by Tierney Bricker | Tue., Sep. 11, 2012 6:14 PM
How do you top a country cutie who can yodel, an 18-year-old powerhouse and a contestant from last year returning for redemption? Easy—just bring in a wrestler, LeAnn Rimes' tour manager and a Justin Bieber look-alike!
So who did Christina want a "private concert" from? And which contestant wasn't feeling the Bieber comparisons?
Adriana Louise, a New York City-based waitress/singer, has faced a lot of struggles. When Adriana was nine, she and her family were held at gunpoint by kidnappers. "The only thing that made me happy was my music," she says. "It entirely got me through that situation." She sings "Domino," and her vocals make all four coaches turn around. Because the first record she ever bought was Christina's, Adriana's decides to join the diva's team. Christina's so excited that she starts dancing. A lot.
Next up is country singer Casey Muessigmann. Kasey has two passions in life: music and wrestling. The former wrestler takes on "Sweet Home Alabama," and Christina immediately points at Blake, who is the first to turn his chair. Cee Lo soon follows, but Casey is wooed by Blake's praise of his on-stage "ass-spanking," and chooses Team Blake.
Aquile, 24, learned how to play the guitar after his jaw was broken at 19. He pulled a Kanye West by performing some gigs with his mouth wired shut. Baller! Aquile puts his own spin (and also changes up the lyrics!) on Elton John's classic "Your Song" and Christina and Adam like what he is putting down, and so does Cee Lo, who turns during Aquile's last note. We see you, sneaky Cee Lo! Christina gushes, "I want a private concert," and that's all Aquile needs to hear. Team Christina is really filling up!
LeAnn Rimes' tour manager Ryan Fogarty is looking to step into the spotlight, with LeAnn's blessing, of course! "I was blown away. I really was," she gushes. "I think Ryan is perfect for The Voice, because they are looking for someone who can actually sing." Despite his celebrity endorsement, Ryan's version of "Tomorrow" fails to impress any of the coaches.
Two years ago, Mackenzie Bourg contracted a virus that shut down all of his organs, eventually causing his heart to fail. "The whole experience is the scariest thing I've ever been through," his mother says. "My heart is better for the most part," Mackenzie says, adding that music helped him "cope with everything." Mackenzie sings "Pumped Up Kicks" and shows off his guitar skills. Cee Lo is the only coach to turn around, so he lands the cutie, who Blake says has a "Harry Potter vibe." Christina says he kind of looks like Justin Bieber, which Mackenzie doesn't appreciate. "Let's go back to Harry Potter." Ha!
Last up is Julio Cesar Castillo, a Mariachi singer, who takes a risk by singing "La Bamba" entirely in Spanish, the first time it has ever happened on The Voice. Blake and Cee Lo are both impressed, but Julio decides to go with Blake as his coach.
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