‘The Voice’ 2022 Live Recap: Battle Round Part 2 Winners & Who Was Eliminated?

"The Voice" Battles continue tonight

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“The Voice” season 22 Battle Rounds continue tonight, October 17. Six pairs of singers will go head-to-head to advance to the Knockouts later this season. With 31 of the 36 Knockouts spots remaining, coaches Camila Cabello, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and John Legend have their work cut out for them.

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers for “The Voice” season 22 episode, “The Battles Part 2” (October 17, 2022). Do not read ahead if you do not want this episode spoiled. 

‘The Voice’ Season 22 Battle Rounds Episode 2 Live Recap

Team Camila: Ava Lynn vs. Orlando Mendez

Team Camila’s Ava Lynn and Orlando Mendez opened the night singing Elton John’s “Rocket Man”. The two talked about how nice it is to be singing with a friend, even if it means one of them will be eliminated. Advisor Charlie Puth talked about how Elton John is his neighbor.

“This is a legendary song,” Mendez said, “a tall, tall, order for sure.”

Puth praised both singers and told both of them to be confident and direct their eye contact out into the crowd to avoid being nervous. Cabello told the singers to have an intention and suggested practicing on the treadmill to help with breath control. The two harmonized beautifully and took their coach’s advice to make eye contact with each other.

The coaches praised both singers, and in the end, Cabello gave the win to Orlando Mendez. Ava Lynn was eliminated.

Team Gwen: Jay Allen vs. Cara Brindisi

Gwen Stefani gave Jay Allen and Cara Brindisi, her “more seasoned artists”, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley’s “Leather and Lace”. Advisor Sean Paul said both artists “blew me away” in the practice run, and told them to focus on the build-up when singing and work on adding emotion to the song.

Both singers played guitar as well during the performance, and the coaches complimented Brindisi’s dynamics and Allen’s power. After hearing from the other coaches, Stefani chose Cara Brindisi as the winner of the battle, however Jay Allen did not go home.

Stefani used her Save on Allen, while her husband Blake Shelton used his Steal. Allen was faced for the second time with choosing which of the spouses to move forward with. Jay Allen chose to switch to Team Blake.

Team Legend: Emma Brooke vs. Nia Skyfer

John Legend’s team members Emma Brooke and Nia Skyfer performed “She’s All I Wanna Be” by Tate McRae. Legend noted that the singers had different energies and he was excited to see them come together. Advisor Jazmine Sullivan told them to bring intensity behind the eyes to convey the song, as the attitude can be just as important as vocal ability in a live performance.

The singers moved around the stage during the performance and got close to each other’s faces to end the number. The coaches pointed out how differently the two dressed and performed, with Shelton calling Skyfer more “loose” and Brooke more “poised”.

The other coaches were split on who Legend should choose, and in the end, he gave the win to Emma Brooke. Nia Skyfer was eliminated from the competition.

Team Blake: Bodie vs. Jaeden Luke

Bodie and Jaeden Luke faced off on Justin Bieber’s song “As Long As You Love Me” in a performance that was teased earlier in the week, however, coach Blake Shelton’s decision remained a mystery until tonight.

In practice, advisor Jimmie Allen said the singers complimented each other very well despite their different voices, and that Shelton has given himself a big challenge in pairing the two together. Shelton called the two the “most unique artists” on his team this season.

Cabello called the arrangement “very sexy”, and said she would steal both singers. Stefani “got lost” in the performance, and Legend said he would give the win to Bodie if it were up to him, but that Luke has a lot of potential.

In the end, Blake decided to choose Bodie as the winner, but Jaeden Luke did not go home, as Cabello and Stefani both immediately used their Steal on him, making the singer choose as his new coach.

Jaeden Luke chose to switch to Team Camila. Camila Cabello is out of Saves and Steals.

Team Camila: Grace Bello vs. Reina Ley

Cabello gave the young singers a classic hit – Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”. Advisor Puth noted Ley’s control for her young age (13), and called Bello’s voice “gentle yet impactful”. He and Cabello tell the singers to engage their core to help give them confidence and control during the live performance. Cabello suggested they pretend to be two brides on their wedding days.

The coaches agreed that while the performance was beautiful, Ley outsang Bello this time, and Cabello agreed, naming Reina Ley the winner of this battle. Grace Bello was sent home.

Team Gwen: Destiny Leigh vs. Justin Aaron

Destiny Leigh and Justin Aaron performed the final song of the night: “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige. The two moved around the stage, weaving their vocal lines together, and getting coach Stefani on her feet by the end.

“Mary would be proud,” Legend said. He and Shelton both chose Leigh as their winner, but Cabello went with Aaron. The final decision belonged to Stefani, however, who chose Justin Aaron as the winner, but Destiny Leigh did not go home.

Gwen Stefani used her Save on the 18-year-old singer, and Destiny Leigh also advanced to the Knockout round.

What Do the Teams Look Like Going Into Tonight?

Going into tonight, Camila Cabello’s team still has the most members standing with 14, after Cabello used her save on Steven McMorran last week. All other coaches have 13 members remaining. See the team rosters before tonight’s episode below.

Team Camila:

  • Orlando Mendez
  • Reina Ley
  • Devix
  • Chello
  • Andrew Igbokidi
  • Ava Lynn Thuresson
  • Sasha Hurtado
  • Sydney Kronmiller
  • Eric Who
  • Zach Newbould
  • Grace Bello
  • Constance Howard
  • Morgan Myles (won Battle Round, moving on to Knockouts)
  • Steven McMorran (saved in Battle Round, moving on to Knockouts)

Team Blake:

  • Kate Kalvach
  • Bryce Leatherwood
  • Kevin Hawkins
  • Brayden Lape
  • The Dryes
  • Madison Hughes
  • Eva Ullman
  • Hillary Torchiana
  • Ansley Burns
  • Bodie
  • Benny Weag
  • Jaeden Luke
  • Austin Montgomery (won Battle Round, moving on to Knockouts)

Team Gwen:

  • Ian Harrison
  • Jay Allen
  • Alyssa Witrado
  • Sadie Bass
  • Cara Brindisi
  • Julia Aslanli
  • Tanner Howe
  • Kayla Von Der Heide
  • Destiny Leigh
  • Kique
  • Daysia
  • Justin Aaron
  • Rowan Grace (won Battle Round, moving on to Knockouts)

Team Legend:

  • Omar Jose Cardona
  • Emma Brooke
  • David Andrew
  • Peyton Aldridge
  • Morgan Taylor
  • Parijita Bastola
  • SOLsong
  • Kara McKee
  • The Marilynds
  • Lana Love
  • Kim Cruse
  • Nia Skyfer
  • Valerie Harding (won Battle Round, moving on to Knockouts)