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'The Voice': Ryan Innes creates a war amongst the coaches

One of the great joys of "The Voice" is watching a four-way battle between the coaches over a contestant, as each struggle to prove that they are the coach for them. Monday's final audition (April 8), Ryan Innes, prompted just that -- and it was a treat.Ryan approached the competition with the prerequisite sad story over how he gave up a career path in medicine after getting dumped to chase his dream, putting it all on the line. At 31, he said that, while he may not be the youngest in the game, "emotion doesn't have an age."Ryan took the stage, singing John Mayer's "Gravity," and from the second his mouth opened, it was clear this was the audition of the night. Coach Adam Levine turned on the very first word, with Blake Shelton turning shortly thereafter. It took new coaches Usher and Shakira a bit longer to turn, but once Ryan hit his blues-ier... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/the-voice-ryan-innes-creates-a-war-amongst-the-coaches.html

'The Voice': Sasha Allen goes from backup singer to star

"The Voice" continues its tradition of giving backup singers their opportunity to grab at the spotlight with the introduction of Sasha Allen, a mother of two who put her career on hold to raise her family.Before taking the stage, Sasha revealed that she was a classically trained pianist whose mom took her to clubs to learn how to sing. Apparently, it did wonders because the 30-year-old had previously sang backup vocals for John Legend, Alicia Keys, and "The Voice"s very own Christina Aguilera.She took to the stage with an unbelievably soulful performance of the Dixie Chick's "Not Ready To Make Nice." Maybe the fact that her young children and fiance weren't able to travel to Los Angeles with her provided the necessary emotional push because there was something so beautifully melancholic in her audition. It was hardly a surprise that all four coaches turned, practically salivating. In her pre-audition interview she had admitted that, while... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/the-voice-sasha-allen-goes-from-backup-singer-to-star.html