The two pairings from Team Blake and Team Christina seem very strange. Christina is pairing the energetic MC Moses Stone against the slightly country-sounding duo The LiNE. We have no idea how they’ll select a song that wouldn’t give one side an unfair advantage over the other.
On Team Blake is one of the competition’s most Southern sounding country singers, Jordan Ranger, battling the soulful street singer Naia Kete. Again, for this unlikely duet, it's likely that song choice will determine the winner.
Team Adam’s pairing of Mathai (who sang Adele in her blind audition) and country pianist and singer Nicolle Galyon seems unusual, but not completely off-base. It probably would have made more sense to pair Nicolle with fellow country singer Karla Davis or even with pianist Orlando Napier, but Adams’ decisions thus far have typically turned out for the best, so we’ll trust him on this one.
On Team Cee Lo, R&B singers WADE and James Massone seems like it'll be a balanced and hopefully entertaining battle, but Justin Hopkins going against Tony Vincent is simply not fair. Just like with rocker Juliet Simms going against folk singer Sarah Golden, Justin’s mellow sound doesn’t stand a chance against Tony’s powerful voice.
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