C. Perkins and Kris Thomas Sing "It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars

Credit: Trae Patton/NBC © NBC Universal, Inc. Photo: C. Perkins vs. Kris Thomas on the Battle Rounds

April 22, Team Shakira‘s singers R&B singers C. Perkins and Kris Thomas belted out a duet to Bruno Mars’s “It Will Rain.” Shakira had her work cut out for her as both singers needed to push themselves to pour emotion into the lyrics, while still being technically correct and personalizing the song. C struggled with his pitch, while Kris had to work on being clean with his flourishes.

When the crooners entered the ring, they left the mentors unable to make a decision, however, someone had to win. When Shakira was told to choose a winner, she ultimately picked Kris. But wait, there’s more! As C. Perkins made his rounds thanking the mentors, Usher came in with a steal.


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