Who Rocked Week 1 Of The Voice Battle Rounds?

Source: NBC
Source: NBC

I know I sound like a broken record, but The Voice is kind of boring me this season. I kept complaining on Twitter about it Monday night (Lame plug: follow me on Twitter! I like chatting!) but it’s true. It was zzzzzzz. Then again, it’s still that point in the season where I can barely remember who half of the people are. Of course, that doesn’t mean that everyone sucked. One of my favorite battles of the night was actually the first performance and it came from Team Usher. I am a sucker for Motown and T.J. Wilkins battling Biff Gore on “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” was really something to watch. Usher ended up choosing T.J. as the winner, but Biff (one of my early favorites) was stolen by Blake. Yay!

Speaking of Team Blake, the real battle of the evening was between Paula DeAnda and Sisaundra Lewis. I wasn’t really a fan of Paula’s anyway (“I opened for Rihanna!” We get it.) but Sissaundra basically slaughtered her on Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga’s “Do What You Want’ duet. Side note: I like that everyone is just pretending that R. Kelly was never a part of that song. Wise choice. But anyway, this was hands down the battle of the night and I’m thrilled that Sisaundra will continue on. 

Night two of the battles didn’t start out much better. Adam Levine wore a really tacky Hawaiian shirt, too, and it was super distracting. Did he wear that on Monday as well? I don’t remember. The night was kind of weird. I was bummed to see Caleb Elder go home, but he did kind of suck against Delvin Choice. Plus, he grew a total douchebag goatee, so it wasn’t completely sad to see him go. Then the show skipped over performances by early standouts Ddendyl, Ria Eaton and Megan Rugar, just to name a few. There are some highlights below, but I definitely would’ve liked to see the full battle between Megan and Ria. I wish there was less from the judges and more from the vocalists this season.

Night two finally picked up with the Team Usher battle between Brittnee Camelle and Melissa Jimenez.  Actually, the best part was when mentor Jill Scott told Brittnee to drop the fake attitude. I love Jill Scott. Anyway, Usher had them sing kickass soul song “Give It To Me Right”  by Melanie Fiona and they both did a really good job. Neither of them blew me away at the auditions, but I enjoyed this a lot. Melissa was a little screechy for me at some parts, but it was one hell of a battle.  Usher chose Melissa as the winner, but both Adam and Shakira went in for the steal. Brittnee ended up on Team Adam.

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