It’s oh so simple, but oh so brutal. Each round sees two acts from the same team go head-to-head, duetting on a song, with the relevant coach sending only one of them into the next round.
This effectively cuts each coach’s team of 10 singers in half. However, hope isn’t completely lost for those who aren’t selected by their coach…
What are ‘steals’?
If an act isn’t selected by their coach after the battle then it’s not necessarily the end of the competition for them. If a fellow coach presses their button they can ‘steal’ that act, meaning the singer – who would have otherwise been eliminated – will have a second chance, joining the team of that coach.
However, the coaches can’t save every contestant from elimination: each mentor only has one steal. If more than one coach tries to steal an act, the lucky singer gets to pick which side to join.
The steals mean that each coach should finish the Battle Rounds with six acts on their team.