It’s already time to say goodbye to the battle rounds for Season 13 of “The Voice.” Night 4 on Tuesday evening is only one hour, so expect a few condensed highlight packages of some battles, which gives no help to those particular artists trying to gain footing with the voting audience.
Coaches Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton are pairing off their contestants in epic battles to determine which ones will be moving on to the knockouts that start airing on October 30. Gold Derby is now offering our live blog coverage for each episode, including last week’s first battles on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17, plus Monday’s third show, and tonight’s episode below.
These battle rounds and many of the other non-live programs have already been recorded in advance of airing on NBC. Battle round advisors have been Joe Jonas (Team Adam), Rascal Flatts (Team Blake), Billy Ray Cyrus (Team Miley), and Kelly Rowland (Team Jennifer). The NBC blockbuster series continues into knockouts, which will include former “American Idol” champ Kelly Clarkson as an advisor to all four teams. She will be joining the program for Season 14 in 2018 along with the return of Alicia Keys, replacing Cyrus and Hudson.
Based on the blind auditions the first few weeks, we have our power rankings for each team. Do you agree with our rankings best to worst for the 12 singers on Team Adam, Team Blake, Team Jennifer, and Team Miley?
Enjoy our exciting recap of Tuesday’s battle round as they wrap things up, which starts below with our live blog. Sound off in the comments section below about the reality TV show’s favorite moments. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.
8:00 p.m. – The last night of battles has arrived! Which artist will earn that coveted final steal? And will any of your favorites be sent packing? I have found some of the steals in recent weeks to be questionable at best. Hopefully the best of the best can survive tonight. Let’s wrap up the battle rounds!
8:06 p.m. – Blake’s first pairing of the night is Adam Cunningham vs. Natalie Stovall, both from Nashville. I ranked Adam at the top of Blake’s team in my power rankings going into the battles and Natalie at the bottom, so you can imagine how I expect this to go.
8:14 p.m. – The song “Boondocks” is a bluesy, soulful country song that should allow both to show off the vocal chops. Natalie dropped the fiddle from her act to focus on her voice, which was probably a wise choice. Both sound great off the bat. Natalie is surprising me with her range and is a perfect example of someone who will suffer because of the coaches using their steals too soon. For as good as she’s performing, Adam has the whole package. The guy fits the exact profile of a champion from Team Blake.
8:16 p.m. – Jennifer said Natalie seemed like a cool chick, but she would have to roll with Adam. Miley didn’t really give an opinion of who she would choose, and Adam complimented Adam’s name (eye roll). Blake is pretending to be conflicted, but we all know what’s going to happen. And…another commercial break! They are really stretching this out.
8:21 p.m. – Blake gives his song and dance about how nobody won before declaring Adam won. Unfortunately there are no steals left and Natalie’s energetic performance will go unrewarded. Blake regrets pairing them together.
8:23 p.m. – Team Jennifer is up next with Eric Lyn vs. last year’s SnapChat winner Ignatious Carmouche. Ignatious had one of my favorite performances in the blind auditions while Eric went under the radar. Let’s see how this plays out.
8:26 p.m. – Kelly continues to be blown away by Jennifer’s team. She said she could listen to a whole album by Eric, but advised him to turn up the volume a bit. Jennifer likes Eric’s unique tone, but also admires Ignatious’ power. In my opinion as a viewer, Ignatious displays the bigger personality and “X-factor” it takes to go further in the competition.
8:34 p.m. – The song choice is “Unaware” and Eric kicked off the performance. I understand what Kelly liked about his velvety voice. But as soon as Ignatious chimed in his voice cut through the room like a knife. The judges get personally involved with these contestants, but as a viewer, especially at this stage, it’s easy to pick a favorite. Eric’s voice is a bit cleaner, but to me Ignatious blows him away in terms of stage presence and vocal quality.
8:36 p.m. – Miley loved how their voices blend together but felt it was a tie. Adam would give his vote to Ignatious, but Blake liked Eric because he showed more control. Jennifer is sick that she has to choose between the two. But her decision is…Eric! Wow. Huge mistake by Jennifer. She felt he showed more confidence on stage. That’s a bummer.
8:45 p.m. – The final battle of the night is Ashland Craft vs. Megan Rose on Team Miley. Considering it’s the final battle and Blake is holding onto his final steal, there isn’t much at stake here. The question is, will Miley make the right choice or hand Blake a potential winner? Miley put these two artists together because they are her country girls and she wants her final team to be diverse. I can appreciate that strategy. The other coaches, especially Blake and Jennifer, have one-dimensional teams to a fault.
8:55 p.m. – “Good Hearted Woman” is the perfect country classic for these two singers to work the stage. Vocally, they really couldn’t be more even. Megan is giving me a major LeAnn Rimes vibe. Personally, I like the edginess of Ashland. She’s a little less polished, in a good way. Miley can’t really make a wrong choice here.
8:59 p.m. – Adam thought they were both great and commented on how it was the best series of battle rounds the show has ever had. Blake thought Ashland was great, but said Megan surprised him so she was the discovery of the night. Jennifer felt Ashland’s voice stood out more. Miley ended up choosing Ashland and Megan was stolen by Blake! That wraps up an exciting series of battles. Tune in next week as the knockouts begin with superstar advisor Kelly Clarkson.
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