Davina Leone, Brandon Royal “The Voice” Battle Video: Watch “In The Night” Performance!

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Davina Leone Brandon Royal Voice Video

By Shari Weiss

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Davina Leone Brandon Royal Voice Video

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Davina Leone and Brandon Royal sparked the last Battle round steal of “The Voice” season 12 on Tuesday. Check out the video below!

Leone and Royal are on Gwen Stefani’s team. The No Doubt front woman assigned her artists a fairly current song, “In The Night” by The Weeknd. Their coach said she chose to partner them for the Battles because she thought the music would suit them both.

In rehearsals with special mentor Celine Dion, the contestants were encouraged to embrace the track’s inherent combative sexiness. Dion even demonstrated how Leone and Royal should flirtatiously touch one another while performing. “Don’t play little girl,” the superstar told the 23-year-old Leone. After seeing the moves, Royal amusingly said to the camera, “This is Celine Dion. She’s touching me. I may never wash this shirt again.”

It led to a pretty seductive showdown that had the panel in awe. Adam Levine let out a “damn” and praised their “very real chemistry.” Blake Shelton thought the performance would’ve gotten Leone four chairs in the Blind Auditions, and joked his enduring love for Royal almost led to a breakup with Stefani. Alicia Keys actually called the rendition “dirtily elegant.”

Though Stefani commended Leone for taking all of Dion’s advice, she ultimately named Royal the winner. But as soon as he could, Levine went for the steal. Leone, of course, was thrilled. “The fact that she was going to go home didn’t make any sense to me,” the rocker explained. Watch below!

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