"The Voice": 4 Judges Fight Over Mike Jerel, Whose Mom Helps Choose His Coach

March 10, 2020
Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine are about to find out what John Legend has in store for 'The Voice'

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On episode 4 of The Voice, coaches John Legend, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson were back for another night of blind auditions. There was only one four-turn contestant on the night, 31-year-old Mike Jerel of Ashburn, Georgia, who grabbed the coaches' attention with his awesome version of James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's World." Jerel played the piano while he sang, and after Clarkson said, "Mike, you just lit the room on fire." While all four judges went after him, Jerel ended up choosing Team Legend after his mom came on stage and told him to pick "John." 23-year-old Zan Fiskum of Seattle got Clarkson, Jonas and Legend to turn during her performance of "Light On" by Maggie Rogers, and also ended up choosing Legend. Blake says she deserved a four chair turn, “And I’m the jack**s that didn’t give it to you.” Jacob Miller of Eden, Wisconsin, got Clarkson, Jonas and Shelton to turn with his version of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changing," displaying some nice guitar playing and ability to nail the high notes. Jonas got him to join his team after telling him he'd be "excited to spend some time with you in the studio," and offered a possible collaboration with the Jonas Brothers. Other notable performances on the night were Anaya Cheyenne's Lady Gaga cover, and Jules' cover of Cage the Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked."