‘The Voice’ Contestants Take a ‘Wrecking Ball’ to Their Battle: Watch
The competition is getting stiff on The Voice, with the contestants facing off in battles to cement their place in the coming few weeks. Camila Cabello was tasked with the difficult decision of who to pick for elimination when contestants Steven McMorran and Morgan Myles went head to head on Tuesday night’s episode (Oct. 11) for a rendition of Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball.”
McMorran and Myles strayed from the song’s original pop delivery, instead opting for bringing their own country twang into their duet battle. The duo sang the chorus with passion, “I came into like a wrecking balls/ Yeah, just closed my eyes, swung/ Left I crashing in an blazing fall/ All that you ever did was wreck/ Yeah, you, wreck me.” They ended on a powerful high note.
After Gwen Stefani raved about how amazing McMorran and Myles’ duet was, John Legend put in his own two cents and remarked that Myles’ voice reminds him of Cyrus’. “Morgan’s tone sounds like fire. Miley has one of my favorite tones in pop music. Morgan, you remind of that singer with the raspiness. He said that Morgan sounds like a recording artist who should be singing at the Grammys.
Blake Shelton then stepped up to the plate and remarked that McMorran “sang the hell out of that thing,” but fell slightly behind his opponent when Myles “hit that Bonnie Tyler gear that [makes] you go ‘Woah. ‘”
McMorran and Myles are both Cabello’s team members, so she was given the task of deciding who to send home. “Morgan, you have the gift to feel things really deeply. It’s not just in your voice that it comes out, but also through your entire body when you perform. Steven, at the same time, I don’t think we have reached the song where you are able to bring the house down yet,” she stated. Cabello ultimately chose Myles to remain on the show.
McMorran said his goodbye to the coaches and was pleasantly surprised when Cabello clicked her save button in order to keep him on her team. “I can’t rest peacefully knowing that we haven’t cracked this code yet,” Cabello, a “Havana” singer, said of her last-minute decision.
You can see the battle below.
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