This week on “The Voice” the remaining singers will be paired up for round two of the battle rounds. Last week the coaches had to send three singers home while advancing three into the live performance rounds.
The first performance was Jeff and Sarah from Christina’s team. The pair performed the Aretha Franklin hit “Chain of Fools”. Christina recruited Lionel Richie and Jewel to help out with her singers. Cee Lo noted that the energy was very high and they worked like a group. Blake said that it was clear both singers gave it their best. Christina said the pair did an amazing job but in the end she chose Sarah to move on to the live performances. Before leaving the stage Jeff said it was the first time in 51 years that his mother and brother were in the audience.
Next up Blake chose Charlotte and Lex fo perform “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People. Blake has “American Idol” winnerand “Nashville Star” alum and wife Miranda Lambert giving him a helping hand with the singers. Adam felt that both girls had a great tone. Blake chose Charlotte to move on to the live shows.
Cee Lo chose Sarah Golden and Juliet Simms for the next battle. The pair had to perform “Stay with Me” by Rod Stewart. Cee Lo had Babyface and Ne-Yo for his guest mentors. Adam called the performance awesome. Blake called Sarah the most versatile and a singer that can do anything. Cee Lo said that he preferred to have both girls but since he had to make a decision, he chose Juliet Simms to move on to the live shows.
It’s Adam’s turn to pick a pair to battle it out in song; he chose Whitney Myer and Kim Yarborough, the two powerhouse singers, to perform “No More Drama” by Mary J bilge. Adam has Alainis Morrisette and Robin Thicke for his guest mentors. Hostcalled it a serious battle and Blake said it was awesome like watching a diva concert and as good as he’s seen. Adam said both girls were great singers and knew it was a going to be a challenge when he put them together. Noting that it was not an easy choice, Adam picked 50 year old Kim Yarborough to move on to the live shows.
Back to Christina who chose Lindsay Pavao and Lee Koch to perform “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana in what turned out to be one of the most original performances of the night.. Cee Lo noted that due to the lighting, Lee resembledfrom time to time. Adam said it was creepy in a good way. Blake was not familiar with the song; adding that he would have picked “Monster Mash” if he wanted creepy. Christina said Lee put himself into the song. Saying that she was a fan of both singers, Christina chose Lindsay to move on to the live shows.
Cee Lo chose friends Jamar Rogers and Jamie Lono to perform “I Wanna Know What Love Is” by Foreigner. Adam said that he thought Jamar owned it and that he is going to go real far. Blake liked Jamie’s voice. Cee Lo said it was very difficult for him but chose Jamar to move on to the live shows.
With that half of the singers for the live performances have been chosen. Next week the battle rounds continue…with what promos promise to be a “The Voice” first.
Moving on to the live performance rounds from week one
Moving on to the live performance rounds from week 2…