'The Voice' Season 18: Toneisha beats Jacob in battle and fans are glad Blake Shelton made the right choice
Following a powerhouse performance of Lizzo's 'Good as Hell', Toneisha Harris advanced to the Knockout Round by winning the battle against Jacob Daniel Murphy.
'The Voice' Season 18 Battle Round continued on Monday night with coaches Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The coaches paired contestants from their teams for a showdown.
The contestants got a practice session with the help of their respective coaches and team mentors. This season's mentors are the Jonas Brothers (Kevin and Joe), Bebe Rexha, Ella Mae and Dua Lipa. Following their sing-off, the coaches will have to decide who among the two will advance to the Knockout Round. The coaches also have the option of stealing another contestant who was eliminated or saving a contestant from their team.
Returning on Monday, Toneisha and Jacob from Team Blake were the first to kick off the night with a powerful performance of Lizzo's 'Good as Hell'. Toneisha has been a favorite since her Blind Auditions when she received a four-chair turn. While Jacob, on the other hand, received a single chair turn from just Blake.
During their practice sessions, Team Blake's mentor Bebe Rexha affirmed that both the contestants have what it takes to win the battle. Blake also called Jacob a powerful singer. Blake and Bebe encouraged Jacob to step it up in this battle because he has trouble enunciating the lyrics.
The second the duo took the stage for their battle, you could notice the lively chemistry between them. Toneisha's voice was soulful and she aced her runs. As for Jacob, he used his falsetto for his performance. After their performance, Kelly called Jacob a "firecracker" and John was sure that Toneisha will make it all the way to the finals.
When it came to the final verdict, Blake deemed Toneisha the winner of the battle, eliminating Jacob from the competition. Taking to Twitter post their performance, fans were glad Blake chose Toneisha as the winner.
"Toneisha tore that up! Glad she won that battle! #TheVoice," a fan wrote. Another shared, "#VoiceBattles Jacob was really good but Toneisha is a strong singer."
"#VoiceBattles Toneisha was awesome in the Battles!! Go team Blake!!" a fan said. Adding to that a fan shared, "@blakeshelton #VoiceBattles I never thought i would say this but I think this is your season with Toneisha."
"Wish you had chosen Jacob. But, I know why you picked Toneisha. Gotta choose strong voices," a fan added. While another wrote, "Great choice picking Toneisha powerful voice I had to go clean my ears out she knocked something loose @blakeshelton #VoiceBattles."
"Blake i loved toneisha and jacob battle and u made the right decision," a fan wrote.
'The Voice' Season 18 airs every Monday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.