The battles are on – and a trainer doesn’t hesitate to use his “save”

The voice The battles are officially in full swing tonight, which means we’re heading for some great duos, coaches making agonizing decisions and people’s dreams shattered before our eyes. Fun, right? We left things on a cliffhanger last night: You might recall Team Blake had the first battle of Season 22, which pitted classic country crooner Austin Montgomery against the gritty growl of Tanner Fussell. After their “Folsom Prison Blues”-worthy performance, Blake Shelton looked torn. Tonight, we learn that he handed the victory to Austin Montgomery. He really stole the show! So who else will be moving forward with Austin? Let’s dive into the next battles:

Team Gwen: Rowan Grace vs. Jillian Jordyn
“Fingers Crossed” by Lauren Spencer-Smith

For Gwen Stefani’s first Battle, she brings her young indie pop singers together in the ring. Rowan Grace is a little Olivia Rodrigo in the making (she did “traitor” for her Blind Audition) and Jillian Jordyn a Julia Michaels (Jillian performed “Issues”). During rehearsals with Sean Paul, advisor to Team Gwen, the band discusses a lot about intention in vocal choices as well as in performance. Jillian has a rocky start but gets better as the song progresses, but Rowan is the star here. John Legend tells her she’s “even better” than she remembers and calls her “a revelation.” Stefani thinks it’s “amazing” that Rowan knows exactly how to choose his moments in a song and can inject so much emotion into tender moments. She gives victory to Grace Rowan.

Team Legend: Dia Malai vs. Valarie Harding
“Bust Your Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan

Legend surprises Dia and Valarie with his team’s advisor, Jazmine Sullivan, who also happens to be the artist whose song they perform. No pressure or anything, right? Legend and Sillivan both want Dia to really get into character in the song, while Legend advises Valarie to remember that she’s a lead singer, not a background singer. The ladies put on a To display for everyone and it is clear that they both offer something different. All the coaches applaud Dia’s stage presence – you can’t look away. But, as Legend notes, Valarie has so much control and power in her voice. As Stefani points out, Valarie not only knows herself, but knows her voice. In the end, Legend decides that since this show is called The voicehe wants to “honor the best singer” and selects Valerie Harding to move on to knockouts.

Team Camila: Morgan Myles vs. Steven McMorran
“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

Morgan Myles and Steven McMorran are both Nashville natives, and the two can agree on a note, so Camila Cabello is throwing them together for this game. Both Cabello and his team advisor, Charlie Puth, agree that Steven’s voice really cuts through the music, and that Morgan emotes easily and with credibility — plus, she has a cool rasp that helps her vocals stand out. The two have a lot of chemistry on stage and argue that maybe someone should record “Wrecking Ball” as a duet. The legend calls Steven’s voice “sweet and beautiful”, but thinks Morgan’s voice sounds like it should be on a record already and he’d choose it to win. Shelton tells Morgan that once she reached “Bonnie Tyler’s gear”, she was unstoppable. Cabello remains impressed with Morgan’s ability to connect with her emotions, but hates that people haven’t really seen what Steven can do yet – she thinks they haven’t found the song that really showed her. potential. And with that, Cabello chooses Morgane Myleswhich she thinks “could go all the way”, to win the battle, but uses her one and only save to keep Steven McMorran in the competition too. “We haven’t cracked the code with you yet,” she says of Steven.

TEAM RANKING

Team Legend: Valerie Harding

Always to fight: Omar Jose Cardona, Emma Brooke, David Andrew, Peyton Aldridge, Morgan Taylor, Parijita Bastola, SOLsong, Kara McKee, The Marilynds, Lana Love, Kim Cruse, Nia Skyfer

Gwen’s team: Grace Rowan

Always to fight: Ian Harrison, Jay Allen, Alyssa Witrado, Sadie Bass, Cara Brindisi, Julia Aslanli, Tanner Howe, Kayla Von Der Heide, Destiny Leigh, Kique, Daysia, Justin Aaron

Camille’s team: Morgan Myles, Steven McMorran (save)

Always to fight: Orlando Mendez, Reina Ley, Devix, Chello, Andrew Igbokidi, Ava Lynn Thuresson, Sasha Hurtado, Sydney Kronmiller, Eric Who, Zach Newbould, Grace Bello, Constance Howard

The Blake Team: austin montgomery

Always to fight: Kate Kalvach, Bryce Leatherwood, Kevin Hawkins, Brayden Lape, The Dryes, Madison Hughes, Eva Ullman, Hillary Torchiana, Ansley Burns, bodie, Benny Weag, Jaeden Luke

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