Another duet night propelled the season forward.
The Battle Round of season 15 continued on NBC The voice on Monday night, with artists from the teams of Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton advancing to the Knockouts, being robbed or going home. In this round, the coaches have two robberies. They worked with the mentors of celebrities Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Halsey and CeeLo Green.
The first battle came from Keith Paluso and Dave Fenley from the Blake team. They sang "I am a man of a woman" by George Jones, a song that Shelton thought would play well with their harsh voices. Urban praised his two presences on stage, but encouraged them to put more attitude into their singing.
Beginning with a strong a capella introduction, the two artists gave an entertaining opening performance for the evening. They showed their range and performance skills, but Fenley came out as more experienced. Clarkson was impressed by his classic old-school sound. Shelton was with Fenley as the winner, but Levine stole from Paluso.
Regan Strange and Emily Hough of the Adam team were the following, singing the "Photograph" of Ed Sheeran. The young artists mixed well in the essay, and Levine encouraged them to delve into the emotions of the lyrics.
In their final performance, Strange and Hough were dynamic and captivating, and their harmonies sounded particularly strong. They had a very beautiful sound together. Levine chose Strange as the winner, and Hough went home.
Next, Matt Johnson and Franc West of Team Jennifer faced a battle of "Too Close" by Alex Clare. The two artists had very different sounds, but Hudson was determined to find the strongest vocalist.
He felt as if the two men were giving completely different presentations, so he did not come out as a duo. But both sounded strong in the lower parts of the song. Hudson went with West, and Johnson was eliminated.
Delaney Silvernell and Abby Cates of the Kelly team gave a performance of "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding, a song that Clarkson said she wished she had written. Rhett thought they were vocally a match.
In his final performance, Silvernell was more experienced, but Cates showed great potential as a full-fledged singer. In fact, they were fairly even, and a robbery seemed inevitable. Indeed, while Clarkson chose to stay with Cates, Levine caught Silvernell.
In battles that were not broadcast in full, Radha of Team Adam overtook Foushee, Pastor Chevel Shepherd of Team Kelly beat Mikele Buck and Makenzie Thomas of Team Jennifer, to Audri Bartholomew.
Jake Wells and Natalie Brady, from the Adam team, sang "Closing Time" by Semisonic. It was a strange song choice, but the arrangement was suitable for both singers.
Of all the battles of the night, Wells and Brady worked together in the best way, providing chemistry and really solid harmonies. They did not go on stage, but they still found ways to show their individual strengths. Levine chose Wells as the winner, and Brady went home.
Closing the night, Tyshawn Colquitt and Zaxai of the Kelly team sang "Love Lies" by Khalid and Normani. Halsey worked with them on their launch and phrasing.
In their final performance, these artists also delivered on the front of harmony. Colquitt showed his magnificent falsetto, and Zaxai had an impressive range and a warm tone. They played well with each other, and Hudson had problems with his decision, but finally chose Colquitt. Clarkson rushed to rob Zaxai.
Season 15 of The voice continues Tuesday night on NBC.