On Monday night’s episode of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV with a bonus episode Wednesday), we witnessed firsthand an issue we’ve seen time and time again with Coach Adam Levine. It’s still happening and doesn’t seem to be getting better. He means well and he’s an amazing musician, but dang, dude does not know how to pick a song for his team members.
As for his fellow coaches Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, they’ve got the song choices nailed, but that almost makes it more difficult to pick a winner during the Battle Rounds. We’ve always wanted to be hugely successful pop stars, but not when it comes to being a Coach during the Battle Rounds.
Check out the must-see moments from Monday’s episode below.
THE VOICE MADE US CRY
Trace Adkins impressed us more on Monday night than he has the previous nights of the Battle Rounds and not just because he stood up and towered over 6 foot 4 inches Blake Shelton, although, dayum. Those are some big country singers. Adkins actually gave some criticisms and critiques to Kaleb Lee and Pryor Baird, which is the whole reason he’s there. As for the actual Battle, knowing about the contestants and knowing that Kaleb has three kids, including a very cute adopted son, made us hope he would win. He didn’t, but just as we were starting to get teary eyed, Kelly came in and once again saved the day with a steal. God bless Kelly Clarkson. Now we’re happy crying.
We thought when Kelly Clarkson paired country singers Justin Kilgore and Molly Stevens it was because the pair had similar stories of coming out in small towns and struggling for years with acceptance from their community and themselves. Nope, she just liked their voices together. But then we wanted them both to win. Even though Molly didn’t make it to the next round, if Justin gets the boot soon, the two should really think about becoming the next Sugarland. Solo careers are overrated.
GET IT TOGETHER, ADAM
Adam paired Genesis Diaz and Mia Boostrom, two amazing singers with very different tones and styles. So, how do you pick a song for two unique singers? If you’re Adam, you go with a song that neither can sing. How many seasons will it take for Adam to finally figure out how to pick songs? Not 14 seasons, we know that. Both women stepped up to the plate, but isn’t being on a reality singing show tough enough without bad song choices? They shouldn’t lose “Because of You” Adam.
GET IT TOGETHER, ADAM 2.0
We’re not saying Drew Cole is a bad singer. No one on the show at this point is anything short of great. But Miya Bass’ talent is overwhelming, at least to everyone but Adam. Thankfully Alicia saw the error of Adam’s ways and will hopefully give Miya songs that are better suited to her style.
EVERYBODY IS HOPING YOU GUYS ARE DATING
Is it so wrong that we want a little love story to come out of The Voice? Alicia’s adviser Shawn Mendes feels the same and is hoping that this season’s youngest artists Britton Buchanan (tiny Matt Damon) and Jaclyn Lovey are dating. Us too, Shawn. Us too. Man, we have so much in common with Shawn Mendes. Maybe we should date him.
TEAM KELLY (0 Steals Left)
“Burning House,” Justin Kilgore (Winner) vs. Molly Stevens
TEAM BLAKE (0 Steals Left)
“Don’t Do Me Like That” Pryor Baird (Winner) vs. Kaleb Lee (Stolen by Team Kelly)
“Nobody to Blame,” WILKES (Winner) vs. Jordan Kirkdorffer
TEAM ALICIA (1 Steal Left)
“Thinking Out Loud,” Britton Buchanan (Winner) vs. Jaclyn Lovey (Stolen by Team Adam)
TEAM ADAM (0 Steals Left)
“Because of You,” Mia Boostrom (Winner) vs. Genesis Diaz
“Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” Drew Cole (Winner) vs. Miya Bass (Stolen by Team Alicia)