Jesse Campbell and Anthony Evans from Team Xtina did “If I Ain’t Got You” for their Battleround pairing. This happened a few seasons ago on The Voice but it has not faded in my mind at all. For me, this has to be the most epic battle in the history of The Voice — no matter what the other coaches say 😉
I’d say vocal-wise, Anthony had a more polished tone but Jesse knew how to push things and put his own spin into his performances. My favourite moment? Definitely, the b-b-baby.
Blake was right; it has that sort of “mother***” feel to it. In fact, I do remember that in this episode, Blake was less comical and more subdued. But after these guys performed, he suddenly went alive! Alicia Keys even tweeted about it!
This season, Pharrell and guest coach Alicia Keys (ahem) paired Maiya and Elyjuh Rene for this song. It definitely has some wonderful moments and I cannot believe the amount of vocal acrobatics happening in the song.
I’ve been a fan of Elyjuh’s since the Blind Auditions and I am happy that he is still in the running.
But which team sang it better: Team Xtina or Team Pharrell?
Hands down, Team Xtina!