The battle rounds on ‘The Voice’ are almost over so the stakes are higher than ever. The next round of contestants face-off for a spot in the live shows.
Team John Legend’s Lisa Ramey and Betsy Ade are up first on night 3 of The Voice battle rounds. The fiercely talented women tackle Brandi Carlile’s song “The Joke.” Both of them shine during their battles performance. “That moment couldn’t have been more magical,” Blake Shelton says. John knows this decision is tough. He admits he walked in today thinking about it. “I know both of you deserve to be on the show,” he says. The winner of the battle is Lisa. Kelly Clarkson uses her last steal on Betsy!
Team Adam Levine’s Mari and Anthony Ortiz are next. Adam and advisor Charlie Puth task them with Lauv’s “I Like Me Better.” Right off the bat in rehearsals, Adam and Charlie love Mari and Anthony’s vibe together. Their duet for the actual battle is fun and both of them sound great, but Mari definitely takes the lead. Her vocals are just more powerful, but there’s something about Anthony’s soft and smooth voice. Kelly tells Mari that she “killed it,” and John adds that Mari really took “ownership” of the song. Adam chooses Mari as the winner of the battle.
Team Blake’s Hannah Kay and Andrew Sevener perform Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” for their battle round. Blake gave them this current song that’s out of their comfort zone to keep them on their feet and test them. Hannah and Andrew are both great, but Andrew really shines. Blake chooses Andrew to stay on his team. “He owns a song when he performs it,” Blake says about Andrew. John knows that Hannah has a future in music, she just needs to “polish her ability a little bit more.”
Abby Kasch and Jackson Marlow, a.k.a. Red Marlow’s nephew, sing Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw’s “Bring On The Rain.” Kelly’s got to go with her gut and picks Abby. Next up is Team Legend’s Jacob Maxwell and Talon Cardon. John chooses an up-tempo song that’s way out of both of their comfort zones — The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” Adam admits that he felt that Jacob was “more in control” than Talon. He also points out that Jacob looks like a mixture of Jake Gyllenhaal and Cara Delevingne. Now we can’t unsee it. With the stronger performance, it’s no surprise that John chooses Jacob as the winner of the battle.
Team Kelly’s Rebecca Howell and David Owens sing a gorgeous rendition of “Unchained Melody” by Leann Rimes. While Adam thinks Rebecca is more ready for the competition, Blake strongly disagrees and thinks David is the person to choose. Kelly commends them both for being “outstanding,” but she chooses Rebecca as the winner of the battle. Thankfully, David is getting a second chance. Bebe Rexha chooses him for the Comeback Stage!
The last battle round of the night is Team Adam’s Kalvin Jarvis and Jimmy Mowery. Kalvin starts out strong singing Usher’s “U Got It Bad,” but Jimmy swoops in and shows off his amazing vocals as well. Adam ends up choosing Kalvin as the winner of the battle, saying that Kalvin is just a “little more consistent.” John wastes no time stealing Jimmy from Adam! There’s only one round of battle rounds left until the live cross battles begin!