Welcome to your new home, Miley Cyrus! Ahead of her debut as a coach on ‘The Voice’ later this year, the singer is serving as key adviser for Season 10, and with the Knockout Round beginning in the March 28 episode, we finally got to see her in action. Read a full recap of the ep here!
Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell and Blake Shelton only have eight singers left on their teams, and the competition is really heating up on Season 10 of The Voice. Miley Cyrus, 23, was in the house as the Knockout Round began on the March 28 episode, and the coaches will have to cut their teams in half with only one steal each during the next few episodes. Keep up with everything that went down by reading our recap here!
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The first two contestants to sing for a spot in the Live Shows are Angie Kielhauer and Paxton Ingram from Blake’s team. Paxton opts to sing Adele’s “Hometown Glory,” while Angie goes with “Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt, changing it up a bit so there’s not as much talking as in the original version, which is a tough challenge. They both take Miley’s great advice for their performances, leaving Blake with a really hard decision. He chooses Paxton as the winner, which means Angie is headed home.
Next up, Adam’s singers Owen Danoff and Ryan Quinn prepare to face off. Looking to follow in his musician father’s footsteps, Owen fights to move onto the Live Shows by singing “She’s Always A Woman” by Billy Joel. Meanwhile, fan-favorite Ryan is performing “Drops Of Jupiter” by Train, and he’s definitely going to be hard to beat. The guys are obviously both incredible, and, as Blake points out, they were both four chair turns!
But after an agonizing decision, Adam goes with Owen, who he finds to be “special,” even though Ryan is “efficient and reliable.” Ryan’s not going anywhere, though! Christina pushes her button for the singer who she’s been a fan of since the Blinds, and uses her one Steal early for someone she’s been waiting to get on her team.
Pharrell pairs his soulful singers Hannah Huston and Malik Heard next, and they sing “House of the Rising Sun” and “Isn’t She Lovely,” respectively. Hannah’s performance is absolutely epic and one of those us viewers will never forget, but Malik, who Pharrell stole from Christina in the Battles, gives his competitor a run for her money. The win goes to Hannah, though, and unfortunately, Pharrell doesn’t get a third life in this game, as none of the other coaches turn for a Steal.
Katie Basden and Lacy Mandigo from Team Blake are next, as he interestingly decides to put the two artists he stole in the Battles up against each other. Lacy gets emotional while dedicating her amazing Knockout performance of “Zombie” to her grandfather, and Katie delivers an incredible rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy.” Blake picks Katie as the winner of this Knockout, but the other coaches aren’t ready to let Lacy go! Pharrell and Adam both push their buttons to Steal, meaning she’ll get a third chance in this competition. Lacy decides on Pharrell as her new coach, and she’s moving on!
Next, Alisan Porter and Daniel Passino from Team Christina take the stage for two more epic performances. They sing “River” by Joni Mitchell and “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations, respectively, and both singers relate to the tracks on an emotional level. Alisan and Daniel both leave it all on the stage, but Christina chooses the former little Curly Sue, Alisan, as her winner.
The final Knockout of the night is between Pharrell’s singers Shalyah Fearing, who he stole from Christina in the Battles, and Emily Keener. It’s definitely the most epic pairing of the night, with Shalyah singing “A Broken Wing” by Martina McBride and Emily performing “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell. Going with his gut, Pharrell chooses Emily, but as he’s done before, it seems like almost a strategic move to keep both girls in the competition — after hearing Adam and Blake rave about Shalyah, it’s no doubt one of them will steal her.
And that’s just what Adam does! Like Lacy, this is Shalyah’s third life in the competition, and after that performance, she most definitely deserves it!
Here’s where the coaches teams stand for the Live Playoffs so far:
Blake: Paxton Ingram, Katie Basden
Christina: Ryan Quinn, Alisan Porter
Adam: Owen Danoff, Shalyah Fearing
Pharrell: Hannah Huston, Lacy Mandigo, Emily Keener
Who’s your favorite singer left in the competition, HollywoodLifers? What do you think of Miley as a key adviser?