“The Voice” Recap: “The Battles: Round Two” Begin

By ABC News Radio

NBCThe Voice entered the next phase of the competition Monday night with “The Battles: Round Two.” Much like the previous round, two teammates at a time performed a duet, with their spot on the show at stake. However, each artist was not informed of his or her opponent until it was time to rehearse.

For each battle, the two teammates chose a song from a list of three tunes provided to them. They then practiced with the help of their coach as well as guest adviser Chris Martin of Coldplay. In case you’re wondering, he taped his appearances before it was announced that he’s separated from wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher each have one steal to use in this round — one fewer than the previous round.

Here’s a rundown of the two-hour episode:

Team Blake’s Audra McLaughlin and Megan Rüger opened the round by selecting Miley Cyrus‘ “The Climb.” Usher, wearing a Daniel Boone-type hat, thought Audra won the battle. Shakira said she connected with Audra more. Blake marveled at the way Audra navigated through her vocals, while also noting that he can relate more to Megan because of …read more

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