Season 13 of “The Voice” kicks off the battle rounds on Oct. 16. Over the course of four shows, the dozen artists on each team will be split into six pairs and have to sing for their survival. The four coaches — Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — will have to decide which of each contender to take to the Knockout rounds. And the other three coaches will have a chance to throw the loser of the battle a lifeline, by taking them on-board their team.
We know that one of the first battles will be between two of Hudson’s strongest artists: Lucas Holliday and Meagan McNeal. They will face off in a performance of “My Prerogative,” a 1988 hit for Bobby Brown. Watch a preview of their battle above.
Holliday — who is 26 and hails from Lansing, Michigan — had one of the most buzzed-about blind auditions back on Sept. 25 with his rendition of “This Woman’s Work” by British songbird Kate Bush. He has a big booster in the R&B singer Maxwell, who has been touting him on social media. McNeal, a 31-year-old Chicagoan, was the hit of the fifth blind audition on Oct. 9 with her flawless performance of “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd.
Hudson has recruited Kelly Rowland as an advisor as she prepares her dozen artists to do battle with each other. Cyrus has her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, in her corner while Levine is relying on Joe Jonas and Shelton sought the advice of Rascal Flatts.
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