'The Voice' battle: James Massone and WADE show 'True Colors,' Tony Vincent vs. Justin Hopkins on 'Faithfully'Add to Favorites | The Voice
James' nerves get the better of him at first, particularly because he's completely unfamiliar with the song, but ultimately his mentor Ne-Yo tells him to sack up. "You're at the game; you've got to play," he says. Babyface meets with WADE, and while he doesn't have much advice to offer, he does have plenty of praise -- he even compares WADE to Al Green and Luther Vandross.
We're a little surprised that Cee-Lo even put these two against each other, since he seemed so enamored of both of them -- he even cried at their rehearsal at the thought of sending one home.
Going in to the performance, we expected WADE to blow James out of the water, but apparently Ne-Yo's pep talk worked. James, clearly the more confident performer, was sent through to the live rounds.
For his final battle, Cee-Lo posed "Last Call With Carson Daly" band member Justin Hopkins against Broadway star Tony Vincent for "Faithfully" by Journey. Tony expresses a little skepticism because their styles are so different. "I picked this song because it's epic, and I would just love to see both of you tear this one down," Cee-Lo says.
Justin admits to being intimidated by Tony's range, but they both impress Cee-Lo -- in fact, he cries again. All three men find a connection to the lyrics of the song. Babyface advises Tony to stay out of falsetto as much as possible, while Ne-Yo believes "The Voice" is the perfect competition to showcase Justin's voice. "A lot of emotion in his voice naturally," he says. "I feel like that's a strength for him."
Though the judges are torn between Tony's impressive range and Justin's warm rough tone, Cee-Lo finally decides Tony will go further in the live rounds.
Watch both performances below. Who would you have chosen?