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Blake Shelton's Very Odd Battle Round Pairing on 'The Voice' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 25th 2011 3:19AM
Serabee & Dia Frampton, 'The Voice'These Battle Rounds on 'The Voice' (Tue., 10PM ET on NBC) have certainly created some memorable duets. But sometimes the union of voices creates a performance that's so bizarre it's virtually indescribable.

It was definitely the case with Serabee and Dia Frampton this week. They were paired up by Blake Shelton, and while it could have possibly worked, Serabee seemed to do all she could to make 'You Can't Hurry Love' unrecognizable. If Frampton hadn't been singing the actual melody, it would have been completely ridiculous.

It was as if Serabee thought that by singing runs and by treating Dia as a back-up singer so she could perform vocal acrobatics, she was going to impress the judges. Instead, she left them scratching their heads.


"That was bizarre," Cee Lo Green told them, but gave it up to Frampton for her voice. Christina Aguilera couldn't even make a call as to who'd won the battle she was so thrown by the whole experience.

But it came down to Shelton, and he said he did it to bring them out of their comfort zone. He then chose Frampton to move onto the live rounds -- probably because she's the only one who sang the actual song.

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I loved both Serabee and Dia's voices. Hey... they have their own unique style which I respect but they were given a poor song choice and should have NEVER been paired together! What was Blake thinking?

I don't blame Serabee for overdoing it. She has a fantastic vocal range and in this competition, she's in it to win! I am sure that if she was told during her rehearsal/coaching time with Blake not to go over the top, she would have followed suit like the professional she is! Come on, give the woman a break!

I am sure we will hear from her again!

May 29 2011 at 9:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I know Serabee personally. Sera is the better singer of the two. However, in this performace she tried way too hard. That's the reason she lost. (also the fact that she had a record deal) Sera is not the arrogant fool that she seems to be in this video. She is actually VERY nice and sweet. She was way too nervous and should have settled down. Sera always takes things over the top when she's nervous ( like the strange dancing) The way that this was edited did not play in sera's favor. The girl on that video is not the Sera that I grew up with.

May 25 2011 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

the chcik with the hat keeped yelling the other girl kepped her notes pretty level she was better

May 25 2011 at 9:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

adam has the best team sorry peeps he will pull the voice from one of his team christina team sucks ceelo got a good team and blake got a good team

May 25 2011 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Blake told Serabee not to oversing the song and when she did you could tell he was annoyed and that's why he went with the other girl. However, that's the second time he has chosen the weaker voice and in the end it just might cost him the win! I do think the singer's need to listen to the coaches because if they didn't know what they were talking about they wouldn't be where they are today.

May 25 2011 at 6:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Serebee was a weird, screechy mess--so glad Dia won the round.

May 25 2011 at 1:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I enjoy the show very much. Look forward to the next week.

May 25 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Blake is just a moron, I really don't know why HE is the judge and REBA is sitting second fiddle to him. She's a legend, he's a nobody.

Maybe doing these weird pairings with terrible song choices helps him decide who is better but it's still a TV show and the audience is the real judge here. Blake needs to stop this crap and have his contestants put out good performances.

May 25 2011 at 12:09 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to limonflavr's comment

What are you saying? "Bake Shelton is a nobody." Apparentlyyou do not know country music. He is one of the TOP male country singers around today and has been around for quite a while. Yes Reba (one of my personal favorites) is a true legend.

May 25 2011 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Rheba warned Serabee not to over sing the song . But she did anyway . And it cost her .

May 25 2011 at 11:30 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Serabee sounded like Axyl Rose....gheesh quit squealing....

May 25 2011 at 11:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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