"The Voice" mentors Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were forced to choose between two singers on the NBC show.
Christina decides to give Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks' "No Air" to Ashley De La Rosa and Jonathas. Christina brings in Lionel Richie to coach Jonathas, who feels "very blessed." Christina says Jonathas needs to stop trying to emulate Usher and Brown and make the song his own. Ashley rehearses with Jewel, who tells her that she has an opportunity to shine because she sounds so different, while Jonathas sounds similar to Usher.
After their duet, Cee Lo says it was "nicely staged" and chooses Ashley as the battle winner. Adam compliments their chemistry onstage, but also chooses Ashley, and Blake agrees with his fellow mentors. In the end, Christina makes it a unanimous decision and sends Ashley through to the live shows.
The country crooner pits ALyX vs. Jermaine Paul on Billy Ocean's "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car." Blake's wife, country superstar Miranda Lambert, comes in to mentor ALyX and is worried that ALyX won't be able to have fun and let go onstage. "Just come out of your shell," she advises.
Kelly Clarkson mentors Jermaine, and she's impressed by his vocals. After their performance, Christina says Jermaine made the song his own, and Cee Lo also chooses Jermaine as the winner; as does Adam.
Blake chose... Jermaine!
In the second battle for Team Blake, Gwen Sebastian and Erin Willett faced off onstage with Pat Benatar's "We Belong Together." Gwen, a country singer, was mentored by one of her idols, Miranda, and Kelly coached Erin, who is dealing with family issues. Her father is in the hospital with pancreatic cancer, but he tells her to stay in the competition.
Christina says she "really enjoyed" their duet, but favors Erin over Gwen. Cee Lo disagrees with Christina and thinks Gwen won the battle, while Adam selects Erin, but says they were both fantastic. Blake has a hard time choosing, but keeps Erin in the end.
Team Cee Lo
Cee Lo decides to put Erin Martin and the Shields Brothers up against each other on Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It?" Babyface mentors the brothers and advises them to be more "vulnerable" on the song after he compares them to 'Wayne's World'. Ne-Yo comes in to mentor Erin and tells her he doesn't believe in her emotional connection to the song.
Cee Lo's final decision? He doesn't know how much he could do with the brothers, so he chooses Erin.
In the first battle of the night, Adam pits 19-year-old Pip against Nathan Parrett on the late Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." Adam brings in Alanis Morissette to mentor Pip and Robin Thicke to guide Nathan.
In the battle of "two young guys with old souls," the mentors have a hard time choosing a victor, but Blake leans toward Pip. Christina also chooses Pip, while Cee Lo favors Nathan. In the end, Adam is "baffled" by the decision, but chooses Pip to move forward in the competition.
In the team's second battle, Angel Taylor and Katrina Parker face off on Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" because they both have "vulnerability" when they sing. In rehearsals, mentor Robin tells Angel he needs to physically feel the lyrics of the song. For Katrina, Alanis helps her learn to calm her nerves in the opening of the song.
After their performance, Blake thinks Katrina "flat-out won" the battle and Christina agrees, thinking the song didn't suit Angel. Cee Lo also favors Katrina. Adam decides to keep Katrina on his team.