BWW Recap: THE VOICE, Final Night of Knockouts to Pick Who Goes to Live Rounds
Knockout Rounds ended quickly this week, and last night was the last night before what everyone's been waiting for: the Live Rounds. The Live Rounds are when the competition between the contestants and the coaches heat up, and we get to see the best of the best. First, though, we have one more night of knockouts. Let's get to recapping.
The first pairing of the night was Preston Pohl and Lina Gaudenzi from Team Adam. Preston chose to sing No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley, and I'd Rather Go Blind by Etta James. Both CeeLo and Blake praisEd Preston, Blake picking him as the winner of this battle. Christina chose Lina as the winner. In the end, Adam stuck with Preston, though he admitted Lina had improved greatly over the competiton. In the end, Preston won the battle, unfortunately sending Lina home.
The next pairing of the night was a Team Blake pairing: E.G. Daily and Ray Boudreaux. E.G. Daily chose to sing "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt, and Ray chose "Hard to Handle" by Ottis Redding. All of the judges praisEd Ray's rasp and soul in his voice, however for Blake, it was a tough decision. He finally had to get technical with the performance, allowing Ray to go forward onto the Live Rounds.
Team Xtina went next, with Anthony Paul against Jacquie Lee. Anthony sang "The Other Side" by Jason Derulo, while Jaquie chose "Stompa" by Serena Ryder. All of the judges agreed that Anthony's performance was not his best, and Jacquie impressed the judges, including Christina, going so far as to say Jacquie reminded Christina of herself, and chose her to go to the Live Rounds.
Team CeeLo's up with Stephanie Anne Johnson and Tamara Chauniece. Stephanie brought out the guitar for her performance of "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones, while Tamara went big with "No One" by Alicia Keys. Blake and Adam praised Tamara, while Christina said she felt Stephanie's choice was beautiful. In the end, CeeLo chose Tamara. However, the road did not end for Stephanie there, stolen by Christina, putting her back on her original team for the Live Rounds.