We’re pretty sure Usher could charm the paint off a car in 60 seconds flat, so it’s no surprise that he’s been able to convince quite a few talented singers to join his team. Now that the Blind Auditions for Season 6 of The Voice are through, have a look at the 12 artists who will represent Team Ush.
TJ Wilkins — Los Angeles, California
TJ Wilkins is an old-school R&B vocalist, so he’s a great fit on Team Usher. However, the Los Angeles singer certainly had his pick, with three coaches to choose from. Ultimately, though, he went for the coach with the style and vocal quality most similar to his own.
Biff Gore, 45 — Denver, Colorado
Biff Gore said he wouldn’t be swayed by a coach simply because they were the most charming or the best looking, and yet here he is on Team Usher — despite the fact that he didn’t turn his chair around for him until the very last second!
Bria Kelly, 17 — Smithfield, Virginia
We haven’t seen a more hard-fought fight over an artist as with this gritty blues singer. Though her roots are in country, Bria Kelly surprised everyone, including Usher, by choosing him as her coach. We think it might have had something to do with his promising her he could help her earn a Grammy. He should know — he has eight.
Madilyn Paige, 16 — Provo, Utah
Only two chairs turned around for this sweet singer, but we have a feeling Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are going to regret that. Leveraging his success with launching Justin Bieber’s career helped Usher beat out Shakira to nab Madilyn Paige for his team.
Brothers Walker — Bernie, Missouri
Identical twins Coty and Clinton Walker have been playing music together for more than a decade, but their passion for music doesn't stop there. Coty runs a recording studio while Clinton teaches music. Like their mentor, the borthers enjoy producing music as well as performing it.
Stevie Jo, 19 — Tyler, Texas
Nobody on the coaches' panel could believe a guy from Texas who looks like Stevie could possibly be the same guy who nailed his version of Usher's "There Goes My Baby." Since he chose to sing Ush's hit, it's only fitting that they're working together!
Melissa Jimenez, 29 — Fort Lee, New Jersey
We thought Melissa was a shoe-in for Team Shakira, but Usher's powers of persuasion lured over to his team.
Tanner James, 19
We don't know much about Tanner yet, but judging from his NBC bio, he's a survivor. Will he survive the Battle Rounds?
A former pageant queen and cheerleader, Tess Boyer certainly doesn't need any pointers on charm, but Usher will help her hone her performance skills.
Jake Barker, 28 — New York City
Already kind of a big deal on YouTube, Jake Barker is a newbie when it comes to performing live, but considering his Blind Audition was his first performance on stage, we can't even imagine what he's capable once he gets comfortable.