Watch the soulful singers battle it out with a dynamic performance of “Valerie” by the Zutons and Amy Winehouse. Afterward, the coaches are divided on who did the best. And there’s a strong hint that at least one steal enters the picture.
John Legend would give the battle to Ricky “You looked so confident up there…like you are really having a good time.” John continued, “Something about your tone is really cool to me. You sound like a star.” Gwen Stefani agreed. “You have star quality and stage presence.” She believes Ricky’s performance 100% and marvels over his lack of nerves.
On the other hand, Kelly Clarkson is impressed with Marina’s fight “You were like, YES, I want to win!” and teased “if anyone’s up for grabs, like hey, have a good time with Blake right now!”
Blake believed that both singers “did everything that a coach could ask you to do…you took the notes you listen.” He added, “You came out here and gave it a hundred and fifty percent.” As far as which singer he’ll choose? Blake said, “I’m picking the winner of this battle. Not because I think somebody isn’t better than the other. It’s just based off of this song.”
Remember, Blake has a save left. It’s entirely possible he will keep the losing artist.
Who wins the battle? Is a steal or save involved? Join us as we live blog NBC’s The Voice on Monday Oct 21 at 8 pm ET/PT.