The Battle Rounds continued on the Oct. 19 episode of ‘The Voice,’ and the competition was tighter than ever as the coaches were forced to keep dwindling down their teams. And despite their rivalry on the show, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine put their differences aside to keep one of each other’s artists in the competition.
Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are constantly going at it on The Voice, but when it comes to keeping the very best contestants around on the show, they aren’t afraid to give each other some credit. The guys each saved one of each other’s singers during the Oct. 19 Battle Rounds episode, while Gwen Stefani and Pharrell also started shaping up their teams. Read our full recap here!
A pair from Team Blake was first to hit the stage, and the country crooner matched up Blind Joe and Blaine Mitchell. “Old Time Rock and Roll” was the perfect song choice for the country-rock pairing, and the guys totally nailed it. The coaches all raved over both guys’ performances, but Blake ultimately went with Blind Joe. It didn’t mark the end of the road for Blaine, though — Adam pushed his button for the Steal, giving the long-haired rocker new life in the competition.
Adam chose Cassandra Robertson to take on Viktor Karaly next, and as the Maroon 5 frontman pointed out, they were the perfect match-up because they’re both super soulful singers. The duet was so beautiful, and Adam had a tough decision, but he chose to take Viktor the Knockout Rounds, sending Cassandra home.
Chase Kerby and Korin Bukowski, from team Gwen, were next to hit the stage. After getting great advice from their coach and adviser, Selena Gomez, the duo were beyond ready to perform, and they completely delivered. Their rendition of “Samson” was so beautiful, and it brought Coach Gwen to her feet. She picked Korin to stick around, but it definitely wasn’t an easy decision! Unfortunately, with only one steal left each, Blake and Pharrell were waiting for something a little different, and Chase was sent packing.
Pharrell paired Evan McKeel, a four chair turn, and Riley Biederer, a one-chair turn, to rock out during the next Battle, and it was definitely a memorable performance. The Stevie Wonder song was right in Evan’s wheelhouse, but Riley gave it her all and really impressed everyone. Pharrell still decided to keep Evan around, but Gwen wasn’t letting Riley go that easily! She excitedly hit her button for the Steal. “I like your voice. I like how loose you are on stage with your presence and I would like to work with you,” she gushed. Girl power!
Gwen had another match-up next, and chose Braiden Sunshine and Lyndsey Elm to battle it out. The young singers gave an amazing performance, but the No Doubt singer was forced to say goodbye to one, and she ultimately chose to go with “what my heart is telling me right at this second” and keep Braiden around for the Knockouts.
Closing out the night was a completely epic battle between Adam’s contestants Chance Pena and twins Andi & Alex. The coaches were completely overwhelmed by the talent, and Adam had a really tough decision to make when he had to choose who to keep on his team. He went with Andi and Alex, but after his surprise performance that totally blew away the coaches, Chance had his, well…second chance! Blake went for the Steal, giving the teenager another shot in the competition. Yay!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s episode? Which coach do you think has the best team so far?
— Alyssa Norwin