The best part about NBC's The Voice, besides the judges trash-talking each other and those super-campy spinning chairs, is the fact that the contestants are judged solely on their voices so that that their talent is cherished instead of critiqued. But it's also because of the epic unscripted moments, like when a judge joins a contestant on stage to jam out and hopefully woo them to their team. It can either go terribly wrong or fantastically right, and either one makes for good television. The latter happened on Wednesday's episode of The Voice.
After Voice hopeful Joe Maye bewitched the crowd, as well as judges Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, with his performance of '50s rock staple, "I Put A Spell On You," Christina expressed how much she loved performing the song. "That is one of my favorite songs in the whole wide world to sing. I would actually love to sing it with you one day," Aguilera gushed.
Pharrell, who turns into a beaming fangirl whenever Xtina sings, asked, "Why don't you?"
What happened next was a riffing, running, face-melting series of adlibs and burgeoning chemistry that had the judges on their feet, the audience cheering, and an already over-the-moon Maye screaming "Oh my God!" after their impromptu slay session ended.
If Maye can hold his own with a Grammy-winning legend in a spontaneous performance, he may the man to beat at this early stage in the competition.
Watch the video below! The blind auditions continue tonight on The Voice at 8/7c.
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