The Voice brought stronger performances as it entered it’s second night of battle rounds.
Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani were more prepared compared to Monday night’s battles to weed out the vocalists with the most potential. The coaches worked with celebrity mentor’s Céline Dion, Luke Bryan, John Legend, and DJ Khaled to get the vocalists ready for their first major battle of season.
If you missed out on the second night of battle rounds this season, Celeb Secrets has the breakdown of which vocalists are in the clear and which vocalists are sadly history.
Season 12 of The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8PM on NBC.
Josh West vs. Nala Price, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Tears
Winner: John West
In this unaired battle, West proved to conquer in Levine’s eyes. Despite how complimentary the duo’s vocals were, Levine really enjoyed the fact that he could hear the power behind West’s voice.
Andrea Thomas vs. Micah Tryba, “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts
Winner: Andrea Thomas
As another unaired battle from last night, Shelton felt that Thomas was a better fit for Team Blake. Although he declared that they both “killed it” (which they definitely did), he felt that Thomas had the country thing “built into” her. Naturally, he made the tough decision to let Tryba go.
Johnny Gates vs. Sammie Zonana, “I Drove All Night” by Céline Dion
Winner: Johnny Gates
Seeing as Céline Dion is serving as this seasons mentor for Team Gwen, it must have been highly intimidating for Gates and Zonana to rehearse her song in front of her. Luckily, the pair pulled it off in their final performance and brought the feel that Stefani was aiming for with the song (Dion enjoyed the new arrangement, too). However, despite how well the two connected during their performance, Stefani wound up choosing Gates. Despite Zonana’s good performance, the other judges felt he was it bit more well-suited for the show.
Aliyah Moulden vs. Dawson Coyle, “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
Winner: Aliyah Moulden
Although this wasn’t the most exciting battle of the evening, Moulden and Coyle had fun during their performance. Despite Moulden being only 15 years of age, she kept up with Coyle throughout. With the mixed reviews as to who Shelton should keep, he ultimately wound up keeping Moulden. Luckily, Coyle was saved by Keys to join Team Alicia.
Aaliyah Rose vs. Savannah Leighton, “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes
Winner: Aaliyah Rose
Rose proved that she had what it takes to maintain an active part of Team Gwen. In this unaired battle, the duo transformed the popular Shawn Mendes track as they placed their powerful vocals behind it. Although the performance led Stefani to give them a standing ovation by the song’s end, Stefani stated that Rose’s vibrato “blows her mind.” After making the tough decision to let Leighton go, the coach teared up because it wasn’t as easy as she had hoped it would be to let her go.
Chris Blue vs. RJ Collins, “Adorn” by Miguel
Winner: Chris Blue
In having Blue and Collins perform Miguel’s “Adorn”, Keys wanted to select a song that would combine their different styles. The pair ultimately gave a very strong performance as both vocalists brought high energy and a stellar vocal range with it. However, Blue was chosen in the end because he was exactly what she was looking for when rounding out her team during the blind auditions.