Alicia Keys was incredibly patient about finding her last artist, and it paid off.
The first artist of the night was Vanessa Ferguson, who has been performing since she was 3-years-old and is classically trained in jazz but favors RnB and hip-hop. For her audition, she sang “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers. It was one of the best auditions of the entire season, and Ferguson has already established herself as someone to watch. Keys and Stefani turned first, but they were soon joined by Shelton. “I’d love the chance to work with you,” Shelton said even though he wasn’t the obvious choice. He praised the huge note she hit at the climax of her audition. Ferguson bonded with Keys over being from New York. “From the moment the song started, I was in,” Stefani said, praising her confidence. Keys said she wanted to discover more about who Ferguson is as an artist. Ferguson joined Team Alicia, which will be a great fit for her.
Dawson Coyle was the next artist to audition, and he shared the story of losing his home and everything he owned in a devastating house fire. “Life is precious, and you need to take advantage of every single drop of it,” he said. He sang “Happiness” by Needtobreathe. He clearly sang with passion, but it wasn’t the most vocally interesting performance. Toward the end, Shelton turned around, so Coyle joined Team Blake by default. And with that, Shelton’s season 12 team was full.