The Voice" has averaged a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49, and 12.0 million viewers overall in "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research, winning its time period in 18-49 every night the show has aired. The Feb. 27 premiere episode delivered the No. 1 rating of that week on the broadcast networks in 18-49 and the Tuesday debut ranked No. 2.

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