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‘The Voice’ Recap: Devyn DeLoera & MarissaAnn Bring Down The House

Mon, October 22, 2012 9:42pm EDT by Billy Nilles 1 Comment
The Voice Recap
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The battle rounds begin to wind down, with a brief hour that included one of the best battle so far between Devyn and MarissaAnn! Read on for more details.

Well fans of The Voice, we’re nearing the end of the battle rounds, with just one more night ahead of us. As our coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton begin to solidify their final team count, contestants Devyn DeLoera and MarissaAnn absolutely own their battle!

Alexis Marceaux vs. Daniel Rosa

The two meet with Cee Lo and advisor Rob Thomas, where we learn they’ll be singing Adam Lambert‘s “What Do You Want From Me.” Cee Lo explains that he put the two together because they both have an indie vibe that’ll bring something cool to the song. I didn’t disagree, though Alexis did seem to have trouble losing her classical training and giving into the emotion of the song. Daniel sounded great, but his confidence issues came back with a vengeance. During the battle, both handled themselves well, but I felt like Alexis edged Daniel out for the win by a small margin. Cee Lo, however, disagreed and gave the win to Daniel. With the coaches running out of saves, Alexis wasn’t given a reprieve. Adios, Alexis!

Brandon Mahone vs. Nicole Nelson

Adam and advisor Mary J. Blige hand these two soul singers “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and during their battle, they sing the heck out of it. I tend to root for strong, soulful female belters, so I threw my support behind Nicole. Brandon is battling his youth, in my opinion. He still sounded great, though. Adam apparently agreed with me and gave the win to Nicole, but rushed up and gave Brandon a hug immediately. Sadly, no one steals Brandon, sending him home. Good luck in the future, Brandon!

The Battles NBC Didn’t Want Us To See

Brian Scartocci vs. Loren Allred — Adam chooses Loren

Ryan Jirovec vs. Cassadee Pope — Blake hands the win to Cassadee

Joe Kirkland vs. Samuel Mouton — Adam chooses Joe to move on

Devyn DeLoera vs. MarissaAnn

While meeting Christina and advisor Billie Joe Armstrong, we learn these two will be battling on “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue, which is one of my favorite songs ever. So, they better not mess it up! During the battle, some of the intensity seems forced, given the relative youth of the girls compared to the lyrics. But, they kill it on the harmonies. It’s a pretty impressive battle, one that leaves me undecided on a victor. Christina, however, hands over the win to Devyn. However, no final goodbye tonight for MarissaAnn, as Blake goes in for the steal!

Did you like tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Did your favorite move on or get left behind? Let me know in the comments below!
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