During Monday’s episode of “The Voice” battle rounds, coach Adam Levine pitted Celia Babini against Karly Moreno in an impressive sing-off to Marshmello & Anne-Marie‘s “FRIENDS.” In the end Adam decided to advance Celia to the next round, perhaps because he previously told her it was his “dream” for her to win, which meant Karly was up for grabs for the other three coaches. While Kelly Clarkson and John Legend remained silent, Blake Shelton pushed his “Steal” button at the last moment. Watch “The Voice” battle above.
“Blake, can I just say one thing? Dude, you’re awesome,” Adam told his rival coach of 16 seasons after he stole Karly. “I don’t even know what’s going on. I don’t even know who I am right now.” Backstage Adam proclaimed, “I’m so happy Karly got saved. Everything Blake has done other than date Gwen Stefani has been pretty much stupid. Until now.”
Before Adam made his decision to keep Celia, he told the two artists, “I think that you’re both world class, and I think that you both can go very far in this thing if not win it, I really do. But the surprise, the shocker, was Karly. You are amazing in ways that I was kind of just discovering. Obviously, I want to know more. And then Celia was a four-chair turn. She’s shining and sparkling all the time. There is so much about you that is so enigmatic and so interesting.” After a brief debate Adam declared, “The winner of this battle is Celia.”
Blake had no regrets about his decision to steal Karly for his team, announcing, “Karly has something about her voice that — I just love it. It’s very warm. It’s almost hypnotic. She is definitely not like anybody else in the competition and I think that’s gonna be a plus for her.” Can Blake go on to win “The Voice” with new team member Karly?
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the battle: “In the performance the girls passed off verses back and forth with only brief moments of harmonizing together. The arrangement gave each a time to shine and have their own time in the spotlight. None of the other coaches tipped their hat in either direction in terms of preference between the two and so it came down to Adam’s decision.”