"The Voice" entered its third and final week of blind auditions on Monday, with another 14 artists vying to be picked by coaches Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. Which singers made the cut on the NBC singing competition? Which coaches were cut down? Here are the highlights music fans need to see from Monday's episode:
Stephanie Halligan opened the night with a tried and true approach to getting noticed on "The Voice": audition with a coach's song. The Nashville native sung Clarkson's "Piece By Piece," which made it a little bit awkward when Kelly was one of the two coaches that didn't turn around for her. But though Halligan wound up on Team Adam, Kelly was effusive in her praise for the singer, getting a little teary-eyed when Halligan explained why she had chosen that song and how it spoke to her. It was definitely one of the show's more heartwarming moments, and you can watch the audition by playing the video above.
Another contestant may have looked familiar to music fans. Shana Halligan has released two albums, the most recent being 2015's Back To Me, and was a part of the group Bitter Sweet before her solo career. Her audition for "The Voice" wasn't a smash hit, with only Alicia Keys turning around for her, but Halligan's experience could serve her well in the later stages of the competition when more seasoned artists tend to shine under pressure. That's if she gets through next week's battle rounds first.
The Block came to an end on Monday, when Kelly used the last remaining Block to keep Alicia from turning her chair for the night's final audition. Another Nashville artist, Hannah Goebel, impressed all four coaches with her cover of another coach's song - Alicia's own "If I Ain't Got You." That song has been covered numerous times on "The Voice," including by Team Alicia's eventual winner Chris Blue in season 12. Goebel's version didn't quite reach those heights, but she won over the whole panel and wound up on Team Kelly. But will she stay there, or could Alicia steal her in next week's battles?
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.