The Battle Rounds continue, as Nineteen-year-old R&B singer Lily Elise is pitted against country singer Cherie Oakley on tonight’s The Voice (NBC, 10 pm et/pt).  The pair perform the Kelly Clarkson track “Since U Been Gone.”

Cherie is a total country diva and I’m Miss R&B over here, (to sing) a rocky pop song was good for us,” says Elise in a recent interview with Hollywood Outbreak.  “She was able to put her spin on it, and I was totally able to put mine.  We were in different worlds but it came together, I think.  It worked.”

Elise, who does a pretty solid rendition of John Legend’s “Ordinary People” (to see video click here), was one of the artists who received a second chance performance during the Blind Auditions, and it was Christina Aguilera who picked the USC student to join her team.

“I’ve been growing up with her and listening to her music and so inspired by her all throughout my childhood,” says Elise. “She was everything that I thought she would be.  She was just so professional, and she always is on time, looking beautiful, ready to work, and she believes in the show.  She believes in the team members. She’s given me such amazing advice.”

Click on the media bar and listen to Lily Elise talk about how The Voice has changed her life:

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Lily Elise discusses the positive and negative aspects of being too critical of her own performances: 

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posted by Greg Srisavasdi