The Voice 2012 Battle Rounds kicked off Monday night and I have to say this is by far my favorite part of this show. I love the battle aspect, the advisers aspect and I especially love the new steal option.
I tend to not like auditions and then get bored with the live shows, so I’m really going to enjoy the next couple of weeks with the Battles. Let’s take a look at how the Battles played out.
Team Blake’s Casey Muessigmann vs. Terry McDermott, “Carry On Wayward Son.” Terry’s crystal-clear pitch and rocker vibe sold me right away. Casey is a great signer with control and range, however. But in the end, I think Terry has a more interesting sound. My pick: Terry. Blake’s Pick: Terry.
Team Adam’s Bryan Keith vs. Collin McLoughlin, “Santeria.” Bryan’s performance was effortless and his tone was spot-on. And his stage presence was top-notch. Collin has an amazing sound and personality, but his stage presence is iffy. He seems kind of awkward. This was an incredibly tough call. I think I’d pick Bryan BUT only because I’d be sure one of the other coaches would steal Collin. Because he deserves to be in this. Adam’s Pick: Bryan. Blake and Cee Lo go in for the steal. Collin picks Blake.
Tonight on The Voice 2012, the Battle Rounds take off as the coaches put their team members head to head in singing duels.
In case you need a Battle Rounds refresher, here’s how it works (with a new twist explained):
The battle rounds will whittle down the 64 artists to the top 40. During the battle rounds, coaches pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, coaches must then choose between their two artists to determine who will continue on in the competition.
A new twist to the format this season will allow each coach to be able to steal two artists from any other coaches’ team once they have been eliminated from that respective coach’s line-up. At the end of the battle rounds, each coach will have 10 members remaining on their team, eight original members and two stolen from other teams as they head into the knockout rounds and are one step closer to winning the competition.
We’ll also get our first look at the coaches’ advisors: Billie Joe Armstrong (Team Christina), Rob Thomas (Team Cee Lo), Mary J. Blige (Team Adam) and Michael Buble (Team Blake).
Below, we’ve got a sneak peek of one of tonight’s battles. From Team Cee Lo, it’s Amanda and Trevin singing “Vision of Love.”
The Voice 2012 Blind Auditions wrapped up this week and next week we head into the Battle Rounds. But before we get to the Battle Rounds, we’re taking a closer look at some of those singers that are set to do battle and what they had to say after their initial Blind Auditions.
Charlie Ray had to choose between Adam and Blake and he talks to Christina Milian about why he went with Blake. He also talks about his father being his greatest inspiration.
Dez didn’t make it on last season and it pushed him to work harder, come back and try again. And this time he had to actually choose between the judges. He decided to go with Christina. Find out why he went with Team Xtina.
Laura Vivas delivered a powerful performance on the stage and then delivered a booty pop in her post-audition interview. Spunky! She’s now Team Christina, but she had something to say to Cee Lo.
The Voice 2012 Blind Auditions came to a close this week and next week we’ll see members of each team face off in the Battle Rounds.
But before we get to there, we’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite singers and what they had to say after their Blind Auditions.
First up is Cody Belew. He was the last Blind Audition we saw when it was down to only Cee Lo as a possible coach. Luckily for Cody, Cee Lo was interested. And even more lucky, Cee Lo was Cody’s first choice anyway. Find out what else this guy had to say about his experience. He’s a lot of fun. I hope he sticks around for the live shows.
Nathalie Hernandez went with Christina but she had two other options. Find out why she decided to go with Xtina instead of Adam or Cee Lo.
Last season Adam thought Sam James sounded too much like Gavin DeGraw to make it on the show, but this season Adam was the only coach who turned around. So he’s on Team Adam. Find out what Sam had to say about that interesting turn of events.
On Monday night, The Voice 2012 Christina, Blake, Adam and Cee Lo finished assembling their teams of sixteen and are now prepared for the Battle Rounds.
But The Voice Season 3 Battle Rounds don’t start until next week. So, tonight’s episode of The Voice will be a retrospective/clip show. They’ll be taking a look back at the Best of the Blind Auditions. I guess in case you missed something? Actually, the preview promises that there will be some never-seen footage. So be sure to check that out.
If you want to see the complete teams and try to figure out who will be pair up in the Battle Rounds, you can check those out.
The Voice 2012 finished its Blind Auditions rounds on Monday night when the judges each finished building their teams by filling their final few spots.
Maybe I was just in a bad mood or something, but they sure didn’t save the best auditions for last. I just wasn’t very impressed with many of the performers. I mean there were clear standouts, but there wasn’t much to stand out from. I think we’re all just ready to move on from the The Voice Blind Auditions.
Nathalie Hernandez: I think Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera jumped the gun when they both immediately hit their buttons on this one. While she was a decent singer, I don’t think she ended up being as good as they thought. And she sang a Taylor Swift song better than Taylor Swift sings it, but that’s not saying much. She went with Team Christina but I think we can expect her to exit in the Battle Rounds.
Caitlin Michelle: Cliche cliche cliche. The bangs. The two-tine hair. The Florence + The Machine song. So three seasons ago. Can’t female singers find a new gimmick? Especially now that even the guys are picking up on the weird-voice-hipster-look thing. Ugh. Anyway, she has a nice tone, just not a ton of control. Or maybe that was nerves. At any rate, she’s now on Team Adam.
Tonight The Voice Season 3 Blind Auditions wrap up tonight as the coaches have almost completed building their teams this season.
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine each have only two spots left on their The Voice 2012 teams. Tonight they’ll fill those spots and prepare for the Battle Rounds that are set to begin next week.
With the Blind Auditions coming to a close tonight, tomorrow night’s episode will be a look back at the past couple of weeks in a “Best of the Blind Auditions” retrospective. Which sounds totally bogus to me, but I’ll save my critique for the actual show.
Be sure to check back later for a full recap of tonight’s show and to find out who the final eight singers will be! Whose team are you rooting for? You think Blake or Adam can do it again this season or is it Cee Lo’s or Christina’s time to turn out a winner?
The coaches moved one step closer tonight to finishing off their teams for season 3 of The Voice 2012 but still none managed to round out their numbers. All coaches but Adam managed to find a singer or two tonight so the pressure will be on next week for them to seal the deal and move on to the Battle Rounds.
Here’s a look at a few of tonight’s great singers on The Voice season 3 episode 7.
Sylvia Yacoub “Only Girl in the World”
Sylvia is from Egypt and was inspired by her mother to pursue her dreams of music in a free society. She sings “Only Girl in the World” and earns a chair-spin from all but Adam. In the end she decides to go with Team Christina.
Amanda Brown “Valerie”
Amanda is a backup singer looking to move from the back of the stage to the front with her blind audition performance of “Valerie.” She only manages to earn CeeLo’s chair-spin but one is all it takes during these auditions. She’ll move on to the next round with CeeLo at the helm.
Cassadee Pope “Torn”
Moving on from a life of playing in a band Cassadee feared she could have made the wrong decision to go solo, but any fears were wiped away tonight when her Blind Audition spun all four Coaches chairs with her performance of “Torn.” In the end I thought she made a surprising choice by going with Blake, but that’s her team for the Battle Rounds.
The journey continues tonight on The Voice with Season 3′s Blind Auditions nearly wrapped up. Adam is the closest with just two empty team spots, Christina and CeeLo both thre three team spots, and Blake trails the group with four empty seats. I’m guessing they’ll get these all wrapped up tonight, but this show will only last an hour so we’ll see if they’ve got enough time to make that happen.
Once we get through the Blind Auditions the 2012 season will move on to the Battle Rounds where each coach will be forced to pit their own singers against one another. The strongest will survive and move on to the next stage of the competition.
If you missed any of last night’s The Voice on NBC then check out our highlights to see what’s going on with the latest singers selected by the coaches.
Which singer is your favorite so far? Do you think any of the coaches have an advantage with the singers they’ve selected or should this be a pretty even playing field for the next level?
The Voice’s Blind Auditions for 2012′s season 3 continued tonight on NBC as the coaches worked to build their teams with some nearing half way full and a few past that point. Here’s a look at some highlights for this season’s episode 6, Blind Auditions.
Michelle Brooks Thompson – “Proud Mary”
This 28 year old bank employee sings her heart out on a tough song and gets not only Adam to turn around but also Christina. She decides to go with Adam and joins his team.
Diego Val – “Animal”
Diego is a 25 year old aspiring singer, wait aren’t they all?, and donates his time with singing at the hospital as a way of giving back. His performance earns an offer from Cee Lo for him to join his team.
Suzanna Chofell – “Landslide”
Suzanna, a music teacher, earns an immediate chair-turn from Adam for her performance, but Blake is not far behind. Despite Adam’s pleas she decides to go with Team Blake.