The final night of the battle round on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) went down on Tuesday and featured some of the best performances we’ve seen this season. The flip side to these amazing performances is that Alicia Keys is the only coach left with a steal, which means some amazing singers (ie. Stephanie Skipper and Livia Faith) went home when they should have stayed.
As for coaches Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, they were left sending home big voices knowing that there was likely not going to be a save. The battle round should really be renamed the savage round.
Check out who made it through to the knockouts below!
ADAM GOT IT
We’ve been pretty hard on Adam Levine this season. Specifically, his song choices. We also can’t stand anymore bickering or straight up rudeness between him and Blake, but that’s another subject. On Tuesday’s episode, Adam finally nailed the song choice for Jackie Verna and Stephanie Skipper, who performed Heart’s “These Dreams.” Both women got to shine and pairing them together lifted them both up. Yes, Coach Adam. This is how it’s done.
A GOOD TEAM IS A CURSE
All four coaches have strong teams this season, but it feels like Alicia’s team has the biggest collection of uber-talented singers. That’s great, until it comes to the Battle Round. Livia Faith and Terrence Cunningham are two singers that should have gone onto the next round, but unfortunately, they’re on the same team. Double unfortunately, all the other Coaches have used up their steals. Save your steals, Coaches!
ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY
During the blind audition, The Voice showed only a few seconds of contestant Angel Bonilla, one of the first trans women to appear on a singing competition of this size. The show had another opportunity to shine a spotlight on a group of people often ignored in mainstream media, but instead placed Angel’s performance into a montage, with the singer being sent home at the end of the Battle. Everyone’s story is important, but we’ve seen a lot of the same stories on The Voice. This was a great chance to share a story we don’t often hear.
THE FINAL STEAL
Tuesday was the final night of the battle rounds, which means the final steal came courtesy of Alicia Keys, who was the only coach left with a play to make. She ended up stealing country singer Dallas Caroline, but is that who Keys really wanted for her team? Sure, the show could have been edited for Dallas and Spensha Barker’s Battle to look like the final performance, but it would be interesting if all the losing contestants were left until the end for the Coaches to steal. It would definitely help in ensuring the best singers were the ones who went on to the next round. Just a thought for next year, Voice producers.
“These Dreams,” Jackie Verna (Winner) vs. Stephanie Skipper
“When You Believe,” Gary Edwards (Winner) vs. Angel Bonilla
“Pray,” Alexa Capellin (Winner) vs. Hannah Goebel (left show for personal reasons)
“Stars,” Terrence Cunningham (Winner) vs. Livia Faith
“Me And Mrs. Jones,” Austin Giorgio (Winner) vs. Brett Hunter
“I Could Use A Love Song,” Spensha Baker (Winner) vs. Dallas Caroline (Stolen by Team Alicia)