On Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” the four artists still in the competition — Chris Blue, Lauren Duski, Jesse Larson and Aliyah Moulden — each sang a duet with their respective coach. Duski and Moulden may have the edge as they are on Blake Shelton‘s team and he has won five of his 11 seasons on the show. Larson is mentored by Adam Levine who has gone 3 for 11 while Blue is coached by Alicia Keys, who lost her previous season of the show.
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Chris Blue & Alicia Keys ( “Diamond and Pearls”)
This artist and coach were perfectly matched on this 1991 Prince ballad that hit No. 1 on the R&B chart and made it to third on the Billboard singles round-up. Their voices blended together beautifully and Keys allowed Blue to shine throughout.
Lauren Duski & Blake Shelton (“There’s a Tear in My Beer”)
Hank Williams had written and recorded this country tune in 1950 but never released it before he died in 1953. His namesake son added his vocals to the track and the video version of this collaboration won top honors at both the ACM and CMA Awards in 1989. Duski and Shelton worked equally well together.
Jesse Larson & Adam Levine (“Let’s Go Crazy”)
This was the second Prince classic to get the duet treatment. This 1984 rock song was featured in the hit film “Purple Rain” and was a staple at Prince’s concerts throughout his career. Larson had worked for Prince in the past and his tribute to his one-time mentor was moving.
Aliyah Moulden & Blake Shelton (“Dancing in the Street”)
As with her solo cover, Moulden went with another Motown classic for her duet with Shelton. The two had fun with this 1964 No. 1 for Martha and the Vandellas that was far removed from the usual country fare sung by Shelton.
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