The Voice Season 4 kicked off with an awesome performance by Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, and didn't lose any momentum from there.
After the coaches came together on "Come Together," they stayed together, bantering and competing for the talented singers who gave it their all.
Most notably ...
Kris Thomas, a pastor's son who signed a record deal and lost it after college, recounted a story of nearly driving his car into a house while intoxicated.
He then wowed the coaches with his take on Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love for You," sounding every bit like the late superstar herself.
"In my four seasons, I've never heard anything like that," Levine said, while Shakira ultimately claimed this "gem" for her team after some back-and-forth.
Danielle Bradbery, 16, impressed the fab four with Taylor Swift's "Mean." Usher's attempted bribe of Justin Bieber tickets was not enough; she picked Blake.
Judith Hill may have wowed the coaches the most. Adam and Usher turned around before Hill finished the intro to Christina Aguilera's "What a Girl Wants."
Her soulful rendition of the song left Shakira with her mouth gaping open and Levine - who eventually won her services - standing atop his chair cheering.
Check out five more contestants who made the cut last night, as well as the show-stopping, season-opening performance by the coaches themselves.
Who are you rooting for so far!?