'Proud Mary' Battle: Erin Willett vs. Jessica Sanchez
'Proud Mary' Battle: Erin Willett vs. Jessica Sanchez
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Welcome to another edition of Thunderdome! It seems only appropriate to start this week's Music Battle with a Mad Max reference, because this week is all about Tina Turner.

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American Idol's Top 5 performed songs from the 1960s, and two of them were Ike and Tina hits: "River Deep - Mountain High" and "Proud Mary," both of which have been covered by Glee. Yes, I know "Proud Mary" is technically a Creedence Clearwater Revival song, but Tina Turner is the one I picture "rolling, rolling, rolling on the river."

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For the past three weeks, Glee has dominated these music battles with Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's "Somebody That I Used to Know," Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff's "Rolling in the Deep" and Chris Colfer's "I Have Nothing" reigning supreme.

I suspect it's because Glee has full production numbers while the singing competitions have live songs. So while I've included Glee's brilliant "Proud Mary" cover (in wheelchairs) below, it's not in the poll.

In keeping with the Mad Max theme, two women enter, one woman leaves.

In one corner we have American Idol's vocally perfect Jessica Sanchez, who tried to get all kinds of Tina this week. In the other corner is The Voice semifinalist Erin Willett, whose rendition of "Proud Mary" in the quarterfinals helped Blake Shelton choose her over RaeLynn.

Listen to both then vote for your favorite to see who is the Queen of Thunderdome!

Jessica Sanchez on American Idol




Erin Willett on The Voice




New Directions on Glee


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