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Ep106 Week 6: The Duels, pt. 3

42:25 07/27/14 Season 1 TV-PG L

It was the final night of The Duels and everything was on the line for eight more hopefuls trying to make it to the sudden death performances on ABC’s Rising Star. As always, our host Josh Groban welcomed us to another exciting night on the stage that would see four pairs of fan-favorites from the live auditions go head-to-head. The experts: Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris, were ready and waiting to see which five of the remaining performers would win over the fans—and their votes—to make it to the next round of the competition. So who moved on and who went home? As always, that was up to you, the fans. Let’s get to the results from Week 6!

 

WEEK 6 RESULTS:

 

Brad

Kesha

Ludacris

Eastern Score

West Coast Score

 Morgan Higgins*

 Yes  Yes No  45%  45%

 Maneepat Molloy

 No  Yes Yes  66%  66%

 

 

Brad

Kesha

Ludacris

Eastern Score

West Coast Score

 Shameia Crawford

 Yes

 Yes  Yes  70%  73%

 Unselfish*

 No

 Yes  No  33%  30%

 

 

Brad

Kesha

Ludacris

Eastern Score

West Coast Score

 Dana Williams

 No

 Yes  Yes  67%  69%

 Audrey Kate Geiger

 Yes

 Yes  Yes  88%  86%

 

 

Brad

Kesha

Ludacris

Eastern Score

West Coast Score

 Karen Hornsby*

 Yes

 Yes  Yes  67%  66%

 Joshua Peavy

 Yes

 No  Yes  75%  74%

 *Eliminated This Week

• First up in the final night of The Duels, young Morgan Higgins took the stage singing “Edge of Glory.” This time she won Brad over, and pretty quickly, but Ludacris voted “no,” and he wasn’t alone. She finished with a 45% vote, leaving the door open for Maneepat to step through to the next round.

• Next it was Maneepat Molloy’s turn to face The Wall with “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles. In her preparation, the experts let her know that she really needed to work on her performance skills. Once again, she brought some strong vocals and earned 66% of the vote and a spot in the sudden death performances!

• Starting off the second Duel of the night, Shameia Crawford performed “Cry Me a River,” hoping that she wouldn’t be waiting around later for the west coast to save her this time. She definitely set the tone with a strong vocal performance and 70% of the vote!

• Coming into this Duel, Unselfish had a tough job to do. They were the only group to move past the live auditions and even that was as close as it could get. So they had to really bring it with their performance of “Payphone” by Maroon 5 to beat Shameia’s 70%. Only Kesha voted “yes” for the group along with 33% of the vote, and it was unlikely that they’d be saved again.

• The third Duel of the night was two unique talents in the competition. First up was Dana Williams performing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” This time, Dana split the experts with Brad voting “no”, though it seemed like a close call for Ludacris as well. She set the bar at 67%, and setting up what looked to be a close Duel.

• Facing The Wall and a score to beat of 67% was definitely a daunting challenge for Audrey Kate Geiger as she performed “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele. And oh yeah, she started the song a capella—no music backing up her voice. But the risk paid off HUGE with 88% of the vote and “yes” votes from all three experts.

• Kicking off the final Duel of the night, Karen Hornsby took the stage with “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin, hoping to take down the first person to raise The Wall. Her powerful performance earned her 67% of the vote and “yes” votes from all three experts.

• With the final performance of the night, it was time to see if Joshua Peavy had what it took to move on to the sudden death performances. Facing the wall, he brought “Too Close” by Alex Clare. His performance was strong and he earned 75% of the vote, securing a spot in the sudden death performances.

• It was close, but the performer saved by the west coast this time was Dana Williams, who moves on to the sudden death performances!

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