Nerves Get To Team Shakira
Team Shakira started of the night with Clarissa Serna and Dani Moz. Both artists agreed with singing Pink’s “Perfect.” The beginning of the performance was shaky. Both artists showed they were nervous. Usher told Dani that her vice is “unwavering, something that can’t be taught.“ Shakira picked Dani who can make the biggest difference.
Kat Perkins Takes Over
The arrangement of “Suddenly I See” revealed how good Kat Perkins truly is. Blake said Kat made duo Dawn and Hawkes look like her back up. Kat won the battle with no doubt and Adam agreed.
Team Usher Is On Fire
Melissa Jiménez and Music Box chose Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” over songs by Christina Aguilera and Rihanna. Usher wanted to see more individuality during the rehearsal. He said if he wanted to hear Alicia he would go back stage and play her version. Chris Martin from Cold Play explained they needed to feel the lyrics. Adam thought they both had good moments, but Melissa had more. Shakira and Blake both liked Music Box over Melissa. Usher picked Melissa because he looks forward in teaching and developing her.
Kaleigh and Rayn Take On Country
Kaleigh Glaton and Ryan Whyte Maloney surprised Blake choosing “Easy” by Rascal Flatts because they are not country singers. Shakira said she would go with Ryan because it felt more effortless with Ryan. Blake said they are nothing alike, but both have great voices. Ryan’s overall consistency got him the win.
Usher’s Stolen Artists Sing “Climax”
Ex Team Usher artists’ Jake Braker and Brittnee Camelle took on Usher’s “Climax.” Both now on Team Adam wanted to take a risk hoping it would pay off. Adam got mad at himself for putting the two against each other because he wanted to keep both. Chris Martin thought, “they have to make a leap to make it believable.” The two needed to connect to each other more when they perform. After a their good battle, Usher felt bad having to critiquing the performance and didn’t tell who he thought was the winner. Adam believes Jake poses a quality to make you want to see more as he declared Jake as the winner.
Last Battle Bombs With The Judges
Madilyn Paige and Bria Kelly picked “I Stand By You” to perform as the last battle of the night. Both left Adam desiring more. Blake agreed and said no one really stood out. Usher thinks they both are young and will grow in time. He selected Bria to go on to the playoff round. Blake had a steal left and used it on Madilyn because he believes in her as an artists and just needs to make her a performer.