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Two Tampa Bay contestants enter battle rounds on 'The Voice' tonight

Published Oct. 15, 2013

The live battle rounds of The Voice start tonight, when two members of each coach's team face off in duets and the coaches pick their favs. Also back: Coaches can steal losing artists from the others. Tampa Bay fans will want to keep an eye out for two contestants with ties to the bay area: Team Adam's Donna Allen and Team Cee Lo's R. Anthony. They'll perform either tonight or Tuesday night. We foresee a tight battle between former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader Allen and Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin, who are paired up for this first battle. Though even if she loses, Allen does seem strong enough to steal depending on the song choice.

Also starting tonight, Cher is gracing The Voice as a mentor for, of all people, judge Blake Shelton's team. Really? Cher and Blake? Wonder what they talk about backstage.

The Voice airs 8-10 p.m. today and Tuesday on NBC.