Saturday’s episode of The Voice UK saw the final round of battles commence as the final group of acts had one final chance to impress the coaches and move one step closer to the live shows.
In case you missed it, here is a recap of the final battles and the results of who advanced to the next round.
Mariana vs. Equip To Overcome (Team Tom)
The final round of battles kicked off with Team Tom’s Mariana Simioni against trio Equip To Overcome. Sir Tom gave them ‘Team’ by Lorde. If you thought that Mariana was overmatched, you were correct. Equip To Overcome completely dominated and Tom saw that, choosing them to advance to the Knockouts.
Stefan Mahendra vs. Nikki Ambers (Team Olly)
Team Olly’s first battle pairing of the night saw Stefan Mahendra up against Nikki Ambers. Olly gave them “We Don’t Talk Anymore”. This battle allowed both acts to play off each other and it worked flawlessly. Nikki looked very comfortable, while Stefan looked uncomfortable.
When it came time to make a decision, Olly chose Stefan to advance to the knockouts.
Ayanam Udoma vs. Grace Latchford (Team Tom)
Tom’s final battle pairing saw Ayanam Udoma up against Grace Latchford. Sir Tom went old school with the song choice, giving them “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. Both of the acts were very shy, making for a cute battle.
In the end, Tom went with Ayanam to advance to the next round.
Sarah Tucker vs. Craig Forsyth (Team J-Hud)
Jennifer’s first battle pairing saw Sarah Tucker taking on Craig Forsyth. She gave them Phil Collins’ Against All Odds, which is one of our guilty pleasures. Craig has a great voice but Sarah was the obvious choice because she has the strong voice of anyone (except maybe Nicole) left in the competition.
J-Hud agreed and picked Sarah to advance.
Gabriel Dryss vs. Shivon Kane (Team Will)
Team Will’s first battle pairing saw Gabriel Dryss up with Shivon Kane. Will gave them ‘Feels’ to perform and this battle saw both artists completely botch it. Neither one sounded that great but Shivon was the one didn’t sound worse. So this result was a shocker.
Will chose Gabriel to advance, sending him into the Knockouts.
Harrisen Larner-Main vs. Lauren Hope (Team Olly)
Olly’s final battle pairing saw Lauren Hope taking on Harrisen Larner-Main. He gave them “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. While both artists have some great voices, Harrisen’s stood out so much more than Sarah.
Olly agreed, sending Harrisen through to the knockouts.
Luke Swatman vs. Nicole Dennis (Team J-Hud)
The final battle of the series was easily the best of the entire stage of the competition. Jennifer paired Luke Swatman against Nicole Dennis, giving them “Your Song”. The pair are two professional vocalists and it is a shame that no coach had a steal left.
After a tough decision, Jennifer chose Nicole to go into the knockouts.
And with that, the battle rounds are over. Now the remaining artists will head into the knockout rounds beginning next week with a place in the live shows on the line.
The Voice UK airs Saturdays at 8 pm on ITV.