"The Voice" returns for night 2: Shakira goes for broke

The new hosts of NBC's "The Voice" Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher and Blake Shelton on the set.
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"The Voice" returned Tuesday for the second edition of its season premiere, as Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine swiveled their chairs around in hopes of snagging the best talent.

Shakira has quickly learned to pull out all the tricks when trying to talk singers into choosing her team on the NBC series. She told a female singer she needed a female coach to win.

She conversed in Spanish with Midas Whale, a folk-rock duo from Idaho and with a music business student from the Bronx area of New York. She even pulled out an "English to Country" dictionary to try to win over Nashville singer Tawnya Reynolds. In the end, her hard work may have paid off; Shakira landed the music business student, Cathia, as well as Reynolds, the Nashville singer.

Levine nabbed the folkie duo, the first duo the Maroon 5 singer has ever mentored. He also won the bidding war among the four coaches for Sarah Simmons, a Memphis singer with a powerhouse voice, who got all four coaches to turn their chairs around. Shelton tried hard, though, for Simmons, telling the contender, "I think you can win this thing, and you may be in my top three singers I have ever heard audition for 'The Voice.'"

Usher added Josiah Hawley, a male model, to his team, who impressed with his version of "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5.

Shelton did not recruit any singers for his team Tuesday night.

"The Voice" returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

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