"Tonight, 12 more artists go into battle,"
Green pitted glam-rocker Kat Robichaud against gospel singer R. Anthony, hoping each would find a personal connection to Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." Anthony had solid vocals, but he was right to worry that Robichaud's moves – at one point she took a fascinating little stutter-step across stage -- would make him look like a bump on a log. Aguilera called Robichaud a "tiger." Green called her a "dynamo" and, admiringly, a "natural disaster" and gave her the round, natch. R. Anthony went home unstolen.
Then after a flurry of shorties in which we saw Cole Vosbury best Lupe Carroll to move forward with Team CeeLo, Team Blake's E.G. Daily survive by trumping Sam Cerniglia and Ashley DuBose prevail against Justin Blake on Team Adam, we got the final full battle of the evening – and the one with the most surprising outcome.
Hotel worker Monika Leigh, the one Blake Shelton nabbed in the blinds by saying he wanted to build his team around her, squared off against single dad Ray Boudreaux on Grand Funk Railroad's "Some Kind of Wonderful." The coaches were full of compliments for both singers, but Shelton picked Boudreaux, perhaps because, he said, getting Leigh to sing something the same way twice was like "herding cats." But Leigh's disappointment was short-lived. Green swooped in with a steal. "You and me, we can do it," he told her. We shall see.
What did you think of Tuesday's battles?