Emily Ann Roberts, Morgan Frazier Face Off for Spot on Team Blake on ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton had a tough decision to make Tuesday night (Oct. 20) when two of the stellar country singers on Team Blake went head to head with Patty Loveless' “I’m That Kind of Girl" on The Voice. Emily Ann Roberts and Morgan Frazier, both young, blonde, and powerful country vocalists, teamed up to sing an impressive rendition of the tune, competing to keep their spot on the team.
Both girls looked like they were having a blast performing together, not fighting for attention but complementing each other’s vocals well. Though they have similar styles, the singers’ vocal characters are different, with Frazier’s warmth and, as fellow coach Gwen Stefani dubbed it, “sturdiness,” and Roberts’ youthful twang.
The girls both nailed the vocals and stage presence, so Shelton had his work cut out for him making a decision on who to keep.
“Emily Ann, you look at her and you see this little girl in rehearsals and it was hard for her to kind of come out of her shell and do what she just did on stage there,” Shelton commented. “Morgan, that note that you hit there at the end, that was like, Carrie Underwood. Unbelievable."
“I’m just heartbroken right now, there’s vomit inside of my throat right now,” Shelton quipped at the difficulty of the choice.
In the end, Shelton said he had to go with the singer he felt he could “make the most difference with,” and chose Roberts. “I just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to continue to work with her,” he explained.
Before Frazier was even four words into her thank-you speech, though, Pharrell slammed his red button and stole her for his team. It looks like Frazier may soar into the final rounds and become a star yet.
Check out the full battle performance above. The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.
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