The Knockout Rounds are here on ‘The Voice!’ The artists continued to give it their all as they fought for a spot in the Top 20, and Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani gave two artists new life in the competition by pressing their buttons for BIG Steals. Catch up on what went down in our recap!
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell continued to make tough eliminations on the Oct. 26 episode of The Voice. In the Knockout Rounds, the artists were paired against someone else from their own team and had to sing a song of their own choice in hopes of impressing their coach enough to be chosen to move onto the Live Shows. Read our recap to find out the first group of contestants moving on!
Rihanna served as a guest advisor on the episode, and she was super helpful to all four coaches in preparing their team members for the live performances. Not only did RiRi make suggestions for the artists musically, she also gave advice on stage presence, appearance and so much more. So amazing!
Andi and Alex took on Blaine Mitchell, who the Maroon 5 frontman stole from Blake’s team in the Battle Rounds. The gorgeous twins totally slayed their chill-inducing rendition of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy,” but Blaine gave it his all in his performance of “Hold Back The River” by James Bay, too. Adam chose Blaine to move on, and with only one Steal each, the rest of the coaches just weren’t ready to push their buttons just yet.
Gwen’s first match was up next, and she chose the season’s youngest competitor Braiden Sunshine to go against Ellie Lawrence. Braiden opted to sing “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble, and Rihanna and Gwen totally made him over by urging him to slick his hair back. Everyone was totally loving the grown up look! The performance was amazing, too, and Ellie had a lot to live up to when she took the stage to sing “Cool For The Summer” by Demi Lovato. But she was incredible, too, and Gwen was totally torn. The No Doubt singer ultimately chose Braiden — but it definitely wasn’t easy.
Blind Joe and Barrett Baber from Team Blake went voice-to-voice next, allowing for a powerful male country battle! “Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band was the perfect song choice for Barrett, especially since he connected to it on a personal level, and his rendition was just as epic as expected. But Blind Joe really gave Barrett a run for his money with his performance of “Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” and the coaches were beyond impressed. Blake picked Barrett, and unfortunately, none of the other three coaches used their Steal (Editor’s Note: NOOOOO!!!!!!!).
Pharrell paired Amy Vachal and Madi Davis for his first Knockout match-up and both ladies really brought it. Madi sang “A Case Of You” by Joni Mitchell, and it evoked ALL of the feels and major chills. But Amy was on her A-game, too, and killed it with her performance of Etta James’ “Sunday Kind Of Love.” The “Happy” singer had to make a super difficult decision, but he decided to keep Madi — but Amy ain’t going anywhere! Adam used his only Steal on the gorgeous singer…and he wasn’t the only one, either! Blake eventually pushed his button, too, and the show vets battled it out to win Amy over. She eventually decided to venture onto Team Adam, completely breaking Blake’s heart in the process.
Blake decided to pit the two contestants he stole in the Battle Rounds, Chance Pena and Ivonne Acero, against each other next. Chance sang Imagine Dragons’ “Demons,” while Ivonne belted out “Part Of Me” by Katy Perry, and both singers were totally incredible. The country superstar chose Ivonne as the winner, meaning that Chance’s time on the show has sadly come to an end.
In the final Knockout of the night, Adam paired Jordan Smith and Viktor Kiraly — and it was by far the most epic battle we’ve seen so far this season. Jordan took a major risk by singing Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain,” and it definitely paid off. That guy can sing ANYTHING! But Viktor wasn’t letting him get off that easy, and his performance of “I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys was equally as risky…and just as amazing. Adam made the tough decision of picking Jordan, but Viktor got a second chance on the show when, not surprisingly, Gwen pushed her button to use her only Steal. Yay!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s episode of The Voice? Which coach do you think has the best team so far?
— Alyssa Norwin