This week, we saw Jermaine Paul up against ALyX and Erin Willett versus Gwen Sebastian. Two of our favorite girls, Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert, were back to mentor and assist the team. Jermain and Erin got some help from Kelly, while ALyX and Gwen worked with Miranda.
Jermaine vs. ALyX
Jermaine and ALyX performed Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” for their battle. Both did a great job and it was a solid fight, but Coach Blake Shelton decided to go with Jermaine.
Jermaine is a seasoned performer with such professionalism and killer voice. He had me the whole round, and I felt like I was at his own concert.
Congratulations to Jermaine! We can’t wait to see you next round. Also, good luck to ALyX! We are sure she will have success.
Continue reading for Erin and Gwen’s battle…
Erin vs. Gwen
With their beautiful vocals and heartfelt performance, Erin and Gwen had the best and most emotional battle of the night with their rendition of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong.” They moved everyone to tears. We cried over Erin’s terrible loss of her dad and her strength to stay in the competition for him. We cried for Gwen’s beautiful spirit and graciousness. And we cried for the friendship that these two contestants obviously share. Erin and Gwen are two of my favorite contestants this season, and I think they are so talented.
Blake decided to have Erin move on to the next round. However, being the generous and ever supportive coach that he is, Blake recently asked Gwen to join his Well Lit & Amplified Tour and also to perform with him at the ACM Awards on April 1st. Could you ask for a better coach and friend than Blake? He is something special. You can read more of the story here.
Congratulations to Erin! We are very excited to have her on Team Blake. And best of luck to Gwen! We love her and know that she is going to have a great career.
Who will get the last spot on Team Blake? Stay tuned to find out if Jordan Rager or Naia Kete move on to the next round of the competition.
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