THE STORY SO FAR! After 12
battles, we have had four steals, giving Briana Cuoco,
Nic Hawk, Anthony Paul, and Monika Leigh a second chance
at superstardom. But we're only warming things up as we
head into the second half of the Battle Rounds.
Here's how it looks SO FAR.
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#TEAMXTINA: Josh Logan vs. Michael Lynch
Josh, 33, from New
Hampshire, was balancing being a performer and a dad.
Michael, 27, from Illinois, is hoping to bring Latin
flair to the proceedings. How will he do when he's
coming up against... "Harder to Breathe" by Maroon 5? I
can't wait to see what Adam has to say about this...
Cee Lo enjoyed the
confidence. Josh sounds almost identical to Adam. Blake
thinks that Josh has a naturally bigger voice. Adam? "It
was really fun, and you guys did an amazing job."
CHRISTINA CHOOSES: JOSH. Will it be
harder to breathe for Michael in this competition? ... Sadly, yes.
#TEAMCEELO: George Horga Jr. vs. Juhi
19-year-old George from
Oregon and 16-year-old Juhi from Tennessee both came
with big dreams, big families, and big goals. But only
one can win this battle on ... "The Best I've Ever Had"
by Gavin deGraw.
Adam calls George on his
bad note, but notes that he is resilient in that it
didn't get inside his head. Juhi has a little more
range. Blake says that there's something about Juhi that
jumps out at him. Christina says that Juhi had an
interesting vibrato, and that George brought the energy.
CEE LO CHOOSES: GEORGE. Is Juhi the best
someone else will never have? ADAM's in!
#TEAMBLAKE: Austin Jenckes vs. Brian Pounds
Duval, WA vs. Austin, TX
as former baseballer Brian pitches against musician
Austin. Austin always sung with his heart for his
father. Both have edgy vulnerability, but will that
translate into the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody"?
Christina connects with
Austin more spiritually. Cee Lo says that he knows who
he is. Adam agrees with the panel.
BLAKE CHOOSES: AUSTIN. Does anyone love
Brian? .... Nope.
#TEAMADAM: James Irwin vs. Matt Cermanski
James failed to turn a
chair in season 4. This season, he turned all four
chairs. Matt was also a returning contestant... and
three chairs turned. So it's a battle of the comeback
kids. The song ... it's one of Ryan Tedder's, "Counting
Stars" by OneRepublic.
Blake thought that they
had the same strengths and weaknesses. Blake thought
Matt was pointed and precise, but James has better
pitch. Christina says that Matt ended strongest. Cee Lo
disagrees with Christina, saying that James has a better
ADAM CHOOSES: JAMES. Can Matt count on
the other coaches for a steal? Not this year.
#TEAMXTINA: Destinee Quinn vs. Lina Gaudenzi
Destinee's destiny began
in an Arizona biker bar; Lina's as a model in South
Florida. Both of them led us here, as they bring their
soft sensibility to the Dixie Chicks' "I'm Not Ready to
Cee Lo loves it when
attentions are split between passion and art. Adam
thought both players were connecting to the song, but
there were moments that fell flat on both sides. Blake
thought that Destinee was about to cry, but Lina
performed the song better from start to finish.
CHRISTINA CHOOSES: DESTINEE. Is Cee Lo or
Adam ready to make nice with Lina? Cee Lo looks like he's about to make
a move... but ADAM takes it!
And now, a bit of comedy relief...
Christina getting freaked out over a bug that may or may not have been
there. Final battle.
#TEAMADAM: James Wolpert vs. Will Champlin
James went to work for
Apple to support his dream. Will's dream was hardwired
into him as the scion of a great rock band. Tonight,
they'll close up shop with "Radioactive" by Imagine
Blake likes James.
Christina likes Will. Cee Lo likes James.
ADAM CHOOSES: JAMES. The originals can
steal right now... CHRISTINA at the buzzer!
So to review...
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