On this particular day of taping, we only heard the best of the best perform. Sure, there was Barefoot Guy and Over-The-Top Rocker, but they all had serious talent to back up their strange gimmicks.
Unlike other singing competitions, the singers are backed up by a full band during the audition process. This definitely put the audience and the judges in a dancing mood.
But the blind auditions are also sort of a double-edged sword. It doesn’t really matter if you’re putting on a world-class performance because the coaches can’t actually see you. This means you have to be on point vocally 100% of the time.
Having an audience present also added an interesting element to the auditions. The performers either fed off the crowd’s energy or felt defeated by the lack of interest.