We welcome the Voice Battles tonight on The Voice 2017 and it is time for The Voice coaches 2017 (Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine) to watch their artists battel it out! The Voice Season 12 heats things up tonight on NBC, so get ready! Check it out with us during our The Voice 2017 Live Recap and see who made it through to the next round as the Voice Battles begin!
Last week on The Voice USA Season 12, we wrapped up the Voice Blinds and then a special Best of the Blind Auditions special on Wednesday, so three nights of action again! We had two strong nights of blind auditions this week, as Monday Night had some amazing artists in the mix and then Tuesday Night brought us even more great artists! I was loving the two-hour special for the Best of the Voice Blinds also, as it truly gave us a chance to see most of the artists that moved on to the Voice Battles. They usually do a quick, one-hour special, but this was more in-depth and I liked that.
The fun has begun, so follow along with our live recap below and watch as the Voice Battles on The Voice Season 12 take place!
WARNING: THE VOICE 2017 SPOILERS AHEAD!
The following post contains a recap from tonight’s episode of The Voice 2017 Season 12 Battle Rounds. Don’t want to see them yet or see videos of the Voice Battles tonight, then don’t look ahead!!!
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Time for the Voice Battles to begin. The mentors will be DJ Khlaed for Team Alicia, John Legend for Team Adam, Celine Dion for Team Gwen (beyond excited for this one) and Luke Bryan for Team Blake (even more excited for this one)! Here we go!
TEAM BLAKE: Brennley Brown vs. Lauren Duski – “Better Man”
This is the 14 year old against the dental family daughter. Blake said he is excited for both of them, but he needs a lane for them and that is why they are pitted against each other. Blake said Lauren sounds like Trisha Yearwood and Brennley has a break in her voice that he loves. Luke said he puts them on an even playing field. They both have amazing voices and similar sounds to it. They do an excellent job on this one, but I think Blake will go with youth on this one. Lauren seems to controlled and Brennley can get wild at times.
COACHES’ THOUGHTS – Alicia said that was so beautiful. Lauren’s voice has this strong thing happening and she felt Brennley was clear what she was delivering. Gwen said she loves Brennley’s style and confidence. Lauren has an ease with her voice. Adam said Lauren was more comfortable and graceful in this moment and Brennley has this frantic energy. Blake said he does not want either of them go and it all boils down to what he envisions for his team.
RESULTS – Blake picks Lauren as the winner (which shocks me), but Adam and Gwen want to steal Brennley away! She picks to join Team Gwen!
TEAM GWEN: JChosen vs. Kenny P – “I Was Made To Love Her”
The guys are blown away to see Celine Dion and JChosen may pass out! She put them together because when they sing, they have a realness about them. She said this song has personality and fits them both. JChosen was very nervous singing in front of them and Celine said it best: You don’t have to be good all the time, but you need to be good when it’s time! They definitely let loose more the second day of rehearsals on The Voice 2017. I think they both do a good job, but Kenny P is so confident on that stage and I love the tone of his voice. He is a rocker and worked it out!
COACHES’ THOUGHTS – Adam said JChosen has an incredible way of performing. He did not turn around for Kenny P, but he loves him and they are dead even. Blake said JChosen’s voice is so smooth and Kenny has an edginess to his voice that is cool. Alicia said she enjoyed the dance they did. Gwen said Kenny is so natural and the music he wants to make. JChosen did not have those nerves tonight on The Voice 2017.
RESULTS – Gwen picks JChose as the winner and no steals for Kenny P, so he is eliminated!
TEAM ALICIA: Anatalia Villaranda vs. Missy Robertson – “Tightrope”
Alicia said they both have these powerful voices, so that is why they are paired together. She said this song has so much energy, that she knows they both have. DJ Khaled said you have to have super swag for this song and Missy shocked him, as she came with it! It is cool seeing Alicia work with them and putting the song together that works for them both! This was such a fun and energetic performance. They are having fun with it and Missy has a very strong performance, but Anatalia has that stage presence big time!
COACHES’ THOUGHTS – Gwen said Anatalia is a firecracker and it is fun to watch her. Missy is putting these notes in she didn’t expect. Adam said it was a whole two hour concert packed into two minutes. Blake said that performance they delivered is worthy of any Grammy stage. Alicia said this was really exciting. Obviously, they are different, but they are both really incredible.
RESULTS – The winner of this battle is Anatalia and no steals for Missy, so she is eliminated on The Voice 2017!
TEAM ADAM: Gaby Borromeo vs. Mark Isaiah – “Pillowtalk”
Gaby worked with John Legend when she was 16 years old, so she was excited to see him! Adam said they are both young and perfect for this song. He said they need to sing this song better than they have ever performed before. He wants them to have the confidence in themselves that he has in them. After some work, they have it going on during the second rehearsal! Gaby starts out and has this smile on her face and it just doesn’t fit the song and annoys me. He has that boy band vibe about him and Gaby never stops the smile and it annoys me the whole song!
COACHES’ THOUGHTS – Blake said it was so good. Mark seemed to be really comfortable with that song and what he was singing. Alicia said this is a tricky one and they both performed well. Gwen said Mark is really special and really owned that one. Gaby looks stunning and her voice is so beautiful. Adam said they had great chemistry and they are both great singers and this is not an easy thing.
RESULTS – The winner is Mark and no steals for Gaby, so she is headed home!
TEAM ALICIA: Felicia Temple vs. Quizz Swanigan – “Titanium”
Alicia said they both have such soulful voices, but so different. She said this song takes them out of any boxes. She said Quizz needs to reach for the notes that he does not know he can hit yet and Felicia needs to work on her connection with herself and the audience. I loved Quizz during the Voice Blinds, but his voice is shaky now. He said he was going through puberty, as he is 13 years old, and it definitely messed with his voice! Felicia is fierce and her voice is so solid!
COACHES’ THOUGHTS – Gwen said they are both really talented. Adam said the only thing Felicia doesn’t have going for her is she is not 13 years old. Blake said as long as Quizz is on the show, he is going to be reminded he is 13 years old. He can’t say enough about Felicia’s voice and it is so warm. Alicia said she loved seeing Felicia’s personal triumph and Quizz is in a great place and he is only going to go farther.
RESULTS – The winner is Quizz and Blake can’t let her go home, so he steals her away to join Team Blake on The Voice 2017!
TEAM BLAKE: Ashley Levin vs. Casi Joy – “How Blue”
They love seeing Luke Bryan and Casi is actually walking down the aisle to his song for her wedding! Blake said they both have a classic country sound to their voice and only room for one of them on his team. Blake said this is his toughest battle and it makes him so mad. This performance was pure country and they both have amazing, classic country voices and I loved it!
COACHES’ THOUGHTS – Alicia said it was like bonafide battle status. Adam said it was a boxing match posing as a singing competition. Alicia said this is really tough and she does not feel good for Blake. Gwen said both their voices are so beautiful. Blake said from the second he heard them singing together, he knew he should have not put them together.
RESULTS – The winner of this battle is Casi Joy, but all three of the other coaches on The Voice 2017 want Ashley on their team and hit their steal button! Ashley picks to join Team Alicia!
The Voice Battles are done for tonight! What do you think of tonight’s performances?
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