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Series 1 - Battles 2 - Recap

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The Battle rounds come to a close tonight as Team Danny: Aleks Josh, Emmy J Mac, Murray Hockridge, Hannah Berney, David Julien and John James Newman, Team Jesse J: Cassius Henry, David Faulkner, Ben Kelly and Ruth-Ann.St. Luce, Indie & Pixie and Becky Hill, Team Sir Tom: Barbara Bryceland, Leanne Mitchell, Matt & Sueleen, Lindsey Butler, Adam Isaac and Denise Morgan and Team Will.I.Am: Frances Wood, Kate Read, Sophie Griffin and J Marie Cooper battle for the spot into the LIVE shows.

First up to battle are Cassius Henry and David Faulkner. Jesse J says that they can bring out the best in one another. She brings in Ana Matronic to help them. In rehearsals, Jesse J doesn’t hear the energy from them that they both want this. She says that they have to get with it and attack the song. They hit the stage and sing “Beat It” by Michael Jackson. Danny says that both singers are fantastic and says that David was better with it. Will.I.Am. says that Cassius was good and David was good at the runs, but it was Cassius. Jesse J says that there was so much more in the performance and says that she is proud of them both. She goes with Cassius Henry. This means that David is out.

Next up to battle are Barbara Bryceland and Leanne Mitchell. Tom says that this is it for one. Tom brings in Cerys Matthews to help him and says that Leanne has a pair of lungs on her. Barbara says that she has passion to the contest. Tom likes what he hears. They come out and sing “Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga. Danny says that was brilliant and says that Barbara brought the house down but it was Leanne who was more amazing. Will.I.Am says that Barbara has a crush and says that he is all for Barbara. Tom says that they are both strong. He says that he has to go with Leanne Mitchell. This means that Barbara is out.

Up next are Frances Wood and Kate Read. Will.I.Am brings in Dante Santiago to help. He says that they can’t sound so little. He has them get into a recording studio so that they can hear themselves. They feel more confident. Singing “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette, they come out and battle. Jesse J says that she couldn’t tell that it was a battle. Will.I.Am. says that Kate sings like the easy listening and says that Frances is a chameleon and can sound like anyone. Will.I.Am goes with Frances Wood. This means that Kate is out.

Aleks Josh and Emmy J Mac are up next. Danny gets into rehearsals with them. Emmy picks up the song rather quickly and says that Aleks is a little intimidated. Danny sits down with Aleks and says that he has to believe in his own talent. Emmy J is ready to take him on. They come out and sing “Broken Strings” by James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado. Will.I.Am says that he could feel Aleks’ shyness and says that Emmy J was rocking it. Jesse J says that she loved the support, but says that she would put Aleks through. Tom says that it felt that they were holding back. Danny says that he has to go with Aleks Josh. This means that Emmy is out.

Next up are Ben Kelly and Ruth-Ann.St. Luce. Jesse J and Ana work with them in rehearsals and Ben says that he is confident and Ruth-Ann says that she needs to prove herself. They come out and sing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston. Will.I.Am says that Ben still was good. Jesse J says that she is taking Ruth-Ann St. Luc through. This comes as a shock to Danny and Will.I.Am.

Up next are Matt & Sueleen and Lindsey Butler. Tom and Cerys work with them and Tom says that Lindsey doesn’t have to be intimidated. Tom and Cerys offer Matt & Sueleen some advice and tell them to be as natural as they can. They come out and sing “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. Danny says that was brilliant and says that Matt & Sueleen are good, but Lindsey was better. Jesse J says that it was interesting because Lindsey held her own. Tom says that that harmony was really good. He says that he is going to choose Matt & Sueleen. This means that Lindsey is out.

Next are Murray Hockridge and Hannah Berney. Danny and Paloma Faith work with them and Danny isn’t happy with their energy and says that they have to step it up. They come out and sing “Kids” by Robbie Williams & Kylie Minoque. Jesse J says that they have made themselves proud. Danny makes the choice to send Hanna Berney through. This means that Murray is out.

Next up is Indie & Pixie and Becky Hill. Jesse J says that they are great and that their personalities are great. Jesse J and Ana work with them and Indie & Pixie mess up in the song and Jesse J says that they have to sing the song in tune. They come out and sing Irreplaceable by Beyonce. Danny says that he was waiting for more from Indie & Pixie and says that Becky smashed it. Will.I.Am. says that they were great. Jesse J says that the girls have improved and Jesse J says that that she chooses Becky Hill. This means that Indie & Pixie are out.

Adam Isaac and Denise Morgan are up next. Tom and Cerys work with them and Adam is a little nervous. Denise says that she has something to prove. Tom says that they have to shine. They come out and sing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Danny says that he was on it. Tom says that they did a great job, but he is taking Adam Isaac to the LIVE shows. This means that Denise Morgan is out.

Next up is Sophie Griffin and J Marie Cooper. Will.I.Am. says that he wants to bring Sophie out and Dante asks what Sophie’s driving force and says that she wants to be on tour. They are surprised with J Marie having competition. They come out and sing “Firework” by Katy Perry. Jesse J says that the fact that Sophie is 17 and she did that, it is simple. Tom says that J Marie did a better job. Danny says that based on experience, it would be J Marie. Will.I.Am says that he forgot that Sophie was 17-years-old. He says that he has to go with Sophie Griffin. This means that J Marie is out.

The Final Battle is against David Julien and John James Newman. Danny works with them and David has some insecurity for being new at this. Danny takes David to the side and says that he doesn’t need to be relaxed with this and have fun with it. John James is experienced. The come out and sing “Dakota” by Stereophonics. Tom says that he loves the curly hair on David and says that he was better. Will.I.Am says that James has authority when he sings. Jesse J says that he wanted to dance and says that they both entertained them. She says that David was better. Danny says that both of them were amazing and says that he has to choose David Julien. That is it for the Battles!

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