Well folks, we finally made it to the end of the battle rounds. We’ve had some good times, better battles, and the best steals (ok to be fair, they were also the first) of the season.
While we’re ready to get serious and take our Voice relationship to the “knockout level,” we had one last fling with the battles tonight, and oh what a night it was.
So let’s get down to it!
Adriana Louise vs. Jordan Pruitt
The last of the battle rounds kicked off with two powerful young pop stars in the making, bartender Adriana Louise and former Disney princess Jordan Pruitt. Entering coach Christina Aguilera’s rehearsal room/seduction space, the duo were tasked with singing Katy Perry’s “Hot ‘N Cold,” and sitting around the piano, we should probably consider this a preview of the types of cotton candy pop they’d be churning out if they ended up with that coveted record deal.
On performance night, Jordan clearly took a page from her Disney performing playbook, swishing her hair and doing vocal runs that would make vets like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato proud. But we can’t count out Adriana, whose high-energy audience rousing efforts distracted from the semi-awkward duet. Kind of.
The coaches, meanwhile, were energized by the performance, with Cee Lo calling it one of the best of the rounds, and Blake wishing he had a steal left. While Christina called them both a part of her pop family, she chose Adriana, kicking her fellow Disney daughter Jordan to the curb.
Kelly Crapa vs. Michaela Paige
Then we had the babies of coach Blake Shelton’s team, Kelly Crapa and Michaela Paige. Practicing in rehearsals, they blew mentor Michael Buble away and made him feel like a grandpa at the same time.
Singing “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett, the two channeled the punk rock goddess in what coach Adam Levine condescendingly called a “musical pillow fight” (although Kelly’s crimped hair was a throwback to our middle school sleepover days). Post pillow fight, Blake went with the more “experienced” of the two, if only by a year, choosing precocious radio show host Michaela over Kelly.
Avery Wilson vs. Chevonne
For the last battle, we pitted coaches’ favorite and music prodigy Avery Wilson against former Lady GaGa backup singer Chevonne. Spoiler alert! If our calculations are correct, coach Christina Aguilera has one more steal left, and since this is the last performance, it’s safe to assume that both of these two will make it through, so breathe easy.
In rehearsals, the red-haired raven belted out David Guetta’s “Titanium,” earning an adorably surprised look from youngster Avery, who was more than intimidated by her impressive pipes.
But, we couldn’t see any of those nerves in his final performance because honestly, he was absolutely flawless. From his ridiculous singing abilities to his smooth dance moves, that dude could be singing the alphabet and we’d be hooked. Coach Cee Lo Green clearly agreed, easily choosing Avery to advance.
Feeling like the ugly red-headed stepchild of the group, Chevonne was ready to say her goodbyes, but coach Christina, looking to round out her pop star team, used her final steal and saved the songstress to close out the battle rounds.
Well that’s it folks! Next week, it’s time for the knockout rounds. What did you think of the last round of battles?