With “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars” out of the way, it's time to see how strong “The Voice” is really going to be. The final battle round was a bit wobbly, but it sets the stage for the first live shows next Tuesday, where the audience gets to have its say about the contestants.
Team Adam: Casey Desmond vs. Jeff Jenkins, “Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
OK, no offense to Casey, who has a good voice, but I would've loved to have heard Jeff just sing the whole song by himself. In fact, I'd love to hear him sing anything he wants. It'll be interesting to see if he has to go against Javier in the next round, because he certainly has the potential to go all the way.
Who won? Jeff
Who should've won? Jeff
Team Blake: Xenia vs. Sara Oromchi, “I'll Stand by You”
This was painful. They were both tentative and pitchy, with their nerves causing them to go off course. Xenia was restrained, but the interesting tone in her voice gave her the edge. Sara took some good swings, but missed most of the time.
Who won? Xenia
Who should've won? Xenia
Team Christina: Lily Elise vs. Cherie Oakley, “Since You've Been Gone”
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This could've been so much better. Lily Elise started off rocky and didn't right herself until she hit the big note halfway through. Cherie was a little restrained, but she hit when it counted.
Who won? Lily
Who should've won? Cherie
Team Cee Lo: Emily Valentine vs. Curtis Grimes, “Need You Now”
Aside from the surprise kiss, this battle was a little bland. Emily was all over the place, hitting some amazing notes and missing some easy ones. Curtis was a little low-energy, but his distinctive voice was right on target. It was an easy win for him.
Who won? Curtis
Who should've won? Curtis