‘The Voice’ Battle Rounds Kick off With Little Big Town, Reba McEntire Covers [Watch]
First up were two of the show's country girls, Brennley Brown and Lauren Duski, battling it out over a sweet rendition of Little Big Town's current hit "Better Man," written by Taylor Swift, with both ladies showing off their lovely voices and harmonizing beautifully in the clip above. As hard as it was for Shelton to choose the winner of the battle round, he ultimately claimed Duski as the victor, offering Brown up as a contestant for one of the other coaches. Gwen Stefani wasted no time in stealing Brown for her team.
Brown and Duski's strong performance was followed by another amazing battle between Team Blake's Ashley Levin and Casi Joy, who masterfully took on Reba McEntire's "How Blue." Both singers exemplified commanding vocal ability on the song, with their voices blending amazingly well on the stunning acapella version. "I think you're both so talented that I pray, I hope that everybody stays on the show," Shelton told the singers after their performance, which you can watch in the video below.
Based on a "gut feeling," the country superstar chose Joy to remain on his team. But fans of Levin will still get to see her sing on The Voice after all, as the three remaining judges all attempted to steal the young star. After a heated debate, Levin selected Alicia Keys as her new coach.
The Voice airs every Monday and Tuesday night at 8PM ET on NBC.
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