March 12, 2012 08:14 PM by Shayla Perry
Tonight on NBC, it’s the second week of Battles on The Voice! Which artists will the superstar coaches choose to represent their teams on the Live shows? Get the highlights of tonight’s show and watch some of the performances after the jump.
This week on The Voice….
The competition rages on as coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton continue to trim down their teams ahead of the Live shows.
Who will make it to the next round?
The first Battle of the night is from Team Christina, with Sera Hill and Geoff McBride singing Aretha Franklin‘s “Chain of Fools.” Helping to prepare Geoff for Battle is the legendary Lionel Richie, who’s blown away by his delivery, but Jewel and Christina agree that Sera’s ability to project so much emotion may just give her the edge she needs to win.
Another powerful Battle performance from Team Christina!
Cee Lo and Adam feel that Geoff hit it out of the park, but Blake Shelton’s pullin’ for Sera, and Christina agrees that she’s the one she wants to take to the next phase of the competition.
Next up, Team Blake’s Charlotte Sometimes and Lex Land are singing “Pumped Up Kicks.”
Another tough decision. Cee Lo says that he would choose Charlotte, if it were up to him, but for Adam, it’s Lex. Blake Shelton ultimately decides that Charlotte’s confidence and consistency won the Battle and a spot in the Live shows.
For Team Cee Lo, Juliet Simms and Sarah Golden will be battling it out in the ring singing Rod Stewart‘s “Stay With Me.” The song is right up Juliet’s alley, but Sarah is definitely holding her own.
While Christina thinks it’s a no-brainer that Juliet wins this one, Blake tells Cee Lo that having such a versatile singer like Sarah would be a real benefit to his team. After a lot of thought, Cee Lo decides that he’s going to go with Juliet.
The next battle is between Team Adam’s Kim Yarbrough and Whitney Myer; a combination that left Whitney a bit speechless. Levine is having the pair sing Mary J. Blige‘s “No More Drama” (hmm, didn’t he say that Whitney reminded him of Mary J. Blige after her Blind Audition?). If Whitney really is going to be able to win it all like Adam said, she’s going to have to get past Kim first, and she’s not going down without a fight.
Blake Shelton is so blown away, he thinks Carson should win the battle to avoid making the tough decision. To Cee Lo, Kim is the winner and surprisingly, Adam Levine agrees, choosing her over Whitney to perform in the Live shows.
Christina Aguilera’s up again, and this time, she’s paired Lindsey Pavao with Lee Koch singing Nirvana‘s “Heart-Shaped Box.” Lee’s having trouble connecting with the emotional lyrics, while Lindsey’s biggest issue is projecting all the emotion to an audience, and not keeping it inside.
The performance was “really odd, in a great way,” as Adam says, and he and Cee Lo both think Lee won. Blake – not familiar with the song at all (what?!) – chooses Lindsey, and again, Christina agrees. So, Lindsay will be representing Team Christina in the Live shows.
The final Battle of the night is between Jamar Rogers and Jamie Lono, who sing, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” The two have gotten so close throughout the course of the competition, that they don’t want to battle one another, and after hearing Jamar during rehearsals, Jamie’s very worried. His nerves are evident in his voice too, which is cracking through the song.
After losing the Battle to his friend, Jamie breaks down, saying that perhaps his purpose in the competition was to ensure that Jamar continued on. What an emotional ending to a great night!
What was your favorite Battle of the night? Did the coaches make the right decisions? Sound off in the Comments section below and don’t forget to tune in next week as the Battle Round continues!
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