The Voice
The Blind Auditions, Part 5

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We start the night with Carson telling us how great The Voice is, over a montage of singers who've made it through so far as the judges tell them how good they are. Tonight, the Blind Auditions come to an end. Good riddance!

Adam, Blake and Christina are all looking for two more artists to complete their teams of 12, while Cee Lo still needs three. That's what he gets for passing out mid-competition the last few episodes. Thanks to his procrastination, now he's got to give it the ol' college try. See you in the library for a late-night cramming sesh, dude!

Instead of mercifully jumping in, we cut to Whitney Myer walking with her family as she tells us about how hardcore of a rocker she is. She's got a Monroe piercing, one of those Ke$ha feather earrings in one ear and a giant multicolor beaded double triangle dangly earring in the other. Her plan is to be successful.

Tonight, Whitney's singing "No One." Her voice is a little more soulful than I was expecting, but poppy, too. Adam's off within the first few seconds and she is so happy! Red-eyed Cee Lo hits his button seconds later. Then Blake! I get so dorky excited when all the judges get into it. Christina toys with all of our hearts and SHE GOES! All of a sudden I don't like Whitney as much as I did in the beginning... part of me thinks it's because she got a little nasally the end, but it's mostly because she's so mainstream now, you know?

Everyone cheers, and Adam starts smooth-talking. He says she reminds him of Mary J. (Blige, to all of us lowly non-industry folk), that he understood her and pathetically curses in order to show off how cool he is, like he's a seventh grader in the back of the school bus or something. Cee Lo chews cud and mumbles about why he turned around. Christina tells Whitney she made the Alicia Keys song her own. Blake tells her that he's a fan no matter what she does, and then Adam chimes in that she could win this whole thing, and then this spooky music starts playing over everyone talking about how good they are. Ultimately, Whitney goes with... Adam because he felt especially genuine.

So that leaves Adam with one spot left as we meet 27-year-old David Dunn. He didn't become passionate about singing until he was 15 or 16, which is literally at least 10 years later than most contestants claim to have started. His dad is an oil baron, and all of his male relatives work for him. The young Texan has a degree in Engineering, and oh my God can we get to his audition already?

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