The Voice Battle Round performances are always brutal ... because they're so good! The singers feed off each other, yet some must get cut.
It just doesn't seem fair, but there is the steal involved - a coach can swoop in and take a discarded participant - and it's great entertainment.
This is part of what has made this show unique among all the reality and singing competitions out there, and Season 9 is no exception ...
The Voice Season 8 battle round performance between Mark Hood and Celeste Betton on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Jordan Smith and Regina Love go head-to-head, singing "Like I Can," as they vie for a spot on The Voice Season 8 knockout rounds.
Country singers Tyler Dickerson and Zach Seabaugh face off on "I'm Gonna Be Somebody" in the first night of battle round matchups on The Voice.
Dustin Monk and James Dupre of The Voice Season 8 get advice from songwriter John Fogerty (CCR) as they battle it out with his "Fortunate Son."
With this battle round duet of "Walking in Memphis," The Voice Season 8 hopefuls Barrett Baber and Dustin Christensen forced Coach Blake Shelton to make an impossible decision.
On The Voice Season 8, battle round participants Ellie Lawrence and Tim Atlas put a fresh spin on the pop hit "Sweater Weather." But who will win it?!