In the midst of the “Dancing with the Stars” finale and everything else happening on television, did “The Voice” suffer? That’s a question that we won’t know until tomorrow — nevertheless, we yet again had an exciting continuation of the battle rounds this week.
Raquel Castro vs. Julia Eason (Christina Aguilera) – Earlier this season on “American Idol,” I wrote that no one should ever be forced into singing Rihanna’s “Only Girl” ever on a talent show. This is such a hard song to stay in tune while singing that it is almost unfair to make people sing. However, both of these girls did a decent job. Sure, there were pitch problems — but the 16-year old Raquel managed to be mighty fierce. Winner: Raquel
Dia Frampton vs. Serabee (Blake Shelton) – Blake “shocked” everyone by picking two vocalists with very different styles up against each other, and then made them face off to the music of The Supremes. From there, the show managed to get very predictable. The edit made Serabee appear a bit cocky and unlikable, while we had an underdog story in Dia. The performance itself was disjointed (and may have been the worst during the battle rounds), but someone had to come out on top. Winner: Dia
Devin Bartley vs. Rebecc(Adam Levine) – The fact that Adam chose “Creep” by Radiohead was awesome and both hilarious — mainly since Devin and Rebecca seem like two people who would hang out at a bubble-gum store. Devin tried to use this to draw a parallel between the song and his real life as a med student at a crossroads, and he did actually manage to stand out here after having a bit more of a lukewarm audition earlier this season. Winner: Devin
Kelsey Ray vs. Tori and Taylor Thompson (Cee Lo Green) – The final duel of the night featured our last remaining duo in the competition trying to go up against a web sensation to sing Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.” Really, this was just a battle all about a number of youthful girls with big voices — it wasn’t necessarily a memorable performance, but both acts were solid. In the end, Cee Lo opted to keep the two sisters around in order to give America one duo to potentially root for the rest of the way – and this could get dangerous thanks to the country vote. Winner: The Thompson Sisters
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