NBC’s ‘The Voice’ review: Nicole Nelson lifts night three to new heights

We already know that Simon Cowell was not happy about there being a new episode of “The Voice” airing on Wednesday night, and to an extent we weren’t either … mostly because we don’t want the two shows to end up hurting each other.

While we’re not sure a ton of people ended up seeing these blind auditions compared to the first two shows, there were some good singers in here, in particular the acts who started and ended the episode.

Samuel Mouton – The first performer of the night was definitely someone with a story to tell. A lifelong Bob Marley fan, this Colorado guy wanted to spread the message of love. The good news? He was successful at it in a big way, and this moving take on “Redemption Song,” which was one of the best all season. He also has landed a good coach in Adam Levine.

Nelly’s Echo – First things first, we really love this guy’s name. We also think that he really has a story worth telling a refugee from Nigeria who has managed to succeed in a big way here in America. He also took on a deceptively had song in “Ain’t No Sunshine (When She’s Gone),” and won Christina Aguilera over.

2Steel Girls – This is the first mother/daughter pair ever on “The Voice,” and it was really clear from the get-go just who they were going to choose here: Blake Shelton. They are country artists from Nashville, and they even performed a track in “Before He Cheats” that Blake has probably heard two million times.

Domo – We actually do like it when good singers are sometimes extremely confident, mostly because this is how some people become stars. Take away the dance moves and the fact that she was clearly pandering to Cee Lo Green with a song that he wrote in “Don’t Cha.” She is a really good singer, and could go far in this competition.

Nicole Nelson – Have we heard “Hallelujah” covered about a million times already? Definitely, but that does not change the fact that this was one of the best versions of it ever. Nicole’s operatic voice is out of this earth, and Adam has to be feeling at the moment like he is one of the luckiest men on the planet.

Who was your favorite from this audition round? We want to hear more of your thoughts below! If you want to check out some more from the blind auditions, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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