Monday night on “The Voice,” Mia Boostrom and Genesis Diaz performed Kelly Clarkson‘s “Because of You” for Team Adam Levine during the third battle round episode of Season 14. Both women excelled at the song despite being nervous singing it in front of Kelly. Adam ultimately chose to save Mia for his team, thereby eliminating Genesis from the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Adam made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Genesis, I love how almost out of control you are,” Adam admitted when it was his turn to make the big decision. “That’s exciting because you may not be as in control as Mia, who has so much excellence when it comes to technical singing. But it’s kind of like what you both have is what I love. It is kind of a stalemate, you know what I mean? I do think you’re both so different and you have so much to add as a vocalist, as a performer. The winner of this battle is Mia.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty said, “The strategy for the song is to have a back and forth between the two so that they’re both able to have their own independence with the song without overshadowing one another. Leading in to the performance, Adam said that the winner will be determined by who displays the most confidence in making the song her own. With that in mind, I’d give the win to Genesis who looked more comfortable on stage and exuded more feeling in her performance.”
Blind auditions aired for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14, with the battle rounds currently taking place on NBC. Tell us what you think of this season so far by sounding off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners. “The Voice” has won the Emmy for Best Reality-Competition Program for four of the past five years (2013, 2015-17).