Keeping up with ‘The Voice’: The Auditions, Week Three


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Algonquin class of 2021 Alum Zach Newbould sang “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon for his audition, earning him a spot on team Cabello and third on this week’s top five.

Katherine Wu and Riya Mahanta

Before reading this piece, check out our blog post on the second week of blind auditions if you missed it!

This week on “The Voice” was the third week of blind auditions. 

Our Top Five

1. At number one, Grace Bello performed “Ghost” by Justin Bieber earning herself a four-chair turn. Her voice was sweet yet powerful, showcasing her clever runs and peaceful tone. She sang the high notes effortlessly and emotionally, adding a level of sadness missing from the original song. Although John Legend pressed his button first, Bello ended up choosing to be on Team Cabello. We are interested in what new heights Bello can reach on this team because she chose a pop song and Cabello loves pop music!

2. For her blind audition, Dia Malai sang “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige. She was so energetic throughout her entire performance and hit every single note with flawless control. Coach John Legend turned his chair during the first verse, but surprisingly none of the other coaches turned their chairs. In our opinion, Malai definitely deserved more chairs and should have even been a four chair turn! However, we are glad she is working with Legend, as they are both soul and R&B artists, and we can’t wait to see more of her energetic performances.

3. Zach Newbould performed “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Not only is Newbould a phenomenal performer, but he is also an ARHS class of 2021 alum! We had been looking forward to this audition for a while, and Newbould did not disappoint. He used his full vocal range effortlessly, displaying both a smooth and raspy tone. This impressed both Cabello and Gwen Stefani, who were both confused as to why the other two judges didn’t turn. We thought Stefani’s pitch was better, as she sounded more enthusiastic, but ultimately Newbould chose Cabello as his coach. Either way, we could not be prouder and it was so exciting when Newbould talked about Northborough and featured a clip of Bartlett Pond in his video introduction. 

4. Bodie sang The Fray’s “You Found Me” which also earned him a four-chair turn. He has a certain edge in his voice which makes his tone unique. During his performance, he had perfect pitch and he kept getting better and better, producing more powerful vocals. He also played the guitar throughout his entire performance, adding authenticity to his audition. As expected, Bodie chose Blake Shelton as his coach and we think this is a good pairing as Bodie’s tone has elements of Shelton’s tone. 

5. Sisters Kasey and Lindsay Staniszweski, known as the Marilynds, performed “What If I Never Get Over You” by Lady A. Both of them have different sounds, but when they sing together their vocals mesh so well together. The simple yet effective harmonies are sonically beautiful, blessing the audience’s ears. We think they are the best duo on the show right now, and are happy they chose to be on Team Legend!

Coach Rosters (as of Oct. 4)

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Team Stefani: Ian Harrison, Jay Allen, Alyssa Witrado, Sadie Bass, Cara Brindisi, Julia Aslanli, Tanner Howe, Kayla Von Der Heide, Destiny Leigh, Kique, Daysia, Jillian Jordyn

Team Legend: Omar Cardona, Emma Brooke, David Andrew, Peyton Aldridge, Valarie Harding, Morgan Taylor, Parijita Bastola, The Marilynds, SOLsong, Kara McKee, Lana Love, Dia Malai

Team Cabello: Morgan Myles, Orlando Mendez, Reina Ley, Devix, Chello, Andrew Igbokidi, Ava Lynn Thuresson, Sasha Hurtado, Sydney Kronmiller, Eric Who, Zach Newbould, Grace Bello

Team Shelton: Kate Kalvach, Bryce Leatherwood, Kevin Hawkins, Brayden Lape, The Dryes, Madison Hughes, Tanner Fussell, Eva Ullmann, Hillary Torchiana, Ansley Burns, Bodie, Austin Montgomery, Benny Weag

Make sure to join us next week for the final blind auditions as the coaches fill their teams! Each team only has 14 spots, so these will be the final artists joining the show before we head into the battles.