Duron Advances to Next Round on “The Voice”

Christina Aguilera is stuck on having Dez Duron remain on Team Xtina on The Voice

During Tuesday night’s episode of NBC’s hit singing competition, Aguilera pitted the adorably handsome 22-year-old Latino singer against teen pop singer Alessandra Guercio in the Knockout Round.

Dez Duron

Guercio picked Rihanna’s “Take a Bow” as her performance song, while Duron opted to change things up from the earlier rounds by singing Lionel Richie’s “Stuck on You.”

“This is like a different look than what I’ve given Christina in the other two songs,” said the Louisiana native. “It just more about connecting with the song and making people feel something.”

Following their “battle of the heartthrobs,” as Voice coach Blake Shelton called it, coach Adam Levine said the pair are both “super talented.”

Ultimately, the decision would be up to Aguilera, who complimented Duron on his runs. A “really torn” Xtina ultimately picked Duron, saying she felt “more confident with Dez.”

“When you get knocked down, you just gotta get back up and keep working hard,” said Duron, who after failing to get any of the coaches to push their “I Want You” buttons during his Season 2 blind audition worked on his vocals and learned the guitar in his quest to get picked in season three.”If it’s what you love, it’s worth a second shot, it’s worth a third shot, it’s worth as many shots as it takes.”

Duron now advances to The Voice’s live shows as one of Aguilera’s final five.

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