'The Voice' 2013 Season 5 Premiere Recap VIDEO: Contestant Mathew Shuler Makes History (Watch)
on Sep 24, 2013 01:11 PM EDT
The Voice's two-part premiere for season 5 kicked off Monday with an opening performance from the show's coaches and a nunber of blind auditions.
The show's four original coaches-- Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Ceelo Green--reunited for an opening performance where they sang Joan Jett's I Love Rock 'N Roll.
During the first set of blind auditions, college student Matthew Shuler admited that both if his parents are pastors and that his father works three jobs to support his family. Almost immediately after Shuler belted Young The Giant's Cough Syrup, he set a record -- all four coaches turned their chairs around at the same time.
All four coaches demonstrating their strong interest in having him on their team at the same time. Aguilera was so excited she ran on the stage to hug Shuler while Levine sat on top of his coach chair to get his attention. Shelton followed behind her to shake his hand.
After Aguilera begged Shuler, "Please, please let me be the first female coach to win this thing," he picked her to be his coach,.
Other stand-out auditions came from Caroline Pennell, 17, who sang Ellie Goulding's Anything Could Happen and 55-year-old Donna Allen who sang a rendition of Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful. The latter vowed to become the first contestant over 40 to win this season.
Aguilera and Green are returning to The Voice after a one season hiatus where they focused on their music careers. Thery were replaced by Shakira and Usher for season 4. Shakira and Usher will return to The Voice for season 6 when it premieres in spring 2014.
Shelton's country act, 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery, won season 4. She is the youngest winner in the show's history. Shelton also won season 3 with his act Cassadee Pope and season 2 with Jermaine Paul. Levine's contestant, Javier Colon, won season 1.
Part 2 of the season 5 premiere airs Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. EST.
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