On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton were joined by advisers and former The Voice winners Cassadee Pope, Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Chloe Kohanski. That means the contestants got to find out how to win this whole thing from people who have won the whole thing.
Just added to the knockout round this season is the save, which gives each coach one chance to save someone on their team. Each coach still has one steal as well, giving them the chance to mix up their team once again. It also means that we now have a whole new reason to celebrate/scream at the screen, depending on when coaches use their saves. On Tuesday night, we both celebrated one coach’s use of the save and for the first time, became frustrated with another coach for failing to use the magic card in their back pocket. But in all fairness, there are still two nights of knockouts to go.
See what happened on night two of the knockout round below!
WHERE’S YOUR RECORD DEAL?
Each season of The Voice seems to feature a young singer who is so powerful that we can’t believe they don’t already have a record deal. What are these millennials doing if they’re not uploading covers on YouTube? This season’s young singer who grew up with social media is Brynn Cartelli. We don’t even particularly like “Here Comes Goodbye,” but that voice. Give this girl a deal, already!
AHHHH KELLY CLARKSON!
We’ve made no secret about our love for Kelly Clarkson as a coach this season. She dances, she sings, she drops it like it’s hot whenever necessary. We get why Kelly chose Brynn Cartelli as the winner of the knockout round against Jamella…but we don’t know why Kelly didn’t use her save for Jamella. That performance was steal-worthy. Come on, Kelly!
BLAKE SHOULD STICK TO COUNTRY
For the knockouts, Blake is joined by last year’s winner Chloe Kohanski, a pop rock singer that he smartly stole during Season 13. When it comes to stealing non-country singers, Blake knows what he’s doing. When he’s choosing non-country singers during the blinds, we’re not sure Blake knows exactly who to pick. Case in point, Jaron Strom. He’s good, but he’s not battle round or knockout round good and that can be frustrating when other amazing singers go home.
PRAISE THE SAVE
We wonder how much the new rule of coaches being able to save one artist influenced their knockout pairings this season. We’re looking at you two, Christiana Danielle and Terrence Cunningham. Going into this round we already knew that both singers should be easily making it to the live shows. Thankfully, Alicia felt the same and opted to save Christiana after declaring Terrence the winner. No big surprise, Kelly and Adam tried to steal Christiana, but she stayed home with Team Alicia.
THE BROMANCE IS BACK
The past few seasons have seen the friendship between coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton dwindle into a shouting match that frankly has made us hope their mics would stop working. At some point, it went from fun banter to just plain mean and rude and it stopped being entertaining. We don’t know what happened, but on Tuesday night the pair were, dare we say, pleasant? Even friendly with one another? We know it may not last, but it was so refreshing to not hear grown men tell each other to ‘shut up’ repeatedly, even just for one night.
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TEAM KELLY (1 Save and 1 Steal Left)
Brynn Cartelli, “Here Comes Goodbye” (WINNER) vs. Jamella, “Girl Crush”
TEAM ALICIA (0 Saves, 0 Steals Left)
Terrence Cunningham, “Tell Me Something Good” (WINNER) vs. Christiana Danielle, “Elastic Heart” (SAVED)
TEAM BLAKE (0 Saves, 1 Steal Left)
Pryor Baird, “Will It Go Round In Circles” (WINNER) vs. Jaron Strom, “Grenade”
TEAM ADAM (0 Saves, 1 Steal Left)