'The Voice' Recap: Battle Rounds Part 4 Usher Uses His Last Steal For Team Shakira's Cierra Mickens
The Voice battle rounds continued with Usher using his last steal to take Cierra Mickens from Team Shakira.
First to find out their fate were Cary Laine and Sam Behymer from Team Adam Levine. Cary and Sam were tasked with performing “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran, and both sang well, separately and together. Adam ends up picking Sam as the winner, saying that he likes the quirks in her voice and can see her giving more special performances in the future.
Kaleigh Glanton and Noah Lis from Team Blake Shelton performed Michael Bublé’s “Everything.” Noah got some tough love during rehearsals from Blake, who thought Noah was completely off in his delivery of the song. Usher felt that Noah’s performance was a bit too showy, but still threw his vote behind Noah, and Carson Daly called the battle “polite.” Blake decided to keep Kaleigh Glanton, sending Noah home.
In a quick montage, viewers got a taste of a few other battles: from Team Blake, Ryan Whyte won against Cali Tucker, Adam sent Joshua Howard home in favor of Christina Grimmie and Shakira chose Kristen Merlin as the winner of her battle against Lindsay Bruce.
Back to the full battles, Shakira was up next in the hot seat and she paired Cierra Mickens in a battle against Emily B. The two seemed to enjoy themselves during their performance of Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” starting the performance with a friendly fist bump. It was a tough decision for Shakira, but she finally declared Emily the winner of the battle. Cierra was on her way out when Usher decided to use his last steal, keeping her in the competition.
Next week, The Voice is introducing a new stage of the competition: The Battle Rounds Part 2, in which coaches will pair up artists from their team for battle, but the twist is that both singers will have to agree on their performance song. Bonus: all advisors are out the door, and next week Coldplay’s Chris Martin will advise all the singers for their battles.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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