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'The Voice' Season 18: Chelle loses to Anaya in battles round, fans disagree with coach Kelly's decision

Fans feel the song was more suited to Anaya's voice and feel Kelly made a mistake sending Chelle home
UPDATED MAR 24, 2020
Chelle and Anaya (NBC)
Chelle and Anaya (NBC)

After Team Blake's Joei Fulco and Todd Michael Hall beginning the battles round with an enthralling performance to Tina Turner's 'The Best', it was now time for Chelle and Anaya Cheyenne from coach Kelly Clarkson's team to perform to 'Scared to Be Lonely' by Dua Lipa. Coach Kelly surprised her mentees by bringing in Dua herself as an advisor to help them with tips on performing the song better and how to add their own personal touch to the performance, a thrilling experience for both the contestants who were now ready to go into battle with all the advice and tips they received from Dua and Kelly. 

The performance was extremely powerful with both of them bringing their A-game to the battle stage and the performance ended with Kelly on her feet who looked very happy with the performance. It was now time for the rest of the coaches to voice their thoughts about the performance and for Kelly to decide on sending one of them home. 

Speaking about the performance, coach Blake said, "Anaya, you have a very diverse way of singing. you can come in and out from any voice.. your head voice is different, your chest voice is strong, your runs are amazing....Chelle your performance just got a bit away from you, you are probably better when you are away from the lights and the audience,"

Coach Nick Jonas said, "This is the second time I have heard you sing and you (Chelle) are really good".

Finally, Kelly chose to retain Anaya in the competition. "I have to pick Anaya.. she's just the perfect coachable artist. she doesn't get offended with feedback and is really obliged that someone cares enough to give her advice," said Clarkson. 

Fans of the show didn't agree with Kelly's decision and were bummed that Chelle had to go home. "@kellyclarkson #VoiceBattles you blew it Kelly when you sent Chelle home," wrote a fan.

Another fan tweeted, "@kellyclarkson That song fit Anaya’s voice better than Chelle’s. Should’ve saved Chelle. #VoiceBattles​,"​ while another tweet read, "@kellyclarkson #VoiceBattles bummed Chelle was not stolen​"

Who was your pick amongst the two? Let us know in the comments.

'The Voice' airs Monday nights on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.​