The penultimate blind auditions found everyone fighting it out for the last few spots on each of the teams.
There were some big arguments as the coaches vied for that person who would secure them a piece of victory pie. There was even one contestant who worked with a former one.
Let’s break down the performances from the ones who made it to the Battle Rounds.
Chloe Kohanski (23 – Juliet, Tennessee) “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac
Chloe had a lot of similarities to Miley Cyrus, so from the get-go, we wanted her to end up with former Disney princess. Jennifer Hudson wanted Chloe and was ready to fight with Miley for her.
Not physically, of course, but with a war of words. It was embarrassing, but it showed just how Chloe managed to impress everyone throughout her performance.
She went with Team Miley.
Dennis Drummond (27 – Nashville, Tennessee) “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes
Fun fact: Dennis plays backup guitar for Adam Wakefield, whom Blake previously coached on the show. Now, Dennis is ready to branch out and start his solo path.
His vocal ability was there, and it resulted in Adam and Blake duking it out for who would get to have the pleasure of taking Dennis to the Battle Rounds.
In the end, he stuck with who he knew had a proven track record, and that was Blake.
Ignatius Carmouche (22 – Opelousas, Louisiana) “Latch” by Sam Smith
Ignatius started slow, but his performance gathered steam towards the end, and that resulted in a swiveling chair turns from both Jennifer and Blake.
Adam apparently gave him tips before he appeared on the show, but that did not mean Adam was ready to commit to coaching him.
Jennifer took the win with this one.
Rebecca Brunner (22 – Mason, Michigan) “Believer” by Imagine Dragon
Rebecca had one of the best performance of the night, and could only muster a one-chair turn. What a travesty, but at least she got one.
We’re not entirely sold on Blake being the one to nurture her talent, but stranger things have happened. This could be one of the winners right here.
Brandon Brown (19 – Bronx, New York) “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
It sucks when a decent singer opts for a boring song, and that’s exactly what happened here. Everything about his performance was hindered by the song.
His voice did sound similar to Adam’s so that probably explains why they are working together. Work on those song choices, Adam.
Whitney Fenimore (28 – Tulsa, Oklahoma) “Hold on We’re Going Home” by Drake ft. Majid Jordan
Turning a Drake song into something that sounds country should be given a standing ovation. Like, the rendition sounded awesome, and we cannot wait to see what’s next for her.
Adam was reminded of Christina Grimmie and snapped her up for his team.
Illiana Viramontes (18 – Brentwood, California) “New Soul” by Yael Naim
We were not sold by this first performance. It was all over the place, and the song was wrong. There were better people who did not get through, but Miley seems to be letting some people float on through.
Will she be able to turn this contestant into a success story? We’re not so sure.
Meagan McNeal (31 – Chicago, Illinois) “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
Jennifer was the sole coach to turn around for Meagan, and we actually think this was for the best. Meagan had solid vocals, and that was backed up by charisma.
Jennifer got her by default, and we are glad about it.
Jon Mero (31 – Atlanta, Georgia) “Versace on the Floor” by Bruno Mars
Jon’s versatile voice caught the attention of the coaches, and they all seemed like they wanted to steal him. His voice was the best of the night, but he ultimately chose Team Adam.
Okay, what did you think of the people who got through?
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