It’s night two of the Knockouts on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson are the only two coaches left with steals. That’s bad news for the singers, but good news for us since we don’t have to hear Adam Levine and Blake Shelton bad mouth one another for steal wins.
More good news is that Kelly Clarkson is back to cry, throw things, and be the most positive cheerleader we’ve ever seen. Calling it now – Kelly Clarkson is winning Season 14.
Singers: Brooke Simpson vs. Stephan Marcellus
We were already nervous for Stephan when we saw that he was matched with Brooke the vocal beast, but we got even more nervous when we saw how nervous he was watching Brooke. Frankly, every time Stephan performs we get nervous. That’s what happens when you’re the only person on the show who has forgotten the lyrics. Stephan’s voice is begging to be played on the radio, but Brooke — COME ON. This natural woman could win The Voice with the flu. Like Adam said, we’ll see Brooke in the finale.
Singers: Moriah Formica vs. Whitney Fenimore
If there was any doubt that the singers knew Kelly Clarkson was the celebrity adviser, seeing Moriah’s face when she realized she was singing “Hazel Eyes” in front of Kelly Clarkson confirms that Clarkson’s role was a surprise. Whitney’s voice is so versatile that she can sing anything, but Moriah is a 16-year-old rock goddess. She’s a little unicorn.
Singers: Anna Catherine DeHart vs. Mitchell Lee
This is the first time we’ve heard from Anna Catherine, and taking on Faith Hill’s “Breathe” is a bit scary. We’re not country superstars, but that song seems like a toughie. As for Mitchell, his choice of Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” seems too easy. So, is Blake judging people on difficulty or performance? Both artists struggled through their rehearsal, but Blake and Kelly stayed positive the entire time. Maybe they sound better live.
Singers: Kathrina Feigh vs. Keisha Renee
Kelly Clarkson put it best when she told Blake he was dumb for putting these two singers together. Keisha picked “I Hope You Dance,” which makes us cry every time we hear it and feels like an unfair advantage in the competition. Kathrina’s parents gave up everything to bring her to America, and that makes us cry. So in the end, it’s the battle of the huge voices and the flowing tears.
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Singers: Jeremiah Miller vs. Noah Mac
It feels like a risky move pitting the two cute teenage boys against one another since they’re ratings gold in singing competitions (cough*One Direction*cough), but we’ve entered The Hunger Games part of the show. No mercy. Noah’s voice doesn’t sound like anything on the radio right now and it was enough to make Kelly Clarkson cry and call Blake Shelton an idiot for cutting Noah. Sing it, sister. We’re still not sure what to make of Jeremiah. He really pushes the Christian angle, but his first song was the super sexual “Slow Hands,” so we feel like he’s just trying to cover his bases. Jeremiah had his worst performance of the show and Noah had the best, which is saying a lot considering his incredible track record. How does this kid not have a record deal already?
Singers: Adam Pearce vs. Emily Luther
To end the night, we watched a pitch perfect rock god go against a pitch perfect pop princess. It’s difficult to say whether this is the perfect pairing or the worst. Adam says this will be his toughest decision and he’s right. It’s almost like he paired the singers together knowing that one of them would be stolen and alleviate some of his guilt. But that’s a bad plan if he really wants to win.
Winner: Emily (Adam stolen by Miley)