The second night of the battle rounds had plenty of fireworks for the artists and coaches.
To kick off the night Adam paired Keith Semple, the Irish rocker from Chicago, against professional photographer from New Jersey Manny Cabo. With the help of his team advisor John Fogerty, Adam prepared his artists to take the stage singing “Baba O’Riley.” Pharrell said both artists were ready to produce their own albums. Adam said it was like watching a tennis match and the presence was felt on both ends, but ultimately pronounced Keith as the battle winner.
Blake paired Texas pop vocalist Chris Crump versus country singer Krista Hughes, who sang “When I Get Where I’m Going” by their team’s advisor Brad Paisley. Gwen said the two made a great singing duo but all coaches, including Blake, agreed that Chris won the battle round.
Pharrell paired Ivonne Acero, who returned after not making it on last season, versus Siahna Im, who came to The Voice hoping to break out of her small-town shell. Pharrell, with the help of advisor Missy Elliott, coached the young girls to sing a classic: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On" by The Supremes. Adam called the performance a cute overload and both artists sang with power, but in the end, Pharrell chose Siahna. Blake and Gwen were eager to steal Ivonne, who surprised everyone by taking her second chance with Team Blake.Pharrell also went with Madi Davis over Sydney Rhame.
From Team Gwen, Jeffrey Austin and Kota Wade moved forward, leaving Noah Jackson and Alex Kandel eliminated.