The Voice 22 Recap: Battles Part 3 Live Blog (Videos)

The Voice 22 Battles - Benny Weag, Brayden Lape
Pictured: (l-r) Benny Weag, Brayden Lape — (Photo by: Tina Thorpe/NBC)

The Voice season 22 Battle Rounds continue tonight with returning coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and John Legend. Pop star Camila Cabello joins the panel.  Carson Daly returns as host.  We’ll be live blogging all the Battle performances right here.

Celebrity advisors will join each team: Jazmine Sullivan joins Team Legend, Sean Paul joins Team Gwen, Charlie Puth joins Team Camila and Jimmie Allen joins Team Blake

The coaches will pair up their team members for unforgettable duets. Afterward the coach will choose the winner. The eliminated contestant can be saved by the coach, or stolen by a rival coach. Each coach gets 1 steal and 1 save.

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Eric Who vs Sydney Kronmiller  – Team Camila – Paparazzi by Lady Gaga

NBC previewed this battle earlier today. Eric was montaged during the Blinds. He sang a Billie Eilish song and was a single chair turn. He grew up performing in the church! Sydney, studying at Berklee College of Music, covered Latch and impressed the judges with her unique lower register. Charlie loved the harmonies. Eric thinks he needs to tone it down maybe, but Camila disagrees.

Sydney’s tone is very…interesting. But her warbly vibrato is distracting, and she’s pitchy sometimes. Eric isn’t as interesting a singer. But he’s a very compelling presence on stage. The song favors him. There are songs that would be perfect for Sydney. She’s an artist who has something very different to bring. The duo’s harmonies were the best part of the performance.

Gwen calls them both “weird” but in a good way. She couldn’t stop watching Eric. John compliments Sydney’s low register. He notes Eric’s “light,”adding “Both of you were phenomenal. Blake calle Sydney’s voice “shocking.” Camila has a tough decision to make. Camila picks Eric, Sydney is eliminated

Brayden Lape vs. Benny Weag – Team Blake Shelton – Pretty Heart by Parker McCollum

Brayden is 15 and has only been singing for 1 1/2 years. Benny, at 29, went through a painful divorce. The breakup pushed him to perform more. He was a one chair turn. Blake compares Brayden to Taylor Swift! At the last minute, the two decide to ditch their acoustic guitars.

Benny has a strong, clear tone. He’s the more confident singer. Brayden is young and appealing and has potential, But there is something about Benny. His voice cuts through. Brayden needs more time to grow.

Camila is flirting again! She loves the crack in Brayden’s voice, and notes she was also 15 when she competed on a singing competition. She wonders why she didn’t turn for Benny after hearing him sing again, but she would choose Brayden, because she loves his tone. Gwen appreciated Benny’s energy. But maybe it was too much. John thinks Benny pushed too much, but loves Brayden’s tone, although he needs to develop more. The consensus seems to be that Benny is the better singer, but Brayden is young, cute and irresistible. And indeed,  Blake picks Brayden, Benny is eliminated.



Next, it’s three monataged performances.

First it’s Eve Ullmann vs Ansley Burns from Team Blake Shelton singing Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams. Blake picks Eva and Ansley is eliminated

Next, it’s Morgan Taylor vs Solsong from Team John Legend singing “Die For You” by The Weeknd. John picks Morgan, Solsong is eliminated. Poor Solsong DOUBLE MONTAGED (the show edited down both his Blind and Battle performances) and then cut from the show!

Lastly, it’s Daysia vs. Julia Aslanli from Team Gwen Stefani singing Home by Michael Buble. Gwen picks Daysia, Julia is eliminated.

Parajita Bastola vs. The Marilynds – Team Legend – How Deep is Your Love by Bee Gees

The Marilynds are singing sisters and former beauty queens from Maryland. Parajita, a four chair turn, is only 17 years old. The sisters both struggled with eating disorders. Their bond helped them get through it. Jazmine advises Parajita to not let the audience know when she messes up. John suggests cutting back on some of the harmonies for more solos. Jazmine and John work on tightening the arrangement. The sisters are forgetting that they are harmonizing with a third person. 

The Marilynds are really corny. It’s like they still think they’re waving at people on a pageant float, plucked straight from the Lawrence Welk Show (look it up on Youtube kiddos!). Parajita is young, but is astoundingly mature sounding. She’s effortlessly talented. A fully baked teen!

Blake compliments how “locked in” the sisters are vocally. He compliments Parajita’s confidence and unique voice. He’d pick her. Gwen saw even more talent than the first time she saw The Marilynds. She compares Parajita to a 70’s singer-songwriter vocalist. John felt they all found a way to connect as a trio. John picks Parajita, but saves Marilynds. Why is John so enamored by the sisters? It’s perplexing.


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