March 26, 2012 07:37 PM by Shayla Perry
Tonight on NBC‘s The Voice, it’s the final night of Battles as Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green select their last few artists that they’ll be taking with them to the Live shows. Who made the cut? Get all the highlights, PLUS, see the battles that brought Cee Lo to tears after the jump!
The first battle of the night is from Team Cee Lo, with WADE singing “True Colors” with James Massone. Their rehearsal of the song has Cee Lo in tears, “humbled,” and proud of his team members, but saddened that only one of them will be able to stay in the competition.
After a beautiful performance, Christina, Adam, and Blake feel that the battle goes to James. Getting choked up, Cee Lo admits that he had big plans for WADE and wanted to make him “Soul Brotha #2,” but James “blew him away.” So, it’s James Massone that’s heading to the Live shows.
Next up, Team Adam’s Mathai and Nicolle Galyon are singing “Love Song.”
At first, Adam wanted to have Nicolle play the piano for the battle, but it became too much of a distraction. Will Nicolle be as confident without it?
For Blake, Christina, and Cee Lo, it’s Mathai, but Adam says that he wasn’t happy with the performance and was “let down.” Despite that, the winner of the battle is Mathai.
Team Christina is next, and she’s pairing country duo The LiNE with rapper, Moses Stone singing “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Will this “kick-ass, interesting experiment” actually work?
Cee Lo is impressed with the way Moses worked the stage and thinks he’s clearly the winner, but going on vocal ability alone, Adam and Blake say it goes to The LiNE. Preaching that the voice doesn’t have to fit into any one specific box, Christina decides that Moses is the versatile vocalist she wants in the Live show.
Next, Adam’s last battle pairing is Orlando Napier vs. Karla Davis singing, “Rich Girl”…. No, wait…”Easy Like Sunday Morning.”
It’s a close one, with Blake and Christina split, and Cee Lo loves Orlando’s “blue-eyed soul,” but for Adam, the winner of the battle is Karla.
For Team Blake, Jordan Rager and Naia Kete will sing “I’m Yours.” It’s a song that’s right up Naia’s alley, but will Jordan surprise everyone with a win — including himself?!
To Christina, despite her pitchy moments, Naia is the winner, and Cee Lo & Adam agree, the decision, however, is up to Blake, and he chooses Naia and her experience to take to the Live shows.
The last battle of the season is from Team Cee Lo, with Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins singing “Faithfully.”
Adam loves the “dirtiness” in Justin’s voice, admitting that they were both great, and Blake says that his performance was more solid. Christina thinks that Tony is the more versatile singer, and that would be more of a benefit to Cee Lo in the competition. Cee Lo is thinking the same thing, and though it’s the toughest battle for him, the one going into the Live shows for Team Cee Lo is Tony.
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