The Voice Australia 5: Battles (1)

It’s the start of the Battles! Yay! And I am looking forward to what the coaches and artists will bring on the table. Oh and each coach has 2 SAVES to use.

On to tonight’s battles.

MIKAELA DEAN (vs) SAM TRENWITH
Harder To Breathe
Team RONAN

– This started really energetic and fun and I thought both artists held that energy until the end. Vocally, Mikaela is more on point than Sam but Sam had that command on stage than Mikaela. The vocals got shaky towards the end and maybe this battle needed a notch more intensity towards the end because the build up was there already. 7

WINNER: Sam Trenwith
ELIMINATED:
STOLEN: Mikaela Dean (Team Jessie)


ASHLEIGH MARSHALL (vs) CARMEL RODRIGUES
Colours Of The Wind
Team JESSIE

– It was a sweet song but the vocals were a bit shaky. Ashleigh had better vocal control though she hit a couple of sharp notes. Carmel is quite vocally theatrical on how she delivered her verses and hit some wobbly notes during those high notes. 6

WINNER: Ashleigh Marshall
ELIMINATED:
STOLEN: Carmel Rodrigues (Team Madden)


TASH LOCKHART (vs) ELLE MURPHY
What Kind Of Man
Team DELTA

– Was the song too big for them? Or the song just didn’t suit them? Either way, I thought both struggle in terms of vocals. While they managed to keep the command on stage looked confident, I thought the vocals were all over the place. 5

WINNER: Elle Murphy
ELIMINATED:
STOLEN: Tash Lockhart (Team Ronan)


BLAKE MORGAN (vs) DON LEATON
Stitches
Team MADDEN

– Yikes. The guys were struggling to find their notes. Both of them hit like sharps and flats during their verses. You could see the coaches were even on the fence with this performance. It was just.. I’m sorry.. terrible. 3

WINNER: Blake Morgan
ELIMINATED: Don Leaton
STOLEN:


NINA FERRO (vs) NIC JEFFRIES
All I Ask
Team RONAN

– Surprisingly, I kinda agree with Jessie in her point of view. The vocals were decent but the emotional connection is kinda empty. I thought the song choice is siding more on Nina and I felt bad for Nic because most parts he is finding his pitch. This is quite..interesting in terms on how you perceive it to be. 6

WINNER: Nina Ferro
ELIMINATED: Nic Jeffries
STOLEN:


CALVIN SWART (vs) JACK PELLOW
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Team JESSIE

– Sure the vocals here are not perfect but I love how they played on their strengths. They managed to control the melody on their advantage. The vocals were shaky. 7

WINNER: Jack Pellow
ELIMINATED:
STOLEN: Calvin Swart (Team Delta)


MARYANN WRIGHT (vs) NATASHA HOEBERIGS
Memory
Team DELTA

– Eh? This is very theatrical vocally and stage command – halfway I dozed off. Sleepy. 5

WINNER: MaryAnn Wright
ELIMINATED: Natasha Hoeberigs
STOLEN:


LANE SINCLAIR (vs) GEORGIA WIGGINS
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Team MADDEN

– Dark. Intense. Solid. Gorgeous. The vocals here is admittedly not perfect but the way these two phrased their verses, the way they navigated it and the overall dramatic intensity is simply amazing. I thought this was solid, entertaining and memorable. 8

WINNER: Lane Sinclair
ELIMINATED:
STOLEN: Georgia Wiggins (Team Ronan)

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