The Voice React
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This is THE VOICE! (If you didn’t just sing that in your head, you clearly haven’t been watching enough of The Voice.)

Last night we were finally treated to the live shows, which were a welcome departure from our previous eight-week diet of pre-taped blind auditions and battles. Perhaps the most rewarding part about entering the live performances, though, is that for the first time all season, viewers can make their opinions heard, which means that maybe now Blake Shelton will get the brutal (and necessary) reality check that he’s the only one rooting for human sugar packet RaeLynn.

It’s about that time when people start defending their favorites and criticizing the opposition at the watercooler, as demonstrated by the coaches last night. There was some serious ice in the air, as those who participated in our viEWer chat last night can attest! Blake and Christina went at it, with the latter even getting snippy at harmless Adam and Cee Lo (whose Peter Brady-meets-Joyce DeWitt get-up was the most puzzling thing since Erin Martin made it through the battles). But it’s understandable, right? Now that the audience is the deciding factor, the coaches need their performers to win us over before it’s time to dial the U-LOVE voting number (seriously, they couldn’t have gotten a phone line that used the word VOICE?). And so the claws are out, and rightly so!

PopWatchers, what did you think of last night’s episode? After some distinctively boring battles, did any artists surprise you? (My pick: Chris Mann!) Did any underwhelm? (My pick: Jermaine Paul!) Did any make you want to pick up your television and throw it out the window? (Oh hey, RaeLynn.) Most importantly, which artists made you grab your cell phone/landline/laptop/comment card to vote? Even if you voted for more than one performer, let us know in the poll below who most deserved your vote!

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The Voice - Season 14
The Voice

A rotating chair-full of judges search for the next great superstar singer on this NBC reality show.

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