‘The Voice’: Blind Auditions

This week’s "The Voice" kicked off with Cherie Oakley, 29, from Nashville, Tenn., a singer who had worked as a background vocalist for many years and was looking to step into the spotlight.

Oakley took a huge gamble by singing "Gunpowder & Lead," a song made famous by Miranda Lambert, who just happens to be the fiancee of "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton. Oakley didn’t get Shelton to turn around, but she did win over Christina Aguilera.

Other contestants picked for the show included Devon Barley, 19, from Mattapoisett, Mass., and Raquel Castro, 16, from Long Island, N.Y.

Josh Hand, 29, from West Palm, Beach, Fla., took on Lady Gaga’s "Paparazzi." He looked like a CW star, but he was turned away when he failed to impress judges in the blind audition. Read More...


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