The 'Battle' has begun in week five of 'The Voice' on NBCby jmaloni
Last night on "The Voice," six artists advanced to the live shows after winning vocal battles against a member of their own team. It was the first of four battle episodes that have the coaches narrowing down their teams according to what they like best. The battle pairings and results were as follows:
Tony Lucca @luccadoes (winner) vs. Chris Cauley @chriscauley
RaeLynn @raelynnofficial (winner) vs. Adley Stump @AdleyStump
Jordis Unga @jordismusic (winner) vs. Brian Fuente @BFuente
TEAM CEE LO:
Cheesa Laureta @CheesyFbaby (winner) vs. Angie Johnson @angiekjohnson
Jesse Campbell @singjessesing (winner) vs. Anthony Evans @AnthonyEvansJr
Chris Mann @IamChrisMann (winner) and Monique Benabou @MoniqueBenabou
Three of the six battle pairings that will be featured on Monday, March 12 (8 to 10 p.m.), are as follows:
Kim Yarbrough @kimyarbrough vs. Whitney Myer @Whitney_myer
TEAM CEE LO:
Jamar Rogers @JSquidward vs. Jamie Lono @JamieLono
Lindsey Pavao @LindseyPavao vs. Lee Koch @LEEKOCHMUSIC
During the battle rounds, coaches pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, coaches must then choose between their two artists to determine who will continue on in the competition.
At the end of the battle rounds, each coach will have six members remaining on their respective teams as they head into the live stage shows in April.
This week's edition of "The Voice" jumped 13 percent versus the prior week in adult 18-49 rating (to a 6.1 from a 5.4) in preliminary fast-affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research and was up 12 percent week to week in total viewers (16.7 million vs. 14.9 million), to achieve the show's top results in the four weeks since its regular-slot debut on Feb. 6. Counting last night's fast-affiliate results, "The Voice" this season is averaging a 7.4 in 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers overall, making it the season's No. 1 entertainment series in adults 18-49 and other key demographics.