On March 24, Team Shakira artists Deja Hall and Music Box belted out a duet to “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles. Shakira chose the song for the two contestants as she wanted to see what each singer would do to make it their own. Mentor Miranda Lambert noted that Deja was still young and hadn’t found her full voice yet, while Music Box was on “100 all the time.”
During the final rehearsals, Shakira noted that both singers regressed a bit and asked that both ladies take their mics and move around the stage. Music found herself having pitch problems, while Deja struggled to find her note and connect with the song on a deeper level.
On the night of the battles, Deja took the stage with renewed confidence singing the song for her family, while Music decided to showcase her love for her son with her performance. Adam Levine told both ladies that they both had an amazing tone and quality to their voice, but picked Deja as the winner of the battle. Blake Shelton told Deja that her voice was pretty powerful, however, Music had a well-defined sound and chose her as the winner.
Usher thought that Deja definitely has potential to explore and grow her talent, while Music definitely had her own sound but could use more refinement. Shakira felt that Music’s unique sound and tone was more apparent when she was more vulnerable. On the other hand, Shakira thought that Deja’s powerful demur sound well-complemented her sweet disposition — which at times could be seen as a disadvantage of being inexperienced. Shaki ultimately chose Deja as the winner of the battle, however, Music was stolen by Usher and lived to sing another day.
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