Patrick Thomas ‘Burns’ Tyler Robinson in Elvis Song Battle on ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton got things going in style in the battle round of 'The Voice' when he pitted his team's country crooner Patrick Thomas and soulful pop singer Tyler Robinson against each other in a singing duel of Elvis Presley's 'Burning Love.' The winner would move on to the next stage of 'The Voice,' while the loser would be eliminated from the competition.
Shelton brought out Reba McEntire as his guest adviser, and both contestants appeared in awe of the country legend. "I don't normally get starstruck, but nice to meet you," said Thomas as he sheepishly shook Reba's hand.
Robinson admitted he had some stiff competition in Thomas. "Patrick is a strong singer," remarked Robinson. "He's really cute, all-American. People are gonna love him. But I just have to make people love me more."
For the battle, Thomas kick-started 'Burning Love' off with the first verse, before Robinson took over for the second verse. The two then traded lines in the chorus. While Shelton and Reba deliberated, the other coaches chimed in with their opinions. Cristina Aguilera commended them both, while Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine each gave a slight edge to Robinson.
In the end, it was up to Shelton. While he seemed pained in making a decision, he ultimately went with Thomas. The two contestants embraced in the battle ring, and then left the stage to hug their respective families and friends.
Watch Patrick Thomas and Tyler Robinson Battle Over Elvis' 'Burning Love' on 'The Voice'