'The Voice' Season 18: John Legend saves Nelson after he loses battle to Darious, fans applaud the coach

Taking to center stage, battling against each other, Darious and Nelson sounded impeccable. John was cheering for both during their battle while Nick shared that the duo lit the stage on fire


                            'The Voice' Season 18: John Legend saves Nelson after he loses battle to Darious, fans applaud the coach
Darious Lyles and Nelson Cade III (Tyler Golden/NBC)

John Legend used his only save this season to keep Nelson Cade III in his team after he lost the battle against Darious Lyles on Monday night. 

'The Voice' Season 18 returned on Monday night as the battle rounds continued. Coaches Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend paired members from their team for a showdown. Each pair was mentored by their coach and a team mentor. 

Closing the night with an epic battle was Nelson Cade III and Darious Lyles from Team Legend. Both Nelson and Darious are powerhouses. During the blind auditions, Nelson received a four-chair turn where John blocked Nick. Darious received a two-chair turn even though he has one of the best voices this season. 

For their battle, the duo performed a rendition of the rock classic 'Come Together' by The Beatles. During their practice session, John and his team mentor Ella Mae were blown away by their voices. They also told Nelson to showcase his tone more. 

Taking to center stage, battling against each other, Darious and Nelson sounded impeccable. John was cheering for both during their battle while Nick shared that the duo lit the stage on fire.

Kelly shared that she loved Nelson's rap and Darious' range. It was surely a tough decision for John to make. Ultimately, John decided to choose Darious as the winner, eliminating Nelson.

However, he then surprised everyone by using his only save this season to keep Nelson in his team, ending the night with a bang. After watching John save Nelson and sending him to the knockout rounds, fans took to Twitter applauding the coach. 

"@johnlegend #VoiceBattles I just wanted to let you know that I'm so happy you kept Darius and Nelson, also I totally think Darius looks like Malcolm Jamaal Warner (Theo from the Cosby show or Dr AJ Austin from The Resident)," a fan wrote.

Another added, "@johnlegend #VoiceBattles wonderful save at the end of the show! Very wise pairing and move to keep them both on your team. I like Darius and Nelson equally!" 

"That was tough John. Choosing between Darius and Nelson. Glad you saved Nelson. Good [email protected] #VoiceBattles," a fan said while another shared, "@johnlegend #VoiceBattles congratulations on Darius winning his battle and for saving Nelson, he deserved it." 

"@johnlegend In the auditions, I was all about Darius. But tonight, Nelson’s raspiness won me over. They are both excellent singers. Thank you for saving Nelson tonight. Can’t wait to hear these two again! #thevoice," a fan wrote.

'The Voice' Season 18 airs every Monday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.

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