Orem’s Dustin Christensen advanced from “The Voice” battle rounds last night.
Christensen was paired up with country singer Barrett Baber, his roommate and closest friend on the show, to compete singing Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis.”
“We knew right away we could do something special with the tune,” Baber told Taste of Country. “We made a decision that this wasn’t going to be your everyday ‘Voice’ battle, and that we were going to make it more about creating something undeniable.”
The affectionate duo, who have named themselves #Bronado, reached No. 1 on iTunes Top 200 singles chart. Despite the pairs’ success, one of them had to be cut from Team Blake.
“I will agree with Adam (Levine): that was idiotic to put you two together,” said Blake Shelton, a country singer and coach on the show. Shelton continued that in his mind the performance was “a tie.”
However, in the end Shelton chose to keep Baber, but two other coaches threw their hats in the ring to steal Christensen: Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.
Christensen ended up joining Team Adam after Levine had said both he and Baber were “two of the best singers in this competition.”
— Dustin Christensen (@Dustinonline) October 13, 2015
Christensen moves on to the knockout round with Team Adam where he chooses his own song, but then is paired against a teammate.