'The Voice' Recap: Funk Singers Fight It Out in the Battle Rounds

One coach uses one of his steals to save a stellar performer on Tuesday's episode.

The battle rounds continued for the second night with each of the coaches -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton -- pitting two members of their teams against each other and then eliminating one. When someone gets kicked off a team, the other coaches have the option of "stealing" the singer for his or her team.

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Team Christina's Jacob Poole vs. Matthew Schuler: "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark"

Both singers push as hard as they can, but the song's quick pace is a tough one. Matthew seems to have more emotion and power with his performance. Aguilera chooses Matthew, sending Jacob home.

Team Cee Lo's Kat Robichaud vs. R. Anthony: "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"

Green decides to pit these two against each other because they're so different. They both plan on bringing plenty of emotion to the Aerosmith song. Kat is very charismatic and intense onstage, but R. Anthony has some great runs. It's a tough choice, but Green decides to go with Kat.

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The show then quickly runs through some other battles:

Team Cee Lo's Cole Vosbury vs. Lupe Carroll: Toto's "Africa." Cole wins.
Team Blake's E.G. Daily vs. Sam Cerniglia: Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About." E.G. wins.
Team Adam's Ashley DuBose vs. Justin Blake: "Just a Fool." Ashley wins.

Team Blake's Monika Leigh vs. Ray Boudreaux: "Some Kind of Wonderful"

To wrap up the show, it's the battle of the funk singers. First, they get a visit from Cher, and Monika pretty much completely freaks out. After working through their issues in rehearsal, they deliver the best performance of the night. Levine says Ray proved himself with that performance. Shelton agrees and decides to keep Ray.

Of course, that's not the end of the story for Monika. Green uses his "steal" to take her for his own team. Seems like a perfect match.

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