NBC’s ‘The Voice’ review: Maiya Sykes, Joe Kirk, Sugar Joans, Taylor Brashears perform

The Voice -Tonight, we had the second episode of “The Voice,” and a pretty good lineup of vocalists to boot. There were artists from all genres, some pretty good stories, and all sorts of other big stuff that took place over the course of the night. Also, we figured out even more that Pharrell Williams is totally boss as a coach.

As with the first night, we’re focusing mostly in here on the singers who will be advancing to the next round rather than some of the no-chair turns.

Danica Shirey, “Big White Room” – A very good singer to start the show, but we do really like it when someone comes out and doesn’t have a sad story right away. It was pretty easy to telegraph where she was going the moment the critiques came in. Team Pharrell.

Joe Kirk, “Lego House” – A sweet kid, but probably not worthy of four chairs since he started to fall off after he knew he was safe. He made a predictable move when it comes to his coach, but arguably the right one since Adam understands these singer-songwriter types. Team Adam.

Menlik Zergabachew, “Santeria” – We kind of love the fact that he came on here and used his real name, despite it being almost impossible to spell. Great song choice, and this had Gwen written all over it. Team Gwen.

Reagan James, “Give Me Love” – It feels like this could be the member of Team Blake who somehow sneaks into the live round, but we don’t get the choice here. The one thing you want to ensure if you make it in this competition is that you give yourself a good chance to succeed, and he tends to side with country singers. Team Blake.

Taylor Phelan, “Sweater Weather” – One of our favorites of the season so far. Great stage presence, great singing voice, and very unique. After the song, we could see him and Pharrell connect almost immediately. This is basically good news for both parties moving forward. Team Pharrell.

Sugar Joans, “Chain of Fools” – Great name, a good song, and while we thought she was a little too screechy at times, she made the right pick for a coach in someone who could actually help her to improve moving forward. Team Gwen.

Taylor Brashears, “You Ain’t Woman Enough” – Our only source of entertainment that comes from watching the other coaches try to convince a country singer to not choose Blake. The problem here is that he really took them to school over them not even knowing who sang this song. He made her pick easy. Team Blake.

Maiya Sykes, “Stay With Me” – One of the best voices of the entire night, and she also went with a great coach in Pharrell. The guy is so convincing! He could get anyone on his team. Team Pharrell.

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