Tony Lucca vs. Chris Cauley – Beautiful Day – The Voice Battle Round
Alanis Morissette was Tony’s advisor. “You don’t have to famous or credible,” she said. Robin Thicke was Chris’ advisor.
Who won the battle?
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Blake Shelton: I would go with Chris (for the pitch)
Christina Aguilera: You were both feeling it so much. I pick Tony.
Cee Lo Green: I like the total package, so I say Tony.
Adam Levine: I love you both so much. But I have to go with Tony.
Tony Lucca moves on to the live shows!
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I don't understand the point of pitting your strongest artists against each other..I'm trying to figure out the rational behind that? You ask an artist to be on your team ..then you get rid of them the first chance you get, meaning less exposure for them.. but yet some weaker contestants go through and get more airtime??? unless you already have picked who you want in the finals and you are just going through the motions. .
If this is the strategy the "show" is employing then it would make sense to pick a judge out of your genre..for Tony and Chris to both be with Adam makes sense but if one had picked another judge ..one less likely to pick other people with a similar style (sound) ..they would probably go further in the competition.. any thoughts??
I thought Chris sounded better! I LOVE his voice!! But it's another tv show that doesn't go by who sings better. The producers have been pushing Tony on us since the beginning so as soon as I heard Chris had to baltle him, I knew Tony had it. Why oh why did Adam put his two best male singers against each other???
Some people are suggesting Tony Lucca had this huge, unfair edge over Chris because of the Mickey Mouse Club, as if that made him some big star already. Which just isn't true. Had any of you heard of Tony before The Voice? I'm guessing no. He was a virtual unknown for many years, flying under the radar and releasing music independently. Not exactly some seasoned veteran plant who doesn't deserve this shot. Tony has worked hard for too long without recognition for his talent, and he deserves this.
chris was better imo, not by much but tony its pretty bland and chris looked more alive :( but of course the coaches dont agree with me. ever.
I think Chris did better in this particular duet, but overall I like Tony more as an artist. Chris is overall forgettable to me.
Chris got ripped off..I knew Lucca was going to advance he is more known Mickey Mouse club and all... I still love Chris Cauley
To be fair to Tony, this type of music is not in his wheelhouse. He does soulful singer-songwriter stuff - and does it exceptionally well, I might add. This rock song was out of his comfort zone but I thought he held his own. He nailed those high notes in the chorus! Just wait until Tony can get back to doing his thing like he did with "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne - I bet he will prove to be the superior artist as opposed to Chris Cauley. Chris did well though. I was sorry they were paired up like that because I liked Chris a bit too and someone had to go. At this stage, they're all pretty great.
they were both fairly blah, but I think I liked Chris better. Tony did sound better on parts of the song, but I thought Chris had a slightly more interesting voice. In my best Simon Cowell voice "forgettable"
@script7 You are so right. I think this whole "battle" setup is inherently flawed. Tony and Chris were both fantastic and deserved to advance. I think they were pitted against each other because they are similar artists, white guys with some blue-eyed soul in their voices. I noticed that the other judges also paired up similar artists, like country girls Raelynn and Adley Stump, and R&B singers Anthony and Jesse. I guess the rationale is that they want diversity on their teams so they feel the need to weed out similar artists. But I still think it's stupid to do that if it means cutting some of your best singers. It's like affirmative action for musical diversity. (Not that I'm opposed to affirmative action but I don't like it in this context.)
This is the only area where I think American Idol's process is more fair and makes more sense. Instead of pairing up contestants and being FORCED to elminate one of them even if they both turn out to be some of the best on the show, Idol puts them all in one big pool and just puts through whoever they think is best. Idol does make them form groups but they aren't "required" to cut half the group, and they often put through everyone in a group, like they did with Reed Grimm's Vegas group this year.
I also think it's stupid that the battles are between artists on the same team. What's the point of having "teams" if they aren't going to compete against EACH OTHER? I think that should change too.
@JulieBarbara Actually yes, he plays in LA a lot with Ernie Halter and others. He also toured before with Edwin Sharpe..and the magnetic zeros. So yes, he has some capitol in the music business.. I also saw Chris Cauley about 5 years ago touring small colleges all over the country..so he's bee working at his craft for awhile too..
@Mikhail XO So far I feel like the "coaches" have already picked who they want and what happens during the battle round doesn't really matter much.
@JulieBarbara Yes, it would be much better if the teams competed against each other..and we voted. I think that's sort of how it is on X-Factor.. although I really did not watch X-Factor that often.
@script7 Wow, I'm surprised someone else had actually heard of him besides me. But the fact that you also know who Ernie Halter is tells me you're tuned in to the indie music scene, at least indie singer-songwriters. Ernie isn't exactly a household name just like Tony wasn't until The Voice. The most fame Ernie got was when Justin Bieber covered his song. What I meant was that Tony never achieved mainstream success or popularity nationwide. Never got radio play, never performed on TV, etc.
@Joystickenvy That is how it seemed to me as well. Like I KNEW Raelynn was getting picked because she's had more hype and press, even though I thought Adley outsang her by a mile. Raelynn even sounded flat to me when they sang together. So I don't think these battle rounds count for much after all - they obviously know who they want already. Tony Lucca was a given too.