'The Voice' Recap: Christina Aguilera Makes a Tough Decision

'The Voice' Recap: Christina Aguilera Makes a Tough Decision

After pairing up gospel singers Anthony Evans and Jesse Campbell in what host Carson Daly calls 'heavyweight battle', Xtina is mulling over which one should be sent home.
"The Voice" season 2 entered the battle round on Monday, March 5 and already Christina Aguilera was put in a difficult situation. The "Ain't No Other Man" songstress was forced to pick between Anthony Evans and Jesse Campbell who both blew away the judges/mentors.

Gospel singers Anthony and Jesse delivered a powerful performance of Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You", prompting host Carson Daly to call it "a heavyweight battle." Cee-Lo Green said he couldn't pick one, while Adam Levine and Blake Shelton said they chose Jesse, though the Maroon 5 frontman noted that he would've hated it to be Xtina at such moment.

"I am so upset right now that I have to make this decision," Xtina admitted, adding that this decision killed her. After mulling over it, the 31-year-old singer finally picked Jesse to be in the live shows later this season and sent Anthony home.

Earlier that night, she also pitted Chris Mann against Monique Benabou in a duet of Celine Dion's "The Power of Love". Cee-Lo and Adam were in favor of Chris, but Blake said he preferred Monique. Xtina sided with Cee-Lo and Adam, keeping Chris on the show.

Also sending two contestants home that night was Blake. The country crooner pitted Adley Stump against RaeLynn in a battle to sing Tom Petty's "Free Falling". Xtina and Cee-Lo declared their preference for Adley's rendition, but Adam thought RaeLynn showed a more unique performance. In the end, Blake agreed with Adam and kept RaeLynn on his team.

The "Honey Bee" hitmaker, whose wife Miranda Lambert served as one of the guest mentors along with the likes of Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson and Jewel Kilcher, put Jordis Unga and Brian Fuente in a face-off to deliver Alanis Morissette's "Ironic". Xtina and Adam chose Jordis. Blake agreed with them and sent home Brian.

Adam, meanwhile, had his proteges Tony Lucca and Chris Cauley battling it out in the performance of U2's "Beautiful Day". Xtina backed her former fellow Mouseketeer, Tony. Cee-Lo was on the same side with her, but Blake chose Chris. Adam eventually decided to keep Tony.

As for Cee-Lo, he wanted to see Cheesa and Angie Johnson in a battle to perform "Total Eclipse of the Heart". The judges were divided in their reviews, with Adam in favor of Cheesa, while Xtina and Blake chose Angie. The Gnarls Barkley member, however, picked Cheesa to stay on his team.

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