Tuesday night on “The Voice,” Kelsea Johnson and Jordyn Simone performed En Vogue‘s “Don’t Let Go (Love)” for Team Alicia Keys during the second battle round episode of Season 14. Both female artists blew the lid off the song, but Alicia ultimately chose to save Kelsea. However, Adam Levine made the bold move of stealing Jordyn for his team on the reality TV singing competition Do YOU think coach Alicia made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Jordyn, I was really impressed with your performance,” confessed Alicia. “I felt like you really came out here to give it all. And Kelsea, I know that you’ve been dealing with the difficulties of what it takes to sing for long, long hours. You’re so excited you can’t sleep and there’s all these things that you wish you could shut your mind down. Kelsea, you always handled it with tremendous grace. The winner of this battle is Kelsea.”
As Kelsea celebrated her victory, Adam and Kelly Clarkson both set out to steal Jordyn for their teams. “Some lead, others follow,” Adam joked about Kelly pushing her button after him. “By the way, I also said decisively before [Alicia] chose that I would go with you.” After a fierce discussion, Kelsea joined Team Adam in an emotional climax to the battle.
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger Denton Davidson noted, “Jordyn started things off and I love the clear tone of her voice. Kelsea’s is rich and raspy, which is also nice. Jordyn’s voice is a better fit for the song, but perhaps I’m just judging it that way because she sounds closer to the original, which is classic. Kelsea, for her part, has a bit more of the ‘it’ factor on stage the coaches may be looking for. I found Kelsea to be the more memorable during auditions, but I actually would choose Jordyn after this battle!”
Blind auditions aired for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14, with the battle rounds currently taking place on NBC. What do you think of this season so far and new coach Kelly Clarkson? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.