'The Voice' - BattleBots Part Two Recap May 17, 2011

Get set for another round of mega duets, as Part Two of the Battle Round begins! The celebrity coaches Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera choose another pair of vocalists from their team, and the nail biting begins! Host Carson Daly seems even more self-effacing this week, if that’s even possible.

Team Cee Lo: Nakia and Tje Austin were chosen to sing Ne-Yo's "Closer." It’s a hair-fest, as both have huge mops of hair, and face fur to match.  At the blind audition, Nakia actually braved Cee Lo’s own "Forget You," and seems to have appropriated the singer’s indoor sunglass wearing habit as well. Tje comes from a large family of mostly adopted kids, and seems wonderfully centered.

 With Monica by his side, Cee Lo advises the contestants to get as deep as they can into their song, and make it their own. Both vocalists are terrific, although I prefer the smoother quality of Tje’s sound over Nakia’s harsher, Joe Cocker-style tone. Adam, Blake and Christina love them both, but prefer Nakia.  Monica says that Tye’s voice is so pleasant and melodic, many singers would love to have his sound. Cee Lo props himself and his own good taste, but chooses Nakia for the win. Winner: Nakia. Read More...



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