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The Voice 2013: Should the Coaches Have Turned For James Irwin’s Blind Audition?

We were in tears multiple times during tonight’s premiere of The Voice Season 4 blind auditions on March 25. There were plenty of heartbreaking stories in the first episode, but James Irwin’s tale of losing his twin girls was by far the most painful.

A few years ago, James and his wife welcomed their two daughters into the world, but due to a complication in delivery, the couple had only 10 minutes with their children before they passed away. As James recalled the experience, he burst into tears for the cameras, and we were right there with him.

Fortunately, James and his wife gave birth to a happy, healthy son named Aidan, and now James is looking for the next stage of his music career.

James took to the stage to sing “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by The Script. He started off strong, but the coaches didn’t hear that special something and failed to press their buttons.

Cue the sobbing ... and we’re not talking about James. It was hard to see a contestant who’s been through so much not make it through to the battle rounds.

But this show is about talent, not backstories.

Tell us what you think! Should the coaches have turned for James Irwin? Vote below!

03.26.2013 / 07:17 AM EDT by Rachel McRady
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