‘The Voice’ Recap: Adam Steals Juhi And Lina Gaudenzi; Christina Steals Will Champlin
The Voice returned Monday night with its third night of battle rounds. Coach Adam Levine used both of his steals last night, taking Juhi from Team Cee Lo Green, and Lina Gaudenzi from Team Christina Aguilera. Aguilera used her last steal to take Will Champlin from Team Adam.
Josh Logan and Michael Lynch of Team Christina performed first, singing "Harder To Breathe" by Maroon 5, the band led by coach Levine. Logan was named the winner of the round, and Lynch sent home.
George Horga Jr performed against Juhi — nicknamed "Ju-Ju" by her coach — next for Team Cee Lo, singing Gavin DeGraw's "Best I Ever Had." Though the coaches seemed to support Juhi a bit more, Horga Jr. won the round to continue on with coach Green. Juhi, instead of being sent home, was stolen by an excited Levine, his first steal of the competition. Horga Jr., too, was happy to see his competition continuing on.
Blake Shelton's team performed next, and the coach pitted Austin Jenckes against Brian Pounds with the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody." Both gave a passionate performance, but in the end Jenckes outperformed Pounds to move on to the knockout rounds.
Levine's team battled next — the coach had comeback contestant James Irwin duet with Matt Cermanski on the OneRepublic song "Counting Stars." Both gave a fun performance, but Levine decided to keep Irwin on his team, sending Cermanski home without a steal.
Next, Destinee Quinn and Gaudenzi from Team Christina sang the Dixie Chicks hit "Not Ready To Make Nice." Aguilera decided to continue to the knockouts with Quinn. After surveying his potential competition, Levine threw his hat in the ring for Gaudenzi. Unchallenged, Gaudenzi became a member of Team Adam.
Champlin and James Wolpert performed last, singing Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive." The soulful and fun performance kept the judges thoroughly entertained and made the choice hard for Levine. Wolpert was ultimately named the winner of the round, but it wasn't the end of the line for Champlin – Aguilera hit her "steal" button and brought him over to her team.
With Cee Lo as the only coach with a steal left, the final night of the battle rounds airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. on NBC.