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Heading into week two of 'The Voice' Battle Rounds the suspense is sort of out the window. We know the match ups will pit similar contestants against one another ("He's a country singer. She's a country singer, too!"), the coaches will all be wearing the same outfits they wore last week (seriously, they can't change between breaks?), and the competition will be fierce. Here is our weekly breakdown of who won and who should have won during Monday night's Battle Round.
Battle #1 (Team Christina) - Josh Logan vs. Michael Lynch ("Harder To Breathe" by Maroon 5)
Who Won: Josh Logan
Who Should Have Won: Michael Lynch
Technically, Josh Logan was better. We'll give him that, but he sounded exactly like Adam Levine. We're looking for 'The Voice,' not the 'Next Great Cover Artist.' Just sayin'.
Battle #2 (Team CeeLo) - George Horga Jr. vs. Juhi ("The Best I Ever Had" by Gavin DeGraw)
Who Won: George Horga Jr.
Who Should Have Won: George Horga Jr.
Both George and Juhi gave great performances. They used the stage, connected with the audience, and sang the heck out of those songs. Despite George's "bad note" (in Adam's words), he showed that he could take that stumble and get right back up on his feet. Juhi has a great voice for a 16-year-old, but her style is slightly grating. George Horga Jr should have won just for being slightly less annoying. But, again, fellow 'The Voice' watchers, WE HAVE A STEAL! Adam Levine picked up Juhi in a suprise move.
Battle #3 (Team Blake) - Austin Jenckes vs. Brian Pounds ("To Love Somebody" by Bee Gees)
Who Won: Austin Jenckes
Who Should Have Won: Austin Jenckes
Austin Jenckes killed it! At one point, it would have been okay for Brian to exit stage left. We're always impressed by an artist who can sing, play an instrument, and rock a ginger beard. Don't get us wrong, Brian's performance was also commendable, but there really was no comparison.
Battle #4 (Team Adam) - James Irwin vs. Matt Cermanski ("Counting Stars" by OneRepublic)
Who Won: James Irwin
Who Should Have Won: Matt Cermanski
Probably the least exciting performance of the night. If you slow down your DVR just enough, you may see Christina nod of for a sec. Just kidding...sort of. Anyway, Matt gave a perfectly acceptable performance, as did James. Carson Daly asked, "Who is the winner of this battle?" He should have asked, "Who is not the loser?" Neither will win the show, but if we have to choose a winner of this battle, it'll be Matt.
Battle #5 (Team Christina) - Destinee Quinn vs. Lina Gaudenzi ("I'm Not Ready To Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks)
Who Won: Destinee Quinn
Who Should Have Won: Lina Gaudenzi
Destinee's performance reminded us of a Miss America talent competition performance. Her facial expressions were over the top and she was a little pitchy. Lina, on the other hand, wasn't as emotive in her performance, but brought her own spin to the song. Lina was the clear winner, and, thankfully, Adam stole her!
Battle #6 (Team Adam) - James Wolpert vs. Will Champlin ("Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons)
Who Should Have Won: Will Champlin
We're not going to lie: we could barely tell these two apart! If it weren't for James' Mr. Rodgers sweater and hairstyle, they could have been twins! Must be the glasses. Calling the winner of this battle is tough, because both performers were a little off. However, Will gave a stronger, more consistent performance. But, again, our pick wasn't Adam's and James was selected to move on over Will. But all was not lost for Will, as coach Christina Aguilera scooped him up with a steal!