'The Voice' declares three "Battles: Round Two" winners, one contestant gets stolen
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/02/2014
The Voice determined four "Battles: Round Two" survivors during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality singing competition's sixth season.
The Voice coaches Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton each continued whittling down their sixth-season teams from eight to five artists with the season's ongoing "Battles: Round Two" phase of the competition.
Sisaundra Lewis, Deja Hall and Stevie Jo advanced toThe Voice's "Playoff Rounds" after winning their second "battle" round face-off against fellow contestants Biff Gore, Ddendyl and Morgan Wallen respectively.
The artists squared off in the new "Battles: Round Two" phase after The Voice coaches each selected two members of his or her individual singing team to perform a duet performance that would end with the coach eliminating one of the singers from the competition.
However, similar to previous seasons, each coach is allowed one more "steal" in which one losing face-off contestant can be added to a different coach's original team of "battle" round winners and his/her two previously-stolen artists.
During Tuesday's night's broadcast, only one contestant was stolen, and that person was Morgan. Morgan started out on Usher's team but was stolen by Adam.
Blake paired up Sisaundra and Biff and required them to sing "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" by JAmes Brown.
Shakira partnered Deja with Ddendyl and asked them to perform "Say Something" by A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera.
Usher paired up Stevie Jo and Morgan, giving them the song "Story of My Life" by One Direction to belt out.
The Voice's "Playoff Rounds" will begin on April 8 and further narrow down each coach's team to only three members in preparation for the live shows, which will begin airing on April 21 and continue through until the show's May 20 finale. The "Instant Save" format will also return during the live shows.