By Karen MoulThe Voice
’s first two battle rounds brought few surprises as the coaches sought to whittle their teams by pairing similar vocalists. It’s probably an effective strategy as it ensures that the team brings a variety of strengths and styles to the live rounds, but it’s not always interesting television.
Last week, however, Cee Lo shook things up with the strangest pairing of the past two seasons: soft and sultry Erin Mitchell took on the hard-rocking Shields Brothers in a performance that Adam Levine called just plain “weird.”
After the show, Erin agreed that it was a difficult pairing. “I think it was sort of like worst-case scenario for someone who has a voice like mine,” she told Scifi Vision.
The tension was evident as Erin and the Sheildses tried to find a way to work together and pull together a coherent duet. The boys toned it down a bit and Erin pumped up the volume, but their differences went beyond loud vs. quiet. It was a clash of styles and personalities that was bizarre and kind of cool at the same time.
When it was all over, Erin summed it up: “If you had put Nora Jones against AC/DC, that's what you would come up with.”
After the show, Scifi Vision spoke to the battle winners in their weekly confenrece call with digital media outlets.The Voice
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