The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 1

Season two of NBC’s The Voice is underway and our favorite, Blake Shelton, is back representing country music!

Big Country, as he has been dubbed by fellow coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, has so far chosen three team members.


We previously introduced you to Blake’s first team member, RaeLynn. The 17-year-old from Baytown, Texas auditioned with a song closely connected to Blake by going with a track by his wife, Miranda Lambert‘s, band. RaeLynn kicked off Season 2 by performing a really great cover of the Pistol Annies‘, “Hell On Heels.”

The team members are all keeping blogs on The Voice official website. You should check out the complete posts, but here is a snippet of what RaeLynn had to say about joining Team Blake:

Fast forward and here I am, on Blake Shelton’s team! I’m honored to be led by one of my musical inspirations. AND so excited about this opportunity and being on The Voice!

Follow RaeLynn on Twitter: @raelynnofficial

RaeLynn’s Audition:


Continue reading to check out Team Blake members Gwen and Jermaine…

Gwen Sebastian

The second member to join Blake’s team was Gwen Sebastian. Gwen hails from North Dakota, and auditioned with a beautiful version of Sugarland’s, “Stay.” Adam, Cee Lo, & Blake all turned their chairs around, but Blake won out.

Gwen has posted several blog updates too. She had this to share about being a part of Team Blake:

From the moment of my first audition, I knew Blake would be my number one pick if given the amazing chance to even have a choice.  It’s not just because he sings my favorite genre because I truly love all kinds of music. Blake not only has one of the purest country voices and is extremely talented, he seemed genuinely interested in his team members as not only musicians, but as people too.

Follow Gwen on Twitter: @gwensebastian

Gwen’s Audition:


Jermaine Paul

The third member of Team Blake is Jermaine Paul. Jermaine is from New York City, and has been a background vocalist for R&B superstar, Alicia Keys, for the past eight years. For the blind rounds, he performed a rockin’ version of Avril Lavigne’s, “Complicated.”

Jermaine shared:

I feel so blessed. I guess I feel like it’s a new beginning and a great new chance to do what I always wanted to since childhood days of singing in the living room at home.

Follow Jermaine on Twitter: @jermainepaul

Jermaine’s Audition:


In the upcoming weeks, we can’t wait to see who else becomes a member of Team Blake! You can watch The Voice on Mondays 8/7c on NBC.

For behind the scenes videos, photos, blogs, and all things The Voice… check out

And if you are not doing so already, don’t forget to follow one of my favorite tweeters and people… @blakeshelton.


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