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The Battles, Part 3 - Recap

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The Battle Rounds continue and coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira’s artists are going to battle it out. Adam Levine teams up with Hillary Scott, Blake Shelton with Sheryl Crow, Shakira with Joel Madden, and Usher with Pharrell Williams to get some help with making their artist ready to go against one another to make it to the Knockout Rounds.

The first pairing is between Jessica Childress and Vedo from Team Usher. They get into rehearsals and meet with Pharrell. Usher is going to have them sing “Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars. Usher says that Vedo sounds like he needs this. The range is a little out of her ability. However, Pharrell says that she can do it. In the final rehearsal, Jessica gets a handle of the song. Usher says that Vedo needs to choose his moment properly. The night of the battle arrives and they come out and sing. Afterwards, Shakira says that Jessica has tremendous personality and says that the whole interaction was great. Adam says that was so enjoyable. Adam says that he wants to be friends with Jessica. Adam says that Vedo did an incredible job. Blake says that they both lit up the room and says that there is not a right or wrong decision. Usher says that they supported one another. He says that the winner of the round is Vedo. No one decides to steal Jessica.

The next pairing is between Luke Edgemon and Monique Abbadie from Team Shakira. They get into rehearsals and meet with Joel. They are going to sing “You And I” by Lady Gaga. Monique gets a little too Broadway with the song. Luke is told to work on his voice inflection. They get into the last rehearsal and Monique is serious competition for Luke and it gets him worried. Shakira says that they don’t want to step over everyone and says that the audience is not going to respect that. The battle arrives and they come out and sing. Afterwards, Adam says that Monique was the one who they all wanted, but he is surprised by Luke. Blake asks where Luke came from. He says that Luke won that. Usher says that he put so much into that and he was blown away. Shakira says that she is glad that they acknowledged Luke and says that his true colors are there. She says that Monique is learning. She says that the winner of the battle is Monique Abbadie. Blake pushes his button to steal. Usher does too. Blake says that he is awesome and says that it was pitch perfect. Usher says that he did an incredible job and that he pushed his button the first time. Luke goes with Blake.

The next pairing is between Jacqui Sandell and Savannah Berry from Team Blake. They get into rehearsals and they are told that they are going to sing “Little White Church” by Little Big Town. Blake tells Jacqui to watch the growl. Sheryl Crow says that she needs to trust that she has the hire notes. Savannah tends to fall behind. She has to find a way to keep in time. They get into the final rehearsals. Jacqui isn’t growling and Blake likes her tone. Savannah is told to prepare so that she doesn’t think about it. The night of the battle arrives and they sing. Afterwards, Adam says that the cutest thing happened where both of them did a cute victory jump. Besides that, Savannah was great. Jacqui was unique. Usher says that he liked how Jacqui did her thing. He says that Savannah was great. Shakira says that they are both great, but feels that Savannah did a better job. Blake says that they both were great and did what they were taught. He says that the winner of the battle is Savannah Berry. No one decides to steal Jacqui.

The next pairing is between C.Perkins and Kris Thomas from Team Shakira. They get into rehearsals and they are told that they are going to sing “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars. Joel says that everyone likes a guy who can sing like a girl. Shakira says that she wants to hear the pain. With C, he needs to work on the tone. In the final rehearsals, Kris needs to feel the music more. Shakira says that C needs to work on the finer line. He needs to be more confident. The battle arrives and they come out and sing. Afterwards, Adam says that they are excellent singers. They were a little all over the place at time though. Blake says that C has a rasp that he is in control. Kris has a nice vibrato, but they haven’t seen all of them. Usher says that he could help both of them. Shakira says that they were holding back a little, but C has found the comfort zone. She hopes that the record company is watching and is upset. The winner of the battle is Kris Thomas. No one steals C. Perkins until Usher pushes his button and steals him. He joins Team Usher.

The next pairing is between Midas Whale and Patrick Dodd from Team Adam. They get into rehearsal and meet Hillary Scott. They are going to sing “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley. Adam says that they need to think of something that will keep them unique and they have to hit the full voice. Hillary says that Patrick needs to project more. In the last rehearsals, Adam says that the fun is not in the song. He mixes a little bit of a Bluegrass tone and Patrick is struggling and Midas Whale is a little out of sync. The night of the battle arrives and they come out and sing. Afterwards, Blake says that was awesome and says that Midals Whale impressed them and Blake says that Patrick’s voice is great. Usher says that Patrick’s tone is great. Shakira says that Patrick’s rasp is great. Midas Whale was great as well. Adam says that Midas Whale is a great duo. Patrick is an exquisite singer. The winner of the battle is Midas Whale. No one decides to steal Patrick.

The last pairing of the night is between Orlando Dixon and Ryan Innes from Team Usher. They go into rehearsals and they are going to sing “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers. Orlando feels like he is the underdog in this. Usher tells Orlando that he needs to fully commit. Pharrell says that Ryan needs to work on the technicality. Orlando sits with Usher and Pharrell and Pharrell needs to stop hiding behind his music. They have one last rehearsal and Usher says that he had with Orlando helped him. The battles arrive and they come out and sing. Afterwards, Shakira says that says that Orlando had a great tone. Ryan was great. Adam says that Orlando is a revelation. Blake says that Ryan is a man’s man. Usher says that Orlando looses the room with his voice. Ryan makes him believe him. Usher says that the winner of the battle is Ryan Innes. Adam steals Orlando. Adam says that he is an exceptional talent. That’s it for the 3rd night of the battles.

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