Domo Eliminated, Cody Belew Advances for Team Cee Lo with Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ on ‘The Voice’
The opening battle round on tonightâs (Oct. 9) episode of âThe Voiceâ featured Domo and Cody Belew from Team Cee Lo. Following a high-energy duet chock full of choreographed dance moves, Belew was named the winner and Domo was eliminated.
The duo performed Lady Gagaâs ‘Telephoneâ â and Domo, with her background in hop-hop dancing and her fierce stage presence, was believed to have a slight advantage. This is ânot necessarily my genre,â Belew remarked as the nerves began to creep in. Cee Lo called this round âthe battle between the singer that can dance, and the dancer that can sing.â But the real challenge, he said, was having the whole package.
Guest advisor and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas coached both singers alongside Cee Lo. He recognized Domoâs poise and confidence, but he also seemed to think that Belew had it in him to win. âAll Cody really has to do is surprise people,â Thomas said.
Their battle round was nothing short of entertaining, featuring a dance routine that had several of the judges laughing by the end. âThat was a really cool thing,â commented Blake Shelton. âWe donât see that here on âThe Voice.ââ
However, while Cee Lo was amused as well, he wasnât entirely impressed. He admitted to being disappointed that they seemed to focus more on dancing than on taking the song and making it their own. Since he couldnât pick a winner based on their delivery, it came down to personal preference, and he ultimately chose Belew.
âCodyâs got a really good spirit,â Cee Lo declared after making his choice. Even his cockatoo, Lady, agreed.