The third and final Battle Rounds of The Voice digital series The Comeback Stage are complete. Fifth coach, country star Kelsea Ballerini chose six singers from the Blind Auditions who just missed getting a chair turn to compete for a spot in the live shows.
Lynnea confesses she was “super nervous” during her blind audition. Ele, who had pitch problems, admits she was distracted. During rehearsals, Kelsea was impressed with Lynnea’s runs. After Ele performed her song on piano, Kelsea called her falsetto “gorgeous” after giving her a few tips on phrasing.
Big notes are what catch the coaches attention during the blinds, which might have hindered Lynnea. But her phrasing and musicality are impressive. I still think she deserved a chair turn. “You make me smile so much,” says Kelsea after her performance.
As far as Ele is concerned, it’s amazing what a little confidence can do. Performing in studio in front of Kelsea, her pitch problems gone, allowed her beautiful tone to shine through. “That was gorgeous!” said Kelsea afterward.
Kelsea confesses that the battle is “the hardest for me.” But in the end, she chooses Lynnea. They were BOTH good, but Lynnea would have been my pick as well. And she’d be my pick for the Knockouts as well! I hope she makes the live shows.
The first pair to face off on The Voice Comeback Stage for a spot on the live shows was Ayanna Joni vs Madison Cain. In the end, it was Ayanna, a single mom from New York, who impressed fifth coach, Kelsea Ballerini with a performance of Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman.” It was enough to earn her a spot in the Comeback Stage Knockouts.
Next, singer/songwriters Sam Robbins and Wyatt Rivers vied for a spot in the knockouts. But it was aspiring doctor, Wyatt and his rendition of Charlie Puth’s “Superman” that impelled Kelsea to send him to the next round.
Stay tuned for the Knockouts. Two singers will emerge from the final Comeback round to complete LIVE for your votes in the Playoffs. One singer will move on to the Finals.