This week on The Voice, you’re going to have a chance to see the beginnings of the Battle Rounds … and also the beginnings of a beautiful partnership with Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion.
We’ll start by saying that the majority of the Battle Rounds are a part of the competition we’d be more than happy to see cut. There’s not all that much about it that’s exciting, and it often drags to the point where we only get eight or nine minutes of performances in around one hour of show, commercials included.
Yet, we don’t mind it anywhere near as much when you’re talking about Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion, arguably two of the greatest performers of our time and people who are iconic for very different reasons. Part of the reason why it’s so exciting to see Gwen on the show is because she’s one of those people who has not been overexposed in any way. It still feels like she’s fresh in the singing-show TV circuit, and there are so many people who do continuously do her songs that there’s a great sense of fun and excitement that comes out of her being a part of the show. Even here, she’s so enthusiastic and engaged with the contestants. You do get a good sense that she really is here to help them, and doesn’t just want to collect a paycheck or just get attention for herself. (We’d be thrilled if she was ever a coach, but we also know that she doesn’t exactly have the lightest schedule in the world. She’s always got a good many things on her plate at any given moment.)
Of course, we’ll be back tomorrow to see how Gwen’s team fares in the Battle Rounds. We’d love to see them emerge as a little more of a threat this time around, given that they’ve been somewhat under-the-radar as far as teams on The Voice go over the course of her run to date.
Want to get some more from The Voice and the Battle Rounds? Then be sure to head over to the link here, since that is where you can see Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan featured as they prepare Blake’s team for all of the craziness coming up in the next round. (Photo: NBC.)