Michael Lee vs Joey Green Battle Rounds
Michael Lee Battles Joey Green to Bonnie Raitt's "Thing Called Love" – The Voice 2018 Battles
Get to know Team Kelly as they prepare for the Battle Rounds with Kelly Clarkson and her advisor, Thomas Rhett.
Get to know Team Blake as they prepare for the Battle Rounds with Blake Shelton and his advisor, Keith Urban.
Get to know Team Adam as they prepare for the Battle Rounds with Adam Levine and his advisor, CeeLo Green.
Get to know Team JHUD as they prepare for the Battle Rounds with Jennifer Hudson and her advisor, Halsey.
A Thing Called Love by Bonnie Raitt – Keith was on The Voice Australia. He loves mentoring. The two were certain they’d be paired up. They know each other from the Texas music scene, and have become really good friends. Michael was playing blues clubs all over Texas. He’s a skilled guitar player. Joey also played around Texas for a long time. He performed “Baba O’Riley” in the Blinds. But he’s got Americana influences too. John Hiatt wrote this song. His version is very good too! Blake calls them “workhouse artists.” Blake calls Michael a “dark horse.” I think Joey is in trouble, to be honest. Keith tells him to own what they do. Michael needs to loosen up a bit.
I’m not liking this song for these two. Unless it’s done as a TRUE duet, it should be left as a solo. The performance needs more harmonies. I really like Joey’s voice. It’s open and rangy. Michael got a wonderful growl to compliment his impressive guitar playing. He reminds me of Hiatt’s version, actually.
Jennifer thinks Michael’s voice fills the room. She compliments Joey’s range. She felt Michael had more presence. She picks him. Kelly appreciates his “laid back” voice. Keith wanted him to work harder for the song. Kelly can’t choose between the two. Adam liked seeing a different shade of Joey. Michael and Joey have known each other for eight years. Blake Chooses Michael. Joey is Eliminated. Aw. I liked Joey a lot. But, he was a one chair turn. And I kinda figured when he didn’t dial into the reporter conference call, that maybe he didn’t advance.