BWW Recap: The Voice: Heated Performances, Steals, and...Flies?
Hello everyone! We're already in week two of the battles and tomorrow is the last day of the Battles. How crazy is that? We're revving up for the knockout rounds and then the live shows! Tonight was filled with amazing battles, some intense moments and some funny moments as well. Tonight, in recapping the coaches, I have to make a shoutout to the fly that was flying around Christina and made her jump out of her chair, and watching Adam swat at it, and then, of course, Blake making fun of her. I think we all empathize with Christina - does anyone really like flying bugs? No. But luckily Adam was to the rescue! Don't we all wish we had Adam Levine to kill flies for us?
Onto the recap of the Battles!
The first battle was a Team Xtina battle between Josh Logan, full time performer and father, and Michael Lynch, who came on and captured the audience - and Christina - with his version of Bailamos. The song they sang? None other than Maroon 5's Harder to Breathe. I love Maroon 5 almost as much as I love any Broadway show (shocking, I know), so I was skeptical of this choice because Harder to Breathe is one of my favorite Maroon 5 songs. However, each man delivered, and impressed Adam himself. The winner of the battle was Josh Logan, as he did sound like Adam and gave it the Maroon 5 feeling we know from the song.
The second battle was Team CeeLo, with George Horga Jr, who left his family in Portland to pursue music, and sixteen year old High School student Juhi singing "Best I've Ever Had" by Gavin DeGraw. Adam was bit critical of the performance - he's been a bit more critical this season than I've seen him in the past - but Blake enjoyed Juhi's version. In the end it came down to devotion for CeeLo, who picked George. That wasn't the end for Juhi though, as Adam stole her, using his one of two steals for her.
The third Battle was a Team Blake battle between two soul-country singers, Austin Jenckles, who plays music to remember his father, and Brian Pounds, who dropped out of college to pursue being a musician, singing "To Love Someone" by the BeeGees. The coaches overwhelmingly favored Austin over Brian, something I have never seen in the coaches before. Even as Blake was talking about the performance, he favored Austin. So it was no surprise when Austin Jenckles won, moving on to the Knockout Round.