Tonight the Battle Rounds begin at “The Voice”.
Participants from the same team compete against each other to advance to the next round. Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton will be forced to eliminate participants from their teams.
Battle Round Advisor Jason Aldean, Camila Cabello, Kristen Chenoweth and Dierks Bentley will help coaches make their tough decisions.
Who stays and who goes? Stay tuned for today’s episode live coverage. This post will be updated when the episode airs.
SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the episode of “The Voice” from Monday, October 11, 2021.
Who is ready for the Battle Rounds ?! John Legend certainly is. He wore a boxing robe for the episode intro.
First up are Bella DeNapoli and Katie Rae from Team Ariana. Katie has been open about her experience with postpartum depression. The experience made her find herself again and follow her dreams. Ariana calls Bella her “Italian sister”. Bella wanted to study musical theater but decided against it after she was rejected by her best school.
Ariana’s Battle Advisor is Tony Award winner Kristen Chenoweth. Katie and Bella will perform No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. Choked over how much she cares about acting decisions and the legacy of Donna and Barbra, Kristen Chenoweth says the contestants are up to the challenge.
Ariana burst into tears at the beginning of the performance before getting up to dance. Both women sound great. This will be a tough decision for Ariana to make.
John Legend loved both contestants’ performances but said he leaned toward Katie Rae. Blake Shelton said he leaned over to Bella DeNapoli.
Ariana got extremely emotional when she announced her decision to fight and said, “I literally talked to my therapist about it.” She eventually chose Katie Rae as the winner.
But this isn’t the end of the road for Bella DeNapoli. Ariana used her save against Bella to help both she and Katie advance to the next round of the competition.
John Legend’s combat advisor is Camila Cabello. She started out on “The X Factor,” so she knows a thing or two about singing competitions.
For the first Team Legend Battle of the season, KJ Jennings and Samuel Harness will perform “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes and Cabello themselves. During coaching, John encouraged Samuel to find moments to shine.
Kelly Clarkson said she was leaning more towards Samuel and Blake said the same thing. But Ariana said she saw more of KJ’s potential in this performance than in her blind audition and would choose her.
John Legend selected Samuel. He thinks his voice has a little more character than KJ’s. Samuel Harness goes to the next round!
Next up is the sibling act Girl Named Tom versus country singer Kinsey Rose, both from Team Kelly. Kelly’s Battle Advisor is country singer Jason Aldean.
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