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Originally posted 04/08/2014 06:30AM
The final night of the battle rounds concluded Monday on season 6 of The Voice with some artists stepping out of their comfort zones to show off different sides of their vocal personalities.
Florida bartender Jake Barker, 28, showed off a formidable falsetto as he took on Usher's "Climax" in a sexy duet with Georgia's Brittnee Camelle, 23. The singers turned up the heat for Adam Levine, who had stolen both artists from Usher.
"I really didn't expect that from you," Shakira said of Barker's trills and runs.
Originally posted 04/02/2014 08:05AM
She might be from another galaxy, but Team Blake's Sisaundra Lewis proved she's got the "sick, sick, sick" talent to earn her an extended stay.
The Voice's second round of battles continued Tuesday with a masterful performance by Lewis, a former vocal director for Céline Dion (yes, really), and Biff Gore, a father of six coach Blake Shelton stole from Team Usher.
The duo's showstopping rendition of James Brown's "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" brought all four coaches to their feet – and they became effusive with their praise.
Originally posted 04/01/2014 06:55AM
Monday's episode of The Voice was filled with smooth, soulful, rocking and soaring duets that made it harder than ever for the coaches to narrow down their teams.
Three-time winner and committed cocktail fan Blake Shelton said of the tightening competition: "My liver's not going to make it."
But each coach got a little help for this second battle round from a charming and buff Chris Martin of Coldplay, who stood in as thoughtful and Brit-tastic lone mentor for all four teams.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 06:00PM
Pharrell Williams has another reason to be happy!
Originally posted 03/26/2014 08:30AM
It was the steal that stole the show.
Usher was the only coach to have an unused steal heading into the final night of the round 1 battles on The Voice Tuesday, and he used it to maximum dramatic effect in the final moments of the show.
The Grammy-winning singer pressed his button at the last possible moment to save Alaskan powerhouse Cierra Mickens, who began to walk off the stage in defeat after losing to Idaho session singer Emily B.
Originally posted 03/25/2014 08:00AM
The final week of The Voice's round 1 battles kicked off Monday showcasing the star power of some of Season 6's teen artists.
Although she's just 17, Bria Kelly once again closed the show with strength far beyond her years, taking on Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" for Team Usher in a closely matched battle with former NFL cheerleader and student Tess Boyer, 21, who surprised the coaches by stepping up her game.
The wholesome Kelly rocked it out hard with a sound that belied her sweet looks, earning praise all around. Usher chose Kelly, but Boyer of Glen Carbon, Ill., caught the eye of Blake Shelton who wasn't about to let her leave the show just yet.
Originally posted 03/19/2014 06:00AM
Score one for the birthday boy.
The Voice coach Adam Levine – who turned 35 Tuesday – stole powerful young singer Brittnee Camelle away from Team Usher during the second night of battle rounds after she barely lost an epic battle against teammate Melissa Jimenez.
The two singers delivered a steamy version of Melanie Fiona's "Give It to Me Right" that earned praise for their commanding vocals and sultry stage presence.
Originally posted 03/18/2014 06:30AM
The first night of battle rounds on The Voice exposed one thing about the Season 6 coaches. They are quickly looking to be strategic and showed it with their steals.
Blake Shelton went after an old-school soul singer with a trademark high kick, Biff Gore, a father of six, who lost his battle to soulful T.J. Wilkins on Team Usher.
Shakira picked up a Joe Cocker-esque blues man, Patrick Thomson, who fell in a tight contest against Kat Perkins from Team Adam.
Originally posted 03/12/2014 07:15AM
Goodbye anonymous singers, hello powerhouse teams.
The Voice concluded the chair-turning blind auditions Tuesday with each coach choosing one final singer to round out their teams of 12 heading into next week's battle rounds.
The coaches came out fighting, beginning with Kaleigh Glanton, 20, a classically trained guitarist from Kansas who earned the only four-chair turn of the night for her intriguing rendition of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain."
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