I couldn't have been more excited to meet Blake
, and get to hear the song selection and battle pairing. Blake
was pretty much what I expected, a real down to earth-speak his mind-funny-smartass kinda guy. My kinda guy. However, what happened next was not expected. I was in the first pairing that Blake
told us about. I can't remember if Blake
called out my name or Elenowen
first, but I do remember the shock. I had no idea who they would pair me with. There's not another one like me on the show, you know? There also wasn't another duo in the group either, I suppose. Um, it felt kinda like the odd ball out battle. I have to admit it was a pretty intimidating to be going up against a duo. One voice against two... come on man! As if the pairing wasn't odd enough, then came the song selection, "Aint No Mountain High Enough". What? A pop/folk duo against a country/rock guy on a Marvin Gaye song? Nothing but pure shock baby!!! There was absolutely no way to have any idea how this thing would go. It is a soul song so that may have worked in my favor; however, it's still against two voices, two great voices at that. It was nice to have the coaches watching your performance this time. I know the show is called "The Voice", but even the most amazing voices in there world have a pretty kickass show. This was an area I felt pretty confident in. After all, I've been doing this my whole life. I gave it everything I've got.
I have no idea what was going on before the Battle Round. My head was
spinning, pumped with adrenaline, and just ready to get it on (ha ha,
get it). So, with one last check of my fly I hit the stage. The next few
minutes were a blur, but a freakin' blast. To have millions of viewers
in the palm of your hand, it really just doesn't get any better than
that! The greatest part was that it didn't feel like a battle in the
slightest just three performers doin' what they do. If I seemed aggressive, you'll soon find out that's just me.