The Knockouts continue on The Voice
as past winners return to the show to assist the coaches. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson are looking to finalize their teams in preparation for the live shows. Unlike previous seasons, this round will be pumped with Steals and Saves, all of which viewers will get to see in this episode.
Brynn Cartelli ("Here Comes Goodbye") vs. Jamella Perkins ("Girl Crush")
Fourteen-year-old Brynn has yet to experience all that this world has to offer and yet one would never know from all the emotion she serves in her performances. Kelly has quite the decision to make after watching her youngest artist battle another young yet promising star, Jamella. Grammy-nominated artist Cassadee Pope joins Kelly in rehearsals to lend her thoughts to both contestants.
The moment Brynn opens her mouth, the audience becomes witness to something magical. It's as if a soulful and seasoned woman well past her prime resides inside this tiny body.
Jamella's performance adds a bit of spice to the mix. Perhaps it's her song choice, but something just does not hit home the way Brynn killed every aspect of this performance, and Kelly agrees.
Winner: Brynn Cartelli
Pryor Baird ("Will It Go Around in Circles") vs. Jaron Strom ("Grenade")
Blake and recent winner Chloe Kohanski welcome Jaron and Pryor to their rehearsal. Forgive me, but I just don't see "Grenade" holding up to what Pryor chooses to do. Even Blake seems to rush Jaron off the stage, saying, "Have you seen what this guy can do?" How about we just fast forward to when Pryor wins the round and save Jaron the embarrassment?
I may not be familiar with the song choice, but I do not care because Pryor sells every single word he sings. He has fun up there on stage, and the caliber of showmanship is unforgettable.
Jaron should have performed first because his performance comes across as trying way too hard. As expected, Pryor is the obvious choice to move to the next round. Blake handed this match to Pryor from the get-go.
Winner: Pryor Baird
Christiana Danielle ("Elastic Heart") vs. Terrence Cunningham ("Tell Me Something Good")
Chris Blue returns to the stage with Alicia to help advise Christiana and Terrence on their performances. These are two incredibly talented artists, and losing one will be a devastating moment in the competition. They both have ways of reinterpreting and taking songs to a new, upgraded level.
I dare you not to get lost in Christiana's delivery. Her vocals are that of an elastic band that pulls and tugs on your heart strings, and that buttery smoothness never falters. Just beautiful and captivating through and through.
The vocal acrobatics Terrence showcases are hands down some of the best, if not the best, this show has seen. What more is there to say but that his range is crazy impressive? That high note may have been the deciding factor. This is not the end of the line for Christiana, though, as Alicia slams on her Save button! But just wait! Kelly challenges with a Steal! No, wait again! Adam challenges both Alicia's Save and Kelly's Steal to a double Steal! And the excitement hits an all-time high, Christiana chooses to stay with her original coach.
Winner: Terrence Cunningham
Save: Alicia saves Christiana Danielle
So much excitement within a 10-minute time frame.
What did you think of the performances given by Christiana and Terrence? Did Christiana choose wisely to stay with Alicia? Did Kelly and Adam make dumb decisions to even attempt at stealing her away? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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