Landon has a raspy voice, so this James Blunt song is a good choice for him. Blake asks the other coaches if they think it's a man. They do not know. No one turns around. When the song is over, Usher asks Landon why he's not a girl. Landon does not apologize, and is grateful that the coaches even thought about picking him.
Awkward 26-year old Michelle Chamuel's problem is not that she's a nerd (or maybe it is), but that she looks like someone's mom. A nerdy mom, maybe. But Michelle is an introvert whenever she's not the front-woman of her band, Ella Riot. So far, I like Michelle.
Just halfway through the first verse of Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," Adam and Shakira turn around. I really like Michelle after this performance. Usher turns around just before it ends. I think she should go on Shakira's team. Michelle asks each coach what they would develop. Adam gives a non-answer, saying it's up to Michelle to help them guide her in the direction they want to go in. Usher says he wants to know more about Michelle, and it's pure seduction. Shakira doesn't really answer the question. I hope Michelle doesn't waste herself on Adam's team. She chooses Usher, and I approve. They will be a weird team.
Country artist Julie Roberts is up next. She used to be a receptionist at a record label until her demo finally made it to the top of the stack. She got a record deal from that, and her album went gold. Her second record flopped and her label dropped her the same week she lost her house to a flood in Nashville. A week before that, Julie was diagnosed with MS, and that's when The Voice jumped all over it.
Julie is singing a Blake Shelton song and is hoping that Blake remembers her when he turns around. Julie doesn't sound as good as I thought she would after all this hype. No one pushes their button for Julie, and Blake cries "oh no," when they all turn around. Blake apologizes, and passes it over to Usher, who don't give a flying fart about any of this.
Blake regrets letting Julie slip through the cracks again. Julie tells Carson that God has another path for her, and she's going to get a glass of wine next.
Another former star, a face we won't recognize, sings next. Monique Abbadie still dresses like a child star, but with 75% less eyebrows. Would you call someone on Sabado Gigante a star? Well... OK, why not? She's got to get back out of the shipping facility somehow.
Monique chose a Shakira song, which causes Shakira to raise some decidedly non-Latina eyebrows. Blake turns around right away, and Shakira and Usher do a simultaneous turn-around later on. Adam also got in there. Shakira stands up and dances to Monique's rendition of her own song, and this one definitely belongs to the She-wolf.