Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Voice: One FilAm singer continues; another's journey comes to an end

ANATALIA goes on, Gaby narrowly misses out. That pretty much sums up the results for the two FilAm contestants on this season's The Voice during the show's Knockout Round.

After the Blind Auditions, the next round is the Battle Round where members of the same team mentored by the four judges go head-to-head which began last night (March 21).

Sixteen-year old Anatalia Villaranda used her high-energy performance to best more Missy Robertson vocal acrobatics as they both sang Janelle Monae's "Tightrope."

This was really exciting. Absolutely, you’re different. There was almost a pocket that Anatalia has and Missy, there was a real beautiful, powerful voice that came out of you. You’re both really incredible. I love how this ended up,” said mentor/coach Alicia Keys, who made the final choice to keep Anatalia from Temecula, Calif.

The results were not as rosy for Gaby Borromeo from New York. She was pitted against Mark Isaiah with both singing Zayn's "Pillowtalk."

All the judges praised both their performances noting their contrasting styles: Gaby's big voice vs. Mark's smoother (but, dull) delivery. In the end, their coach, Adam Levine, front man for Maroon, chose Isaiah to continue. None of the other judges chose to pick up Gaby to join their team.

The battle round continues on NBC tonight, Tuesday at 8 pm EST, 7 Central.