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The Voice Recap: Cross Battles Continue With Dramatic Performances

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Written by Tammy Ragusa
The Voice Recap: Cross Battles Continue With Dramatic Performances
THE VOICE -- "Live Cross Battles" Episode 1612A -- Pictured: Andrew Sevener -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Last week, NBC’s The Voice debuted a new dimension of competition on the reality show with the live Cross Battles. In this new round of competition, contestants from opposing teams were pitted against each other performing a song of their own choosing. This week, the remaining contestants faced off for the final night of the Cross Battle round.

In addition to this exciting new level of competition, coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton were each given a “save” and a “steal” to utilize during this intensely exciting round. At the beginning of the show, Blake was the only coach with a steal remaining, and John and Kelly each still had a save. However, since voting during the live performances is left in the viewing audience’s hands, the coaches are unable to exercise their steal and save options until the following night’s Results Show.

And this was the evening’s line-up:

TEAM ADAM
LB Crew: “Wade In the Water” – Fisk Jubilee Singers
vs.
TEAM KELLY
Jej Vinson: “Versace on the Floor” – Bruno Mars
Remaining coaches favored LB.

TEAM ADAM
Kalvin Jarvis: “New Rules” – Dua Lipa
vs.
TEAM LEGEND
Julian King: “Hello” – Adele
Remaining coaches favored Kalvin.

TEAM BLAKE
Carter Lloyd Horne: “Way Down We Go” – Kaleo
vs.
TEAM LEGEND
Jacob Maxwell: “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
Remaining coaches were split.

TEAM KELLY
The Bundys: “The Letter” – The Box Tops
vs.
TEAM BLAKE
Andrew Sevener: “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” – Travis Tritt
Remaining coaches favored Andrew.

TEAM LEGEND
Shawn Sounds: “Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith
vs.
TEAM BLAKE
Karly Moreno: “Down” – Marian Hill
Remaining coaches were split.

TEAM ADAM
Kendra Checketts: “Cold Water” – Major Lazer with Justin Bieber and MØ
vs.
TEAM JOHN
Jimmy Mowery: “Mercy” – Shawn Mendes
Remaining coaches favored Kendra.

TEAM KELLY
Rebecca Howell: “Any Man of Mine” – Shania Twain
vs.
TEAM LEGEND
Beth Griffith-Manley: “I Put a Spell on You” – “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins
Remaining coaches were split.

TEAM BLAKE
Gyth Rigdon: “Goodbye Time” – Conway Twitty
vs.
TEAM KELLY
Abby Kasch: “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun” – Carrie Underwood
Remaining coaches favored Gyth.

The April 23 show will give us the results of the audience votes and will also allow Blake, John, and Kelly to use their steals and saves. The remaining contestants will make up season 16’s Top 24.