The battle rounds finally came to an end March 26 on ‘The Voice’ when the coaches made last-minute additions to their six-member teams & prepared to move on to the live shows.
Maybe it’s the desperation for the live shows to begin — or possibly the two-hour recaps — but March 26’s batch of performances on The Voice was the least interesting I’ve seen all season.
First off for Cee Lo Green‘s team, James Massone — who I was expecting more from — went up against WADE. They opened the night with a more-or-less average performance, which James won.
Next, Mathai went up against Nicole Galyon for a spot on Adam Levine‘s team. Mathai used her unique vocal style to beat out Nicole, who struggled throughout the performance.
Then came yet another weird choice from Christina Aguilera: She paired hip-hop artist Moses and country duo The Line to sing a Rolling Stones song! Moses won her over and completed her team of six.
This left Carla Davis and Orlando Napier as the last two battling out for a spot on Team Adam. They struggled with the first song and got Adam to change it, but their follow-up performance wasn’t as great as I expected it to be — and it was sort of forgetful. In the end, Adam chose Carla and his team was complete.
Jordan Rager and Naia Kete were the last to battle for Blake Shelton. While their performance of “I’m Your’s” was pleasant enough, it still didn’t bring out all the stops — and like several other performances before, it had pitch problems. Naia was the clear choice out of the two, and Blake agreed, thus completing his team.
For the final performance of the night, and the most memorable, Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins brought Cee Lo to tears even before they hit the stage. The emotion of the song and the two strong vocalists seemed to touch their coach. There final performance was extremely emotional, and definitely the highlight of the night.
The choice was a tough one for Cee Lo, possibly the hardest one he’s had to make, but he finally chose Tony.
Next week, the show finally goes live! The teams will go head to head as they perform to keep their dreams alive and battle it out for votes to become the winner of the second season of The Voice.
Whose team do YOU think has the best shot of winning?
— Milly Contreras