On Tuesday night’s episode of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV with a bonus episode next Wednesday), we had to say goodbye to more singers that we’ve already started to fall in love with. Even worse, we saw one battle pair become our favourite new (fictional) couple who were torn apart by a lack of steals. Time to play a sad love song.
As heartbreaking as it was for us to say goodbye to some of this season’s singers, it was likely even worse for Coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. There’s no passing the buck when it comes to the Battle Round. There’s just a lot of praying that you pick the right singer and that another coach steals someone you loved.
Let’s look at who we shipped, who we fangirled for and who we missed on Tuesday night.
WE SHIP AMBER AND JORGE
Kelly is the most likeable Coach in the history of The Voice, so it makes sense that her team is just as lovely. Take Amber Sauer and Jorge Eduardo. Going into their first audition, the pair had already connected and surprised Kelly and advisor Hailee Steinfeld with a Spanish verse of Steinfeld’s “Starving.” It was muy bueno. We couldn’t really tell how strong Jorge’s voice was from his audition, but we knew that Amber was a force. We have no reason to believe these two have become a couple while filming, but they’re giving us some major Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue vibes with their chemistry and we are here for it. They actually look like they’re a duo and we want front row tickets to their next concert.
RUNS LIKE WARM BISCUITS ON A SUNDAY
Adam picked a song that both his singers weren’t comfortable with, and hoped Rihanna’s magic would come through. Unlike with Jorge and Amber, it felt like Davison and Reid Umstattd were doing two separate performances. As a soul singer, Davison had an automatic advantage over rocker Reid, allowing Davison to deliver vocal runs that Kelly described as warm biscuits on a Sunday. Now we want biscuits. Both singers lacked confidence and for one verse, Reid lacked the lyrics. We instantly become stage parents while watching The Voice and wanted to hug Reid and smack Adam (it’s always the Coach’s fault, right?). Bad pairing, bad song choice, and both singers deserved a do-over.
FANGIRL FOR SHAWN
Okay, so we totally fangirled over Shawn Mendes on Monday, and Tuesday was a whole new night. But dang it, we gotta fangirl again. Jordyn Simone and Kelsea Johnson freaking out over seeing Shawn sitting next to Alicia was one of the highlights of the night. Add En Vogue on top of that? Yasss kweens. Sidenote, En Vogue should really think of doing a Las Vegas residency. Okay, back to Jordyn and Kelsea. The pair had the most even matchup of the night and their performance was a dead split. That’s why we weren’t surprised when Adam and Kelly both pushed their buttons to steal Jordyn. We were a bit surprised that the 17-year-old picked Adam over Kelly, but hopefully it works out for her.
WE WANT JOHNNY BLISS
The Voice doesn’t always show the full version of performances, but thankfully there’s YouTube. That’s why we were able to watch the short snippet of Johnny Bliss for a second time and confirm that the entire battle should have been shown. He took off his jacket, y’all!
TEAM KELLY CLARKSON (1 steal remaining)
“Starving” Jorge Eduardo (Winner) vs. Amber Sauer
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” Jamella (Winner) vs. Teana Boston
TEAM BLAKE SHELTON (1 steal remaining)
“Head Over Boots” Jaron Strom (Winner) vs. Bransen Ireland
TEAM ALICIA KEYS (2 steals remaining)
“Versace On The Floor” Johnny Bliss (Winner) vs. Megan Lee
“Don’t Let Go (Love)” Kelsea Johnson (Winner) vs. Jordyn Simone (Stolen by Adam)
TEAM ADAM LEVINE (No steals remaining)
“Love On The Brain” Reid Umstattd (Winner) vs. Davison