The battle rounds continued on The Voice Tuesday night with some singers being lukewarm and others showcasing their hot pipes.
Contestants and rockers Jeremy Briggs and Clarissa Serna opened up the night with Foreigner's 'Cold As Ice'. And judging from the first few attempts in rehearsal, the song title described how they sounded to coach Shakira. Shakira cringed as if she was sucking on a lemon while telling both singers to “sing, not scream.”
Onstage Serna didn't do much justice to the song, performing it more like a diva and overpowering Briggs, something Shakira pointed out before her decision. Nonetheless Shakira went with Serna who felt she could do more with.
Meanwhile Adam Levine's advisor Aloe Blacc decided his own song 'The Man' would be the song Caleb Elder and Delvin Choice would delve into. Both thought they could do the song justice especially after Blacc began singing it for them in rehearsals. But Levine thought they were “missing the meat and potatoes” of the song. Both steered themselves in the right direction after breaking the song down into a rap.
When their battle commenced the singers seemed to mesh well, almost as well as their day jobs would being a barista and donut maker. Neither one dazzled but made the song work extremely well. Shelton enjoyed it yet felt both had their problems. Usher said the song choice pushed both Elder and Choice. Levine thought Elder's voice needed to “mature” and thus chose Choice.
The show then stormed through three other battles in quick succession. Usher's battle between the Brothers Walker and Morgan Wallen had them covering Avicii's 'Hey Brother' with Wallen coming out victorious.
Shakira's next battle featured Ddendyl against Lindsay Pagano on Carole King's 'I Feel The Earth Move' with Ddendyl winning. From there Blake Shelton's contestant Megan Ruger beat Ria Eaton for a happy ending after covering Avril Lavigne's 'Happy Ending'.
After those quick hits Usher's team was showcased with Brittnee Camelle and Melissa Jimenez hoping the Melanie Fiona song 'Give It To Me Right' was the right tune. Advisor Jill Scott told Camelle to essentially lose her attitude, something Camelle agreed with. Usher dubbed the duo his “leading ladies” just before they hit the stage.
The episode's final performance screamed diva duel but refreshingly wasn't the case. Jimenez and Camelle worked in unison while simultaneously shining, never letting it turn into a war of egos. Shakira labelled it “multi-hot” while Levine thought Camelle won. Shelton also thought it was the night's best song selection. Usher wanted to keep both singers but decided Jimenez was the winner of the “epic” battle. Camelle meanwhile went with Levine after both he and Shakira tried to steal her.