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"The Voice" Recap: Adam Pulls Off Steal in "The Battles: Round Two"

By ABC News Radio

NBCIt was night two of “The Battles: Round Two” Tuesday night on The Voice. Artists from Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher‘s teams were represented in four battles. Adam Levine‘s team did not participate in the one-hour episode.

Once again, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin served as a guest adviser during rehearsals.

Here’s what happened:

Team Blake’s Biff Gore and Sisaundra Lewis kicked things off with a rendition of James Brown‘s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Usher favored Biff, but only because he was Biff’s mentor before Blake stole him during the previous round. Adam joked he was 80-percent sure that Sisaundra is “not from Earth,” given her talent. Blake named Sisaundra the winner, saying he can’t miss out on the opportunity to work with such a brilliant vocalist. None of the other coaches stole Biff.

Shakira paired Ddendyl with Deja Hall. They joined forces on A Great Big World‘s “Say Something,” a version of which features usual Voice coach Christina Aguilera. Adam said Deja has a “richness” to her voice. Blake added there was an innocence to her performance. Shakira said that while Ddendyl is artistic, she felt the artist who has made the most …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

"The Voice" Recap: The Battle Rounds Begin

By ABC News Radio

NBCFollowing weeks of blind auditions, The Voice launched its battle rounds on Monday night. Each battle saw two teammates performing a duet assigned by their coach, with only one advancing in the competition. However, each coach has two “steals” they can use.

During rehearsals, the artists received help from guest advisers. “Wake Me Up” singer Aloe Blacc was a tutor for Adam Levine‘s team; The Band Perry assisted Blake Shelton‘s protégés; Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert, worked with Shakira‘s crew; and R&B diva Jill Scott advised Usher‘s team.

Here’s what happened on Monday night’s two-hour episode:

The first battle featured two artists from Team Usher, Biff Gore and T.J. Wilkins. They sang The Temptations classic “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” Adam and Blake both noticed how much Biff and T.J. enjoyed themselves on stage. Usher said it was a difficult decision to make because both artists were technically sound. He declared T.J. to be the winner. Biff was subsequently saved by Blake.

Next up were two 17-year-olds from Team Blake: Jake Worthington and Lexi Luca, who were instructed to perform “It Goes Like This,” by country musician Thomas Rhett. Usher said he could tell that Lexi was …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC