After a few weeks of blind auditions, NBC's "The Voice" launched its battle rounds on Monday night. The premise is simple: Two teammates at a time perform a duet in a boxing ring-style stage. One is declared the winner, while the other is sent home, unless other coaches decide to steal the losing artist for themselves.
Monday's episode also introduced this season's mentors. Adam Levine was assisted by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder; Cher helped out Team Blake Shelton; Christina Aguilera was joined by Ed Sheeran; and Cee Lo Green welcomed R&B star Miguel.
Here's a rundown of what happened:
The first battle round pit Team Adam's Nic Hawk and the female wedding singer known only as Grey against each other. Adam assigned them the Jessie J hit "Domino" because they are such an eclectic pair. Blake and Cee Lo both loved Nic's energy and gave him a vote of confidence. Christina preferred Grey's consistency on vocals. Adam echoed Christina's opinion and declared Grey the winner. Calling AdamRead More »from 'The Voice' Recap: Battle Rounds Begin with Kaley Cuoco's Sister and More