Briana Cuoco and Jacquie Lee Sing “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals
On October 14, Team Christina‘s singers A and B belted out a duet to “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals. Christina chose the song as she didn’t want the ladies to be safe and wanted to push the ladies to explore their soulful, rock-inspired edge. During the first round of rehearsals the singers were both intimidated by what the other had — Jacquie’s ability to execute the softer sounds of the sound and Briana’s effortless high notes. Christina pushed both soul singers, asking them to dig deeper into the song and express the emotion of the lyrics. At their second day of rehearsals, the girls did much better, but Jacquie told to shed her timidity.
At the beginning of the battle, Jacquie was still a bit timid, but after Briana brought her energy to the song, Jacquie began to bring her raw talent to the forefront. Coach Cee Lo Green thought that Jacquie gave the song a more youthful spin, while Blake Shelton thought that Briana sang the song just the way it ought to be sang. Coach Adam Levine was left completely undecided, but at the end of the battle, Christina chose Jacquie as her winner.
Briana wasn’t going back to home, however. Cee Lo Green pushed his button for the singer, and not but a moment later, Blake pushed his button as well. Cee Lo told Briana that he wanted nurture her voice, while Blake told Bri that he definitely wanted to take her to next level. Ultimately, Briana passed on Cee Lo for the second time and chose Blake.
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