'The Voice' Recap: The Battles End With an Epic Bout Between Avery Wilson and Chevonne (VIDEO)
The last three bouts in the battle rounds of NBC’s The Voice were definite showstoppers.
There were only six performers and one steal left to use at the beginning of Tuesday’s episode and each performance delivered the goods we wanted to see. To no one’s surprise, NBC saved the best battle and Christina Aguilera’s steal, the last of the coach's steals, for the twelfth round.
Topping off the night was an intense rendition of the David Guetta/Sia's club jam, “Titanium,” as performed by Team Cee Lo contenders, Avery Wilson and Chevonne.
Cee Lo Green billed the bout as youth (Avery) vs. experience (Chevonne) and told the singers he paired them because of the dramatic quality in their voices. Though Avery was visibly taken back by Chevonne’s talent, he showed throughout rehearsals he was ready to take her on. During the performance, Avery was almost pitch perfect and Chevonne brought a killer stage presence. Both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton said that while the performance was great by both singers, Avery should win, hands down. Cee Lo agreed as he felt that Chevonne’s stage presence took away from her vocals and chose Avery as the winner of the final battle.Lady Gaga backup singer moments after Cee Lo made his decision.
Team Blake’s battle pitted two teenagers against each other: 16-year-old Michaela Paige and 15-year-old Kelly Crapa. The duo dueled on Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” which truthfully I couldn’t stop thinking about as the Sunday Night Football theme song. During rehearsals, mentor Michael Buble had the comment of the night when he said, “Michaela is a 60-year-old black woman trapped in a blond punk girl.” This performance was probably the most entertaining to watch all night as both girls really got into it and took Blake’s advice about using their body language to heart.
Christina even said, “I thought a fist-fight was going to break out.” While Kelly added some country twang to her performance and sounded fantastic, Blake went with Michaela in the end, saying that her year edge on Kelly made the difference.
In the end, Adriana Louise beat out Pruitt who was visibly upset at her loss. If Blake had a steal left, Jordan may have been saved but as he did not, the aspiring pop star was sent home.
So now that the battle rounds are over, where do the teams stand?
Team Adam – Melanie Martinez, Loren Allred, Nicole Nelson, Bryan Keith, Joe Kirkland, Sam James, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Kayla Nevarez, Amanda Brown, Joselyn Rivera
Team Blake – Liz David, Julio Cesar Castillo, Graicia Harrison, Terry McDermott, Michaela Paige, Suzanna Choffel, Cassadee Pope, Rudy Parris, Colin McLoughlin, MarissaAnn
Team Cee Lo - Mycle Wastman, Avery Wilson, Nicholas David, MacKenzie Bourg, Daniel Rosa, Trevin Hunte, Diego Val, Cody Belew, Caitlin Michelle, Terisa Griffin
Team Christina – Adriana Louise, Aquile, De’Borah, Devyn Deloera, Dez Duron, Laura Vivas, Silvia Yacoub, Celica Westbrooke, Chevonne, Alessandra Guerico
You can watch Avery and Chevonne's battle above.
The knockout rounds of The Voice begin next week in two back-to-back two hour episodes on Monday and Tuesday at 8 PM on NBC.
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