It’s official — after the April 4 episode of ‘The Voice,’ we know which 20 singers are moving onto the Season 10 Live Playoffs. Read our full recap of the episode to find out who the coaches chose to complete their teams of five and catch up on everything that went down here!
Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell and Blake Shelton each had 12 singers on their teams when the Blind Auditions on Season 10 of The Voice ended, but after the April 4 episode, they’re be down to just five each! With Miley Cyrus back as a mentor, the coaches put their final Knockout pairings together to complete their teams, and with just one Steal left, things got intense. Read our recap of the episode here!
The first Knockout of the night is between Brian Nhira and Nate Butler from Team Adam. Adam actually stole Brian from Pharrell in the Battle Round, and proves he deserves to still be here with an epic performance of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.” But it’s not an easy decision for Adam, because Nate’s rendition of “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green is amazing, too! Ultimately, Adam decides to go with Brian, and with Blake being the only coach to have a Steal left, he’s being extra picky, and doesn’t push for Nate. It was a good run, though!
Blake’s artists Brittany Kennell and Mary Sarah, both young country singers, are up next. Mary chooses to sing Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man,” and gives the most perfect, classic country vibe in her performance, making the song modern enough while keeping in-line with the original version. Brittany decides on “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain, and it’s clear both these ladies have what it takes to be a force in country music. Blake can only keep one, though, and he decides on Mary Sarah.
Next up, Bryan Bautista and Trey O’Dell from Christina’s team take the stage for an incredible Knockout. Bryan got no chairs to turn when he auditioned in Season 9, but got another chance this time around thanks to Xtina. He picks Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” to sing, putting his own spin on the track and hoping to be seen as more than just a soul singer. But then there’s Trey, who was originally on Team Blake — and he’s come to play. Trey performs a great rendition of “I Live” by One Republic, and it’s up to Christina to decide who will get to stay. After contemplating hard, she chooses Bryan to bring to the Live Playoffs, and Blake’s still not ready to use his Steal just yet, sending his former team member home.
Pharrell’s final Knockout pair, Abby Celso and Caity Peters are up next. He points out beforehand that they both have things to work on, and the girls each rehearse hard with Miley’s help. They sing “Rich Girl” and “Leave Your Lover,” respectively, and both show off great improvement with their performances. Obviously, it’s not an easy decision for Pharrell, but he winds up keeping Caity, completing his team of five.
Jessica Crosbie and Laith Al-Saadi from Team Adam are up next, and it couldn’t be a more different pairing! Jessica was originally on Pharrell’s team, but got a second life thanks to Adam’s Battle Round steal, and for her Knockout performance, she decides to sing “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. And for his Knockout, Laith gives a rendition of “In Your Eyes,” trying to show a different side of himself. Laith sounds great during his set, putting the pressure on for Jessica. But she delivers, too, and after much contemplation, Adam decides to choose Laith to stay on his team, even though the singer got some criticism from the other coaches.
Adam also chooses Caroline Burns over Katherine Ho, completing his team with the pint-sized singer who returned to Season 10 after not getting a chair to turn last season. What a great story she has to tell now!
The final Knockout of the night is between Team Christina’s Kata Hay and Joe Maye (another returnee from Season 9) — and it’s promised to be an EPIC one. Joe sings “Earned It” by The Weeknd , hoping to show off his “soul with a little bit of rock” vibe. As Miley points out, he does a great job making it his own, and it’s going to be tough to beat! Kata is Xtina’s only country artist, and she picks Reba McEntire’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” as her Knockout song. Obviously, both singers are amazing, and even though Christina chooses Kata, the road doesn’t end here for Joe — because Blake uses the final steal of the show to keep him in the competition! YAY!
Here’s where the coaches teams stand (italics denote artist stolen in Knockouts):
Adam: Owen Danoff, Shalyah Fearing, Brian Nhira, Laith Al-Saadi, Caroline Burns
Blake: Paxton Ingram, Katie Basden, Adam Wakefield, Mary Sarah, Joe May
Pharrell: Hannah Huston, Lacy Mandigo, Emily Keener, Moushumi, Caity Peters
Christina: Ryan Quinn, Alisan Porter, Tamar Davis, Bryan Bautista, Kata May
The Live Playoffs begin on April 11 — and of course, we’ll be keeping you updated the whole way!
HollywoodLifers, who is your fave contestant left on The Voice? Which coach do you think has the best Live Playoff team?