'The Voice' Season 11 Premiere – Episode 2 Start Time: The Top Contestants and the Judges Preview
Season 11 of "The Voice" opened to rousing reviews Monday night, with several contestants stamping themselves as keepers from among a clearly talented field.
New judges Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus also flaunted their lasting starpower, snaring five team members between them from the blind auditions.
Performances continue on NBC Tuesday night, September 21, commencing at 7 p.m EST with Keys, Cyrus and holdovers Blake Shelton and Adam Levine serving as judges.
Among the contestants who made the most noise on Monday was Sundance Head, a Texas father of three who still manages to find the time to care for seven dogs and 10 chickens. Joining Team Blake, Head and his soulful country groove may also be familiar to some from his Season 6 appearance on "American Idol."
Matching Head note for note was Team Alicia recruits Dave Moisan and Jason Warrior.
Despite having somewhat of a history with judge Adam Levine, who he met at a Maroon 5 concert while still in college, leading him to start his own band, Moisan settled on Keys after belting out his rendition of "Sex and Candy."
This 33-year-old medical device sales rep also counts once defeating Michael Phelps while still a junior Olympics swimmer as one of his brightest moments.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Warrior showed off his grit in a spellbinding performance of Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City," prompting Keys and Levine to battle it out for his services.
For much of the night, Keys and Cyrus seemed like naturals in their new roles as judges.
Keys' radiant personality particularly shined through, and by the end of the night she had three recruits to prove it.
"We have this new energy to deal with," lamented the veteran Levine, who managed just one recruit for the night. "We don't know how to fight it."