The Voice 2015 Knockout Rounds Recap 11/2/15 – Season 9 Knockout Rounds Night 3
On tonight’s episode of The Voice – November 2, 2015 – we’ll be watching the final pairings for the Knockout Rounds.
In this round the contestants are again paired against one of their teammates, but this time around they get to choose their own song and – with the help of their coach and Rihanna – have to pull off a performance amazing enough to get to stay in the competition. As with the previous round, their team coach alone has the final vote in who stays and who heads home.
Want to know who’s going head to head? Keep reading!
Team Adam Levine
James Dupré – “Sure Be Cool If You Did” by Blake Shelton
Shelby Brown – “Jesus Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood
Judges’ Comments: Blake kicked it off by telling James that it was “a pretty laid back song for a knockout round” but he said that it was pitch perfect. He then told Shelby that she picked a tough song and swung for the fence on it, but he thought it was great although she sounded “a little sharp” at times. Gwen said that she thought Shelby had “so much control” and she didn’t hear any sharpness, while she thought James did well. Pharrell said James sings “effortlessly” and that Shelby was “swinging a sword and chopping heads off” during the chorus of that song. Adam’s opinion is the only one that matters though. He said that he heard a “nervous 17 year old girl” at the beginning of the song, but she crushed it in the end, while he thought James is always so good that it’s hard to see if he’s making any big movements. In the end he decided Shelby will be moving on.
Team Blake Shelton
Emily Ann Roberts “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Dixie Chicks
Nadjah Nicole “Woman’s Worth” by Alicia Keys
Judges’ Comments: Pharrell said they were both “really, really, really good” while Gwen said Nadjah was “mesmerizing” and Emily Anne was “really good.” Adam said it feels like Emily Ann has “really found the spot she wants to be in, but Nadjah still has more to show.” Blake reminded us that Rihanna was doubtful of anyone’s ability to perform Alicia Keys’ song, but Nadjah killed it. He then said that Emily Ann did a phenomenal job and he knows she’s going to be sticking around in the industry for a while – and then gave the round to her.
Team Gwen Stefani
Jeffery Austin – “Turning Tables” by Adele
Kota Wade – “Barracuda” by Heart
Judges’ Comments: Adam said that the tone of Jeffery’s voice is “one of the more identifiable tones” on the show this season, while saying that Kota was “really full throttle.” Blake followed that by telling Jeffery that it’s “always impressive” to him to see someone strip down a song and show who they are as an artist, though he told Kota that her song “lacked some dynamics” because it was “on 10” the entire time. Pharrell said he felt Jeffery could have “pushed it harder,” while he felt Kota “had a couple flat moments.” Gwen wrapped it up by saying she was shocked by Kota’s song choice, but her personality came through so clearly while she felt that Jeffery did a great job showing improvement through the week and said his tone “was magic.” In the end, the magic tone won and Jeffery is headed through to the live rounds.
Regina Love “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight
Riley Biederer – “XO” by Beyonce
Judges’ Comments: Adam told both performers that they impressed him “tremendously,” while Blake said he saw “a bit of diversity in what Riley did – but Regina parted his hair.” Pharrell said Regina gave him goosebumps and it was “one of the craziest performances he’s ever seen” and said it was “so much and never too much.” He then told Riley that he thought she did really great, and Gwen has a tough decision because there’s no reason for either of them to go home. Gwen wrapped it up by saying that Riley’s voice is “so unique” and it doesn’t “fit inside her body” and she has “so much potential.” Gwen said she was “taken in by Regina’s determination” and she didn’t know who she was going to choose. Unfortunately though, she had to … and she chose Regina.
BUT THAT AIN’T ALL FOLKS! Pharrell hit the buzzer and stole Riley to get back onto his team. Yeeeeah!
Team Pharrell Williams
Evan McKeel – “Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot
Tim Atlas – “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia
Judges’ Comments: Gwen said that Tim’s voice was “so interesting,” but she loved Evan’s performance. Blake said he enjoyed both but Pharrell’s opinion is the only one that matters. He said that Tim’s voice is so unique – but sometimes that can be a bad thing, whereas he thought Evan had a very solid performance. “In this particular instance… the winner of this knockout is… Evan.”
Mark Hood “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
Siahna Im “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse
Judges’ Comments: Gwen told Mark that he did a great job, while she said Siahna is “off the chart adorable” – summing it up by saying both performances were great. Adam said that he thought Mark was great, while Siahna is a “beast” who comes out during her performances and he thinks she’s a one-off in the world. Blake told Siahna she’s “so mature” that it blows his mind – but in the end it only matters what Pharrell thinks. He said he thought they both did “very well,” while he felt Mark came out and was fighting for his life while Siahna “charmed the room.” Only one could move forward, though, and Pharrell declared that it would be Mark.