Watch the Performances of the First Group of Advancing Artists from Battle Rounds on THE VOICE
Last night was the Battle Rounds of "The Voice," Below, please find the artists that won their Battles, or were Stolen by another coach.
The Battles Rounds continue next Monday night on THE VOICE, Monday, October 22 (8/7c) on NBC.
The "Battle Rounds" continue as the coaches enlist music industry powerhouses Keith Urban, CeeLo Green, Halsey and Thomas Rhett to prepare their artists to go head-to-head with the hopes of advancing to the next round - The Knockouts. Tonight, surprises abound as the artists take on songs ranging from 80s country to modern pop hits, which lead to electrifying performances and debilitating decisions. With plenty of steals left in play, the coaches are eager to fill their teams with the best talent. Carson Daly ("TODAY Show") hosts.
Anthony Arya, 15
Team Jennifer (Stolen from Team Adam)
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Resident: Santa Cruz, California
Unlike most 15 year olds, Anthony prefers to spend his time busking on the streets of San Francisco in front of local bars and cafes. His mother inspired this lifestyle by introducing him to music at a young age. Through his mother, Anthony met Harvey Mandel who once played at Woodstock and has been performing with his band for the last six months. Anthony also performs his original songs at local venues and plays jazz guitar in the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band.
Song: "Amie" by Pure Praire League
Chris Kroeze, 27
Hometown: Barron, Wisconsin
Resident: Barron, Wisconsin
At the age of six, Chris's parents bought him a guitar as an outlet for his energy. With encouragement from his dad, he started singing in middle school. After college, Chris knew he needed to head to NASHVILLE to further his career. His family held a fundraiser in their small town to help him pursue his dream. He met the right people in NASHVILLE and recorded a song at Dierks Bentley's studio with some of Dierks' backing band. Now back home in Wisconsin, he currently plays 200+ shows a year and travels overseas to play for the troops in the Middle East.
Song: "Back In The High Life Again" by Steve Winwood
Katrina Cain, 29
Hometown: Guilford, Connecticut
Resident: Denton, Texas
Katrina grew up in a musical household and fell in love with singing. She went on to study jazz at the University of North Texas. After meeting her husband Andrew, he encouraged her to do open mic nights and start a band with him called TOMKAT. The newlyweds play electro pop music and perform regionally in Texas. She is drawn to music that gets people out of their chairs and dancing. Outside of TOMKAT, she also makes money singing in a WEDDING BAND and playing gigs around town.
Song: "Angel" by Sarah McLachlanPerformance:
Kymberli Joye, 26
Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut
Resident: Windsor, Connecticut
Music and church are two very important aspects in Kymberli's life. She is a worship leader, minister and sings in the choir at her church where her parents are pastors. Kymberli was able to find her personality and artistry in her college gospel choir. For the past seven years, she has been working alongside billboard-topping gospel singer, J.J. Hairston. One of the albums they recorded has been nominated for a Grammy. Kymberli is ready to step into her own spotlight on THE VOICE stage.
Song: "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes
Mike Parker, 23
Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia
Resident: Gainesville, Virginia
On the weekends, Mike can be found performing at many local clubs. He gets his music talent from his parents, but growing up the focus was always football. By high school, Mike was ranked fifth athlete in the nation and received thirteen full-ride scholarships. Unfortunately, he did not have the grades to pursue these big college dreams. He started working to get by, and it was his parents that helped him realize he needed to get back to his musical roots and take a bold move towards making his dreams come true.
Song: "Gravity" by John Mayer
Natasia Greycloud, 29
Team Kelly (Stolen from Team Jennifer)
Hometown: Newberg, Oregon
Resident: Nashville, Tennessee
Natasia is no stranger to doing whatever it takes to pursue her dreams. She always loved music, but was too shy in high school to perform. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart and gigged around, but the pressure of a young marriage was overwhelming. In a brave decision, Natasia left her husband and moved with her sister to Nashville. Natasia's sister is her number one supporter. While she still gigs, Natasia is hoping THE VOICE will give her the fresh starts she's been craving.
Song: "Gravity" by John Mayer
Steve Memmolo, 35
Hometown: Milton, Massachusetts
Resident: Boston, Massachusetts
Steve has always been an entertainer, even as a young kid. His father put the musical bug in his ear by playing him Frank Sinatra. Sadly, when Steve was twenty years old his father was killed in a tragic accident. His dad was always supportive of his music and in order to heal Steve started a band. He now owns and operates his own party band in Boston called Classic Yellow, where they play at weddings and CORPORATE events. In addition to music, Steve also does improv comedy once a week. He feels at home wherever he can entertain and knows his dad would be proud.
Song: "Amie" by Pure Prairie League
Tyke James, 17
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Resident: Laie, Hawaii
Tyke has moved around the U.S. his entire life, but now calls Hawaii home. He spends his days surfing, playing music, and performing all around Oahu in a band called The Moss. The band often performs at fundraisers and music events that give back to the arts and the community. Tyke comes to THE VOICE in hopes of bringing his music to a bigger stage.
Song: "She's Always a Woman" by Billy Joel