24.03.2023 / 23:33
'The Voice': Season 23's First Battle Between Sorelle and Manasseh Simone Leaves the Coaches Stunned
!The Battles kick off Monday night, but the NBC singing competition shared a sneak peek on Friday, giving fans a glimpse of Chance the Rapper's very first Battle.Chance picks an interesting pairing, pitting Manasseh Samone against sister trio Sorelle on Adele's «Someone Like You,» but it turns out the first-time coach has more than a few tricks up his sleeve.From start to finish, the coaches are blown away by the entire collaboration, from Manasseh's impressive runs to Sorelle's super-tight, pitch-perfect harmonies.«No one's heard that song like that,» Kelly Clarkson marvels, the first of the coaches to praise Chance's impressive vocal arrangement. She gives the edge to Manasseh, telling the singer, «You're the reason this show exists.» Niall Horan and Blake Shelton both give their slight preference to Sorelle, however, praising the sisters' harmonies for sounding as perfect as a recording. «It's almost hard to believe that was live,» Blake praises, with Niall agreeing, «You would struggle to get a record to even mix that well.»As for their coach, Chance is faced with his first elimination of the season and couldn't have a tougher call to make.«That was a masterful performance on both parts,» he shares, calling Manasseh a «one of one,» and praising Sorelle's poise and harmonics.Watch the full Battle below and tune in Monday to see who wins!ET spoke with the season 23 coaches ahead of the premiere, who all shared how excited they were to be on the show for The Cowboy's last go-round.«I texted him,» Kelly shared.