It is time for the very intense knockout rounds on season 7 of ‘The Voice’! This episode was beyond eventful – we witnessed some extremely talented singers fighting for their lives as well as some pretty epic steals! We even got a special treat — Taylor Swift guest starred as a key advisor! Check out the full recap for who stayed and who was sent packing!
As the number of contestants starts to dwindle on The Voice, things are really heating up! Taylor Swift, 24, makes a guest appearance to lend her personal advice to the remaining talented contestants! Two of the frontrunners, Taylor Phelan and Luke Wade, went up against each other, leaving one singer available for the steal of the night!
The Voice’ Knockout Rounds — Taylor Swift Advises Contestants
Bryana Salaz: Heart Attack by Demi Lovato Vs. Sugar Jones: Love on Top by Beyoncé — The night started off with this pair from Team Gwen! Both girls were so excited when they got to see their surprise advisor for the week, Taylor Swift! “You want to go full throttle all the time,” Taylor told Bryana during rehearsals. The two singers sang their hearts out on the stage, which made Gwen’s decision even harder! “I have no idea what to do,” Gwen said when she had to choose. She went with Bryana as her winner!
Pharrell didn’t even let Sugar get two words out before hitting his steal button for her! Using his one last steal, Pharrell now has Sugar on his team!
James David Carter: You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor Vs. Griffin: As Long as You Love Me by Justin Bieber — Blake paired the two most experienced vocalists on his team for the next knockout round. Griffin was a new addition to team Blake, which was an added pressure for him. Taylor’s advice to Griffin was to incorporate the audience in building the energy of his song. Both performances were so different, yet both amazing! James ended up being the winner of this round!
DaNica Shirey: Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston Vs. Katriz Trinidad: Superwoman by Alicia Keys – These two powerhouses from Team Pharrell went head to head and fought for a spot in next weeks show! “You can go forward if you want, you can throw your head around,” Taylor told Katriz during rehearsals. She definitely took Taylor’s advice and rocked it on stage! DaNica also gave a notable performance and ended up being the winner of that round!
Damien: How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes Vs. Toia Jones: Crazy in Love by Beyoncé — This was the first pair of the night from Team Adam! “You are so amazing I want to cry,” Taylor told Damien after he sang for her during their rehearsals. Toia was one of Adam’s previous steals from the last round! Taylor gave her the advice of being theatrical during her performance of a Beyonce classic. Both singers fought for the one spot available on Team Adam! Adam choose Damien as his winner!
Jessie Pitts: Your Song by Elton John Vs. Tanner Linford: Calling All Angels by Train — Blake said he chose his next knockout pairing because they are both “second chance artists”. He received Jessie as a steal in the battle rounds and Tanner didn’t make the show the first time he auditioned. Jessie and Taylor gabbed about cats during rehearsals while Blake attempted to get in on the convo. He mentioned a tree he has that smells like cat pee — so funny! The winner of this round was Jessie!
Steal Of The Night — Taylor Phelan Up For Grabs
Luke Wade: Rich Girl by Hall & Oates Vs. Taylor Phelan: Rather Be by Clean Bandit — The final pair of the night came from Team Pharrell. He put them together because they both have a bit of soul and rock and roll in their styles. They also both got four chairs to turn around for them during the blind auditions! Taylor Swift gave Taylor the contestant the advice to put down his guitar because he was just using it as his “teddy bear,” as she called it. Both contestants gave outstanding performances!
Pharrell had quite the decision to make but when it came time to choose, he picked Luke as the winner! Both Gwen and Adam warmed up their hands before slamming their steal buttons for Taylor! We totally saw that coming — he is seriously talented! Not only did Gwen and Adam want to steal him, but Blake followed by also hitting his button! “Babe, who do we go with,” Taylor asked his wife in the audience — so cute! He ended up choosing to join Team Adam!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Pharrell made the wrong decision by giving up Taylor Phelan as his contestant? Do you think Taylor picked the right team to join? Comment below!
— Shira Benozilio