NBC put the blind auditions in overdrive last week surprising most viewers by filling out all 32 roster spots. Each team coached by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera now has 8 members. The next step in the process to discover who’s going to take this whole thing is called the battle phase. In this battle phase each coach, after a little training and prep work, will pick two of their team members to face off against each other by singing the same song in front of a studio audience. It is then up to the coach to decide who advances and who is sent packing.
Are you ready to vocal rumble? Let’s do this! As I have with the first two week blind audition summaries (week 1 – week 2) I will give you the opportunity to let your voice be heard in a poll. Headed into the battle rounds our readers have Adam’s team in the lead.
Here is Adam’s team and the songs they sang to make it:
Jeff Jenkins – “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
Rebecca Loebe – “Come As You Are” by Nirvana
Javier Colon – “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
Angela Wolff – “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
Devon Barley – “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Casey Weston – “Stupid Boy” by Keith urban
Tim Mahoney – “Bring It On Back Home”
Casey Desmond – “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
Adam Blackstone is Levine’s go to man for his band Maroon 5 and Mr. Blackstone assisted Adam in coaching up his team. Adam went with Casey Weston and Tim Mahoney. Mahoney was real happy with the match based on his stage experience and his familiarity with the song “Leather and Lace.” Casey looked freakin’ hot by the way. The two really had a beautiful performance.
The two chosen to square off: Casey Weston and Tim Mahoney
They performed: “Leather and Lace” a duet by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
Who went home: Tim Mahoney
Here is Blake’s team and songs performed:
Patrick Thomas – “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw
Elenowen – “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Xenia Martinez – “Break Even” by The Script
Tyler Robinson – “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train
Dia Frampton – “Bubbly” by Colbie Callait
Sara Oromchi – “Imagine” by John Lennon
Jared Blake – “Not Ready To Make Nice” by The Dixie Chicks
Serabee – “Son Of A Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
Blake had none other than Reba McEntire helping him out. He decided to let Patrick Thomas and Tyler Robinson fight it out. Blake was interested in the fact that the two were both very confident singers. I loved his song choice of Elvis’ “Burning Love.” Cee Lo said he could sang but that these two could sing.
The two chosen to square off: Patrick Thomas and Tyler Robinson
They performed: “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley
Who went home: Tyler Robinson
Here is Cee Lo’s team and songs performed:
Kelsey Rey – “American Boy” by Estelle
Vicci Martinez – “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
Tje Austin – “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
Emily Valentine – “Sober” by Pink
Nakia – “Forget You” by his coach Cee Lo Green
Niki Dawson – “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
Curtis Grimes – “Hillbilly Bones” by opposing coach Blake Shelton
Tori and Taylor Thompson – “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland
Green was last up on the show and he went with Vicci Martinez vs. Niki Dawson. He thought they both had a youthful soulful appearance and selected Perfect (Pretty Pretty Please) by Pink, the artist he name dropped from last week which Adam hilariously pointed out. Blake pointed out that Cee Lo selected his two best and would regret it.
The two chosen to square off: Vicci Martinez vs. Niki Dawson
They performed: “F**kin’ Perfect” by Pink
Who went home: Niki Dawson
Here is Christina’s team and songs performed:
Tarralyn Ramsey – “Breathe” by Faith Hill
Frenchie Davis – “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry
Beverly McClellan – “Take A Piece Of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
Cherie Oakley – “Gunpowder and Lead” Miranda Lambert
Raquel Castro – “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis
Julie Eason – “Mercy” by Duffy
Justin Grennan – “Drops of Jupiter” by Train
Lily Elise – “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Christina’s advisor was Australian Cia. Aguilera decided to pit Frenchie and Tarralyn against each other. During the training XTina suggested that the two attack the vocals and get fierce. They mentioned to Frenchie that she sang a little sharp which was a surprise to Davis. Tarralyn claimed that she was bagging her best performance as to not show her hand to Frenchie. Aguilera mentioned a little stumble she had at the Grammys and a save by Jennifer Hudson as an example for the two to be competitive but to have fun.
Carson brought the two into an actual stage that is decorated to look like a boxing ring. I like the fact that the show ran the entire performance. During the song Christina and her advisor were discussing the impending decision.
The two chosen to square off: Frenchie Davis and Tarralyn Ramsey
They performed: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” by Beyoncé
Who went home: Tarralyn Ramsey
There you have it, each team now has 7 members and once they get to 4 the show will move in to last phase called the live performances in which the teams face off against each other and the TV audience (us!) gets to save one team member leaving the coach to decide from his / her remaining members who heads home.
Now that you’ve seen the coaches in action and have a better idea about their strategery it’s time to cast your vote in our weekly poll: