But what we REALLY longed for during the hiatus was some great blind auditions — which is EXACTLY what we got.
The premiere episode was the first round of the auditions that saw several talented singers take the stage in hopes of having Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, or Pharrell turn their chairs around.
Ch-ch-check out some of our favorite performances from Monday night including Adam getting on stage for a little duet of Maroon 5‘s She Will Be Loved (below)!
Bryan Bautista performs The Hills by The Weeknd :
Mike Schiavo performs Talking Body by Tove Lo PLUS a duet with Levine singing She Will Be Loved:
Abby Celso performs Should’ve Been Us by Tori Kelly:
Oh, and you may have already seen child star Alisan Porter‘s amazing preview performance of Blue Bayou, but if you skip ahead to 5:26 (below) you can finally find out which judge she picked:
Make sure you check out round two of the blind auditions Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EST on NBC!