The 22nd season of “The Voice” begins Monday, September 19, 2022, and viewers of the show have officially got their first look at a full blind audition.
The first audition features Morgan Myles, a Season 22 contestant who announced her run on the show on Instagram.
“Hat cats out of the bag!!!” she wrote on Instagram. “I auditioned for this season of #TheVoice so make sure to catch the September 19th premiere on @nbcthevoice which airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c and streams on #Peacock. WOW, I’m so excited!!! Let’s do this #Mylestones. this is definitely a great #MylestoneMonday everyone!”
Myles performed in front of trainers Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Camila Cabello in hopes of advancing to the next round of the competition.
For her audition song, Myles performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
After the first few notes, Camila Cabello hit the “block” button on her chair and almost immediately decided to keep Gwen Stefani out of the running for artist.
Later in the song, both Blake Shelton and John Legend turn to the candidate. As she finishes the performance, Myles receives a standing ovation from the coaches and Stefani realizes she has been blocked.
“Do you see that?” remarks Stefani and points to the floor where it says “Blocked”. “I turned around, she looked right into my soul and said, ‘There’s Gwen Stefani, I want to be on her team!'”
Cabello replies mockingly, “She didn’t say that.”
“In her heart she did it! I felt it.” Stefani replies. “And then I checked, and it was blocked!”
Myles tells the trainers that she is healing from Nashville, Tennessee, which excites trainer Blake Shelton.
“I feel like we don’t get a lot of people to sing this song because it’s very intimidating,” shares Legend. “It takes some cojones to get out here and sing it with such confidence. ”
Legend goes on to say that the performance was “exquisite” and one of the “best I’ve seen on this show in a really long time.”
Cabello called Myles’ tone “beautiful” and that she loved that Myles sang with her “soul” and made people feel.
“I’m freaking nervous because I want you so bad,” Cabello shared, later adding, “I know you’re going to be the least pick of me. You have Blake in country, John in soul, I mean, I love pop tunes, and I’m also a storyteller, I feel like you know who you are as an artist, and if you choose me as your coach, I would look forward to helping you on this journey.”
Shelton shares that he wants Myles on his team so badly that he uses a “spotlight” on his chair and tries to get the production to mute Cabello’s mic.
“I would be honored to be that coach for you,” says Shelton.
When asked what she does for a living, Myles said she writes songs and performs, and she reveals she’s performed at some of the same festivals as Blake Shelton.
“It’s been a long journey,” she shares. “It was’nt easy. I’ve been in Nashville for 16 years, but I’m a full-time touring artist.”
She has over 40,000 followers on Instagram prior to her time on the show and hopes to use the platform to boost her career and “be a successful artist too.”
What Coach Myles has chosen will not be announced until the season premiere officially airs on Monday, September 19, 2022.
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