"The Voice" 2014 continued March 18 on NBC with the second night of battle round action featuring 12 more members of the top 48. By night's end, six battles had been fought and decided, with five hopefuls headed home and seven advancing safely to the upcoming knockout rounds.
Latin sensation Shakira opened the hour-long episode by pitting power vocalist Clarissa Serna against aspiring rocker Jeremy Briggs. Serna ultimately emerged victorious, as did pop singer Ddendyl, who defeated fellow pop songstress Lindsay Pagano in a battle featuring Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move."
Adam Levine's sole battle of the night set Delvin Choice against Caleb Elder, with both taking part in an overall unremarkable version of Aloe Blacc's "The Man." Levine chose the more on-point Choice to advance, and also opted to steal powerful pop singer Brittnee Camelle after she lost her show-ending duel with Team Usher's Melissa Jimenez.
In addition to Jimenez, Usher also opted to keep alternative rocker Morgan Wallen. The move effectively ended the R&B star's season six foray into country music, as Wallen's survival meant the end of the road for the twin act Brothers Walker.
Finally, three-time title winner Blake Shelton pitted rocker Megan Ruger against pop singer Ria Eaton. After their "My Happy Ending" battle, it was Ruger who got the happy ending as she kept a spot on the show while Eaton got the axe.
With two nights of battle round action in the books, 16 total aspiring singers have advanced safely to the knockout rounds. Included are Team Blake's Ruger, Sisaundra Lewis, Jake Worthington, and Biff Gore; Team Shakira's Serna, Ddendyl, Dani Moz, and Patrick Thomson; Team Adam's Choice, Camelle, Kat Perkins, and Jake Barker; and Team Usher's Jimenez, Wallen, Stevie Jo, and T.J. Wilkins.
"The Voice" 2014 resumes March 24 on NBC with a third evening of battle round match-ups.