The Voice: Judith Hill on the Battle Round, “It was more of a challenge”

6 years ago by Reg Seeton
Judith Hill and Karina Iglesias square off in the battle round for Team Adam - Photo: NBC

Judith Hill and Karina Iglesias square off in the battle round for Team Adam – Photo: NBC

This week on The Voice, Team Adam Levine singer Judith Hill went head-to-head against teammate Karina Iglesias in the first battle round of Season 4.

It was a tough night on Monday’s The Voice for Adam Levine who pitted powerhouse singers Judith Hill and Karina Iglesias against each other in one of the best battles of all four seasons. After trading verses on the James Brown hit “It’s a Man’s World,” Judith came out the winner over Karina who was later stolen by Shakira.

So, after previously singing high profile duets before The Voice, how did Judith feel about the battle format?

“It was more of a challenge,” Judith told The Deadbolt this week after her Team Adam battle victory over Karina Igesias, “because I really had to step up and push myself to sing that song. And because there is more of a competitive aspect to the show, it’s more of a challenge.”

Although fans know that Judith is no stranger to duets after singing and rehearsing with the late Michael Jackson for the planned This Is It Tour before the King of Pop’s death in 2009, The Voice battle rounds pushed her in unexpected ways.

“I had to step out of my confort zone,” Judith added, “so that was hard for me. But I’m glad I did it and I learned a lot from it.”

One of the front-runners of Season 4, Judith Hill impressed all four judges in her blind audition with a powerful rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “What a Girl Wants.” Fans of Michael Jackson already know Judith as the girl who sings “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in the movie This Is It that chronicled Jackson’s tour preparations before his untimely death.

Following her blind audition, Judith told The Deadbolt that her time is now in relation to shaping her own career as an artist. “I think The Voice is now the perfect time for me to come out,” Hill revealed earlier this season.

What did you think of Judith’s battle against Karina this week on The Voice?

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!