'The Voice' Battles: Legend tries to steal Jershika Maple, fans say 'pick Ariana'
John Legend and Ariana Grande wasted no time in immediately trying to steal Jershika from Kelly's team
Ever since 24-year-old Jershika Maple first took to the stage during 'The Voice' Season 21's blind auditions, coach John Legend has been smitten by her voice. The Texas native left John and Kelly Clarkson impressed with her impeccable performance to New Edition's ‘Can You Stand the Rain’.. Both Kelly and John turned their chairs for her, but unfortunately for John, Jershika decided to join Team Kelly instead of Team Legend.
Although John was a bit disappointed he didn't lose hope. So when the battles round began, John went into the competition with his eyes firmly glues on Kelly's team determined to steal some amazing talent from his fellow coach's team. Just as luck would have it John was presented with yet another opportunity to get Jershika on his team during the battles round. Since Ariana Grande too decided to steal Jershika from Kelly's team it remains to be seen if the talented performer will finally decide to join Team Legend or be the elusive contestant that got away from John!
You can watch Jershika and Jeremy's battles round performance here:
For the battles round, Team Kelly's Jershika was pitched against Jeremy Rosado. The powerhouse duo was given Justin Bieber's 'Hold On' to perform for the battles round. Needless to say by the end of their performance all the four coaches were just left awestruck. Blake Shelton even declared it as the best battles performance on the show. While the coaches thoroughly enjoyed both the singers' beautiful duets, Kelly had the challenging task of picking the winner lying ahead of her.
While Ariana Grande and John were totally bowled by Jershika's vocals and runs, Blake Shelton leaned towards Jeremy as he was pleasantly surprised by how he managed to rise up to the occasion and perform next to a vocal powerhouse like Jershika. Kelly too agreed with Blake and picked Jeremy as the winner and added that she was really excited to see what else he had to offer. The other coaches wasted no time in immediately trying to steal Jershika from Kelly's team almost immediately after she announced her winner.
Since both Ariana and John hit the steal button, Jershika will get to pick which team she wants to join. While we wait to learn her decision, fans are meanwhile rooting for her to pick Ariana's team. A fan tweeted, "Ariana better steal Jershika #TheVoice." Another fan wrote, "JERSHIKA PICK ARIANA #thevoice #VoiceBattles." "JERSHIKA CHOOSE ARIANA #TheVoice," echoed a fan.
'The Voice' Season 21 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.