Christina Aguilera is bound and determined that season 10 will be the one in which The Voice finally breaks its “girl curse” — that is, that no female coach has guided a contestant to victory — but Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton aren’t going down easily.
The third battle round continues to prove that every team but Blake’s has strong pop, rock, and soul artists on tap, and even Blakeville manages to snag a new team resident that might just give him the edge he’s been looking for.
Coming into the night there are actually three steals still on the table, and two of them will go to good use since, as has been mentioned a time or two, the talent pool on tap for the 10th go at this show really is intense.
Let’s take it from the top.
Battle No. 1 (Team Blake): Adam Wakefield vs. Jared Harder
Song: “Can’t You See” by The Marshall Tucker Band
Jared, the singer who put his career on hold to do tornado relief after his hometown was ravaged a few years back, has a lot of talent and drive. But he’s absolutely blown away (pardon the terrible pun) when he goes up against Adam Wakefield. Blake considers them both to be his “two big voice dudes,” hence the pairing here, but they’re anything but equal on-stage. As “The Great Gwen Stefani” (hey, that’s Blake’s moniker for her, not ours) notes during the practice sessions, Adam’s got a lot of natural groove to his performance, while Jared’s still got a lot to learn about stage presence.
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Adam handily wins over all four coaches — the most important of course being Blake, who believes that his soulful voice can be stretched outside of his country comfort zone in the coming weeks (um, yes please).
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