Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson joins the panel for the first time in America (she was a winning judge on the British version).
SEE The Voice: Past Winners for Seasons 1-12 (Photo Gallery) All blind audition episodes and many of the other non-live programs have already been recorded in advance of airing on NBC.
8:06 p.m. – Worship leader by day and drag queen by night Chris Weaver is the first to audition, taking on “Try a Little Tenderness” and gets a turn from both Adam and Jennifer almost immediately!
8:32 p.m. – The third artist to take the stage is Janice Freeman , a cancer survivor and self-described fighterfrom California, with “Radioactive.” She has a big, deep voice, but it took half the song for Miley and Jennifer to turn around.
9:03 p.m. – After realizing who Dave and his daughter are, the judges beg her to come out on stage and we finally get what we wanted–Dave and Claire performing “You Got a Friend in Me” together live!
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