The battle round of “The Voice” kicks off on March 19 and will run for four episodes. Each of the four judges – Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — must divide the 12 artists into six pairs and pit them against each other in a sing-off. They will then need to decide which of these won the battle and they will take those half dozen contestants, plus two more from other teams that lost their battles but warrant a save, to the knockout round.
To help Clarkson make these tough choices, the rookie coach on “The Voice” has brought in teen singing sensation Hailee Steinfeld as an advisor. We have done some digging and learned the match-ups of the 12 artists on Team Kelly Clarkson. One of her six pairings pits 14-year-old singing sensation Brynn Cartelli against Dylan Hartigan, a 21-year old.
Both of these talented artists are self-confessed fans of Clarkson. We first saw Cartelli, who hails from Longmeadow, MA, on the first blind audition episode. Back then she won over both Clarkson and Shelton with her rendition of Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth. Hartigan, a native of Wyckof, NJ, had Clarkson hitting her button and turning when he sang Kenny Loggins chestnut “Danny’s Song” on Blind Audition 2.
Both hope to follow their idol to the same success that began when she won “American Idol” in 2002. On Monday’s episode, you will see them sing Taylor Swift‘s chart-topping single ““…Ready for It?” To get a sneak peek at the showdown, watch the video above.
And then be sure to vote in our poll below for your favorite of the 12 contestants on Clarkson’s team. Which one do you think sounds like a winner? And sound off in the comments section about Clarkson and her debut as a coach on “The Voice.” (Vote in the polls on Team Alicia Keys, Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton too.)