‘The Voice UK’ Battle Rounds Heat Up
This was perhaps the best week ever so far this season on The Voice UK. The battle rounds are my favorite part of the show and this week was better than the previous two. You had the singers going head-to-head to stay alive and Tom, Jen, and Olly had already used their saves. So, it was all up to Will.
Saskia Eng Vs Ruti Olajugbagbe
These two super talented singers sang Dog Days Are Over by Florence and The Machine. Both really deserve to stay in the competition as they are some of the strongest singers this season. Tom chose Ruti but, luckily, Will used his save to pick up Saskia.
Lauren Bannon Vs Debbie Aramide
They sang Praise You by Fatboy Slim and it was pretty intense…not that there is much singing in this song, but whatever. Debbie’s raspy voice was no match for Lauren and Olly eliminated Debbie.
Ant & Ox Vs Gayatri Nair
Ant and Ox’s harmonies are…not great. They were OK with Gayatri but in general this performance left me cold. Jen picked Gayatri which is definitely the right choice.
Shane McCormack Vs Ivy Paige
Ivy is definitely sexy but she’s not all that great of a singer. Shane and her lacked chemistry but it was pretty clear that Shane is the better singer. Not that it’s hard. When you come to sing Rosemary Clooney, you’d better bring it. Olly chose Shane.
Wesu Wallace Vs Paige Young
Wesu is a good singer but Paige is better. It was pretty clear, though the coaches disagreed somewhat. Wesu is definitely fun to watch but Paige definitely has the skills. Will chose Paige.
Jade Williams Vs Wayne Ellington
These are two of the older contestants on the show and are both equally talented. They sang What About Us? By Pink and both did a mighty fine job. Jade was plenty powerful but in the end Tom chose Wayne.