By Rami Abou-Sabe
As the blind auditions continued on NBC’s The Voice, coach Blake Shelton shocked his fellow celebrity judges with a last minute chair turn.
Enid Ortiz’s pitch-perfect take of “All I Ask” was subtle and refined, but not enough to wow any of the judges early on. But with a classic tone harkening back to days of timeless love songs and Gershwin-esque ballads, Ortiz was clearly on country crooner Shelton’s radar.
Shelton kept a close eye on partner Gwen Stefani, whose remark, “She deserves to be on” wasn’t enough to warrant a chair turn.
In the final moments of Ortiz’s performance, Stefani looked away and Shelton took his chance. His buzzer-beater drew a huge reaction from the crowd, and calls of foul play from the judges.