7 Best Auditions From ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Premiere (VIDEOS)

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7 Best Auditions From ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Premiere (VIDEOS)

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7 Best Auditions From ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Premiere (VIDEOS)

If you missed last night’s The Voice Season 11 premiere, well, first, shame on you!

The September 19 episode kicked off Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys’s coach gigs, making it the first equally male-female panel since the series premiere in 2011. And did we mention they both did a great job?

But aside from all that, the reality singing competition really brought the heat when it came to quality talent and spot-on audition songs, as well as plenty of emotional backstories to pull you in.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered with the seven best auditions from last night. Click through the gallery to watch them now!

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

7 Best Auditions From ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Premiere (VIDEOS)
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7. Courtnie Ramirez

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7. Courtnie Ramirez

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We’re docking the 17-year-old Texan a few points for her choice of Jessie J’s “Mama Knows Best” (someone please retire this screeching disaster from the song list ASAP). But with a lot of raw talent and a great look — and Miley’s help! — this girl could go places.

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6. Riley Elmore

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6. Riley Elmore

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We usually roll our eyes at wannabe Bublés, but at just 16 years old, Riley impressed us with his easy vocals and even a few surprising modulations to the overdone “The Way You Look Tonight.” Hopefully Adam will guide him down the right path.

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5. Gabe Broussard

5. Gabe Broussard

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We still can’t get over that Gabe is only 15 — that tone, that control, that emotion! His “Lonely Night in Georgia” wasn’t perfect, but once he’s able to tackle those nerves, the sky’s the limit.

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4. Dana Harper

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4. Dana Harper

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The daughter of NBA pro Derek Harper impressed us with her interesting take on Nick Jonas’s “Jealous,” both with her surprising range and soft, India Arie-esque tone. Keep it up, girl!

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3. Jason Warrior

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3. Jason Warrior

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There’s just something about Jason’s voice! We’ll see 100 more people try to sing Stevie Wonder this season, but this Chicago fella (with a tough upbringing) brought something really unique to “Living for the City.”

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2. Christian Cuevas

2. Christian Cuevas

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Another young guy with a heartbreaking backstory was 20-year-old Christian, who lost his musician father just last year to cancer. And you can’t fake the emotion he brought through in covering Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You.”

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1. Dave Moisan

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1. Dave Moisan

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At first we thought the former swimmer might be a one-trick-pony with his strong falsetto. Luckily, “Sex and Candy” did demonstrate some of his also-strong lower register, and hopefully coach Adam will help him do more of that as the season continues.

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If you missed last night’s The Voice Season 11 premiere, well, first, shame on you!

The September 19 episode kicked off Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys’s coach gigs, making it the first equally male-female panel since the series premiere in 2011. And did we mention they both did a great job?

But aside from all that, the reality singing competition really brought the heat when it came to quality talent and spot-on audition songs, as well as plenty of emotional backstories to pull you in.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered with the seven best auditions from last night. Click through the gallery to watch them now!

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.