Miley Cyrus came to Monday night’s (Oct. 24) battle rounds on The Voice ready to fight. Her teams were clear show-stealers, grabbing obvious reactions from other judges, who were quick to steal away the team members Cyrus did not choose to go through with her to the next round.
Addison Agen and Karli Webster slowed Cyndi Lauper‘s 1984 hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” for a chance to add gorgeous harmonies throughout the battle. Agen seemed a bit more timid at first, but as soon as she took over the verses from Webster, judge Jennifer Hudson couldn’t help but yell “Sing it, girl!”
It was all smiles from the two singers, and the ease of their performance together was proof they could join together for a great double act should their solo careers not pan out. In the end, Cyrus chose Webster, but Agen was a quick steal over to Team Adam.
Powerhouse vocalists Janice Freeman and Katrina Rose took on Stevie Nicks and Etta James‘ “W.O.M.A.N.” The pairing was as an obvious choice to battle against each other, both killing every run and high note they come across. Hudson was visibly excited throughout the entire performance, noting afterward, “You made me even more proud to be a woman.”
Freeman was the more seasoned of the two, blowing the roof off the place without reaching for what Hudson called “abba gabba” notes. Rose was quite fond of the notes, and those were surely what secured her place in the judges’ hearts. Hudson exclaimed, “What note is that? I don’t know which one of y’all pulled me out this chair but I don’t know, I ended up standing up looking, trying to find that note.”
Cyrus made the tough choice and brought Freeman through to the next round, but it wasn’t over for Rose. As she walked off stage to hug the judges goodbye, Hudson sneakily pressed her button and snagged Rose for her own team. Relive the entire battle below.