Camila Cabello does a great job as the soundThe new coach who supervised the strongest team this season. But she’s still working on her comedic timing, especially when it comes to competing with Blake Shelton the way former coaches Adam Levine or Kelly Clarkson used to. This led to an awkward—albeit (unintentionally) entertaining—moment during Monday’s battle rounds, when Camilla proves she’s not the goat in comedy.
Blake contestants Kate Kalvach and Madison Hughes had just performed, and Blake mentioned that in the first episode of Season 22, he brought a furry team talisman, hooves, a real goat, to lure Kate into his team. (Because Blake is supposed to be the goat the soundgot it?) Blake admitted that “everything that distracts the goats” that night prevented him from realizing how talented Kate really was, at which point Camilla randomly interjected, “I brought in a goat today. take it out! “
But there were no goats… and a long, choppy silence ensued. In a heavily edited show when producers typically add canned laughter and audience screams, this pause was very uncomfortable—at least for Camila. “This crowd hates me,” she laughed disapprovingly, her face growing as red as her dress and hydraulic chair.
“It’s burning, you guys,” John Legend rigidly.
“you guys please Laughing at one of her jokes? Blake warned the audience. “Just One who are they?”
But when it comes to training, Camila is seriously dead, seriously on fire. During a Monday night fight, she made the right call, and elevated one of the season’s most interesting performers to the knockout rounds. Same shrewd decision-making was Not necessarily practiced by other coaches this evening. So, Camila might be the last laugh this season.
Here’s what happened during Monday’s battle rounds:
TEAM GWEN: Kique vs. Tanner Howe, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
“I picked a song I like, so you better not spoil it,” Gwen Stefani warned Kique and Tanner during rehearsals. I’m not sure if they fully heed her warning; Gwen and her team counselor Sean Paul were put off by the liberties both singers took with the tune of this “perfect song.” By the time Kique and Tanner reached the stage, they had gotten a little closer to breakfast club I pray, and they both nail that “hello!” that tricked them into rehearsal. But the result was still like a John Hughes-inspired dinner play. Gwen eventually went with his 18-year-old cake “Diamond in the Rough,” but suffice it to say that Cake is not Jim Kerr. I actually Will be I’d like to forget this particular battle. Everyone should listen to the amazing new Simple Minds album heart directionWhich went out last week, Instead of watching this.
TEAM BLAKE: Hillary Torchiana vs.Kevin Hawkins, “Preach”
How shady Blake for giving these singers a John Legend song — when, as Blake pointed out, John always feels “weird when someone does his song.” But John was really happy with this fight, especially with Kevin’s performance, because he wanted Kevin for his team the whole time. (Gwen blocked John during Kevin’s blind audition, leading him to lament, “The piano teacher who sings Stevie Wonder, I don’t have a chance to fight? I wish I could work with you, Kevin!”) John even gave this “preaching” performance with a standing ovation, They chant, “I lovable He-she!” Hilary carried the role with a solid performance—”these guys did a great job and stick to the plan and act out the song,” said Blake—but Kevin, one of the 22nd’s most entertaining entertainers, pretty much blew Hilary away from the stage. Blake admitted, When he made his obvious decision: “You knew you had a hard job against Kevin.” So, unfortunately, John didn’t get a chance to use his heists; maybe he could steal Kevin in the knockout rounds.
Winner: Kevin Hawkins
TEAM CAMILA: Sasha Hurtado vs. Devix, “Electric Feel”
Camila called this pairing the “center-left independent duo,” and I appreciate her designation of the two independent MGMT classics. They looked great together in the popular downtempo arrangement – John declared this his favorite fight of the night so far – and Technically, Sasha offered more scope and dynamics. But Davex was Such as unique and cursed Sexual Voice, so it was the obvious lead. The moment Davies started purring, he was giving me Miguel/Maxwell feelings, and he had Camilla and John purring and even screaming in approval. Camilla told Davex, “You have such a strong vision for who wants to be an artist. … It looks like this might have been your song.” Gwen actually exclaimed to Davex, “I didn’t even know someone could sing this beautifully!” So, it wasn’t surprising that Camila kept Devix, but I was a little surprised that Gwen automatically stole Sasha. “She was very good. Gwen explained to her… You just need a little love to push you in the right direction.”
Winner: Devix/StOLEN: Sasha Hurtado Transfers to Team Gwen
TEAM LEGEND: Kim Cruse vs. David Andrew, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
I loved David’s cool style and style in this Jevonne Grammy duo, but as Jon lamented, “David threw what he was supposed to deliver” and was “flawless,” but “his problem was that he was against Kim.” All four coaches declared that he might be the best vocalist of season 22, and Kim even had Camilla raving, “That huge dragon is coming out of you….She was just so masterful. You have one of the best voices I’ve ever heard.” Blake said to Kim, “You are an elite singer. We don’t see many artists on this stage who can do all the things you can do.” It was totally understandable why John chose Kim, of course, but David deserved another chance. Gwen, who turned around and fought for David in the Blinds, seemed very fascinated by the elegant and cool guy David, so I really wished she hadn’t used recklessly she robbed Sasha just minutes before. David would have been a great addition to Team Gwen.
Winner: Kim Cruz
TEAM BLAKE: Kate Kalvach vs. Madison Hughes, “Every rose has its thorn”
The reedy Madison got more of a sting on the Poison power song, and she totally dug into her attitude (her single “Yeah, yeah” line was a bit fierce). “I swear there’s a little Elvis in your voice,” Blake even told Madison. But as with David Andrew, Madison had the sad flaw of facing one of the season’s best singers. “There is something really beautiful [Kate’s] Blake explained. As mentioned above, Blake actually lured Kate to his team with a goat mascot, so he It was To double his role and keep this goat on his team.
Winner: Kate Calvate
TEAM GWEN: Alyssa Witrado vs. Ian Harrison, “Happier Than Ever”
Gwen had a weakness for both of these contestants: Ian was the team’s first recruit this season, and Alyssa auditioned with No Doubt’s song “Don’t Speak.” And Gwen’s decision couldn’t be easier once this epic battle began. While Billie Eilish’s whispering and choppy vocal style was appropriate in little Alyssa’s wheelhouse, Ian did a great job of embracing “the weirdness and weirdness of the song” and “letting that stage and character out.” The coaches were all particularly impressed with the way Ian eventually ramped up his vocals, a moment Blake called the “shock factor” for this duo. Gwen even told Ian, “Your type of voice for a man is my favorite type of voice.” But then Gwen made another impulsive decision at the last minute. “I’m telling you, 10%, what I’m leaning towards now is not what I thought I would do today,” she admitted. “I didn’t know at all that this would happen.” Thus, Gwen chose Alyssa over Ian. But the episode had a happy ending when John stole Ian. And everyone was happier than ever… until the brutal cuts continued during Tuesday’s battle rounds.
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