One of our favorite stages of “The Voice” competition is the battle round, which just concluded after four heart-stopping episodes. Each coach has to pair up two of their artists to sing the same song and then opt for one of them to take on to the knockout round. All four coaches — Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — can rescue two losers of other battles and steal them for their teams.
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 two of these match-ups (another turned into a solo for Alexa Cappelli after Hannah Goebel withdrew from the competition). 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 two 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 Adam Levine: Angel Bonilla vs. Gary Edwards: “When You Believe”
Levine paired these two on the Mariah Carey Whitney Houston duet “When You Believe.” We didn’t see the full performance but know that he went with Edwards and that Keys took a pass on Bonilla.
Team Blake Shelton: Austin Giorgio vs. Brett Hunter: “Me and Mrs. Jones”
Shelton had these two artists pair up on a duet of the classic soul song “Me and Mrs. Jones.” Again, we only saw fleeting snippets of their battle. After Shelton declared Giorgio the winner, Hunter was hoping that Kelly would steal him for her team but it was not meant to be.