The Voice Season 13 Premiere: How Did Jennifer Hudson Do as Judge?


Among the most elaborate is a production of Claire singing a song from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", and one of the most straightforward is one of the two singing Randy Newman's "You've Got a Friend in Me".

Janice Freeman, a 32-year-old single mom and cervical-cancer survivor from Compton, CA, sang "Radioactive" and got Jennifer And Miley to turn around.

But Hudson is not exactly a rookie.

Singing "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie, Dave Crosby came to the show hoping to take his singing aspirations to the next level.

Why? Because, as new coach Jennifer Hudson demonstrates during this sneak peek at the first blind audition of the season, when she's faced with staggering singing, she can't help but throw things.

Adam thanked Chris for giving the coaches an opportunity rather than the other way around. "I'm gonna win this season", she declared, "and I want to do it with you".

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Another contestant whose audition has been leaked is Brooke Simpson.

Mitchell Lee, a 29-year-old woodworker and aspiring dentist from Nashville, TN, performed "Hold My Hand", and Adam, Jennifer And Blake all pressed their buttons for the handsome contestant.

However, not all of her attempts to secure a singer were victorious. That notepad prophecy sealed the deal, and snagged Cyrus her second team member for the evening. Adam tells him third time is the charm. He starts off shaky but ends with strength, and joins Team Adam.

Forty-eight-year-old Esera Tuaolo is a former National Football League player and singer extraordinairre.

Simpson was thrilled with her accomplishment, "When my tribe sees me representing them well, it's going to make them really proud". For his Blind Audition he sang the Kate Bush song "This Woman's Work".

Season 13 of the Emmy-winning singing contest premieres at 7 tonight on NBC, and the quartet of celebrity coaches has again gone through some changes.