One of the most compelling components of “The Voice” is the battle round in which coaches have to select two of their artists to sing the same song and choose one of them to take on to the knockout round. Each of the four coaches — Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — can throw two losers of other battles lifelines and take them on-board their team.
While we saw all six battles in full on Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” Tuesday’s show short-changed viewers by denying them the chance to see three of these match-ups. We didn’t get to watch the performances that won over the coaches. Sure, none of the artists who went down to defeat were stolen by any of the other coaches. But it would have been fun to see the whole song, hear the critiques of the coaches in full and judge for ourselves.
Which of these three battles did you most want to see in full? For a reminder of the highlights of each watch the video above. Then vote in our poll below and be sure to sound off in the comments section.
Team Kelly Clarkson: Teana Boston vs. Jamella: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
Clarkson pitted two of her most powerful singer on the biggest hit by the Sherelles, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” The song made history in 1960 as the first number one for an all-black girl group. After Clarkson decided to keep Jamelia, Boston was sent packing when none of the other coaches gave her a second chance.
Team Alicia Keys: Johnny Bliss vs. Megan Lee: “Versace on the Floor”
Keys paired up these artists on the Bruno Mars R&B track “Versace on the Floor.” Keys went with Bliss and Ireland went home after none of the other coaches opted to use one of their steals to save her.
Team Blake Shelton: Bransen Ireland vs. Jaron Strom: “Head Over Boots”
These two artists did a duet of Jon Pardi‘s self-penned #1 hit “Head Over Boots.” Shelton chose Strom and no coach stole Ireland.