Everything You Need To Know About The First Battle Round Pairings On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

The Voice returns on Monday, March 29 with the first battle round pairing as well as the first show with Kelsea Ballerini filling in for Kelly Clarkson, who wasn’t feeling well so she had Ballerini keep her red chair warm…

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Kelsea Ballerini, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas; Photo by Trae Patton/NBC

The Voice returns on Monday, March 29 with the first battle round pairing as well as the first show with Kelsea Ballerini filling in for Kelly Clarkson, who wasn’t feeling well so she had Ballerini keep her red chair warm while she got through her illness.

In a teaser clip shared to YouTube on Sunday (Mar. 28), which you can watch below, it appears that viewers are in for quite the show this week. As there is not one but two steals that take place during the first battle round, as well as having two Nashville artists in the coach chairs including Blake Shelton and Ballerini. The clip also unveiled the first round of pairings for all of the four teams including Team Shelton, Team Nick Jonas, Team John Legend and Team Kelly Clarkson (or Team Kel as fans currently labeled her team as Ballerini fills in for Clarkson).

“Hi guys, thanks for having me!” Ballerini said before Shelton commented, “this is shocking.” Ballerini then joked, “Two Nashville people, uh oh.”

During the video, the coaches also introduced fans to this season’s battle round advisors including Darren Criss, Luis Fonsi, Brandy and Dan + Shay. Criss will advise for Team Jonas, Fonsi will advise Team Kelly, Brandy will be the advisor for Team Legend and Dan + Shay will advise Team Blake.

The battle round pairing reveal video concluded with a phone call between coach Clarkson and her temporary fill-in, Kelsea Ballerini.

“Hey Kelsea, thank you so much, you are so amazing at this,” Clarkson gushed before Ballerini replied “Thank you, I’m sorry you’re sick!”

“Gosh, I know, I am under the weather, so we’re trying to be safe,” Clarkson added.

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Below are the first battle round pairings and what song’s each pairing will sing.

Team Legend
Christine Cain vs. Pia Renee
“Baby” – Brandy

Team Nick
Awari vs. Jose Figueroa Jr.
“You Say” – Lauren Daigle

Team Blake
Aaron Konzelman vs. Connor Christian
“I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This” – Waylon Jennings

Team Kelly
Gean Garcia vs. Ryleigh Modig
“pov” – Ariana Grande

Team Nick
Dana Monique vs. Devan Blake Jones
“Stuck With U” – Ariana Grande feat. Justin Bieber

Team Blake
Avery Roberson vs. Ethan Lively
“Just Got Started Lovin’ You” – James Otto

The Voice returns on Monday, Mar. 29 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC and you don’t want to miss it!

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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