Last night The Voice 2012 Battle Rounds kicked off and I’d be willing to say, it was the best episode of the season. But then again, I love the Battle Rounds. Tonight more singing pairs will battle it out and the coaches will have the opportunity to steal more eliminated players.

Are you just tuning in to The Voice 2012 and want to know how the Battle Rounds work? Here you go:

The battle rounds will cut 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.

What did you think of last night’s battles? Are you ready for more tonight? Be sure to check back a little later for the full recap of tonight’s battles.

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