The last of the contestants battled it out on “The Voice” Tuesday night for the few remaining slots in the knock-out rounds.
Coach Cee Lo Green’s military vets, Jonny Gray and Shawn Smith, faced off first, singing “Refuge” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The song seemed like a good for fit, as both showcased solid hard rock skills.
Country Coach Blake Shelton moved to Smith’s corner, but the other three coaches disagreed and moved Gray forward.
Behind-the-scenes buddies, Barry Black and Preston Pohl, were up next for Coach Adam Levine with “I Wish it Would Rain” by The Temptations.
Talk about a nail biter! With the other coaches split on the vote for Black or Pohl, the final decision came down to their own coach. “The decision is relatively clear for me,” said Levine. “The winner is Preston.”
Shelton was forced to send two people packing, shown during a recap clip. Indie songwriter Holly Henry and Stanford grad Cilla Chan faced off first for Team Blake. The duo sang “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia. Shelton chose Henry to move on.
Shelton also turned down Emily Randolf after her performance of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” against rival Brandon Chase.
“DONE.” by The Band Perry summed up the end of battle rounds for Team Xtina, as performed by Olivia Henken and Stephanie Anne Johnson.
Johnson owned the country hit, even though it was outside her genre, but Henken’s flawless familiarity with the track proved successful. Blake and Christina gave Henken the win but Cee Lo used a steal and brought Johnson to his team.
The knockout rounds start Monday (10/28), with a twist! Aside from the hopefuls choosing their own songs to perform, each coach has one steal still on tap for the round.