On The Voice‘s third night of battle rounds, the judges didn’t hold back on stealing other vocalists to round out their ever-shrinking teams.
Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, and Gwen StefaniÂ came to play.Â Although Keys was fresh out of steals for the night, her fellow judges each earned a steal a piece as they strategically nabbed vocalists that they felt had a strong chance in succeeding throughout the season.
Naturally,Â Celeb Secrets has the breakdown of which vocalists are in the clear and which vocalists won’t be returning.
Season 12 of The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8PM on NBC.
JOHNNY HAYES VS. JULIEN MARTINEZ,Â â€œHARD TO HANDLEâ€ BYÂ OTIS REDDING
WINNER: JOHNNY HANYES
In this round, there wasn’t a bad performance. However, Haynes as Stefani said “worked the stage” and had “no fear.” If it weren’t already made clear, Haynes came to win and that he did. There was a confidence in his vocals that night that weren’t present within Martinez’s–this ultimately sent him home.
MALIK DAVAGE VS. KAWAN DEBOSE, “LOVE ME NOW” BY JOHN LEGEND
WINNER: MALIK DAVAGE
We must admit, Levine definitely put the right vocalists against each other in this round. Their voices while similar possess differences, which made it helpful forÂ Levine to determine which direction he’d prefer to go in. Although the duo were put up to the challenge to perform a song that was created by Levine’s chosen mentor John Legend, they managed to pull it off in the end. However, Davage was chosen because Levine believed he needed to choose the vocalist that he “could work best with.”
HANNA EYREÂ VS. SHEENA BROOK,Â â€œTRYâ€ BYÂ PINK
WINNER:Â HANNA EYRE
In this unaired performance, the vocalists at hand gave it their all in different ways. Eyre came out much stronger than she did within her blind audition, which helps us to see that she really does have staying power within this competition. Although it’s sad to see Brook and her powerful vocals go away so soon (and her Cassadee Pope looks, too), Levine may have wisely chosen a girl that has the potential toÂ make it all the way to finals.
TSOUL VS. JOSH HOYER, “IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” BY WILSON PICKETT
As it became time for TSoul and Hoyer to hit the stage, the soulful pair managed to bring the energy they needed to succeed. However, their was this uniqueness showcased within TSoul’s voice that made him almost unbeatable. Since Shelton recognizes that the vocalistÂ has this special quality about him, he chose TSoul to continue within the competition. However, Â Shelton believes that TSoul and Hoyer should definitely consider making some music together in the future.
ENID ORTIZÂ VS. VALERIE PONZIO,Â â€œLOVE TRIANGLEâ€ BY RAELYNNÂ
WINNER:Â ENID ORTIZ
This battle round was unaired for a reason. There was a clear winner and an extremely evident loser, making it very easy for Shelton to choose who continues on throughout the competition. Although Ponzio began to improve by the song’s end, it didn’t save her because Ortiz gave solid performance from beginning to end.
STEPHANIE RICEÂ VS. CAROLINE SKY, “THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST” BY SHERYL CROW
WINNER:Â STEPHANIE RICE
Although this wasn’t a weak battle by any means, it wasn’t a strong one either. This has nothing to do with the vocalists singing skills, but rather the song selection didn’t suit their highly unique vocals. Rice and Sky also possess very dissimilar vocal abilities, which made the end product sound very mismatched. However, Stefani chooses Rice because she believes she “has it all going” for her. Luckily, Sky was saved in the end by Shelton.
JOZY BERNADETTEÂ VS. TROY RAMEY,Â â€œANGEL EYESâ€ BYÂ THE JEFF HEALEY BAND
WINNER:Â TROY RAMEY
In this unaired battle round, we believe Stefani made the right decision in advancing Ramey to the knockouts. It’s not that Bernadette didn’t perform well, but we’ve heard her sound better. Likewise, Ramey also has a more appealing sound that would be more suitable for this competition.
VANESSA FERGUSONÂ VS. AUTUMN TURNER, “KILLING ME SOFTLY” BY FUGEES
WINNER:Â VANESSA FERGUSON
After performing their rendition of “Killing Me Softly”, it’s safe to say that this was easily one of the best duo’s to take the stage last night. Shelton said it perfectly when he claimed “You two are the reason we have this show. That performance was as equal as can be.” Naturally, the decision to eliminate one of these talented vocalists wouldn’t be an easy one. Ultimately, Keys decided to keep Ferguson on her team because the New York connection always wins in the end. Luckily, this allowed for Levine to use his first steal of the season on Turner.
JACK CASSIDYÂ VS. HUNTER PLAKE, “DANCING ON MY OWN” BY ROBYN
WINNER:Â JACK CASSIDY
Cassidy and Plake’s rendition of “Dancing On My Own” brought another excellent–and exquisite–performance to The Voice stage last night. The duo’s vocal’s complimented each other’s in the best ways possible, allowing for each singer to have their space to shine in some respect. Ultimately, Key’s chose Cassidy as the winner because she wants to “un-tame” him. Clearly, Keys is up for a challenge this season. Although we still believe she may have slightly bet on the wrong horse in this round by not choosing Plake, we are happy to see Stefani connected with his refined vocals and stole him for her team.