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"The Voice" Recap: Houston Teen Shines in Latest Blind Auditions

Image courtesy of NBC (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of NBC (via ABC News Radio)

The blind auditions continued on The Voice Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine , Blake Shelton , Shakira and Usher each adding two contestants to their respective teams.

Shakira now has nine artists on her squad. Adam and Usher have eight, and Blake has seven.

Here's a rundown of Tuesday night's auditions:

The personable Audrey Karrasch , 20, sang the Jessie J hit "Price Tag." Usher and Blake both turned around their chairs for her. Audrey asked Usher specifically what he liked about her performance. After he said he could identify with it, Audrey blurted out, "OK, let's do it," leaving a rejected Blake stunned.

Long-haired Brandon Roush belted out the Joe Cocker version of The Beatles song "With a Little Help from My Friends." Adam joked that the 19-year-old Kentucky native looked like he belonged in the heavy metal band Megadeth . Brandon joined Team Shakira.

Betsy Barta , who performs on the streets of Minneapolis, tried her best with Adele 's "Set Fire to the Rain." None of the judges pressed their buttons. Afterward, Blake suggested that the song choice was overambitious. A teary-eyed Betsy was consoled with a hug from Adam.

Sporting dreadlocks, Patrick Dodd of Memphis paid homage to his city with Marc Cohn 's "Walking in Memphis." Shakira and Adam both turned around, saying the 35-year-old brought soul to the stage. Patrick went with Adam.

Wedding singer Orlando Dixon tackled Ne-Yo 's "So Sick." Usher was the only coach to support him. Clearly elated, Orlando called Usher his idol and said he wanted to buy his mother a new home one day.

Savannah Berry , a 17-year-old from Houston, once duetted with Sugarland for an Academy of Country Music Awards promotional segment. She sang Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars ' single "Safe & Sound," from The Hunger Games soundtrack. All of the coaches except for Usher pressed their buttons. After Savannah cited Miranda Lambert as one of her inspirations, Blake repeatedly reminded her that he's married to Miranda. His powers of persuasion worked: Savannah picked Blake.

The final week of blind auditions begins next Monday on NBC.

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