The last of the nine battles on the March 27 episode of “The Voice” pitted two of Alicia Keys‘ artists — Jack Cassidy and Hunter Plake — against each other. For their battle song, Keys chose to showcase her two remaining young male artists with “Dancing on My Own,” which had been a 2010 hit for Swedish disco diva Robyn.
After being denied three full performances in a row, we saw Cassidy and Plake give it their all. Keys opted to keep Cassidy, who sounded stronger in the choruses, while Gwen Stefani opted to use her second and final steal on Plake.
When Cassidy did his blind audition on March 6, he delivered a soulful rendition of the 1995 Joan Osborne hit “One of Us.” David Cassidy‘s nephew, who grew up in Hollywood, had both Keys and Adam Levine vying for his vote. As this softly spoken 18-year-old accompanied himself on the piano, it was not surprising he chose Keys who does the same.
For his March 13 blind audition, Plake picked “Carry On,” a 2012 hit for the pop band fun. This 20-year-old from Baton Rouge, LA managed to make his one voice sound just as strong on this powerful tune about perseverance. Keys and Stefani both wanted to mentor him but he went with Keys as he likes that she writes the songs she sings.
Over the course of the four Battle episodes, the 12 artists on each team will be split into six pairs and have to sing the same song for their survival. The four coaches — Keys, Levine, Blake Shelton and Stefani — will then have to decide which contender in each battle to take to the Knockout rounds.
Do you think Keys made the right choice by going with Cassidy? Watch the battle above and then vote in our poll below. And be sure to sound off in our comments section too.