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Welcome back everyone to more Battle Rounds! The Battle rages on the Voice tonight as one of our faves here at PopWrapped and with the Unholy Trinity (minus Tarra this week for recapping) fights for his chance to stay! Watch the carnage unfold as we recap it for you!
How will the Battle Rounds go on? Will Blake keeping picking country artists? Will Adam have more difficult decisions? Will Shakira continue to be adorable? Will Usher ever get chosen when he steals someone?
We’re back with more battles in The Voice. And the competition is heating up.
Bec: TEAM USHER:“Locked Out of Heaven” sung by Jessica Childress and VEDO: OhmyGod I love both of their stories so much. However, Jessica has killed a Bruno Mars song at the audition. Usher admitted that they are both different as artists. Jessica has trouble with the key. However, it could just be overthinking. VEDO admits in the final rehearsal that her voice is scaring him. He reveals that his Mom also died after he completed his audition. Both of them doing pretty good. However, something sounds off in it. And I can’t pinpoint it. All of the coaches are very very even handed her. They supported each other during the song according to Usher.
Erika:Team Usher: Jessica Childress Vs Vedo! It’s the girl with the big voice versus the boy who took on Justin Bieber! They will take on “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars, a fave of mine to belt out in the car! Jessica looks like she’s in trouble with this song but I think she sounds amazing. Girlfriend is killing it in rehearsals. Vedo looks like he might get his ass handed to him. Vedo sounds a bit weak at first. Jessica comes out fierce and strong with her vocals. She’s wiping the floor with him. Sorry, guy. You’re trying. I’d give the battle to her but we shall see if he agrees with me. Adam loves her and wants to be her friend and tells Blake to back off LOL. Usher goes with Vedo in a shocker!!!! WHAT?! No steal for Jessica! Crazy talk!
Bec: TEAM SHAKIRA:“You and I” sung by Luke Edgemon versus Monique Abbadie: The most unique couple on Team Shakira. I don’t know who to cheer for. Both of them are on my fantasy team. Ugh! Both of them do some weird things that I don’t like. Also I don’t like the instrumentation for the cover. It’s just…ehhh. It’s probably because this is like one of my top favorite songs and no one can live up to it. Ever. I do like how they are having fun. Adam, Usher and Blake back Luke. I love how no one is mentioning him being on Glee on the past. Shakira declares Monique the winner for strategic reasons. Blake and Usher both jump in for the steal.
STEAL:Luke Edgemon to
TEAM BLAKE(Poor Usher 3 for 3)
Erika:Team Shakira: Luke Edgemon Vs Monique Abbadie! This is cruel. Two of my fantasy team members are against one another! UGH. No fair! I think they are both brilliant! I hope they are both successful and one gets a steal! She gives them “You and I” by Lady Gaga to battle over. Luke sounds so incredible! Monique does too! They both tried to top each other in rehearsals, something Shakira advises against. I’m a bundle of nerves! Luke starts off beautifully. So proud of him. Monique matches him note for note on strength. I want to download this battle! They sound phenomenal! Luke looks he’s having fun! Both of them crush it! Brought the house down in my opinion! All the guys are wondering where the hell Luke came from. LOL. She picks Monique hoping Luke gets a steal! WHAT?! I think Shakira just messed up. Blake and Usher try to steal! Luke is torn. I’m still in shock. Luke picks Blake! Well if history dictates, Luke is in good hands and headed for a win.
Bec: TEAM BLAKE:“Little White Church” sung by Savannah Berry versus Jackie Sandell: Savannah is just adorable. Both girls have their issues. Jackie keeps a growl. Savannah needs to keep her groove on. She is also used to ballads more. Blake tells her to prepare herself by practicing a lot. Okay Savannah must have taken Blake’s advice because she is definitely selling it. Jackie isn’t half bad either. But Savannah is just having a great time with this stuff. Blake is compared to Shrek. Adam and Shakira back Savannah. Usher doesn’t know who to pick. There is a lot of respect on the stage. In no huge surprise Savannah wins.
Erika:Team Blake: Jacqui Sandell Vs Savannah Berry! It’s me versus Bec! He gives them “Little White Church” by Little Big Town. Savannah sounds stronger in rehearsals. Jacqui growls too much to Blake’s displeasure. Savannah needs to work on timing. Jacqui loses her growl, which is awesome. Savannah is trouble as am I as she is on my team. I hope she pulls it off. I really hope that Jacqui doesn’t wipe the floor with her. Savannah has a bit more sass in her delivery than Jacqui, I’m surprised! They both did a little victory jump at the end! So cute! Jacqui sounded great but a little restrained. Adam still loves Savannah. As does Blake as he picks Savannah as his winner!
Bec: TEAM SHAKIRA:“It Will Rain” sung by C. Perkins versus Kris Thomas: I don’t know either of these people. Or I don’t remember them. Sorry guys. However, Kris just seems to be a lot better. C is having a lot of issues. However, Kris needs to put the emotion into it. C has apparently improved in the interim. This performance underwhelms me. Bruno Mars does it much much better because he has something gut punch to it. Adam and Blake don’t look impressed. Usher side steps. AND AT THE VERY LAST SECOND STEALS C. PERKINS.
STEAL:C. Perkins on
Erika:Team Shakira: C. Perkins Vs Kris Thomas! It’s the battle of the R&B guys on team Shaki. They will take on another Bruno Mars song “It Will Rain”, a fave of mine to belt out as well. Kris sounds brilliant in rehearsals. C tried too much be like Kris. Kris needs to give emotion. C needs to soften it up at the end. Shakira really knows her stuff! They both sound incredible at the first. And keep it up doing the performance. They both were amazing. Shakira has her work cut out for her. Kris gets chosen as the winner! No steal for C. though. I really thought Usher was going to steal for him. C. starts making his way out when Usher pushes his button! That sneaky devil!
Bec: TEAM ADAM:“Burning Love” Midas Whale versus Patrick Dodd: MIDAS WHALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OHMYGOD WIN DAMMIT! WIN THIS BATTLE ROUND!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! It’s a Patrick sandwich. Patrick needs to project more. Adam wants them to be unique and switches the melody up. WIN MIDAS WHALE! WIN! I think there is a bit too much growl in Patrick’s voice. They do have amazing harmonies though. All three of them. Much better than Christian Porter versus the Swon Brothers. I love Shakira’s adorable dancing. Blake is wishing he had a steal now. No one knows whom to pick. No one wants to be Adam. Adam hates having such a stacked team.
Erika:Team Adam: Midas Whale Vs Patrick Dodd! Well we all know who i’m going for! Midas Whale for the win! Seriously, they are so freaking awesome! Hope they don’t disappoint me! Midas Whale fangirling over Hilary Scott: Priceless! Adam gives them the Elvis hit “Burning Love”. The three of them sound great together. A little Patrick sandwich as the boys of Midas Whale call it. Adam wants it to have a bluegrass feel to it and changes the arrangement of the song. I love it! I just want to marry Adam and have his babies….sorry for the tangent! Patrick has a big voice…Midas Whale better buckle down! We all have something at stake with this battle! Midas Whale is totally in sync with their vocals! Patrick is totally raspy. I guess that works for him. They crushed it! I want this song! I am so nervous right now….Adam goes with Midas Whale! No steal for Patrick :(
Bec: TEAM USHER:“Ain’t No Sunshine” Orlando Dixon versus Ryan Innes: I’m calling Ryan Innes. Usher will not give up his only four chair steal. Ryan is definitely letting the pain show. However, he needs to make the technicality better. Orlando needs to show the pain in it emotionally. He also starts crying during meeting with Usher and Pharell. Oh yeah. Ryan definitely has it in the bag listening to it. Orlando’s not bad but Ryan just embodies the pain in the song a lot better. My viewing friend thinks Orlando is doing kung-fu on stage. He’s really not bad it’s just…yeah Ryan is killing this. Ryan definitely has this. Shakira cannot pick. Adam picks Orlando. Blake picks Ryan. Usher starts talking to himself.
STEAL:Orlando Dixon to
Erika:Team Usher: Orlando Dixon Vs Ryan Innes! My boy Ryan is up! I can’t wait to see for him to bring it down! Ryan is so soulful! He gives them “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers. This song is right up Ryan’s alley. Orlando might be in trouble. Orlando’s technique might be his downfall. Orlando breaks down during a mentoring session. Poor guy :( Ryan is still my boy. He just has the right soulful tone for it. His voice just sells the song for me. Just beautiful. Orlando sounds way too polished for this song. Those high notes were just perfection from the guys though. I hope Usher goes for him. Orlando did hold his own. I will give him that. Ryan wins according to Usher! Adam steals Orlando for his team!
Blake getting called an ogre, Shrek, to boot by all the judges.
Usher teaching Blake some moves.
Blake saying that Shakira doesn’t lie.
Adam complimenting Usher on his last minute steal.
Join us for the last night of battles!
For those keeping track of our fantasy team points:
Team Tarra : 18
Team Erika: 16
Team Bec: 13