The show began with classically trained singer Alexis Marceaux and comeback kid Daniel Rosa from Team Cee Lo singing Whaddaya Want From Me by Adam Lambert-- Adam loved how Daniel sings with all his soul, and I echo that. He just helps me connect to the song, and feel something. Blake heard some things in Alexis' voice that he hadn't heard before so he said he would choose her, and Christina said the same. The opinion that mattered though was Cee Lo's and he chose Daniel because he is connected to him in an emotional way.
Battle goes to: Daniel Rosa
Couldn't help but love the soulful battle between the seasoned Nicole Nelson and teenager Brandon Mahone who sang Ain't No Mountain High Enough as a proud coach Adam looked on-- I thought that if Brandon wasn't going to be chosen by Adam, he should at least move on to the next round, but alas Cee Lo declaring that he would choose Brandon because of his swagger wasn't enough even to convince Adam. Adam went with Nicole's confidence and consistency. Brandon was robbed.
Battle goes to: Nicole Nelson
And now the part of the show I don't like...... when they flash battles across our screen:
From Team Adam: Brian Scartocci vs. Loren Allred singing Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Battle goes to: Loren Allred
From Team Blake: Ryan Jirovec vs. Cassadee Pope singing Not Over You by Gavin Degraw
Battle goes to: Cassadee Pope
From Team Adam: Joe Kirkland vs. Samuel Mouton singing You've Got the Music in You by The New Radicals
Battle goes to: Joe Kirkland
Final battle of episode five was Devyn Delora and Marissa Ann from Team Christina singing Free Your Mind by En Vogue-- At times, this potentially could have sounded like two cats screaming, but these two ladies worked it out, classed it up, and it was a successful battle. I preferred Marissa Ann and so did Cee Lo and Blake. Adam and Christina preferred Devyn's experience which in most cases with those two judges always seems to win out.
Battle goes to: Devyn Delora
But Blake couldn't let 15 year old phenom Marissa Ann go and stole her from Team Christina