We McDonald, Lauren Diaz “The Voice” Battle Video: Watch “Maybe” Performance!
We McDonald and Lauren Diaz had an amazing face-off during “The Voice” Battles on Monday, with one contestant getting stolen. Check out the video below!
As Gossip Cop reported, McDonald’s Blind Audition stunned the coaches because of her deep singing voice but higher-pitched speaking voice. She earned a four-chair turn-around, and chose to join Team Alicia. Diaz actually auditioned with Keys’ own “If I Ain’t Got You,” and then was surprised when her boyfriend proposed marriage just after she joined her idol’s team.
Now the two strong vocalists had to go head to head for the next phase of the NBC competition. Keys’ tasked them with singing Janis Joplin’s “Maybe,” and during rehearsal, mentor Charlie Puth was similarly perplexed by McDonald’s different voices. But this is a singing competition, and both she and Diaz proved their vocal worth on the stage.
Keys, Miley Cyrus, and Adam Levine all gave a standing ovation, after which Cyrus declared, “I think that was a great pairing!” Levine said the women were “battling for their lives,” and Blake Shelton called the face-off “incredible.” He added, “I feel for Alicia right now. This one’s gonna hurt her, I think.”
Keys eventually named McDonald the winner, but it was far from over for Diaz. Cyrus went for the steal, and at the last second, Levine hit his button, too. Both gave good pitches, and Shelton naturally pushed the contestant away from Levine. Whether that influenced her or not is unclear, but Diaz did pick Cyrus to be her new coach. Watch below!