It’s Battle Round Weekend on The Voice UK. Tonight and tomorrow night team members will compete against each other in duets. After, their coach will pick a winner to advance on to the next round.
Like the US version, the competition encourages singers to attempt to out-yell each other. Singers that I liked as solos aren’t impressing me so much in battle. Here are 3 battle I plucked out of the bunch, plus a BBC recap of the episode. (Daily Mail Recap)
Bill Downs Vs Max Milner: ‘Beggin”
Wow. This duet is pretty intense. In the end, Danny O’Donoghue chose Max Milner, but regretted putting the two of them together.
Deniece Pearson Vs Ruth Brown: ‘No One’
This devolved into a yell-a-thon. Ruth Brown, whom Tom Jones chose to move on, had an impressive audition. But I’m not so impressed here.
Jay Norton Vs Jaz Ellington ‘I Heard It Through The Grape Vine’
Jaz Ellington is the dude who made Will.I.Am cry last week. I thought much of the battle was hopelessly out of tune. Then Will tells Jay Norton he’s better than Justin Timberlake (!!!) and then goes ahead and picks Jaz (who was, admittedly, better. Or at least mostly in tune).
Reggie Yates’ Highlights