The voice season 22 officially started on Monday (September 19), and a new coach Camila Cabello has its first team member.
Nashville, Tennessee-based touring artist Morgan Myles took the stage during the premiere episode of the auditions, blowing the judges away with her rendition of Leonard Cohen‘Hallelujah. All four coaches – Cabello, Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen Stefani — turned their chairs around for a chance to get Myles on their team. However, the “Havana” singer was quick and blocked Stefani, who was the first to turn her chair around, from snagging Myles for Team Gwen.
“Do you see this?” Stefani Myles asked, pointing to the word “Blocked” written on the front of her chair. “I turned around, she looked right into my soul, and she said, ‘There’s Gwen Stefani. I want to be on her team.’
“She didn’t say that,” Cabello joked, before Stefani pointed an accusing finger at her fellow coach. “It was you!” she told Cabello.
“You have such a beautiful tone,” the “Bam Bam” star told Myles. “I want to hear records from you. You like in one Rihanna-ish way […] singing with your hands, I thought, ‘Yes! That’s what I’m looking for. She sings with her soul and makes people feel.’ To me, that’s the highest hope for an artist.”
Cabello concluded, “I feel like you know who you are as an artist, and if you chose me as your coach, I would just be excited to help you on that journey.”
In the end, Cabello’s conviction worked and Myles is officially Team Camila. Watch the full audition below.