Guys, it's election season — obvious, I know, right? But this is important when it comes to "The Voice" because tonight's show was cut short because of the third and final presidential debate.
Now, this is a space free of any politics (a safe place, if you will) but I have to hammer this home: IT IS SO IMPORTANT YOU VOTE…for your favorite singers on "The Voice." But, right now we're still wrapping up the battles, and audience votes won't count just yet, but they will. So yeah, voting is important.
TEAM CEE LO GREEN
New Orleans native Alexis Marceaux and second-time Voice-er Daniel Rosa were the first battle of the night, with
Daniel found the notes to be scary, and Alexis, with her classical training was over-enunciating words, which is a no-no in rock,
But they both brought it; both have a pleasant, raw raspiness to their voice. Alexis soared on the notes, but Daniel went deep, and I think he's strongest in his lower register. Cee Lo went with Daniel because he felt more connected to his flaws.
Nicole Nelson went up against Brandon Mahone with the Motown classic "Ain't No Mountain High," which is a nice change of pace for the show's battles, because it's actually duet. Still, this seemed like a mismatch — on the surface, they're two soulful singers whose voices back all the power of Motown. But, she's 34 and has been a semi-professional singer for years, and he's in high school.
Still, it was a good show. Brandon over-performed a bit in his physicality, while Nicole seemed to rest on her laurels a bit. Adam went with Nicole, who was lauded by other coaches like Christina for her consistency.
Adam paired up Loren Allred and Brian Scartocci with
He also paired up Joe Kirkland with Samuel Mouton to sing “You Get What You Give” by the
And that is literally all I know about these battles and contestants. You can thank NBC for that.
TEAM CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Christina put together Devyn DeLoera and MarissaAnn (who literally look and sound exactly the same but one's 15 and one's 20) with R&B hit "Free Your Mind." I'll let you all bask in the 90s glory that is En Vogue for a second here …
This song is brash, loud, unforgiving, and these girls were so cute and sweet and, as Christina put it, “squeaky clean.” While I disagree with
But when they took the stage, Devyn and MarissaAnn were fierceness embodied. Christina went with Devyn, but Blake picked MarissaAnn with a steal. "Come give me a hug!" he said, and MarissaAnn went to Christina's arms first. Awkwardddd.
Here's Where We Stand: