'The Voice' Recap: Matthew Schuler And Jacob Poole Give "A Musical Ass-Whoopin'," Monika Leigh Stolen By Cee Lo
The Voice aired its second night of the battle rounds Tuesday night in an hour filled with emotional, powerful and fun performances from every vocalist, including fan favorites Matthew Schuler and Ashley DuBose.
The night began with Jacob Poole and Schuler from Team Christina Aguilera. She pitted the vocalists against each other with the Fall Out Boy song "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)." The singers sang the anthem-like song with intensity, hitting even the difficult notes, and wowed the audience and judges alike. Cee Lo Green called it one of the best battle rounds he'd ever seen, and Adam Levine called it a "musical ass-whoopin'." In the end, Aguilera chose to save Schuler, and Poole was not saved by the other coaches.
The next battle came from Team Cee Lo — Kat Robichaud vs. R. Anthony. He paired the singers together because of their opposite backgrounds: Robichaud is a gritty singer, while Anthony comes from gospel roots. He had them sing Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing." The singers gave differently emotional performances, leaving their coach torn. Green decided to keep Robichaud on his team and Anthony went home without a steal.
The Voice then aired a quick clip of three pairings battling — Team Cee Lo's Lupe Carroll vs. Cole Vosbury, Team Blake Shelton's E.G. Daily vs. Sam Cerniglia, and Team Adam's DuBose vs. Justin Blake. The judges chose to save, respectively, Vosbury, Daily, and DuBose. The battle's losers were not stolen.
The final performance of the night was Team Blake's Ray Boudreaux vs. Monika Leigh. Throughout rehearsals Leigh struggled to keep her performance consistent, which put off mentor Cher. In the battle, Boudreaux and Leigh duetted with Grand Funk Railroad's "Some Kind Of Wonderful." The judges were split between the two after the fun and powerful performance. Shelton decided to keep Boudreaux's unusual voice on his team. Leigh fought in her final words, essentially telling the judges she wanted to keep going, and her speech inspired Cee Lo to steal her for his team.
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