Liam Tamne v John Pritchard
“What are you DOING?” Will put the impeccable credibility of the programme under strain here by choosing the slightly more awful half of a cheese-wire screech-up. Liam, in his brightly coloured suit and fluffy hair like a kid at a wedding in 1975, did a fairly hysterical version of Easy Lover, but it was hard to focus on him when fashion designer John was whipping his metal twang of a voice in all directions. Perhaps that's why Will put John through, to the outright disgust of everyone else: he was so fascinated by his buzzsaw honk he forgot Liam was there.
Trevor Francis v Lem Knights
Soul Man by Sam & Dave, which is a great record of course, but quite a boring song when it isn't Sam & Dave doing it: people just say soooooul maaaaaaan over and over, trying to do it slightly differently each time. At one point Lem resorted to starting right at the back of the stage slightly crouched, and running to the front while gradually standing up straight and sliding up a couple of octaves. Trevor had his stuff nailed down so, although there wasn't so much personality in his performance, he won. But it didn't matter since Will immediately stole Lem.
Alys Williams v Lareena Mitchell
A rare bit of needle as, in rehearsal, Alys claimed not to be able to hear herself over Adele impersonator Lareena. On the night, every time Lareena piped up Alys shot her evils, like she's just turned up to Alys's wedding with one of her exes and had now started singing a duet with him during the speeches. Alys needn't have worried: she matched Lareena on Tom Jones's mildly eccentric song choice of Rambling Man by Laura Marling, and she's Welsh – Tom almost said this was the reason she won, before quickly back-tracking. Of course the real reason is that the programme-makers realised they couldn't have a situation where it was The Voice series one winner – Leanne Mitchell; The Voice series two winner – Lareena Mitchell. That would be weird.
Paul Carden v Sean Rumsey
Sean has a sizeable online following; Paul used to be in an indie-rock band. These two monster CVs were pitted against each other in a macho stomp through I'm a Man by The Spencer Davis Group. Paul was a bit too macho, growling and throwing a mic stand around like a murderer. Sean won by unleashing an impressive range, and by not scaring everyone.
Moni Tivony v Emily Worton
Moni junked the rather uncomfortable cod-reggae of his audition and got through here mainly on force of personality, singing Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men against young Yorkshire strummer Emily. She was hiding behind, or weighed down by, her guitar and looked like she was only there to accompany Moni. He'll start annoying the public soon enough though.