Advancing Artists from Monday's Knockout Rounds on THE VOICE
Last night on THE VOICE was the Knockout Rounds. Below are the artists that won their Knockout, were Saved by their coach, or were Stolen by another coach.
The Knockouts continue tomorrow night on THE VOICE, Tuesday, October 30 (8/7c) on NBC.
The "Knockout Round" continues with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and the key advisor that they have enlisted to mentor their teams through this round of the competition. The artists will be paired against a teammate once more, but this time they will each select their own song to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. Each coach will have the opportunity to save one of their artists, so the artist not selected will be available to be stolen by another coach and potentially saved by their own coach, leading to even tougher decisions for the coaches and the artists. Carson Daly ("TODAY Show") hosts.
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Resident: Lanham, Maryland
Funsho was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent the first seven years of his life. His parents saved all their money to move to America and when his mom won the green card lottery, they quickly made the move. After 10 years in Maryland they became American citizens. Funsho started getting serious about performing in college and began doing open mic nights, performing at schools, and put out an acoustic album. Funsho later graduated from the University of Maryland and now plans on moving to LA to pursue music full-time.
Song: "Earned It" by The Weeknd
Keith Paluso, 30
Team Kelly (Stolen from Team Adam)
Hometown: Atoka, Tennessee
Resident: Memphis, Tennessee
Keith is a Natural Resource Manager in Germantown, TN, which means he oversees 29 nearby parks and all their park rangers. Keith and his wife used to live in a state park and worked as animal rehabilitators. When he's not roaming the woods, Keith is singing and playing music. He's always loved music, but put his dreams on the back burner to take a more sensible route. After Keith and his wife Bethany recently welcomed their newborn son, things changed for Keith. While on paternity leave, he dusted off his old guitars and started playing again. Keith is now chasing his childhood dreams on The Voice.
Song: "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray Lamontagne
Kymberli Joye, 26
Hometown: Windsor, Connecticut
Resident: Windsor, Connecticut
Music and church are two very important aspects in Kymberli's life. She is a worship leader, minister and sings in the choir at her church where her parents are pastors. Kymberli was able to find her personality and artistry in her college gospel choir. For the past seven years, she has been working alongside billboard-topping gospel singer, J.J. Hairston. One of the albums they recorded has been nominated for a Grammy. Kymberli is ready to step into her own spotlight on THE VOICE stage.
Song: "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
MaKenzie Thomas, 20
Hometown: Wallingford, Kentucky
Resident: Wallingford, Kentucky
MaKenzie has returned to THE VOICE stage feeling more confident than ever! Unfortunately, MaKenzie did not make a team during the Season 14 Blind Auditions, but she took the coaches' advice very seriously. She has spent the last year refining her vocals, dispelling her nerves, and performing with a gospel band called Elevated Praise to prepare for her second audition. THE VOICE is much more than an opportunity to jump start her singing career. Often bullied for her physical appearance, MaKenzie aspires to use music to spread a positive and encouraging message to the younger generation.
Song: "How Deep Is Your Love" by Bee Gees
Natasia Greycloud, 29
Team Blake (Stolen from Team Kelly)
Hometown: Newberg, Oregon
Resident: Nashville, Tennessee
Natasia is no stranger to doing whatever it takes to pursue her dreams. She always loved music, but was too shy in high school to perform. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart and gigged around, but the pressure of a young marriage was overwhelming. In a brave decision, Natasia left her husband and moved with her sister to Nashville. Natasia's sister is her number one supporter. While she still gigs, Natasia is hoping THE VOICE will give her the fresh starts she's been craving.
Song: "Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton
Patrique Fortson, 38
Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana
Resident: Atlanta, Georgia
Patrique grew up in the music industry- quite literally. By the time he was six years old, Patrique was signed to a record label and became the youngest gospel recording artist ever. He spent two years touring the United States until the label went abruptly under. Music went on a long pause for Patrique as he pursued a career in the insurance industry. The discovery of R&B BEYOND his gospel roots reignited Patrique's music passion. He is now ready to fully pursue his dream of being a singer.
Song: "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
Team Adam (Saved by Adam)
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Resident: Jersey City, NJ
RADHA's full name, Radharani, means "graceful Indian queen". Her parents immigrated from the Philippines to provide a better life for their family, making her first generation American. Karaoke is big in Filipino culture and RADHA likes to say she, "learned how to read and sing at the same time." Her first big performance was in her 6th grade talent show, which sparked her life-long dream of music. RADHA is currently a full time student at Montclair State University, studying TV and Digital Media.
Song: "I'll Be There" by Mariah Carey
Reagan Strange, 13
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Resident: Collierville, Tennessee
Reagan is one of the youngest in the competition and has dreamed of becoming "The Voice" since watching Season 1 at just six years old. After performing at local fairs for two years, Reagan got the chance to sing the National Anthem for 16,000 people at a Memphis Grizzlies game. Her performance was so incredible she made headlines ahead of the Grizzlies. Reagan currently performs once a month at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, is a straight A student, and dreams of attending Georgia Tech for Engineering.
Song: "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn
Team Jennifer (Saved by Jennifer)
Hometown: Markham, Illinois
Resident: Matteson, Illinois
SandyRedd is inspired by her mom in everything she does. Her single mother was a singer and taught all eight of her children to embrace music. SandyRedd didn't immediately pursue a singing career as she became a mom herself at a young age. Tragically, SandyRedd's mother lost her battle with lung cancer in 2006. SandyRedd realized that life is short and started to focus on her music as a dedication to her mother. THE VOICE is her big chance to take her career to the next level and show her sons that anything is possible.
Song: "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande
Tyke James, 17
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Resident: Laie, Hawaii
Tyke has moved around the U.S. his entire life, but now calls Hawaii home. He spends his days surfing, playing music, and performing all around Oahu in a band called The Moss. The band often performs at fundraisers and music events that give back to the arts and the community. Tyke comes to THE VOICE in hopes of bringing his music to a bigger stage.
Song: "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Resident: Brooklyn, New York
Zaxai is first generation Haitian-American and attributes his musical diversity to his father. Zaxai didn't discover his voice until he was 11 and a few years later picked up guitar. In college, Zaxai toured with a gospel band and since graduating has been part of other various bands. Currently, Zaxai can be found in Brooklyn at Baku Palace's house band where he performs in a variety of languages and music genres or performing in his own band Date Night.
Song: "Cruisin'" by Smokey Robinson