10/02/2013 05:39 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2013

'The Voice': James Irwin, Rejected Last Season, Gets Four-Chair Turnaround (VIDEO)

For those who've tried out on "The Voice" and failed to turn a single chair, Tuesday night's episode was a lesson in why it can be worth it to try again. James Irwin auditioned for the show last season, but failed to turn a single chair. He came back, determined to make his dreams come true after losing his twin daughters shortly after they were born. Now, James and his wife have a healthy son, and James can celebrate a four-chair turn.

Perhaps it was because Adam Levine offered James some instant criticism regarding losing steam as the performance progressed, but James picked Levine and joined Team Adam.

Zap2It's Billy Nilles called it an "unprecedented feat," going from a zero to a four-chair turnaround. And TVLine's Michael Slezak thinks James made the right choice. "Dude showed a lot of creativity turning REM’s classic into more of a rhythmic rock track, and took some risks with the melody that paid off like Facebook stock. The fact that he chose the one coach who seriously critiqued him makes me hopeful James is serious about improving his craft, too.”

James Irwin's journey continues in the next round of "The Voice," Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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