‘The Voice’ Knockouts End with the First Audience Vote of the Season
The Voice Season 20 Knockouts continued Monday night, as the coaches once again paired their artists up for dueling performances. Each coach also had the chance to steal a rejected artist from another team.
Snoop Dogg joined the show as a Mega Mentor, helping all four coaches mentor their artists during rehearsals. Tonight’s show also featured the Four-Way Knockout, as viewers have their first chance of the season to vote for their favorite artist to move on to the Live Playoffs.
‘The Voice’ Knockouts Night Two Performances
During The Voice Knockouts, each coach pairs up two of their artists. The contestants each sing one song of their choosing, back to back. The coach then chooses which of the two artists they want to keep on their team. The other artist is eliminated, unless another coach chooses to steal them.
1. Zae Romeo vs. Rachel Mac (Team Nick)
Rachel performed “Foolish Games” by Jewel, saying she related to it since her mom left the family when she was young. Zae chose to sing “Electric Love” by Børns, saying it reminded him of the love between his grandparents.
John Legend complimented Rachel’s vibrato, and said he “felt” Zae’s performance. Kelly Clarkson couldn’t believe Rachel is just 16, and thought Zae was “incredible.” Coach Nick Jonas said Zae sounded better than ever, and he told Rachel she’s “growing exponentially.” Ultimately, he chose Rachel Mac as the winner of this Knockout. Clarkson chose to steal Zae Romeo, so he’ll join her team.
2. Avery Roberson vs. Kenzie Wheeler (Team Kelly)
Avery chose to sing “Tomorrow” by Chris Young, saying he wants to tell stories through his music. Kenzie performed “Beer Never Broke My Heart” by Luke Combs, saying he wanted to challenge himself with something new.
Blake Shelton predicted that Kenzie will win the show, and his haircut will become a trend. Jonas said it was Avery’s best performance yet. Legend thought Avery was holding something back, but called Kenzie a star. Clarkson told Avery he doesn’t know how good he is, and said Kenzie is “captivating.” Ultimately, she chose Kenzie Wheeler as the winner.
3. Rio Doyle vs. Zania Alaké (Team Legend)
Rio chose to perform “Issues” by Julia Michaels, saying she relates to the song’s message. Zania sang “If I Were Your Woman” by Gladys Knight, saying it feels like it was written about her and her break-up.
Clarkson said Zania made the song sound like her own, adding that she could tell she related to it. Shelton said Rio did the best cover of “Issues” that he’s ever heard on the show. Jonas said he could tell Rio has been an actor. Legend told Rio that she “sold that song,” and said Zania made Snoop Dogg proud. Ultimately, he chose Zania Alaké as the winner.
4. Connor Christian vs. Cam Anthony (Team Blake)
Connor chose to sing “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer, saying he related it to his long-distance relationship with his wife. Cam chose to sing “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone, saying he grew up listening to soul music.
Jonas said Connor should be proud of himself, and added that Cam’s performance was “flawless.” Legend said he hated Jonas for blocking him during Cam’s audition. Clarkson called Cam “really special.” Shelton said Connor’s lack of air affected him, but called Cam “king of the mountain.” He chose Cam Anthony as the winner of the Knockout.
5. Raine Stern vs. Jose Figueroa Jr. (Team Nick)
Jose chose to sing “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs for this Knockout performance. Raine performed “No Such Thing” by John Mayer. Ultimately, Jonas chose Jose Figueroa Jr. as the winner of this Knockout, saying he’s one of his favorite artists on his team.
6. Anna Grace vs. Gihanna Zoë (Team Kelly)
Anna sang “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry, saying she related it to her health issues which brought her close to dying. Gihanna performed “Glitter in the Air” by P!nk, saying she likes the message about growing from difficulties. She made Clarkson cry during rehearsal.
Shelton said the show has never had anyone like Gihanna, while Jonas said Anna made the song her own. Legend told the singers that they both seemed so confident. Clarkson said Anna’s performance felt “spiritual,” and told Gihanna she has a “big presence.” Ultimately, she chose Gihanna Zoë as the winner of this Knockout. Shelton chose to steal Anna Grace for his own team.
Vote in ‘The Voice’ Four-Way Knockout
Monday night’s episode of The Voice finished with the Four-Way Knockout, featuring the artists who were saved by their coaches during the Battles. For the first time this season, viewers at home will be able to vote for their favorite contestant. Only one artist from this Knockout can move on to the Live Playoffs.
1. Devan Blake Jones (Team Nick)
Devan sang “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles. Jonas said Devan came out of his shell and became a “different person.”
2. Savanna Woods (Team Kelly)
Savanna sang “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden. Clarkson said the performance was “insane,” marveling at her incredible range.
3. Emma Caroline (Team Blake)
Emma sang “Neon Moon” by Brooks & Dunn. Shelton said he “couldn’t be happier” with how she performed.
4. Carolina Rial (Team Legend)
Carolina sang “Anyone” by Demi Lovato. Legend said he “felt every single emotion” during her performance.
Viewers can vote for their favorite artist in the Four-Way Knockout until Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. ET. We’ll find out which artist made it through to the next round when the Live Playoffs kick off later this season.