The Voice Battle Rounds are in full swing. During Monday night's (10/22) show, Team Blake's Dave Fenley and Keith Paluso wowed the coaches with a bluesy cover of George Jones' 1989 hit "I'm a One Woman Man."
The two men kick off the song singing in unison, but each took a verse to showcase their own unique vocals. Fenley and Paluso transformed the song from a rockabilly shuffle to a rousing swampy, blues-rock tune.
Jennifer Hudson noted how the two men used their differences to their advantage.
"That was so fun to watch," Hudson said. "It showed me how different you are as vocalists."
Kelly Clarkson compared the performance to "old school legends" singing at the Grand Ole Opry and said she couldn't choose a winner of the battle.
"You weren't putting anything on," Clarkson said. "It's just who you are."
Adam Levine said that while Fenley showcased his country background, Paluso, who is not a country artist, impressed him with his versatility.
"I'm not gonna say who I thought won because it would be against the spirit of what that was," Levine said. "That was really just a lot of fun."
In the end, it all came down to Shelton's decision. Shelton acknowledged how the two men had put their own unique spin on the classic song, which was co-written and originally recorded by Johnny Horton.
"They came up that more Marc Broussard type feel. It meets in the middle between the two of them," Shelton said. "It's a completely original version of that song."
Though it was a tough decision, Shelton declared Fenley the winner of the battle, sending him on to the knockout rounds.
But it wasn't over for Paluso. Levine opted to steal the singer, bringing him on to Team Adam.
Not in its 15th season, The Voice has proved to be a showcase for great country vocalists. Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn are among some of the country artists who've gone on to have success after competing on the show.
Kelsea Ballerini joined the show this season as the coach for the Comeback Stage, a digital series which gives contestants who weren't chosen in the first round a chance to re-enter the competition.
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