VIDEO: Advancing Artists from THE VOICE 'Battle Rounds'
Last night, the Battle Rounds continued on Season 16 of The Voice! Find out which artists won their Battles, or were Stolen by another coach below!
The Battle Rounds continue tonight on THE VOICE, Tuesday, April 9 (8/7c) on NBC.
The "Battle Rounds" conclude as the coaches enlist music industry powerhouses Charlie Puth, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks + Dunn and Khalid to prepare their artists for the battle rounds. Winning artists will proceed to the next round all in the hopes of being named the next Voice champion. Carson Daly ("TODAY Show") hosts.
Abby Kasch, 20
Hometown: Palos Park, Illinois
Resident: Nashville, Tennessee
Abby started singing at 12 years old. During high school, she continued to hone her skills and eventually formed a band. School wasn't easy as she was often bullied for her weight and could never win over her peers, despite her musical success outside of school. ABBY'S little sister idolizes her and that support inspired Abby to set a good example and head to Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a country singer. Abby is ready to show her bullies how far she has come and hopes "The Voice" will prove she is on the right track.
Song: "Bring on the Rain" by Joe Dee Messina with Tim McGraw
Andrew Sevener, 22
Hometown: Alvarado, Texas
Resident: Alvarado, Texas
Andrew grew up in a musical family. His father was in a rock band and his mother was a country singer. When he was in the fifth grade, Andrew asked his dad to teach him guitar so he could impress his crush, and he's been playing ever since. He currently lives in the mobile home his parents used as a music studio and works as a motorhome technician. As well as performing as a solo act, Andrew was also a part of a band with his parents called Helluvanote that performed a few times a week. Andrew hopes "The Voice" will be THE BIG BREAK he needs to kick-start his country rock career.
Song: "Tequila" by Dan & Shay
Betsy Ade, 40
Team Kelly (Stolen from Team John)
Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Resident: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Betsy's mom passed away when she was only 9 and she stepped up to provide the strength her family needed. It wasn't until college that Betsy felt free enough to explore her interests. She came out to her family and started singing in her brother's band, which toured nationwide. She later fell in love and started a family, but became a single mom when things with her girlfriend did not work out. Betsy took a break from music to raise her son, but eventually found both love and music once again. Betsy currently gigs and tours with her band, Well-Known Strangers.
Song: "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile
Jacob Maxwell, 20
Hometown: Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Resident: Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Jacob grew up in a tight-knit family in the beautiful lake resort town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He comes from three generations of law enforcement and wanted to be a police officer until he picked up the guitar. At 13, he joined the worship team and started singing in church. He opted to skip college and started waiting tables while performing at local venues. Jacob plans to settle down in Coeur d'Alene one day, but right now he is eager to chase his dreams on "The Voice."
Song: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police
Jimmy Mowery, 31
Team John (Stolen from Team Adam)
Hometown: Altoona, Pennsylvania
Resident: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
When Jimmy was born, his father gave up his music career to get a regular job and support the family. Tragically, on Thanksgiving morning when Jimmy was 11, a man broke into their home and shot and killed Jimmy's father in front of the family. Jimmy decided to pick up the guitar as a way to process the grief and honor his late father. Music took over his life and in high school started a band called Drop Out High that was signed with a record label for a few years. Jimmy now lives in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Heather, and plays over 200 shows a year.
Song: "U Got It Bad" by Usher
Kalvin Jarvis, 29
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Resident: Tucson, Arizona
Kalvin inherited his love of music from his father, who pursued a rap career in Detroit. Some of his earliest memories are of his father performing in clubs, and once Kalvin started showing interest in music, his father taught him everything he knew. Kalvin currently performs a few times a month with the band Street Blues Family and works as an assistant manager at IHOP, where he's been employed for the past 11 years. Kalvin hopes "The Voice" will finally allow him to quit IHOP and focus on music full time.
Song: "U Got It Bad" by Usher
Lisa Ramey, 33
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Resident: New York, New York
Lisa returns to "The Voice" for the second time. After not getting a chair turn last season, she took the coaches' advice and has worked hard to fine tune her voice. Lisa has a big personality, but has recently realized that she also has an intimate side to her voice. She has been performing at SoFar Sounds, a pop-up concert series, which has allowed her to perfect her artistry and discover different facets of her voice. Living in the Big Apple isn't easy for an aspiring solo artist, but Lisa is hoping her SECOND CHANCE on "The Voice" will prove it was worth the struggle.
Song: "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile
Hometown: Clermont, Florida
Resident: Clermont, Florida
Mari grew up in a musical family. Her father is a songwriter and music producer while her mother is a vocalist. Her parents are also worship leaders, so naturally Mari sang in the praise team at church and around her community. In her teens, she was introduced to music outside of the church and now prides herself in singing all types of genres. Outside of singing, Mari has a cosmetology license and works at a salon in her hometown. Although Mari enjoys cosmetology, she hopes "The Voice" will allow her to focus on music, which is her true passion.
Song: "I Like Me Better" by Lauv
Rebecca Howell, 18
Hometown: Cochran, Georgia
Resident: Cochran, Georgia
Rebecca got involved in singing competitions in the fifth grade and after placing several times, she became a local standout. Rebecca's grandmother encouraged her to pursue music and was her biggest supporter. Sadly, she recently passed away, but Rebecca plans to honor her grandmother's memory by continuing to sing. Rebecca currently plans to go to college and spends her time singing at her church where she serves as worship leader. "The Voice" is Rebecca's chance to share her music beyond her small town.
Song: "Unchained Melody" by LeAnn Rimes