Highlights: ‘The Voice’ – Blind Auditions Episode 1

Photo courtesy of NBC
Photo courtesy of NBC

The Voice is here! Tonight was the series premiere and we saw Gwen return for season nine alongside fellow coaches Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton. We’ll update the post with highlights from the show throughout the east coast airing so avoid this post for spoilers if you’re wanting to check out it live on the west coast first. Video highlights will be added to the post once they’re shared officially by The Voice as well as the full episode once it’s available.

For the latest videos, photos and updates on Team Gwen, check out our Voice coverage for season nine.

SPOILERS!

Video Highlights – Blind Auditions Episode 1

Highlights from tonight’s episode featuring all the action from Team Gwen. Additional performances can be checked out on YouTube.com/NBCTheVoice.

Four-coach performance: “Neon Light” (Gwen Stefani), “Don’t Speak” (Blake Shelton), “Sugar” (Pharrell Williams), “Get Lucky” (Adam Levine/Voice cast)


Kota Wade: “Bring It On Home To Me” (Team Gwen)


Braiden Sunshine: “The Mountains Win Again” (Team Gwen)

Photos – Blind Auditions Episode 1

Photos from behind-the-scenes and on-set courtesy of NBC.

Photo courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/NBC
Photo courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/NBC

Photo courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/NBC
Photo courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC

Tweets – Blind Auditions Episode 1

Live Tweets from Gwen and updates from The Voice during the episode.

Team Gwen – Blind Auditions Episode 1

Below is a tally of current and past contestants on Team Gwen. Information is presented on when the contestants were chosen, what they performed and dates that they were picked and eliminated.

Contestant Performed Joined Eliminated
Kota Wade Bring it On Home To Me 9/21 (Blinds) N/A
Braiden Sunshine The Mountains Win Again 9/21 (Blinds) N/A

Get to know the first two members of Team Gwen courtesy of E! Online:

Kota Wade, 23, Los Angeles
This rocker chick’s parents are probably the coolest ever—not only have they unquestionably supported their daughter’s dreams of rock stardom, they actually opened a music venue in LA so she could have somewhere to play. After Gwen, Pharrell and Blake turned for her, it was no surprise that she picked the woman she’s idolized since she was a kid. They’re definitely a good fit.

Braiden Sunshine, 15, Conn.
Yes, that is his real name. The polished teen singer has been in a band since age 9, but’s ready to break out. Pharrell and Gwen both turned at the last second for him, and, after what Blake described as a “custody battle,” he went with Gwen. That was probably the right decision.

5 thoughts on “Highlights: ‘The Voice’ – Blind Auditions Episode 1

  1. Honestly, I think Pharrell and Adam sounded the best doing each others songs. Is the full version anywhere? It says “sneak peak”.

    I’m not crazy about the all red outfit, but I’m sure there will be many more good ones to come!

    1. I think that is the full version — it’s the same as it aired on the show. I also really enjoyed Pharrell and Adam’s parts, too. Nice way to start the show!

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