The Voice returned to NBC on Monday night for its 18th season. For the first time, Nick Jonas appeared as a coach, and he joined veteran coaches Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. They each get one block during this round.
Things started with a four-chair turn, which went to Todd Tilghman singing Bob Seger's “We’ve Got Tonight.” He had a raspy voice with a lot of control, and the turns came quickly. Jonas actually sang to him a bit, which usually woos artists. But he ended up going with Team Blake. “I love the range,” Shelton had said.
Legend used his block on Jonas for the next artist, Nelson Cade III, who gave a fun and well-rounded folk performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan's “Pride and Joy.” It was a smart move, since Legend and Jonas will likely be going for similar artists this season. Jonas said Cade could win the whole thing, but because of the block, he couldn’t have him on his team. It was another four-chair turn, but Cade went with Legend, so the block paid off.