The Voice tonight continued with the Knockout Rounds phase of the season. Though the episode was just an hour long, three Knockout Rounds and six great individual singing performances were packed into it. Last night’s episode of The Voice saw a lot of great Knockout Rounds, with more to come tonight. Who were the winners, who was stolen, and who lost the Knockout Rounds and got sent home? Find out, by reading on!
The Voice host, Carson Daly, started out the show by recapping last night’s Knockout Rounds and introducing the four coaches, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and the winning-est coach ever, Blake Shelton. Then, he introduced Nate Ruess, the lead singer of fun, who is serving as the mentor for all of the competitors during the Knockout Rounds.
On The Voice, the Knockout Rounds commenced with two competitors from Team Blake performing. Blake paired Corey Kent White against Cody Wickline. Corey’s grandfather is in the hospital, and he put a lot of emotion into his performance of Live Like You Were Dying.
Cody sang Til My Last Day. He had the audience clapping along, and he also gave a terrific performance. Sadly, only one of them could be chosen as the winner of the Knockout Round.
“The winner of this Knockout…is Corey,” Blake said. Cody thanked Blake and said “it was an honor” working with Blake.
The second Knockout Round of The Voice paired two members from Team Adam, Blaze Johnson singing You Found Me by The Fray Vs Deanna Johnson singing Listen to Your Heart. Deanna acted like she was very nervous during rehearsals, but she calmed down by the time the actual night of the Knockout Round arrived.
Blaze went first, and he KILLED the song You Found Me. He poured his heart and soul into it, and the audience applauded wildly as he finished singing. Adam is going to have a tough decision ahead of him. Then, The Voice went to another commercial break.
When The Voice returned, Blaze’s worthy opponent, Deanna Johnson, got her turn to perform. She held the audience in the palms of her hands as she sang Listen to Your Heart. She did a great job singing and the audience cheered and applauded as she finished.
Blake jokingly said “It would be stupid of me not to acknowledge how breathtakingly beautiful you are, Blaze.” Then, he added that he “would give it to Blaze,” meaning he would say that the winner was Blaze if it was his choice to make.
Christina called it a “toss-up.” Pharrell said he would say that Blaze was the winner, because he seemed to be more “confident.”
The Voice host, Carson Daly, asked Adam who he chose as the winner, and Adam said “The winner of this Knockout is…Deanna.” Blaze sang his heart out tonight, but none of the other coaches used a steal on him. Probably because of the comments from the other coaches, Deanna said that she had thought she was going home.
The final Knockout Round on The Voice tonight pitted two of Pharrell’s team members against each other. Caitlin Caporale sang Vs Hannah Kirby in one of the toughest Knockout Rounds yet. Hannah chose to sing Steve Winwood’s classic hit, Higher Love, while Caitlin sang Warrior.
The Voice host, Carson Daly, introduced both of the women, and Hannah took the stage, singing first. She sang a terrific version of the song Higher Love, re-energizing it and getting the audience clapping along and cheering as she sang. Hannah even added a few dance moves to the song.
When Caitlin Caporale’s turn to sing finally arrived, she NAILED her performance of Warrior and proved that she still deserved to be in the competition with her awesome performance. The audience cheered and applauded at various points as she sang. They both sang really well in this evenly matched Knockout Round.
Pharrell Williams said that “You are both my favorites. The winner of this battle is…Caitlin.”
Carson reminded the coaches that Hannah was available for the steal. Blake Shelton pushed his button, using his one steal on her, adding Hannah Kirby to his team.
Blake’s steal of Hannah Kirby marked the conclusion of The Voice tonight, though the Knockout Rounds will continue, and end, next week. The competition continued, fiercer than ever tonight, as the four coaches made difficult decisions in their quests to have the best and strongest team possible. Next week, as the Knockouts conclude, the coaches want to make sure that their teams will be able to hold their own during the upcoming battles against the members of the other teams.
Written By Douglas Cobb