The competition is heating up on “The Voice” and Camila Cabello is starting to feel the pressure.
In the third round of the Battle Rounds on Tuesday night, Team Camila singers Eric Who and Sydney Kronmiller captivated the coaches with their haunting, torch-bearing rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”
Coach Blake Shelton praised the individuality of Kronmiller’s tone.
“Your voice was shocking, and if it was on the radio, I would edit it,” Shelton said.
Cabello was impressed with Who’s burgeoning star power. “I’ve watched you grow as an artist and step into someone who I’m really excited to hear on the radio (and) see perform on shows,” Cabello said.
But Cabello seemed to cave under the stress of sending one of his singers home. “It’s really, really difficult,” she said. “I’m going home.”
His undeniable stage presence earned Cabello’s trust, with the coach declaring the 22-year-old the winner of the battle.
“I chose Eric because he’s just too captivating,” Cabello said. “I’m curious to see how he evolves, and I just want to keep watching him.”
Here’s what else happened during Tuesday’s episode.
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Team Blake singers Brayden Lape and Benny Weag brought the country twang with their heartfelt cover of Parker McCollum’s “Pretty Heart.”
Cabello gushed over the youthfulness of Lape’s voice.
“You have a beautiful tone,” Cabello told the 15-year-old singer. “I like that crack you have in your voice. It’s very pop.
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And while his delivery could use a little polish, Weag received accolades from trainer John Legend for the strength of his vocal chops.
“I love the tone of your voice. It just sounds confident and assured,” Legend said. “Sometimes you push it a little too much which can take away from the beauty of your voice, which is really great.”
In the end, Shelton picked Lape as the winner, inspired by the teen singer’s charisma.
“Brayden just had all this potential and star quality about what he does and who he is,” Shelton said. “He’s starting to find his feet, and as he gets more comfortable in that situation, the sky will be the limit.”
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Parijita Bastola and sister duo The Marilynds have formed a soulful trio with their warm cover of the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love.”
Coach Gwen Stefani complimented Bastola’s dynamic stage presence and old-soul vocal style.
“Your personality was coming out, and it was really beautiful,” Stefani told the 17-year-old singer. “It reminds me a lot of a singer-songwriter’s voice from the 70s.”
Legend was floored by the synchronicity of the Marilynds’ siblings, praising the fluidity of their dual vocal delivery.
“You have all leaned on these harmonies. It was perfect,” Legend said. “The quality of your execution today was really, really strong.”
And their solid execution paid off. Although Bastola was declared the winner of the battle, Legend pressed his “save” button to keep the Marilynds on his team.
“The Marilynds are worth saving, and I think they have something special to offer this competition,” Legend said. “They’re a very compelling band, and I think their country pop voice is unique to my team.”
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