Blake Dominates on The Voice Premiere

Adam Levine? Not So Much

Blake Shelton began a new season of NBC’s The Voice by racking up three performers on the very first night. Shelton and fellow judge Adam Levine verbally sparred over the talented hopefuls, but Levine ended the night without a single performer — a stat Shelton couldn’t help referencing throughout the show.

Shelton’s team includes Sarah Potenza, Joshua Davis and Cody Wickline who bravely covered the George Jones classic, “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

Country music continued to be a powerful element during the rest of the show when Meghan Linsey (formerly of duo Steel Magnolia) performed, and Shelton did not turn his chair.

But one of the most impressive performances of the night came from 15-year-old Sawyer Fredericks, who put his own interpretation on “Man of Constant Sorrow” by the Soggy Bottom Boys.

Robin Richardson has covered country music since the day Eddie Rabbitt died. Not that she had anything to do with it.