May 24, 2011 08:56 PM by Shayla Perry
It’s another night of Battles on NBC’s The Voice! Which singers will make it through to the Live shows? Find out, after the jump!
This week on The Voice, it’s another grueling week of Battles for the contestants of the NBC reality show, which means more tough, heart-breaking decisions for coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine. Which singers will survive and make it to the next round of the competition?
The first Battle of the evening is from Christina Aguilera’s team. Julia Eason will face Raquel Castro (who you may remember from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s Jersey Girl — or not), singing Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World.”
Both girls get some expert tips – including Christina’s suggestion that Raquel avoid dancing during the Battle like she wants to – then it’s time to take to the stage!
The two petite powerhouses put on a great performance, but only one can stay to compete in the Live shows.
Cee Lo is pulling for “lil mama,” Raquel, with Blake thinking that it’s Julia that was the winner. Adam Levine also feels that Raquel and her energy stole the show. So who does Christina choose? It’s the tiny dynamo, Raquel!
Next, Blake Shelton is pairing quiet children’s book author, Dia Frampton with preacher’s daughter, Serabee. The ladies will sing “You Can’t Hurry Love,” by The Supremes.
With some practice and mentoring from their coach and adviser Reba McEntire, the ladies prepare for Battle; Dia hoping that her stage fright doesn’t get the best of her.
The two artists enter the ring with Dia starting off the song.
The styles are so different that the coaches have a hard time trying to decide which voice they prefer. Cee Lo Green says that he ultimately likes Dia, but for Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, it’s Serabee that they feel should go on.
Coach Blake Shelton agrees that the pairing was odd, telling Serabee that just because she has the ability to do a lot of different things with her voice in a song, doesn’t always mean that she should, and adding that Dia’s fear was quite obvious. In the end, Shelton surprisingly chooses Dia Frampton!
Next up, Adam Levine selects team members Rebecca Loebe and Devon Barley to sing Radiohead’s “Creep.” Rebecca is already a fan of both Radiohead and the song, but Devon’s not familiar with it at all. Will Rebecca have the upperhand going into the Battle?
Adam thinks that being out of his comfort zone is actually a good thing for Devon, and the young singer is eventually able to connect with it and make it his own.
After an outstanding performance by both team members, Adam Levine is absolutely torn!
Blake Shelton tells him that he shouldn’t pick either of them, and needs to keep them together. Christina, who originally wanted Rebecca on her team, says that Devon owned the chorus, with Cee Lo agreeing that his voice was definitely better, adding that it doesn’t sound like it’s coming out of his body. Adam, admitting that he came into the Battle assuming that he was probably going to choose Rebecca, decides to go with Devon!
The final Battle of the night has Cee Lo Green putting Tori and Taylor Thompson against Kelsey Rey, singing Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.”
Tori and Taylor seem to struggle with the notes during rehearsals, but coach Cee Lo urges them to remember to win the audience over with their charm and personality. The three even add a little choreography to the mix.
Kelsey Rey starts off the Battle with sisters Tori & Taylor joining in. All of the coaches agree that the performance was “cute” (so cute that Adam can’t decide), but Blake Shelton says that Kelsey’s voice is by far the stronger one. Christina Aguilera, however, thinks that Tori & Taylor are the winners.
So who did coach Cee Lo Green choose? The Thompson sisters, Tori & Taylor will move on to the Live shows with Vicci Martinez and Nakia for team Cee Lo.
What did you think of tonight’s Battle Round? Did the coaches make the right choices? Sound off in the comments, and be sure to tune in to the final Battle Round, next Tuesday at 10|9c on NBC!
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