It’s the final night of the Knockouts on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, and Adam Levine have a night of tough decisions ahead of them. Team J Hud is the only coach left with a steal, which means we’ll see one final addition in the final performance. Reality TV knows how to draw out the drama!
The final night of the Knockouts also mean we have to say goodbye to human ball of sunshine Kelly Clarkson, but thankfully she’ll be back to appear as a Coach for the first time in Season 14. Place your bets now on how many times per episode it’s brought up that Clarkson won American Idol. We’re going with 12.
TEAM J HUD
Singers: Chris Weaver vs. Katrina Rose
The Knockouts are great for singers who know what song works for their voice and Chris knows. In his night gig as a drag performer he plays Nina Simone, so it makes perfect sense that he slayed his performance of “I Put A Spell On You.” Katrina went with The Cranberries “Zombie” and while I love The Cranberries more than anything (real talk), “Zombie” is a bummer and not the best song to make people want to vote for you. Katrina’s performance made us wish it was 1995, but Chris managed to take us to church and to the grittiest dive bar in the world in one performance. A tearful Katrina knew her fate was sealed even before the results were read and we’re really hoping she got a lot of hugs after getting off stage.
Singers: Megan Rose vs. Red Marlow
Megan was stolen by Blake from Team Miley, and so far Noah Mac has been the only stolen singer to make it through the Knockouts. Considering how much love Blake has for Red, things weren’t looking good for Megan, going against someone who is as country as a wheelbarrow of turnip greens. After winning the round, Red was happier than a little pig in sunshine. We’re going to do our best to incorporate these gems into conversation. Megan’s take on Carrie Underwood wasn’t enough to make it to the Playoffs, but we’re kinda loving that 40-year-old Red is getting his chance at stardom against a mostly teenage final line up. Score one for early-middle age!
Singers: Anthony Alexander vs. Hannah Mrozak
We love that Anthony goes with Canadian artists like The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes, but he should have switched song picks with Jeremiah yesterday and gone with Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Anthony said he didn’t want to be known just for his falsetto, but that falsetto got him on the show and made “Sorry” an impossible song for Jeremiah to perform on Monday night. As for Hannah, she’s consistently surprised us as a sleeper singer. She doesn’t have the deepest or highest or strongest voice in the competition, but she impresses us with each performance. Hannah seemed like the clear winner, especially since Anthony let his nerves take over part of his performance, but Adam threw a curve ball with his choice. Thankfully, Jennifer fixed his mistake, leaving Hannah and possibly us in tears. Okay, definitely us in tears too.
Winner: Anthony (Hannah stolen by Jennifer)