Blake says he has the “cream of the crop” with his team. There’s is only one steal left by Usher
Usher said he is waiting for the “it factor”. Final night of the battle rounds
“Great music -it doesn’t matter what it’s wearing and it doesn’t matter where it’s from” Adam said. His adviser Aloe Blacc said that is why “The Voice” is so great. The first battle pairing of the night came from Team Adam.
Cary Laine vs. Sam Behymer – TEAM ADAM
Cary Laine said when moved to Wyoming, she has fewer gigs. Twenty-five year old Sam came to”The Voice” to prove to her parent that her future is in music. Adam gave them the song “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran to sing because “where they come from and what they’re used to doesn’t apply and that’s a good exercise,” Adam said.
Cary said because Sam’s voice is original, it’s intimidating. Sam said Cary can hit the big notes and that’s something that she has to watch for. Adam told Cary she is getting pitchy. Aloe Blacc told Cary he’s getting a great voice from her, but not a great feeling from her. Cary considers this song to be a stretch for her.
Singing “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran
After the battle, Blake said, “You guys captured the mood of that song. He told Sam, “when you bounce back and forth from Your falsetto and to your regular voice, you get pitcy.” He said Cary was also a little pitchy and they are so different that he doesn’t know what Adam is going to do because no one won that battle.
Usher said, “You both have unique voices and properly placed in this competition, would do well.” Shakira said they both had really good moments, and Sam did well even though she didn’t always “land on the right note.” She said Cary was “solid.”
Coach Adam was indecisive on who won the battle because it was so close. He said, “you take take away the cowboy boots on Cary and Sam you take away the leftist, you hear that the voices are very similar. He said they were both out of their comfort zones. Adam told the other coaches “Thanks for giving me no help.” He decided on which of the moments that were the most special that he could expand upon. So, he chose Sam.
Battle Winner: Sam Behymer
Something You Can’t Teach:
Kaleigh Glanton vs. Noah Lis – TEAM BLAKE
Kaleigh’s father is a classical music artist. She had all four coaches to push their buttons. Noah was inspired by his late grandfather to come to “The Voice”. Team Blake’s advisers are “The Band Perry”.
The song that Blake gave them was, “Everything” by Michael Bublé. Because Noah’s style of singing is a similar style to Buble, Blake said this song is “in Noah’s “wheelhouse.” Kaleigh is “faux rock” and Adam is a crooner which is why Blake thought it would be a good song for them.
Every now and then Kaleigh will hit a note that will “demand your attention” Blake said. During their second rehearsal, Blake said that Noah was not singing the same song and going way over the top.
Singing “Everything” by Michael Bublé
Host Carson Daly told them after their battle, “That was the nicest battle I’ve ever seen.” Usher told Noah, “your performance was a bit lounge. Michael Buble can sometimes give you that but has a finesse to it and a sexiness to him but in a most masculine way. Eventually you pulled it around and showed a great upper range.” As for Kealeigh, he said, “you have a very unique tone and I’d like to hear more of it.” He said Noah won the battle round.
Adam said, “You guys are great singers. I turned around for both of you.” He said the chips were against Kaleigh because the song fit Noah more. But said he thought Kaleigh won the round.
Blake was impressed by one of the singers more than the other. He said, “one thing that you can not teach is the places that Kaleigh chose to go to with her notes.” Blake said the tie-breaker for him was “that thing that you can’t teach people.” Kaleigh won. He said, “I think that Kaleigh has star potential and can go deep into this competition.”
Battle Winner: Kaleigh
Other battles on night four included:
Cali Tucker vs. Ryan Whyte Maloney TEAM BLAKE
Singing “What’s Love Got to do with It” by Tina Turner
Battle Winner: Ryan Whyte Maloney
Christina Grimmie vs. Joshua Howard – TEAM ADAM
“Trouble” by Taylor Swift
Battle Winner: Christina Grimmie
Adam said that he chose Christina because he’s not sure if he’s seen everything that Christina can do.
Kristen Merlin and Lindsay Bruce – TEAM SHAKIRA
“Turn on the Radio”
Battle Winner: Kristen Merlin
Shakira picked her winner Kristen – she told her “You had the right attitude. You won me over!”
Cierra Milkens, vs Emily B. – TEAM SHAKIRA
Cierra traveled from Alaska to audition for “The Voice”. She said there is no where in Alaska to pursue music. Emily had a rare syndrome where she had to go through brain surgery.
Team Shakira adviser is Miranda Lambert. You have soulful voices and a wide range Shakira said is why she put them together. Shakira gave them the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles to sing. “I am experiencing what it means to be brave” Emily said because she went through brain surgery. “This is where your artistic side will show the most because you have to make the song your own” Lambert told them.
Shakira told Cierra to be more exact with the notes, and told Emily that it sounded more like she was screaming than singing. Lambert commented that even though they are friends, during the battle they must decide if they are staying on “The Voice” or going home.
Singing “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
Adam said, “I commend you both…that’s a bold, brave choice. During the most challenging moments were spot-on. He said he’d pick Cierra for the last big note. Blake said “Emily hit a big note before Cierra that I thought was the power moment in the song. For that reason, I’d pick Emily.”
“It was a great performance on both of your parts and A great effort. The thing to do would be to split it between the two of you,” Usher said. Adam reacted, “you can’t do that!”
Coach Shakira said, “Cierra I’m a sucker for thick voices like yours,” and said she admires Emily’s determination. “The mistakes that you both had were the same mistakes. So, it’s difficult to pick a winner.” She chose Emily as the winner of the battle.
Battle Winner: Emily B.
Steal: Cierra to Team Usher
Shakira said she chose Emily because “Emily just has this amazing voice and has the right attitude.” Usher pushed his button to steal Cierra as she was leaving the stage. Usher said, “to go all the way back to the blind auditions, I hit my button then. I planned to hit my button because God blessed you with an incredible talent. I will pick up where Shakira left off.”
Next week a second round of battles will be introduced. The best, of the best will re-enter the ring to compete. Who they will battle will be surprise and they will have to agree on their song that they sing. Each coach will have one final steal.
MISSED IT OR JUST WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN?
Watch THE VOICE season 6 episode 12 “The Battles Continue, Part 4” first aired by NBC on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. This full episode is now available at HOLLYWOOD JUNKET until 06/19/14 courtesy of NBC. ENJOY!