Steal, no more! “The Voice” coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton are all out of steals as Xtina used the remaining one during Tuesday night’s battle rounds. The attractive panel is nearing the completion of their eight-member teams who will compete in the upcoming knockout rounds.
The night made the coaches’ strategies more clear than ever. Aguilera is going after the next pop star, Green is looking for the most unique personality, and Shelton is looking to, well, win again.
Mini Divas Collide
Christina Aguilera’s pop army was led by Adriana Louise and former Disney star Jordan Pruitt, who were paired in the opening battle. The mini divas ran neck and neck (with similar voices, styles and strengths) through the entire process into their performance of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold,” leaving coach Adam Levine baffled as to who really won. Despite Pruitt’s experienced voice and stage presence, Aguilera chose Louise, to whom she felt a stronger connection.
Country singer Kelly Crapa and rocker Michaela Paige repped Team Blake in the night’s battles. From the start, Shelton revealed he was looking for the more seasoned performer, the one who was “ready for this.” Paige was more in her element with their rock song choice, while Crapa struggled to push out of her sweet, country boundaries. Levine called their battled a “musical pillow fight” and Aguilera was worried a fight might actually erupt onstage, but the last word went to Shelton who chose Paige for her edge.
The Final Steal
What happens when Lady Gaga’s backup singer duets with a child prodigy? Musical madness of “Titanium” proportions. Cee Lo Green brought together Chevonne and Avery Wilson in an excellent battle with two unique and strong voices. Wilson’s natural ability and power had everyone in awe, with Levine proclaiming that Wilson won the battle “hands down.” Aguilera, on the other hand, touted Chevonne’s stage presence. It’s probably why when Shelton chose to keep Wilson that Xtina used her and the show’s final steal to nab the animated singer for her team.
As the knockout rounds approach, it looks like it’s anyone’s game.
Recap (winner vs. loser):
Team Christina: Adriana Louise vs. Jordan Pruitt
Team Blake: Michaela Paige vs. Kelly Crapa
Team Cee Lo: Avery Wilson vs. Chevonne