Kimberly Nichole and Lowell Oakley sing ‘Hound Dog’ on The Voice 2015 Battle (VIDEO)
Kimberly Nichole and Lowell Oakley sang “Hound Dog” on The Voice 2015 Season 8 Battles on Tuesday, March 16 for Team Pharrell Williams.
This song actually fits both their voices really well. It also works as a performance piece, offering both Kimberly and Lowell an opportunity to act out the song onstage. I love the way they sort of stalk around each other, and adopt these scowling glances at one another as they dig into the song. Lowell even backs it up on Kimberly! I kind of love this. It feels like a competition-turned-collaboration that doesn’t lose any of its competitive aspects in the transition. These two are fighting tooth-and-nail, and it’s AWESOME. Sue me, but I’d actually give it to Lowell. Kimberly outsang him, but I just felt more from Lowell’s performance. But I really enjoyed what both singers delivered. The coaches apparently did too, as they give the pair a standing ovation.
Winner: Lowell Oakley
Steal: Christina Aguilera STEALS Kimberly Nichole!
Read more on our live blog and recap: “The Battles, Part 3”