‘The Voice’ battle rounds: Addison Agen vs. Karli Webster with ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ for Team Miley Cyrus [WATCH]

For Team Miley Cyrus, it’s all about the girl power for Season 13 of “The Voice.” So it was appropriate that the coach had a battle round on Monday’s Night 3 featuring the toned-down version of the energetic Cyndi Lauper song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (watch the video above). She chose Karli Webster as the winner of the showdown with Addison Agen, but then rival coach Adam Levine stepped in to steal her away and keep Addison on the show for the upcoming knockout rounds.

Our contributing writer John Benutty had the following commentary about Karli and had her third in his overall power rankings: “The second Karli opened with the first couple lines I was blown away. In her blind audition she took on something more pop-folk while here the more country elements of her voice came out and I really enjoyed them. If she can continue to be a versatile performer I think she’ll expand her fan base and do really, really well.”

Of all the singers on Monday’s show, Benutty thought Addison had the eighth best performance: “I wasn’t as taken with Addison’s interpretation of Cyndi Lauper as the judges were, but both Jennifer and Adam jumped at the chance to steal her from Miley so there’s definitely something there. I think what she lacks in power she makes up for in uniqueness–her truly throw-back vibe is instantly memorable and provides a space for her to occupy that no other artist in the show can or does.”

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According to the NBC official bio for Addison: “Addison had never been on a plane before flying out to audition for ‘The Voice.’ Raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Addison started singing when she was only four years old. When she was nine, her father bought a record store that gave Addison the opportunity to explore many different genres and musical influences. She began songwriting when she was 11, and recently, her father built a stage inside the shop so she could perform. Addison’s mother has several jobs, including being a musical therapist at nursing homes. Addison loves to help her mom by singing at the nursing homes and getting the residents excited about music.”

And the NBC official bio for Karli says: “When Karli was only three years old, her father put her in piano lessons and over the years she became an accomplished pianist, winning eight state-level competitions. Karli’s mom raised her on ’70s music, including Carly Simon and Stevie Nicks, which helped inspire the musician Karli is today. After high school, Karli wanted to pursue music full time, so she decided to apply to the University of Southern California. After submitting a video reel and being tested on music theory, Karli was granted a full scholarship to the prestigious Thornton School of Music, where she takes music theory classes as well as regular college courses. As much as she loves the diverse set of music classes, she is ready to learn from the best coaches in the business.”

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