The Blinds and Battles are over and it’s time for the Knockout Rounds on Season 11 of ‘The Voice.’ Tim McGraw and Faith Hill join the coaches as key advisers, and with a night of great performances, more tough eliminations had to be made on the Oct. 24 episode. Read our full recap here!
In the Knockout Round, the coaches once again put their contestants in pairs, but this time, each artist gets to choose a song to sing, and they each put on an individual performance. Coaches can only pick one winner, and are also given one Steal each to snatch up a player from another team at any point during this segment of the competition. By the end, they’ll have five artists each.
The first Knockout of the night is between Josh Gallagher and Sundance Head from Blake Shelton’s team. Sundance choose fellow coach Miley Cyrus’ song “The Climb,” which totally shocks Blake, while Josh chooses Ronnie Dunn’s “Maria.” Both guys give great performances and also show off their guitar skills, so it’s a tough decision for Blake, but he winds up choosing Sundance to move onto the Live Playoffs. Luckily, Josh is given a second chance — because Adam Levine pushes his button to Steal!
Alicia Keys pairs up Kylie Rothfield and her duo Whitney & Shannon first. Kylie really excites her coach with her song choice of “Hound Dog,” while the sisters opt for “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. It’s practically impossible for Alicia to choose, but in the end, she goes with Kylie.
Next up, Miley reveals her first Knockout pairing, Ali Caldwell and Lauren Diaz. Ali chooses to sing “Ain’t No Ordinary Love,” and, as her coach points out, she completely makes it her own. Lauren, who Miley stole in the Battles, performs “Rise Up,” which she can relate to based on her own struggles in her personal life. Both ladies are amazing, but Miley can only keep one, and she lets her OG team member, Ali, stick around!
Adam’s first Knockout pair is Dave Moisan, originally from Team Alicia, and Simone Gundy. Dave makes a risky song choice with Sam Smith’s “Like I Can,” while Simone goes with the country-soul track “Midnight Train To Georgia.” Eventually, Adam has to pick just one of the two, and he names Simone as the winner.
The next artists to take the stage are Courtnie Ramirez and We McDonald from Team Alicia. Both talented singers are just 17 years old…but SUCH powerhouses. Courtnie was actually stolen by Alicia from Miley in the Battles, so she has a lot to prove with her performance of “If I Were A Boy.” Meanwhile, We is also ready to bring it with a rendition of “No More Drama.” Both teenagers slay onstage, and after a lot of back and forth, Alicia chooses We.
The final Knockout of the night is between Adam’s artists Jason Warrior and Riley Elmore. Riley picks Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” for his performance, while Jason, stolen from Alicia in the Battles, opts for “I Want You” by Luke James. Adam picks Riley, who he says is the “most unlike anyone we’ve ever had on this show.” Blake pulls through for Jason, though, and uses his one Steal to keep him on the show!
Here’s where the teams stand so far (Knockout Steals in Italics):
Blake: Sundance Head, Jason Warrior
Adam: Josh Gallagher, Simone Gundy, Riley Elmore
Miley: Ali Caldwell
Alicia: Kylie Rothfield, We McDonald
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