The Voice: Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts wanted The Voice to be her comeback. The 33-year-old country singer had a record deal but a series of unfortunate events took over her life. She and her label parted ways the same week that a horrible flood in Nashville destroyed her home. A few days later, Julie found out she has MS. Things weren’t going well for her, but she decided to not give up.
Julie sang Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You.” She put her own spin on the song, which didn’t particularly win me over. Julie is friends with Blake so you might think he would recognize her voice. This is one of those cases where The Voice demonstrates it’s power. She looks like a star and has a star story, but it’s all about 90 seconds of music. None of the judges turned but Blake saw Julie and was so sorry. He said she was a country casualty and deserved a chance in the business.
The Voice: Monique Abbadie
Former child star Monique Abbadie got her start on a Spanish family show. She sang, danced and did comedy. When the show ended, she didn’t know what to do with her life. She began working for her dad and being a full-time student. All the while, she wanted to prove to her family that she was meant to be a star.
Monique sang Shakira’s “Loca.” The song and Monique were on high energy the whole time. Blake buzzed in first, followed quickly by all four. After her performance, Monique expressed her love for Shakira. While they all wanted her on their team, the boys ended up telling her to pick Shakira as her coach. The little girl with amazing belts was thrilled to join Team Shakira.
The Voice: Warren Stone
Warren Stone is a full-time firefighter and father. While he loves his job and his brothers at the fire house, Warren wants to break into country music. He said he hopes to show his kids that you can always go for your dreams. When you get knocked down, get back up and keep fighting for what you want.
Warren performed “Colder Weather.” You can tell in Adam’s eyes when he really wants someone. The usually cool lead singer gets very serious and seems to rise out of his body in the moment. Shakira also buzzed in for Warren, followed closely by Blake. So you think he’ll go to Team Blake? Think again. Team Adam gained their first country singer, ever. Adam has been talking for four seasons about how much he wants a country singer. We’ll never hear the end of this one.