We have had three weeks of Battle Rounds but it has seemed like forever in this season of ‘The Voice.’ Although – how the Knockout rounds that come next will be so different is yet to be seen. At least they will be full-length duels instead of these frustrating mash-ups, though, I guess.
So here’s how the contestants fared last night
Team Christina: Adriana Louise vs. Jordan Pruitt
In rehearsals, survivor Adriana was a little raw and Disney vet Jordan held back a little too much. Neither comes close to Chnristina’s aggressive and forceful rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold” but by performance time they did both liven up. Jordan seems able to play around with the song more, while Adriana is happy to go off melody and make the song her own, even if this sounded a little forced at times. These two duellers were evenly matched and it’s a shame someone had to lose. Cee Lo declared it one of the best battles “The Voice” has ever seen and Adam compared it to the Olympics. Blake and Adam both gave Jordan the win, but Christina chose Adriana, who, there is no doubt, can it the high notes.
Team Blake: Kelly Crapa vs. Michaela Paige
Kelly, no matter how you pronounce that surname, it’s a bad thing. Ditch it. The two teens had to sing Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Michaela has a richer tone and I like her look. Blake liked her too and picked her for his winner.
Team Cee Lo: Avery Wilson vs. Chevonne
Lady Gaga’s former backup singer Chevonne showed her experience here on David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium.” She belted out the song so passionately that she lost all diction. Avery, on the other hand, made it all look so easy. In rehearsal the teenager had struggled to hit the high notes but you would never have guessed that from last night’s performance. But what’s that? No one goes home? Nope. Cee Lo chose Avery but Christina stole Chevonne.
And so the battle rounds ended but for the remaining contestants the fight has just begun. During next week’s Knockout Rounds, each coach’s 10-member team will be reduced by half. Contestants will go head to head without knowing their direct opponents until they perform. Are you rooting for anyone, or are there still too many contestants to pick favorites? Which coach has the strongest team? And are you looking forward to Knockouts or do you wish the live shows would just start already? You know where my heart is on this, folks.