The Voice 12 Recap – Battle Rounds 2 Live Blog (VIDEOS)

THE VOICE -- "Battle Rounds" -- Pictured: (l-r) Johnny Gates, Sammie Zonana -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Get ready for The Voice season 12 Battle Rounds part 2. The coaches will be joined by superstar advisors to help prepare team members to battle. Two singers duet, only ONE advances to the Knockout rounds. That is, unless, another coach steals them. Each coach gets two steals.

Adam Levine will be joined by John Legend. Luke Bryan joins forces with his buddy Blake Shelton. Celine Dion teaches Team Gwen Stefani a thing or two about singing. And, DJ Khaled helps Alicia Keys prepare her team.

Click this link for tonight’s The Voice 12 Song Spoilers.

Johnny Gates vs Sammie Zonana – Team Gwen Stefani – I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper/Celine Dion – I really don’t consider this song a “Celine Dion” song. But whatever! What’s more, the duo’s rocked up version owes more to the original. The whole “OMG the alternative duo is singing Celine!” Ha. Not quite. In any case, Celine is hella impressed with both singers’ originality. Gwen suggests Johnny set the guitar aside in order for the two to really connect. Gwen says losing one of them will be like breaking up a band. – Download at iTunes

I like both singers. I wish both could get stolen. But I prefer Sammie. Johnny has a clear high tone, but is a typical classic rocker. Sammie, a true indie artist, has a voice I could easily pick out of a crowd. Adam thinks they’re both really unique, but he’s drawn to Johnny. Blake calls it “loose and edgy.”  Alicia really appreciates Sammie’s stage presence. She’d also choose Johnny. Gwen Chooses Johnny. NOT SURPRISED Sammie is Eliminated. Boo.

RJ Collins vs Chris Blue – Team Alicia Keys – Adorn by Miguel –  From a tough neighborhood, RJ’s brother was killed in the streets. Chris’s fiance had cancer and nearly died on the operating table. SOB STORY CENTRAL. Alicia wanted to pick a current song that sounded classic. RJ compares Chris to Smokey Robinson. Chris is impressed with RJ’s runs. Alicia suggests that RJ dial back the runs, though. DJ didn’t feel they were meshing well at first. But by the next rehearsal, they seemed to get it together. DJ compares the duo to early 90’s R&B. –  Download at iTunes

Chris has obviously listened carefully to and taken notes on the greats like Smokey and Marvin. He doesn’t attempt to dazzle with runs, but the combo of his range, phrasing and tone is simply stunning. RJ is a solid R&B singer, but he doesn’t stand a chance.   Gwen is practically drooling over Chris. Blake raises an eyebrow. She’d pick him. Boy would she. Adam felt the beginning was messy, but they ended up in a draw. Blake says straight up he believes Chris will be in the finale. He hopes he won’t be up for a steal. “I’m afraid I’d lose my girlfriend.” Alicia Chooses Chris


  • Aaliyah Rose vs Savannah Leighton – Team Gwen Stefani – Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes – Gwen chooses Aaliyah  Download at iTunes

  • Nala Price vs Josh West – Team Adam Levine – Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears – Adam Chooses Josh – Download at iTunes

  • Andrea Thomas & Micah Tryba – Team Blake Shelton – What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts – Blake Chooses Andrea –  Download at ITunes

DANG. No full videos were posted of the montaged singers. Poor Andrea Thomas MONTAGED AGAIN.

Well, one of these youngsters will be stolen. 

Aliyah Moulden vs Dawson Coyle – Team Blake Shelton – I’m Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves – Aliyah is only 15 years old. Dawson is from New Jersey. His family house burned down. Blake chose a song that was “full of energy.” The kiddos are having trouble staying on pitch. But they’re both cute as buttons! Luke instructs them to “get their bodies into this thing.” He says “Swing your dagum hair!” He says “dagum” twice. He must really mean it – Download at iTunes

AWKWARD CAKES. With the twirling and the dancing. But that’s part of their charm. Aliyah is the better singer. Blake will probably keep her. Aliyah ends with a crazy little WAHHOW. There’s something compelling and utterly orgiginal about her. But she still needs to shed those last vestiges of pageant-bot-ism. Alicia loved the duo’s charisma. She’d pick Dawson. Gwen would choose Aliyah. Adam would choose Dawson. Yep. Blake Chooses Aliyah. At the last minute, Alicia Steals Dawson


Moving on to the Knockouts

Johnny Gates – Team Gwen
Chris Blue – Team Alicia
Josh West – Team Adam
Aaliyah Rose – Team Gwen
Andrea Thomas – Team Blake 
Aliyah Moulden – Team Blake
Dawson Coyle – Team Blake – Stolen by Team Alicia


Sammie Zonana – Team Gwen
RJ Collins – Team Alicia
Nala Price – Team Adam
Savannah Leighton – Team Gwen
Micah Tryba – Team Blake

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