The Voice Season 9 Battle Rounds: Night One

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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 ...

1. Mark Hood vs. Celeste Betton (The Voice Battle Round)

The Voice Season 8 battle round performance between Mark Hood and Celeste Betton on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

2. Jordan Smith vs. Regina Love (The Voice Battle Round)

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.

3. Tyler Dickerson vs. Zach Seabaugh (The Voice Battle Round)

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.

4. Dustin Monk vs. James Dupre (The Voice Battle Round)

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."

5. Barrett Baber vs. Dustin Christensen (The Voice Battle Round)

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.

6. Ellie Lawrence vs. Tim Atlas (The Voice Battle Round)

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?!

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