The coaches on The Voice are often surprised by how small some of the show's stronger female contestants really are. This was certainly the case during Burns' audition. The 15-year-old singer immediately impressed the audience and coaches alike with her gorgeous voice, which didn't sound like something that would come out of a gal with such a diminutive frame. Sadly, none of the coaches were able to enjoy this element of surprise while Burns was still performing, as they didn't bother to turn their chairs around for the young musician.
To be fair, three of the four coaches were simply not eligible to turn their chairs, as they had already chosen as many singers as they were allowed. They were clearly not happy about not having the ability to hit the big red button and welcome Burns to their already-established teams. Gwen Stefani seemed especially disappointed about this loss; she admitted that she was planning on going home and crying about her failure to get Burns on her team.
Only one judge actually had a spot open, but he seemed to think that Burns was a poor fit. Evidently, Pharrell already had a singer a lot like her on his team. Disappointed Twitter users claimed that this was a poor excuse, with a few adding that the coach would later regret letting a gem such as Burns get away so easily.
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING PHARRELL?!?!? You should have turned for Caroline. #thevoice— Katherine Cabe (@kecabe) October 6, 2015
It cannot have been easy for Burns to face rejection on The Voice, but at least she's essentially guaranteed a spot on the show if she returns in the future. It's hard to imagine the pint-sized singer being an even better performer than she already is, but if her sense of passion is any indication, next year's audition is bound to blow all four judges away. She'll probably give it another try next year, for, despite her failure to become the newest member of Team Pharrell, she claimed that she'd just enjoyed the best day of her life. The only way to top such a great day is to audition again — and to move on to the next round.
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