After hearing what he knew was a perfect fit, the longtime ‘Voice’ coach trudged off stage exclaiming, “I just need to be left alone right now!”
During the brand new episode of blind auditions on Thursday’s airing of The Voice, a young singer named Casi Joy earned herself a four-chair turn after a jaw-dropping performance of LeAnn Rimes’ breakout hit, “Blue.”
It was easy for Adam Levine to see why he would be out of the running for this immensely talented artist – especially since Blake Shelton was the last of the four coaches to push his button and turn.
“I would do cartwheels to have you on my team,” Levine confessed. “But I have been beaten down so many times by hearing a voice like yours, which clearly is rooted in that traditional country thing, so I’m not going to get my hopes up, because I am too exhausted.”
With that he promptly got up from his seat and meandered off stage to go sit on one of the stair cases leading up through the studio audience. There, he pouted as the other coaches tried to win over Joy, each pleading their case.
When Joy admitted she wasn’t just a country singer and has sung all genres of music, Levine’s mood perked right up and he headed back to his chair.
“I’d like to retract some of my previous statements,” Levine stated. “They were the rantings of a mad man. I’ve changed, Casi. I’m a new man! What if you chose me? That’s crazy! That’s the worst decision ever! Or, is it the best decision ever? You decide.”
Each judge had made a great plea to try and sway her decision, with Alicia Keys even suggesting she pick Gwen Stefani, implying that she’d get both Stefani’s influence and Shelton’s since they’re an item.
Through all that, Casi Joy chose Shelton as her mentor. After her decision, Levine tweeted out his sentiments on the choice, “Well, I can’t say we didn’t see that coming….”
Watch this incredible audition and Adam Levine’s hilarious antics in the video below.
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