With two fresh new judges, we had high expectations for this season of The Voice. And guess what? Judges and contestants alike delivered and blew us away so far. And now that the blind auditions have come to a close, it's crunch time for Team Blake, Shakira, Adam and Usher.
We've got our money on a few standout contestants and they kind of remind us of some of our favorite pop stars! Want to see who reminds us of who? Follow along with our list below!
Audrey Karrasch— As much as we love Adam Levine, this chick put him in his place! Not only does she have a winning voice but she's got the spunk and sass to take it all the way. We're thinkin' this is a future Kelly Clarkson. Kelly clearly won a singing competition, too, but she also recently had a bit of a tiff with music mogul, Clive Davis.
Jeff Lewis—Anybody who can belt out a stellar Usher jam is a winner in our book. When Jeff performed an acoustic version of Usher's "U Got It Bad," we were sold. Do we sense a bit of Hunter Hayes in this kid? Cute, guitar and amazing country voice? We think yes.
Caroline Glaser—Caroline put her own raspy flare on the always-popular Elton John's "Tiny Dancer". Her chair-spinning performance landed her on Team Blake. She has a little Sara Bareilles thing going on, don't you think? We could totally see her belting out "Love Song"!
Monique Abbadie—We were skeptical when we heard that Monique chose to do her rendition of a Shakira song, but let's be honest, this blind audition was "Loca" amazing! Could she be the next Latin-American superstar like her coach, Shakira? We're going to say yes!
Josiah Hawley—Total hottie and can sing a killer Maroon 5 song? Watch out, Adam! We loved Josiah and so did Usher, considering Josiah landed a spot on the "Yeah!" singer's team. Do you see a little bit of Robin Thicke in him? When he hit his high notes and went on his toes, we thought we were watching Robin!
Savannah Berry—She might just be a teenager, but this girl had three judges competing for her after she blew them away with her Hunger Games performance, "Safe and Sound". A few more stage effects, a gorgeous gown, and this girl is on her way to becoming the next Carrie Underwood!
Grace Askew —"These Boots Are Made For Walking"...right onto Team Blake! We can't get enough of this country charmer who has her eye on the prize. She's a mini Miranda Lambert, don't ya think? No wonder she chose Team Blake.
Danielle Bradbery—After belting out a Taylor Swift tune, Danielle had her pick of judges. What's not to love about her version of "Mean"? This tiny little country gal reminds us of the littlest Dancing With The Stars contestant this season, country star Kellie Pickler.
Judith Hill—Looks like singing alongside Michael Jackson has paid off! Judith was an instant judge favorite after she rocked former judge Christina Aguilera's "What a Girl Wants". With a voice this powerful, we think she's one of the only people who can fill Beyonce's shoes at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show!
The Swon Brothers—This brother duo had us on our feet with their version of Tom Petty's "American Girl". Oh, and BTW, all the judges were rocking along with the air drums during their performance. Don't you think they could be the next great Mumford & Sons?!
Who do you think will go all the way on this season of The Voice? Have any favorites from last night's blind audition wrap-up? Tweet us your thoughts at @OKMagazine!