On The Voice tonight, it was the third night of the Knockout Rounds. Only Christina Aguilera was left with a steal. The four coaches had some tough decisions to make, as they whittled down their teams tonight, keeping only who they considered to be the best of the remaining musical performers.
The host of The Voice, Carson Daly, began the episode by recapping last week’s shows. Then, Carson said that the first two competitors going head-to-head against each other in the Knockout Rounds will be from Team Adam. Tonya Boyd-Cannon will be singing I Wish by Stevie Wonder, and she will be going up against Barry Minniefield, 53, who will be singing What You Won’t Do for Love.
Carson Daly introduced Tonya first. She sang an AMAZING version of Stevie Wonder’s hit, I Wish. She had the audience clapping along right from the beginning. Barry will give her some strong competition, though, so the Knockout Round could go either way.
Barry WAILED on the song What You Won’t Do for Love! He has such a cool, soulful voice.
Blake said “This is a pairing that never needs to be separated. I would quit right now if I was him.”
Christina “You guys are crazy talented!”
Pharrell said “I look forward to your performances so much, Mr. Minniefield. I honestly can’t make a choice. I wish I had a steal.”
Adam said “Your best assets is your comfort levels. you’re both having fun. The winner of this Knockout is…Tonya.” Then, The Voice went to the first commercial break of the evening.
When The Voice returned from the break, two team members from Team Blake met in the second Knockout Round of the night. Kelsie May sang Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift against Brooke Adee, who sang Electric Feel. Blake said that Kelsie’s pitch was off during the rehearsals, but hopefully she will have that problem fixed by the night when she sings against Brooke.
The night came when the two met in the Knockout Round. The Voice host, Carson Daly, introduced Kelsie May first, singing Tim McGraw. The audience cheered as she finished, and erupted in applause. After her performance, The Voice headed to another break.
After the break on The Voice, Brook Adee DESTROYED Electric Feel, an excellent song choice to show off her impressive vocal talents. The audience clapped along as she sang, and she made the song her own.
Christina said “It’s a tough one, it really, really is.”
Pharrell said “I think your decision should be based on who can go the journey with you.’
Adam said “Blake should think not so much in terms of genre but in taste. I would go with Brooke.”
Blake had to decide. He said “I think…” The Voice went to a commercial break before Blake got the winner’s name out of his mouth.
Back from the commercial break, Blake said “The winner of this Knockout is Brooke.” Brooke said “I’m so excited right now I can’t talk.” Yet, she was, of course, talking.
Next, on The Voice, two competitors from Team Christina sang in a Knockout Round, Joe Tolo singing One of Us Vs India Carney, singing Big White Room by Jessie J. They both sounded great during the rehearsals.
The Voice host, Carson Daly, introduced Joe Tolo first. He KILLED the song One of Us, sustaining notes and showing off his impressive vocal range. Then, The Voice went to yet another commercial break.
As The Voice came back on, host Carson Daly introduced India Carney singing Big White Room. India put a lot of emotion into her performance, and Pharrell was really getting into her singing. She did great, and the audience applauded wildly as she finished singing.
Pharrell said “Joe, I don’t think I’ve heard you sing like that before. If I had to give it to anyone, it would be India.”
Adam said “I don’t know what to tell Christina other than ‘Good luck with this one.'”
Blake said “I would give this Knockout to…India.”
Christina was asked to make her decision by Carson Daly. She said “The winner of this Knockout is…India.”
The Voice returned from yet another commercial break, and two competitors from Team Pharrell faced off in a Knockout Round. Jacob Rummell sang Life of the Party Vs. Lowell Oakley performing My Girl. Pharrell said about Lowell’s singing during the rehearsals that “It was such a refreshing take on a classic song.”
The Voice host, Carson Daly, introduced Jacob Rummell, singing Life of the Party. Jacob did a FANTASTIC job and got the audience into the song, with his soaring vocals. The audience applauded enthusiastically as he finished singing. Then, The Voice went to yet more commercials.
After the break, Carson introduced Lowell Oakley singing My Girl. He NAILED this classic Motown standard, and he had the audience clapping along from the very start. He made the song his own.
Adam said “Jacob, you have a great voice. Lowell, the role you were playing overshadowed the vocals.”
Blake said “Lowell, you have an incredible voice.”
Christina said “For me, it was Jacob.”
Pharrell said “Jacob, I thought that you sounded clear, but I wanted to see you go to different octaves. The winner of this Knockout Round is — Lowell.”
Christina still did not use her one remaining steal, preferring to keep it until later. She said “I had my eye on…someone else.” The Voice headed to still more commercials.
The host of The Voice, Carson Daly, then introduced Christina Aguilera’s pairing for her final Knockout Round, Treeva Gibson singing Chasing Pavements Vs Rob Taylor performing Al Green’s Love and Happiness.
Carson Daly, host of The Voice, introduced Rob Taylor singing Love and Happiness. He did an AMAZING version of this Al Green hit, and sang some of it in an uber-high falsetto range. Then, The Voice went to another commercial break.
After the break on The Voice, Carson then introduced Treeva singing Adele’s Chasing Pavements. She sang a terrific version of this cool song.
Pharrell told Rob “I thought you did a really good job. If I had to make a choice right now, I’d probably go with Rob.”
Adam said “It’s going to be a tough call.”
Blake told Treeva “It sounds like you’re 17, but I’m really drawn to your range.”
Christina said “In this case, the winner of this Knockout is…Rob.”
The Voice then went to another commercial break, with still one Knockout Round to go. The last two competitors from Team Adam sang head-to-head against each other in the final Knockout Round of the season. Tomorrow night, the episode will be a recap, so there will not be a recap or review written of it.
From Team Adam, Lexi Dávila singing Anything Could Happen sang against Joshua Davis, who performed Arms of a Woman. Adam said that “Josh, being the newest member of my team, definitely wants to prove himself.”
Josh said that he “was singing this song for my wife.” Adam said “There needs to be an explosion at the end.” He wanted to get the climax of the song right.
Lexi said that after she worked with Adam, “all my shyness left.” She will be singing the Ellie Goulding song, Anything Could Happen. She did great during the rehearsals, but it will be tough trying to beat Joshua.
The Voice host, Carson Daly, introduced Josh first. He started out singing kind of slow and mellow, then his voice gradually got a bit higher and the gospel-style chorus really added to the song, as well. Josh played the guitar as he sang, and the audience cheered at various points during the song, erupting in applause as he finished singing. More commercials ensued.
Then, it was Lexi’s turn to take the stage of The Voice and sing. She was AWESOME, and sang equally well in the falsetto range. Her voice soared to the rafters.
Blake said to Lexi “This will be a tough song to pull off live, but then you did a run that made Pharrell excited and stand up. I would probably go with Joshua.”
Christina said “I have to commend Adam for coaching you so well. Adam is a great coach. His track record speaks for itself. I would say this battle would go to Lexi.”
Pharrell said about Lexi “I have to tell you, you performed the song with such accuracy. I would have to give it to you.”
Adam told them “You’re both incredibly good. But, I think for me, the winner of this Knockout is…Joshua.” With Lexi available to be stolen, Christina finally used her last steal on her. Lexi will now be a member of Team Christina.
That marked the conclusion of the Knockout Rounds. Tomorrow’s episode will be a recap, then next week, The Voice will begin the Live Playoffs part of the season. Tonight there were a lot of exciting Knockout Rounds, and fantastic performances, with some painful decisions that had to be made as the coaches cut team members to get down to five musical artists each as they head into the Live Playoff Rounds.
Written By Douglas Cobb