Giovanni Zarrella was left behind on “The Voice of Germany”. Image: Andre Kowalski/ProSieben/SAT.1/dpa
The stressful team fights on “The Voice of Germany” entered the second round on Friday night. And this round was definitely not for the faint of heart – in the end, one trainer had to leave the night completely without any talent.
Team fights take place over a total of three rounds. In each round, there are four spots available for talent to fill. After the coaches have taken all four important spots in the first round, the attack begins. Each team can challenge one of these occupied hot spots. In the end, a neutral public decides who will occupy the chair. Only those still in the hot seat at the end of the night will advance to the next semi-finals. What seems like an emotion drives not only the coaches but also the spectators crazy.
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Bill and Tom Kaulitz rely on proven tactics
“Team Toll”, i.e. Bill and Tom Kaulitz, also used a similar strategy to the previous one in the second round of team fights: They filled the top spot with one of their strongest talents to dismiss an attack and ensure that this chair remains occupied by the same talent throughout the night. To do this, they sent Sebastian Zieroff, a talent with a unique voice, to the race. With his performance, he made the audience tremble from the first second – even so, the twins’ strategy was challenged a few times that night.
Ronan Keating sat Emely Myles next to Sebastian. The 33-year-old rocked the stage in a power pink outfit with the song “Respect” to match. The energy that this song demanded kept her on stage until the last moment. Even Coach Shirin couldn’t contain himself: “I couldn’t, I moved, I had to move!” Meanwhile, Ronan was bursting with pride: “You’re a rampant pig!”
Ronan Keating is convinced: Emely is a star.Image: ProSieben/SAT.1/André Kowalski
Giovanni sent his talent Laura Schopf to the third chair. He also affectionately calls her “Miss Emotions”. After living up to her nickname with her smooth performance of “Lost Without You,” she took the hot third spot of the night. To end the first and still harmless round of team fights, Shirin David placed her youngest talent in one of the hot spots: Fritz Speck, with his extraordinary vocal color, was supposed to melt the audience’s hearts and raise the inhibition threshold for a challenge . He enchanted the entire studio with his shyness and talent.
Talent replaces Giovanni Zarrella’s candidate
Then the real fights began: And for their first fight, “Team Toll” sent their talented Naomi into the running – with a Tokio Hotel song. The 18-year-old was able to sing “Spring Nicht” and challenged her competitor Laura Schopf from Team Giovanni with this special selection of songs.
At the end of her performance, Naomi became emotional and began to cry before being able to take Laura’s place after the public vote. But they accepted it quite fairly: “I’m happy to make room for someone like Naomi,” Laura said after the decision. This rapid change showed how drastic and difficult team fights are and how quickly even the best talent can be eliminated from this competition.
“The Voice” coaches have to attack
From the start of the team fights it was clear: “Team Toll” had everything that night, but it was not an easy game. The twins were challenged round after round. This was mainly due to their strong team, but also because they temporarily occupied two of the four vacancies, making a coach without any talent nervous.
The other teams definitely had to attack – and that’s what they did. The same goes for Ronan Keating: with his talent Alex Seeger, the coach challenges Sebastian from “Team Toll” – but in vain. Despite his soulful voice, Alex couldn’t get Sebastian out of the chair. But no problem for Ronan, he was confident in his talent even after the decision: “This is the birth of a star”.
“I feel like he was born to be on stage,” began Giovanni introducing his next talent. “Is this public manipulation?” Bill wanted to know. Zarrella dedicated this performance to his youngest talent, Elias Biechele, who competed against Team Shirin’s Fritz. With immeasurable vulnerability in her voice, the girl on Giovanni’s team sang “Say Something” and surprised even Ronan Keating: “I think you could win,” he admitted after the performance.
Shirin David suddenly has no talent
After all the praise for Elias, Shirin also tried to defend her challenged talent: “When I turn on the radio, I realize it’s fucking Fritz Speck – and that’s very rare,” she argued. All of this was unsuccessful because the public chose Elijah. So Shirin was left in the chairs without any talent, until she sent Richard onto the stage and advised him to attack Sebastian from “Team Toll”. The singer was challenged for the second time, putting the Kaulitz twins’ strategy to the test.
Things went well for Bill and Tom Kaulitz that night.Image: ProSieben/SAT.1/Richard Hübner
Shirin found clear words after Richard’s presentation: “I think his ass needs to be on the spot real quick.” And indeed: Richard managed to remove Sebastian from the throne. “We are being attacked endlessly today,” Bill complained and quickly retaliated. The twins sent Marc Altergott onto the stage and had him compete against Richard, who wasn’t even allowed to warm up the hot seat. And indeed a sudden change occurs – to Shirin’s annoyance: “Today I’m no longer accessible, I’m crazy,” she complains, looking straight ahead. “Well, I’m in a good mood,” Bill continued to tease.
“The Voice”: Giovanni Zarrella leaves empty-handed
But even Marc was not allowed to sit in peace in the hot seat; apparently this exact chair was very popular that night. Ronan pitted his Anne Mosters talent against him with Adele’s “Love In The Dark”. Their performance drew whispered admirations from all the coaches, but the wow effect didn’t reach the audience because they gave Marc the chance to continue breathing deeply in a hot chair. Ronan was unhappy with the decision: “I’m heartbroken, I can’t believe it,” he announced in disbelief. But Giovanni quickly found the right words, as he always does: “We will still be at Anne’s house and attend concerts.”
Giovanni then drew his joker and lined up the three tenors. And again “Team Toll” was attacked – this time Naomi. “If Naomi leaves now, my heart will break,” Bill threatened shortly before the performance. But her heart remained intact because Naomi managed to prevail against the three powerful male voices. Shirin had no talent on the chairs at this point, so she had to make her next decision tactically. She chose the powerful Kim Schutzius, who managed to get Elias’ strong voice out of his chair with her interpretation of Adele’s “Easy On Me”.
The Three Tenors were supposed to save Team Giovanni.Image: ProSieben/SAT.1/André Kowalski
So Giovanni couldn’t take any talent to the semi-finals that night. His bitter conclusion: “Today was a brutal day. We entered the race with three talents and no talent made it to the semi-finals.” Bill and Tom Kaulitz, on the other hand, managed to defy all attacks and left the night with two talents (Marc and Naomi). Ronan (Emely) and Shirin (Kim) moved on with one talent each. There is still one more round of team fights left before the semifinals.
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