Adam Levine has won three of his 13 seasons as a coach on “The Voice.” He propelled Javier Colon to victory in the first season and then did so again with Tessanne Chin in season 5. However, his last win was back in season 9 when Jordan Smith took the title. Levine’s long-time rival, Blake Shelton, has coached six winners, including reigning champ Chloe Kohanski.
Levine, who mentored the season 13 runner-up Addison Agen, has a chance to exact his revenge on Shelton this season. The first step on the road to victory is the battle rounds, which begin on March 19. He must decide which six of his 12 artists to take through to the next round, the knockouts. To help Levine make these tough choices, he has brought in country music star Julie Michaels as an advisor.
We have done some digging and discovered the match-ups of the 12 artists on Team Adam Levine. We recap these below, including the songs that each of these contestants performed in the blind audition episodes that brought them to this point in the competition.
Be sure to take a look at the video preview of the battle round pairings above and then cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post as to which of these 12 artists you think could go all the way and win season 14. And sound off in the comments section about Levine and his time as a coach on “The Voice.” (Vote in the polls on Team Kelly Clarkson, Team Alicia Keys and Team Blake Shelton too.)
Battle 1: Miya Bass vs. Drew Cole
Bass, a 25-year-old from Queens, New York, sang the Julia Michaels breakout tune “Issues” on (Blind Audition 5. Cole, a 25-year old from Los Angeles, California was a hit on Blind Audition 1 with his version of the Marcy Playground grunge classic “Sex and Candy.”
Battle 2: Angel Bonilla vs. Gary Edwards
Bonilla, a 25-year old from New York City, New York wowed with her version of Sam Smith‘s “Lay Me Down” on Blind Audition 3. Edwards, a 26-year old from Carson City, Nevada, nailed Marvin Gaye‘s soul song “What’s Going On” in Blind Audition 5.
Battle 3: Mia Boostrom: vs. Genesis Diaz
Boostrom, a 24-year-old from Boston, Massachusetts, sang the Zayn Malik debut single “Pillowtalk” on Blind Audition 3. Diaz, a 18-year-old from Miami, Florida, sang Kesha‘s hit “Praying” on Blind Audition 6.
Battle 4: Davison vs. Reid Umstattd
Davison, a 23-year-old from Little Rock, Arkansas, sang the Bee Gees classic “To Love Somebody” on Blind Audition 2. Umstattd, a 34-year old from Austin, Texas, rocked his performance of the Elton John classic “Take Me to the Pilot” on Blind Audition 3.
Battle 5: Tish Haynes Keys vs. Rayshun LaMarr
Keys, a 37-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri, sang the Aretha Franklin classic “Chain of Fools” on Blind Audition 5. Lamarr, a 33-year-old from Fort Washington, Maryland, sang the Journey classic “Don’t Stop Believing” in memory of his battle with cancer on Blind Audition 1.
Battle 6: Stephanie Skipper vs. Jackie Verna
Skipper, a 33-year-old from Nashville, Tennessee sang Kelly Clarkson‘s hit “Piece by Piece” on Blind Audition 5. Verna, as 22-year-old from West Chester, Pennsylvania sang Kelsea Ballerini’s breakout hit “Peter Pan” on Blind Audition 6.