The Voice: Let the Battles Begin!

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Blind auditions are a distant memory.

The battle rounds began last night on The Voice. Having just selected teams of eight, each coach must pick two teammates and challenge them to a duet.

At the end of the song, the winner is picked and the loser goes home.

This format, which featured one battle from each coach's team last night, will continue for several weeks until each team is left with only four members.

At THAT point, the remaining 16 singers will duke it out American Idol style, with the viewers' votes deciding who stays and who goes. Confused yet?

Here's one of the duet duels from last night, in which Vicci Martinez and Niki Dawson, members of Team Cee Lo, battle for a spot in the finals ...

To watch the other three throwdowns from last night, and for comprehensive coverage of the new hit singing competition, read The Voice recap here!

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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