Y’all ready for the last of the Battle Rounds?! I thought so. ¡Ándale!
NBC really cut to the chase, delivering 3 incredible battles one right after the other. First up were Adriana Louise and Jordan Pruitt, the final two pop-divas-in-training from Team Xtina. Their rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold” was fairly predictable but nonetheless impressive. I mean it was more of what we’ve seen from Team Xtina this entire Battle Round, proving what a one-dimensional coach she is. But these girls still took it home and gave great performances.
The final battle on Team Blake was between Kelly Crapa (I know, terrible last name) and Michaela Paige, and I have to say this was one of Blake’s best matchups/song choices this entire Battle Round. It’s hard to go wrong with Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” and both of these tween idols did some WORK. Michaela came into the battle prep guns a’blazin’, but Kelly would not be out-belted, and found some great moments to shine throughout the number, despite that atrocious crimped hair. That said, I thought this was very clearly Michaela’s battle from beginning to end.
The only things missing from this final battle for a spot on Team Cee Lo between Avery Wilson and Chevonne were some strobe lights and confetti canons shooting metallic bits all over the place. In other words, this was epicness. Not because these two were evenly matched vocally, because they were not. Avery riffed circles around Chevonne, who suffered from some serious pitch issues throughout the performance of David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium.” Although I have to hand it to her, she hit the notes that really counted with some serious oomph. Chevonne looks a lot like Lady Gaga, and was clearly borrowing some of Gaga’s stage antics, which turned out to impress Xtina enough to Steal this tiny little beast after Cee Lo declared Avery the winner.
Check back as we move on to the Knockouts! In this round, each coach’s team will be cut in half as only 5 can move on per team. Each artist will choose his or her own song, and won’t know who they’re paired up with until moments before the performance. No more Steals. No more duets. Game time.
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