‘The Voice’ wrapped its final night of the battle rounds, and frontrunner Christina Grimmie was called up to the stage. Did she make it through? Keep reading to find out!
The battle rounds are officially over, and more talented contestants were sent home on The Voice. Usher went in for the steal, closing the night by taking one of Shakira‘s singers. But was standout star Christina Grimmie safe?
Christina Grimmie Battles It Out — Is She Safe?
The final night of the battle rounds kicked off with Team Adam‘s young mom Cary Laine versus nanny Sam Behymer. Both ladies, who sang Ed Sheeran‘s “Give Me Love” in their battle, impressed the judges in their blind auditions — Cary was so red hot in her red leather jacket that Adam let her sit in his seat, in order to bribe her, after her country singing audition. But tonight, Sam ended up with Adam Levine. He chose her to be on his team, due to her unique and smooth voice, and Cary was not saved by a steal.
Next up was standout singer Kaleigh Glanton, who was the most sought over contestant on her blind audition episode, being requested by all four judges and ultimately choosing Blake Shelton to be her coach. Kaleigh shared the stage with crooner Noah Lis who reminded the judges of Michael Bublé on his blind audition. And guess what? The two were paired up to sing a Michael Buble song together! So did Noah have the advantage, being in his comfort zone? (“I think it could play to my advantage,” he said.) Unfortunately not! “I think Kaleigh has star potential,” said coach Blake. Not only did she sound like a star — she shined bright like one, too, in her sequin top!
Blake also kept Ryan Whyte Maloney on his team, sending home country legacy, Cali Tucker.
Adam sent home Joshua Howard, saving standout Christina Grimmie, and we are so not surprised! She is one of our four female frontrunners, after all (all four ladies have made it through the battle rounds, as of tonight).
We only wish we could have seen Christina‘s full battle round tonight — maybe the producers decided the breeze through her battle since she got so much screen time in the season premiere, and is a shoe-in for the entire competition.
Usher Goes In For The Steal
The final battle of the night welcomed Cierra Mickens, who wowed the judges with her “Crazy” blind audition, and equally as impressive Emily B into the spotlight. The ladies took away the night with Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” ballad. “That’s a bold, dare I say, brave, choice,” said Adam. Blake opted for Emily, while Usher wanted to “split it” between both ladies (spoiler alert: Usher is the only coach with a steal left).
Shakira was faced with a tough decision, but she ended up choosing Emily. “You both have amazing voices,” Shakira admitted.
So amazing that Usher stole Cierra! Take that, Shakira! “There’s something that I see in Cierra that I want the world to be a part of,” said Usher. What a proud coach!
HollywoodLifers, who was your favorite singer of the night? Grab the mic and let your Voice be heard, below in the comments!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister