October 23, 2012 10:06pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'The Voice' Recap: The Battle Rounds Wrap Up
It’s the final night of the battle rounds, which has been an interesting test of the new twist this season, “The Steal.” Many of the battles pitted two powerhouse singers against each other, with only one being chosen by the judges, moving the teams closer to the top 12 for the live shows.
Christina Aguilera is the only coach with a steal left, giving her a nice little advantage over fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green.
Team Christina’s Adriana Louise vs. Jordan Pruitt
These two pop singers take on “Hot and Cold.” During rehearsals, Aguilera and her headband encourage the women to take a few risks with the song. The two vocalists really show off their skills during the battle. Green says that it was one of the best battles of the season. Levine says the battle was extremely close because they’re both powerful singers. Aguilera decides to keep Adriana because of her ability to hit the high notes.
Team Blake’s Kelly Crapa vs. Michaela Page
Shelton pits a country singer against a punk rocker, and they take on “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Shelton warns Michaela not to oversing the song. Diring the battle, Michaela runs circles around Kelly when it comes to stage presence. Shelton says they both did amazing, but goes with Michaela.
Team Cee Lo’s Avery Wilson vs. Chevonne
Green says that both these singers have a dramatic quality in their voices, and he wants them to take on “Titanium.” Chevonne, who was a backup singer for Lady Gaga, has the experience, while Avery has the raw talent. During the battle, the duo work really well together, and it seems like Avery has gotten over those nerves. Green decides to keep Avery. Aguilera uses her final steal to bring Chevonne over to her team, which seems like a great fit.
Next week, the knockout rounds will feature five head-to-head competitions, which will lower the teams down 20 contestants for the live shows.
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