Last night’s episode featured one surprising steal and one weird performance, at least according to our host with the most, Carson Daly.
Kayla Nevarez vs. Alessandra Guercio: “Wide Awake”
Adam Levine picked two 17-year-olds to go head-to-head against each other in one of the toughest battles of the night.
The four coaches couldn’t come to an agreement on a clear winner, which put Levine in a sticky situation. He chose Kayla because he felt Alessandra lacked self-confidence on stage.
Luckily for Alessandra, that lack of self-confidence hit home for Christina Aguilera.
“Kayla I think sort of clearly sung Katy Perry a little bit better, but Alessandra has this story,” Carson explained. “She was a good singer, but she struggled with her confidence and that struck a note with Christina and Christina started just talking…and then sure enough, she hit her button and she stole her.”
Liz Davis vs. Nicole Johnson: “Baggage Claim”
It’s time for Team Blake Shelton and you know what that means…another country cutie showdown!
Shelton gave the girls a tall task, performing a track by his wife, Miranda Lambert.
This was Carson’s favorite performance of the night and although he thought both were “really good,” he said Liz Davis “looks like she’s a young country star ready to go.”
Blake had an extremely tough time deciding who should move forward. Ultimately, he went with Liz because of her experience and vocal consistency.
MacKenzie Bourg vs. Emily Earle: “Good Time”
It’s not often that Carson calls a performance awkward, but such was the case with MacKenzie and Emily. Truthfully, it had little to do with the performers and more to do with Cee Lo Green’s strange song selection.
“I’ve got to be honest. That ‘Good Time’ was just a bad choice for MacKenzie and Emily,” Carson admitted. “It was awkward for them both and I think that was part of the challenge for them to step out of their comfort zones. It was just weird. Not a good song selection.”
Cee Lo picked MacKenzie to advance to the knockout round because he believed MacKenzie’s “All-American voice” was more versatile than Emily Earle’s country style.
For even more of Carson’s thoughts about Tuesday’s battle rounds, take a listen below: