NBC’s ‘The Voice’ preview: Manny Cabo, Keith Semple rock ‘Baba O’Riley’

VoiceSometimes, Adam Levine is our spirit animal when it comes to “The Voice” song choices, and he certainly has that for us with Manny Cabo and Keith Semple.

The sneak peek from Tuesday night’s episode (watch below!) shows the two rockers jamming out to an excellent performance of The Who’s “Baby O’Riley,” a song known for both its lengthy introduction and also a casual title in “Teenage Wasteland.” It’s a brilliant song, and one we’re surprised is not performed more often. Maybe it’s a clearance issue or something, since there are some killer notes in here to show off your vocal ability.

Going into the battle (and we’re going to sound a little cliche and coach-y here), we thought that Manny had this locked up. His Blind Audition was one of our favorites of the season, and we pegged him to be in at least the top eight at the end of the season. Yet, Keith really brings it here! This is one of the best Battles we’ve heard, and we think it could be a close decision.

Still, if we were Adam we’d probably go with Manny; with that said, can we have a steal here? Blake Shelton has done some good things in rock music despite being a country singer, and the great thing about this genre is that it translates pretty well. Gwen Stefani has been in one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and Pharrell has worked with a variety of rockers in his career.

If you missed it, head over here to check out our review of the first Battles last night; also, you can sign up here in the event you want some other TV scoop worthy of a song or two, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: NBC.)


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