updated 04/08/2013 AT 10:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/08/2013 AT 10:45 PM ET
Ryan Innes, who performed last, impressed all four judges with his righteous yet controlled soul bend on John Mayer’s bluesy “Gravity.”
He picked Usher as his coach but not without mounds of praise from the competition.
“This is the most fun I’ve had listening all day,” Blake Shelton told Innes, a rounded and bearded blue-eyed soul singer from Thatcher, Ariz.
“You shook this room, man,” Usher said, calling it a performance of “soul and true substance.” The compliments later pushed Innes – a lounge singer who now lives in Utah and who performs weddings and corporate gigs – to tears.
Havana-born teen Mary Miranda made her mark with Selena’s hit “Como la Flor.”
Shakira spun in her seat after just a few lines, drawn to the purity of Miranda’s voice and her natural power.
“From the moment you started the song with that long, extended note I knew I was in front of something really, really big,” said Shakira, who added Miranda to her team.