The Voice: Blake Shelton doesn’t recognize old bandmate Pete Mroz during his audition on the NBC show

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Blake Shelton’s old bandmate Pete Mroz auditioned for the Season 20 premiere of The Voice on Monday, and the coach didn’t even recognize him at first.

45-year-old Pete once played songs with 44-year-old Blake in a Nashville group called The Young Riders when both men were just starting their careers.

While Blake became an eight-time Grammy nominee with 10 CMA Awards, Pete became a traveling golf apparel salesman with a side appearance in a country band.

Old Bandmate: Blake Shelton’s old bandmate Pete Mroz auditioned for the Season 20 premiere of The Voice on Monday, and the coach didn’t even recognize him at first

During the Blind Auditions, Pete sang Blind Faith’s Can’t Find My Way Home and had both Blake and John Legend, 42, rotate their chairs for him.

Blake didn’t remember him at all until he found out that his name was once Pete Mitchell and that he had once played in a band called The Young Riders.

Understanding slowly dawned on Blake, who revealed that he had also been in this band.

“Oh my god,” said the trainer, burying his head in his hands. “I haven’t seen this guy in 25 years!”

Country Star: While Blake became an eight-time Grammy nominee with 10 CMA Awards, Pete became a traveling golf apparel salesman with a side appearance in a country band

“You stole my bass player,” teased Pete Blake, who replied, “No, I gave your bass player a job!”

The two men joked back and forth as Pete remembered the days when Blake had “such good hair,” which meant his mullet.

“We’re just going to bring the old group back together!” Blake told Pete.

Stolen Talent:

Stolen Talent: “You stole my bass player,” teased Pete Blake

Blake’s fellow coaches tried to convince Pete to go with John by calling Blake a “liar” who had regularly hooked up with them in what Blake called “gross Hollywood lies”.

“Says the guy who gets married with Hollywood,” said Kelly Clarkson (38), referring to his fiancée Gwen Stefani (51).

“He stole it, just like he stole your bass player,” ripped John Pete.

Good:

Good: “Says the guy who’s getting married in Hollywood,” cracked Kelly Clarkson, 38, referring to Blake’s fiancée Gwen Stefani

When it came time to choose his trainer, Pete said, “I have to go with the old cowboy,” which means Blake.

The contestant, as he stepped off the stage, wondered that it had been a “full circle moment” for him, and remembered when he and Blake had played rounds of songs together once.

“I’ll take care of old Blake,” he said, clutching the bobblehead doll his trainer had given new team members.

Full circle: The participant wondered when he left the stage that there was one for him

Full circle: The participant, as he left the stage, was amazed that it had been a “full circle moment” for him and remembered when he and Blake had played rounds of songs together once

The show opened with Nick Jonas, 28, who arrived on the motorcycle and made a zippy re-entry after skipping last season.

He and the other coaches found Blake celebrating The Voice’s 10th anniversary by toasting cardboard clippings of himself.

Blake beamed up the episode’s first contestant, a 22-year-old mullet singer from Dover, Florida.

He's back: The show opened with 28-year-old Nick Jonas, who arrived on the motorcycle and made a zippy re-entry after being skipped last season

He’s back: The show opened with 28-year-old Nick Jonas, who arrived on the motorcycle and made a zippy re-entry after being skipped last season

Kenzie Wheeler’s cover of Keith Whitley’s Don’t Close Your Eyes earned him a three-chair spin, with Blake being blocked by Kelly within seconds.

She fought hard to catch Kenzie, telling him, “I won The Voice with two country singers,” and emphasizing that she had used her only block against him.

“Don’t you want to be with a coach with a lot to prove?” Nick asked and made his case.

First: The first participant was singer Kenzie Wheeler, 22, from Dover, Florida

First: The first participant was singer Kenzie Wheeler, 22, from Dover, Florida

“Don’t you want to be with a coach who won?” Asked John.

Kenzie finally decided on Kelly and slipped into one of her team jackets from ‘Kelly’s Closet’.

“What if we all just use our blocks for the land?” John wondered as the coaches tried to beat seven-time winner Blake. “This is the alliance I’m looking for.”

Teaming up:

Teaming up: “What if we all just use our blocks for the land?” John Legend wondered as the coaches tried to beat seven-time winner Blake. “This is the alliance I’m looking for.”

Victor Solomon, 22, from Peoria, Illinois, wowed John with his rendition of Glory, the song that earned him and Common an Oscar.

The singer got a standing ovation from John, Nick, and Blake, and Kelly was sitting outside when she felt she could predict who he would vote.

Blake tried to influence Victor by telling him that he once won The Voice with a gospel artist that Kelly broke down on because Blake didn’t even know that Glory was John’s song.

Famous Song: Victor Solomon, 22, of Peoria, Illinois, wowed John with his rendition of Glory, the song that won him and Common an Oscar

Famous Song: Victor Solomon, 22, of Peoria, Illinois, wowed John with his rendition of Glory, the song that won him and Common an Oscar

John was the obvious choice, especially since he’d never reached out to anyone doing his job and felt like Victor was doing incredible things on his voice.

When Victor said he sang John’s hit Ordinary People on his eighth grade talent show, John insisted on doing a duet with him.

Raine Stern, 22, of Madison, Wisconsin, then impressed everyone by playing electric guitar on MGMT’s Electric Feel and turning around from every judge except Kelly.

Three chairs: Raine Stern, 22, of Madison, Wisconsin, then impressed everyone by playing MGMT's Electric Feel electric guitar

Three chairs: Raine Stern, 22, of Madison, Wisconsin, then impressed everyone by playing MGMT’s Electric Feel electric guitar

At home, Raine led a nine-member band and said she turned to music to make her life easier as a queer kid in the Midwest.

“I’m not speechless that often,” Blake said after learning that Raine also played keyboards and drums. “You are a rare find and about to be your moment in the music industry.”

Raine went out with Nick, who said he loved arranging songs as much as she did.

Rare find:

Rare Find: “I’m not speechless that often,” Blake said after learning that Raine also played keyboard and drums. “You are a rare find and about to be your moment in the music industry.”

19-year-old Philadelphia-based Cam Anthony came to the show with outstanding bonafides: as a kid, he had eight million people watching him sing on YouTube, and he had even played the White House.

Cam’s cover of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down was scary and his voice echoed off John’s.

Sensing this, Nick quickly blocked his competition from stealing Cam, but failed to win Cam, who surprised everyone by choosing Blake.

Teen talent: Philadelphia-born Cam Anthony, 19, came to the show with outstanding bonafides: as a kid, eight million people saw him sing on YouTube, and he even played the White House

Teen talent: Philadelphia-born Cam Anthony, 19, came to the show with outstanding bonafides: as a kid, eight million people saw him sing on YouTube, and he even played the White House

Corey Ward, 34, of Hartsville, South Carolina, made Kelly’s team with Robyn’s Dancing On My Own.

It was a particular triumph when he auditioned for the show’s season 19 but couldn’t turn a chair.

Dana Monique’s cover of Aretha Franklin’s Freeway Of Love earned the former cruise singer, 41, a place on Nick’s team.

Second try: Corey Ward, 34, of Hartsville, South Carolina, did Kelly's team with Robyn's Dancing On My Own

Second try: Corey Ward, 34, of Hartsville, South Carolina, did Kelly’s team with Robyn’s Dancing On My Own

Cruise singer: Dana Monique's cover of Aretha Franklin's Freeway Of Love earned the former cruiser singer, 41, a place on Nick's team

Cruise singer: Dana Monique’s cover of Aretha Franklin’s Freeway Of Love earned the former cruiser singer, 41, a place on Nick’s team

John also tried to win over the Houston resident by singing Chaka Khan’s Sweet Thing, but Blake sabotaged him by saying it was the “obvious” choice.

In the end, Nick’s hunger for winning his first season resonated with Dana, who got her own copy of Nick’s Notes, a notebook similar to Nick’s and delivered to her on stage.

Christine Cain, 27, of Pasadena, California, put out a sultry cover of Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar and landed a spot on John’s team.

Soul Version: Christine Cain, 27, from Pasadena, California, featured a sultry cover of Harry Styles' Watermelon Sugar and landed a place on John's team

Soul Version: Christine Cain, 27, from Pasadena, California, featured a sultry cover of Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar and landed a place on John’s team

His gift to her was a personalized song that read, “You know I had to fight for you / Risk everything for you / Welcome to Team Legend.”

Devan Blake Jones, client manager for a technology company in Denver, later won Nick as a coach with his sinewy cover of HER’s Hard Place.

Among those who failed was Madison Curbelo, 18, from Westfield, Massachusetts, who played guitar on a lovely rendition of Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy.

Madison Marigold, 21, from Santa Clarita, California, also failed to record Julia Michaels’ song If The World Was Ending.

The voice will return on NBC Tuesday.

Tendon Cover: Devan Blake Jones, client manager for a technology company in Denver, later won Nick as a coach with his sinewy cover of HER's Hard Place

Tendon Cover: Devan Blake Jones, client manager for a technology company in Denver, later won Nick as a coach with his sinewy cover of HER’s Hard Place

Good Performance: Among those who didn't pass was Madison Curbelo, 18, from Westfield, Massachusetts, playing guitar on a pretty rendition of Bobby McFerrin's Don't Worry, Be Happy

Good Performance: Among those who didn’t pass was Madison Curbelo, 18, from Westfield, Massachusetts, playing guitar on a pretty rendition of Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Talking Song: Madison Marigold, 21, of Santa Clarita, California, also failed to record Julia Michaels' song, If The World Was Ending

Talking Song: Madison Marigold, 21, of Santa Clarita, California, also failed to record Julia Michaels’ song, If The World Was Ending