“The Voice” coaches fight for final 4-chair turn of season 25 — watch the 'flawless' audition

Val T. Webb wows all five coaches with her "flawless" vocals.

How about one last four-chair turn before we go? Headed into the final night of The Voice season 25 Blind Auditions, every team has just one spot left, which means coaches John Legend, Dan + Shay, Chance the Rapper, and Reba McEntire are being extra picky. When an artist gets a four-chair turn at this stage in the game, you know they’re a good one. Enter: 43-year-old back-up singer Val T. Webb. 

The first audition of the night, Val, who has sung back-up vocals for the likes of India.Arie and Kirk Franklin, opens up about how she’s only here on this stage, attempting to be a lead vocalist, because of her son Joshua. Joshua has been pushing her to pursue her dreams for years. The coaches should be thanking Joshua for getting his mother to audition after Val gives what John calls a “flawless” performance of Deborah Cox’s powerhouse ballad “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here.” She easily gets all five coaches to push their buttons for her.

Val’s so effortless with these huge notes, and so at ease on stage, that the coaches put everything into their pitches to win her over. Once they learn that Val spends a lot of her time as a worship leader, all five coaches make sure to let her know they relate to her gospel roots in one way or another — but they go beyond that, too. Dan, speaking for both himself and Shay, tells Val that she just gave “one of the best performances [they’ve] seen” during the auditions. Reba tells her that when trying to come up with something to offer her as a coach, she found there was “nothing to critique” about her performance.

Chance, who has been on the lookout for both a power vocalist and someone “who can really carry R&B,” is especially excited by the prospect of working with Val. “Your breath control is ridiculous,” he tells the Texan, adding that she has “such a great control of [her] higher register.” He wants to work with her to help her show who she really is as an artist and thinks they could “make some special moments together.” It’s Chance’s passion and sincerity, paired with the way Val saw Chance work with artists back in season 23, that makes this an easy choice for her. Val T. Webb takes the final spot on Team Chance.

<p>The Voice/ YouTube</p> Val T. Webb

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Val T. Webb

With Chance’s team full, the other coaches are left to duke it out as the Blinds wind down. Each team winds up with a real stand-out artist. Dan + Shay fill up their team by taking on singer-songwriter Kyle Schuesler, who impresses with his cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” and is looking to lean a little more into country-pop. Reba presses her final button at the very last second for L. Rodgers, a passionate, powerful singer from Baltimore who offers up a moving rendition of “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones. And then there was one: By virtue of being the last coach standing, John nabs an artist all of the coaches admit they would’ve pressed their button for — Olivia Rubini. Olivia gives a tasteful, emotional performance of Linda Ronstadt’s “Long Long Time” that John says “sounded like someone who understands how to be a vocal artist and not just a singer.”

And with that, all four teams of season 25 are full. On to the Battles.

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

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