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Manny Cabo vs. Keith Semple Is a Headbanging Good Time on The Voice 9 (VIDEO)

On The Voice 9, Manny Cabo battled Keith Semple in a Battle of the Rockers on Team Blake, as the singers took on “Baba O’Riley” by The Who in what turned out to be a headbanging good time!

This was ultimately a really interesting battle. Manny sings around the opening high notes, which is a smart choice, considering how much trouble he was having in rehearsal. I love Manny, which is why I’m surprised that, for the most part, this is a landslide for Keith, who shows far more vocal range and nuance. Still, I’m a really big Manny fan. This was a tough one, honestly. Watch the video below:

Manny Cabo vs. Keith Semple Is a Headbanging Good Time on The Voice 9 (VIDEO)

Result: Keith Semple won this battle! Unfortunately, Manny doesn’t get stolen, with Gwen arguing that she has only one steal left, and there are some other people she has her eye on. I think letting Manny go is a huge mistake, since I think he’d be super popular in the live shows. But I kind of get her reasoning, such as it is. Manny takes his defeat graciously, and vows that his journey will continue. Best of luck to him!

Download: Manny Cabo and Keith Semple, “Baba O’Riley”

What did you think of this battle? Sound off in the comments!

And for more, check out our live blog and recap of tonight’s Battle Round Part 2, with videos of tonight’s performances!

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