Season 22 of “The Voice” kicks off on 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 on Instagram on the show.
“Cub cats out of the bag!!!” she wrote on Instagram. “I auditioned for this season of #TheVoice so be sure to watch the premiere September 19th on @nbcthevoice, airing Mondays and Tuesdays 8/7c and streaming on #Peacock WOW, I’m so excited!!! Let’s do this #Mylestones. this is definitely a great #MylestoneMonday everyone!”
Myles performed for coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Camila Cabello in hopes of progressing to the next round of the competition.
Myles played Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as her audition number.
After the first few notes, Camila Cabello pressed the ‘block’ button on her seat and chose to almost immediately put Gwen Stefani out of the running for the performer.
Later in the song, both Blake Shelton and John Legend turn in front of the contestant. When she wraps up the performance, Myles gets a standing ovation from the coaches and Stefani realizes she’s been blocked.
“See this?” Stefani notes, pointing to the floor marked “Blocked.” “I turned around, she looked right into my soul, and she said, ‘There’s Gwen Stefani, I want to be on her team!'”
Cabello snaps: “She didn’t say that.”
‘In her heart she did! I felt it.” Stefani replies. “And then I looked, and it was blocked!”
Myles tells the coaches she’s from Nashville, Tennessee, which excites coach Blake Shelton.
“I feel like not many people are singing that song because it’s very intimidating,” says Legend. “It takes some cojones to get here and sing it with such confidence. ”
The legend goes on to say that the performance was “superb” and one of the “best I’ve seen on this show in a very long time”.
Cabello called Myles’ tone “beautiful” and that she loved that Myles sang with her “soul” and made people feel.
“I’m so nervous because I want you so much,” Cabello said, adding later, “I know you have the least chance of choosing me. You’ve got Blake in country, John in soul, I mean, I love pop melodies, 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’d love to help you on that journey.”
Shelton shares that he wants Myles on his team so much that he uses a “spotlight” on his seat and tries to get production to mute Cabello’s microphone.
“I would be honored to be that coach for you,” Shelton says.
When asked what she does for a living, Myles said she writes songs and performs, and she reveals that she has performed at some of the same festivals as Blake Shelton.
“It’s been a long journey,” she says. “It hasn’t been 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 ahead of her time on the show, and she hopes to use the platform to boost her career and “be a successful recording artist too.”
When it comes to what Coach Myles chose, that won’t be revealed until the season premiere officially airs on Monday, September 19, 2022.
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