As with the previous two rounds, Sia, Reba McEntire, Adam Blackstone, and Monica were back to help the judges with their contestants. They offered advice, and suggested a few changes to their styles of singing; a few of them were nervous, but so were the judges.
In the following video, Julia Eason and Raquel Castro battle it out, singing, "Only Girl" by Rihanna
I didn't take me long to decide on this one. Raquel looked intimidated by tiny Julia Eason who was kicking her ass on the song. But it wasn't just the singing, it was the outgoing personality Julia contributed to the performance. Luckily for Christina, she agreed with me on this. 8-1
In the following video, Serabee and Dia Frampton battle it out, singing, "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
Wow, what a tuffie! It was the preacher girl against the soft-spoken angel. While Dia didn't belt it out like she was in the church choir down in the Bible belt, she held her own and was consistent throughout her performance. It didn't take long for Blake Shelton to make his decision, during the mentoring session he stressed how much he didn't like loud singers or runs. While most of America probably would have chosen Serabee, I chose Dia. I don't know why, there's just something about her that I like. I lie. I do know why. She's a damn good singer! A little soft, but she was able to stand up to that preacher girl. She was "Born This Way" dammit! 9-1
In the following video, Rebecca Loebe and Devon Barley battle it out, singing, "Creep" by Radiohead
OMG - definitely the best performance of the night! I'm surprised Adam chose two of his best singers to perform against each other. I think he knew he made a mistake, and it was too late to change his mind. At one point he stated he couldn't pick anyone, but in the end he had to. And he chose Devon. There's something about him being the son of two doctors who want him to go to school instead of following his dream, that makes it bittersweet. Rebecca and Devon really sounded great together - they would make a cute couple too :-) 10-1
In the following video, Kelsey Rey goes up against sisters, Tori and Taylor Thompson battling it out to "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield
What the hell crawled up Cee Lo's ass!?! Seriously! Kelsey took this to the bank and back, and he chooses the Thompson sisters? Really? Where were you when they won "American Juniors?" They still suck - nothing's new. This was definitely disappointing. 10-2
Remember! Next week is the final Battle Round; Make sure to watch it!