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Hear the “Crazy” Range and Runs That Won Tae Lewis His Battle

The Team Reba talent won props from the Coaches for this scorching Chris Stapleton duet.

By Benjamin Bullard

Team Reba entered the Battles round on The Voice this week with an inspired Artist’s pairing that shows just how tough the choices really are for the Coaches now that the cream of the Season 25 talent is rising straight to the top.

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Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

Pairing up for a riveting emotional cover of “We Don’t Fight Anymore” by Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton, Team Reba Artists Tae Lewis and L. Rodgers put on a powerhouse performance that showed off equally impressive, but complementing styles. It was enough to give the Coaches a seemingly impossible choice on helping Reba McEntire choose who to wave through to the Knockouts: Tae and his “crisp and precise” tone, as John Legend put it, or Rodgers and her “more dramatic and big” sound.

Tae Lewis and L. Rodgers Sing Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton's “We Don’t Fight Anymore” for The Voice Season 25 Battles

With plenty of behind-the-scenes rehearsal help from Reba, Tae and L. made the most of their matchup, locking hands and staring straight into one another’s eyes for a country-fueled duet performance that earned all of the Coaches’ respect.

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“Y’all — That’s a tough song,” said Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers afterward. “I’ve never heard anyone cover that song — y’all covered the heck out of it!”

L. Rodgers and Tae Lewis appear in Season 25 Episode 7 of The Voice

Both Artists brought their vocal A-game to the Battles round, showing off an almost-embarrassing measure of talent that made the final pick genuinely tough — and not only for Reba. “Your range is crazy,” a conflicted John Legend told Tae. “If I’m gonna pick, I’m gonna go with Tae.”

“L., you just sing with your heart on your sleeve and I love that so much,” gushed Shay Mooney, adding “Tae, I feel like your runs were just spot-on. They were so good — this is tough! Really, I guess, in conclusion, I have no idea what you [Reba] should do!”

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In the end, Tae won the Battles round outright, though Reba cashed in her strategic Playoff Pass on Rodgers — even as another Coach attempted a steal — to make sure that her time on the show isn’t finished just yet.

“Tae needed to move forward because he’s a country singer — but he’s also very soulful,” McEntire explained. “And I think he could sing anything. I think he’s gonna do great in the Knockout rounds!”

How far can Tae Lewis take his talents with a spot on Team Reba safely secured? Find out by watching Season 25 of The Voice, with new episodes airing on NBC Mondays at 8/7c and Tuesdays at 9/8c, and streaming the next day on Peacock.