This past week, we finished up blind auditions and got right to The Voice battle round this past week. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new on The Voice Season 10 and everything that happened during the battle rounds of these last few days:
Jared Harder, a 22-year-old singer from Joplin, Mo., sang Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round” and was picked up by Shelton in a one-chair turn, completing Team Blake.
Moushumi, also 22, from Edison, N.J., turned the only three chairs capable of turning with her rendition of Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game.” Pharrell Williams won Moushumi by calling her “new, different and super fresh.” He also went somewhat apolitically correct, saying he had never “met an Indian girl that sings the way” she does.
Durham, N.C.’s, 23-year-old Katie Basden, sang the Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider.” The aspiring country singer picked Adam Levine, who has a competitive nature and a history of being crowned the winning mentor.
The young buck in the field, 16-year-old Jonathan Hutcherson, of Wilmore, Ky., claimed the final spot on Team Pharrell. You know the public is going to love him, but can he hang around with some of the more “experienced” voices in the peloton?
That left only Christina Aguilera with a spot left on her team, and after a flurry of contestants who didn’t appeal to her, she finally pushed her button for Ayanna Jahnee, 20, from Nashville, who sang Adele’s “Skyfall.” Tennessee is a hotbed for aspiring artists but Jahnee might be a longshot in this competition.
Beyond all the drama surrounding the love saga of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, NBC’s hit show offered a few more surprises…
What Happened During the Battle Round?
Katie Basden vs. Ryan Quinn (Team Adam): It wasn’t long after Levine picked up Basden that he put her up against Quinn, the four-chair turn who was clearly one of his total favorites, assigning them Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Basden didn’t have a chance. This lead to the first steal in the season.
Brittney Lawrence vs. Paxton Ingram (Team Blake): Shelton brought in girlfriend Stefani to help him coach these two talented Florida twentysomethings, and while Lawrence made strides under their tutelage (and also got help from her competitor), it was clear straightaway as the two tackled Shawn Mendes’ “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” that Ingram, an experienced dancer, was the far more comfortable performer.
Bryan Bautista vs. Malik Heard (Team Christina): Both vocalists showed off their pop and R&B finesse with James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Ultimately, Aguilera chose Bautista, calling him the “full package.”
Tuesday Highlights: The Voice Battle Rounds
Tuesday night was nothing but battle rounds.
Two of the singers from Blake’s considerably country stable went toe-to-toe inside the makeshift ring, with Mary Sarah emerging victorious. She had the moves, the voice, and she’s got the look, too.
Pharrell pit two decidedly different performers against one another. Jessica Crosbie and Nick Hagelin crooned it out with “Electric Feel.” Nick was confident going into rehearsals, as the song calls for a falsetto he’d displayed time and again, but Jessica brought it at the actual rehearsal so he knew he had a fight on his hands. Still, Pharrell ultimately went with Nick.
But…Levine with the steal! He turned his chair for Jessica during her blind audition and didn’t get her. But he finally got her Tuesday night.
What are The Voice Predictions for Winning Coach?
Current Odds for The Voice Season 10 Winning Coach:
TEAM ADAM +200
TEAM CHRISTINA +250
TEAM PHARRELL +350
TEAM BLAKE +450
Catch new episodes of the The Voice on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. The award-winning reality TV show is broadcast nationally on NBC. Keep up-to-date for our latest predictions on The Voice winners at Big On Sports.
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