Next on ‘The Voice’: An Eagle Scout prepares for battle

UPDATE (March 14, 2012):  — I have just confirmed that Pip’s battle episode will air 8/7 Central on Monday, March 19!

Good thing a Scout is Brave. Phillip Arnold will need all the courage he can get.

The Eagle Scout singer, who goes by the stage name “Pip,” is entering the battle round on NBC’s hit reality singing show, The Voice.

Three weeks have passed since the blind audition episode where Pip blew away the judges — and me — with his rendition of “House of the Rising Sun.” (If you missed it, click here and watch it immediately!)

Of the 75 singers from last round, only six got all four judges to press their “I Want You” button. Pip was one of the six, a clear sign he’s an early favorite.

But he can’t rest on his laurels. It’s time for Pip to go head-to-head with a competitor: Two singers enter, and just one moves on.

Photo by Lewis Jacobs/NBC

The Battle Rounds begin tonight at 8/7 Central and continue every Monday night until April 9. Pip will sing Monday, March 19! NBC hasn’t released a schedule of who will sing when, so Pip’s battle could be shown tonight or it may not air until later this month.

Once he does sing, I’ll post the video and my thoughts here so we can discuss Pip’s performance.

Then, if Pip survives his battle round, he’ll need your help for the next step. That’s when the power shifts to the viewing public, who get to vote for their favorites during the live shows that begin in April.

Photo of Pip as a Scout is courtesy of the Arnold family.

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