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  1. Tonight is the results show. Here’s how tonight will work: The top two vote getters from each team will move onto the live shows. Then the coach will have a tough decision to make as they will save one artist from their team. Then, something never done before, one artist from each team will preform for a wildcard spot that will be voted on live as the Instant Save. Let’s start off with Team Blake! America has saved…Ricky Duran! America also saved…Kat Hammock! Cali Wilson, Gracee Shriver, and Ricky Braddy remain and Blake can only select one artist to move on. Blake says it’s been a blast working with all three of them and thank goodness for the new save this season. But for now he has to make a tough decision, and he is going to save…Cali Wilson! Either Gracee Shriver or Ricky Braddy will still have a chance to compete for the Instant Save. The artist with more votes will be eligible to compete. Time to move to Team Gwen! America has saved…Rose Short! America has also saved…Joana Martinez! Jake Haldenvang, Kyndal Innskeep, and Myracle Holloway remain. Gwen says she’s been inspired by all three of them in different ways and she’s enjoyed getting to know their talent and blossom and share their gift. She says they are all so unique in their different ways. Gwen says she’s going to go with heart and she chooses…Myracle Holloway! Jake Haldenvang and Kyndal Innskeep are left and one of them will compete for the final spot. Time for Team Kelly! America has saved…Max Boyle! America has also saved…Jake Hoot! Damali, Hello Sunday, and Shane Q remain for Team Kelly. Kelly says they are so talented and different in what they do. They are all young and fresh. Kelly says she’s going to make the decision based on who can be a chameleon so she’s going to go with Shane Q! Damali and Hello Sunday are left and we’ll find out in a bit who will compete for the Instant Save. Time for results from Team John! America has saved…Katie Kadan! America also saved…Marybeth Byrd! Alex Guthrie, Khylea Lynee, and Will Breman remain. John says they are some of the best singers he’s interacted with and they are all so gifted and easy to work with. He’s grateful they chose him to be on his team and he’s honored to work with them. John says he has to go with Will Breman! Alex Guthrie and Khylea Lynee will soon find out which of them will be singing for the Instant Save. From Team Blake, Gracee Shriver and Ricky Braddy remain and the artist with the most votes from last night is…Gracee Shriver! From Team Gwen, Jake Haldenvang and Kyndal Innskeep remain and the artist with the most votes is…Jake Haldenvang! From Team Kelly, Damali and Hello Sunday are up and the artist with the most votes is…Hello Sunday! From Team John, Alex Guthrie and Khylea Lynee are the final two and the artist with the most votes from last night is…Alex Guthrie! From Team Blake, Gracee Shriver steps up and performs Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Blake says there’s a reason Gracee is in this position because he knew if he ended up in this final four he would have a serious chance at winning this spot because country fans are engaged and she’s an incredible country singer. Blake says she is the real deal. Jake Haldenvang takes the stage and he sings There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendez. Gwen says Jake is so incredible and she’d love to make a record with him. Jake is so gifted and unique and he deserves to be here and she would love for America to vote for Jake. Hello Sunday from Team Kelly is up next and they perform All By Myself by Celine Dion. Kelly says let’s be real. Not even people on the radio can hit that note! She says they are so crazy good and they should have done that song last night. She says they are so talented and they are 14-years old! They are incredible. That was insane. Alex Guthrie is the final artist to perform and he’s from Team John. He has decided to sing Stay by Rihanna. John says he loves that song and he loved his performance of it. He has a way of being a storyteller on the stage and he has so much soul and character in his voice and he felt the connection to the song and he’s been honored to work with him and he deserves to stay on The Voice! Gracee thanks Blake for stealing her in the Knockout rounds. Alex says it’s always been a dream to work with John and he appreciates the way John worked. Jake thanks Gwen for making him believe in himself and for being the first to turn around for him. He’s adored her forever, she’s such an icon. Hello Sunday thank Kelly for believing in them and supporting them through all the rounds and they thank her for being the Mama Bear that she is. The time has come to learn who go the Wildcard spot! America’s wildcard artist is…Hello Sunday!
  2. Tonight, all 20 artists will perform and tomorrow we’ll find out which 12 artists will make the live playoffs. Also tomorrow, we’ll have live voting for the 13th spot. We’re going to kickoff with Team Blake. Blake says Ricky D. is a solid performer and Cali is going to be a serious threat. Blake says Kat could be the deadliest artist in the competition, and every time Ricky B. gets on stage he does something vocally Blake didn’t know he could do before. Blake says Gracee with the right songs that fit her tone will be a deadly combination. Blake says his team is out of this world. Every one on his team has the chance to make it to the finale. Ricky Duran is up first and he performs Small Town by John Mellencamp. Gwen says his voice is smoky and raspy and she thought he did an amazing job and he looked like a total professional. Blake says he’s the singer on the show you can’t really define and he wants America to vote him through because he’s the guy they want to see make it through. We’re going to continue with Cali Wilson who’s going to sing Toxic by Britney Spears. John says he would never have predicted this as her next performance and it was different and fun. Blake says her ride on the show has consistently been coming up a level and that version of the song was her idea. Gracee Shriver has chosen the song American Honey by Lady Antebellum. Kelly says she was remarkable and she has a stellar storyteller voice. Blake says Gracee has come so far from the rehearsal to right now and that was incredible. He couldn’t be more proud of her. Next is Kat Hammock and she is singing God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. Blake says he couldn’t be more proud right now. He says if she doesn’t get voted through tomorrow, then America needs their head examined. He says she is one of the most unique human beings he’s ever worked with. Ricky Braddy is going to close out Team Blake by performing Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Blake says every time he gets on the stage he brings so much energy and so much powerful to his vocal. It’s unbelievable and that was a great performance. Team Gwen is up next and she says she has a team full of very lovable human beings. Gwen says Rose was a 2-chair turn and she has a crazy amazing voice, and Jake Haldenvang is someone they couldn’t see coming. Gwen says Joana is her talented 15-year old and everyone needs to watch out for her. Gwen says Myracle is the most seasoned artist who can connect with her feelings, and Kyndal has a super original sound and she has so much style to her voice. Rose Short is up first and she is going to sing What Have You Done for Me Lately by Janet Jackson. Kelly says she can’t even sit down, that was so sexy and so good. Gwen says she is so proud to know Rose and she can’t believe she’s on her team. She knew this was risky and it’s a whole other level from rehearsal to tonight. Kyndal Inskeep is on stage for her song 10,000 Hours by Dan+Shay and Justin Bieber. John says he loves her voice and she has a beautiful tone and she sounds distinct and that was a lovely performance. Gwen says she’s so unique and there’s no one that sounds like her. She’s proud of her and it was so beautiful and original. Joana Martinez steps up and performs You Can’t Stop the Girl by Bebe Rexha. Blake says he’s happy for her and he’s happy she makes him regret letting him go. He says what an incredible performance. Gwen says she was amazing and incredible and she thinks that song was perfect for her. Myracle Holloway is up and she sings Get Here by Oleta Adams. John says he loves her presence on stage and he loves her tone. He felt like she made that song her own. Gwen says her presence on stage is so full of love and she’s so happy for her. She says that was so extraordinarily beautiful. Jake Haldenvang is going to close out Team Gwen with the song Turning Tables by Adele. Kelly says she’s been a big fan of him the whole time but he has a little bit of everything in his voice. Gwen says that was amazing and beautiful and he showed off his voice tonight and it was spectacular and amazing. Team Kelly is ready to take the stage next and she thinks this is her best season of singers. Kelly says Hello Sunday is incredible and they are her powerhouse duo and Jake Hoot was a 1-chair turn and he is one of the best country singers on the show. Kelly says she’s excited she got to steal Max from Team John and she says he’s a superman. Kelly says Damali is the dark horse on her time and she’s incredible, and Shane Q is a singer who is undeniable and he can sing anything you want. Shane Q is up first and he performs Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Franki Valli. Blake says Shane is going to be around the show for awhile because he’s so talented and he loves him staying in the lane of classic standards. Kelly loves him and he is her guy and he can sing anything. Hello Sunday take the stage next and they sing Hello by Adele. Gwen says all she can think of is her son and she can’t believe they are 14. She was mesmerized by that performance and it was so beautiful. Kelly says she couldn’t imagine being 14 and doing a show like this. Kelly says it was a bold song to pick and she loved their energy and she’s so excited to watch them on this show. Next we have Damali and she has chosen the song You Say by Lauren Daigle. John says he loves the way she tells the story, not just with her voice but with her body as well. She looks like she’s fully into the song and her voice is wonderful. Kelly says she’s almost like an actor and the most exciting thing for her is Damali doesn’t understand how much she’s capable of and she’s incredibly gifted. Max Boyle takes the stage and sings Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova. Kelly says she’s never recorded a rehearsal on the voice but she did on his vocal and she says he’s so talented and gifted and he’s so good. Team Kelly’s artist is Jake Hoot and he takes the stage and performs You Lie by Reba McEntire. Blake says that’s one of his all time favorite country songs and everyone loves Reba and that was a tall order for him and he feels like he knocked it out of the park. Kelly says she loves him and she’s always wanted to hear a male vocalist and not every singer can do what he just did. Team John is up last and John says he has a little of everything. John says Will has an incredible voice and Marybeth is so soulful and has an awesome voice. John says Alex has a soulful voice and he can be flexible, and Khalea has a honey tone and so much control and she’s one of the singers to beat. John says he thinks Katie is one of the best performers in the competition and one of the more distinct performers on the show. Khalea Lynee is up first and she performs Love Like This by Faith Evans. Gwen says her voice is so awesome and she was very cool tonight. John says she is so amazing to him and she makes everything looks so easy and she’s a gifted performer. Alex Guthrie is up next and he has chosen to sing If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. Kelly says she is so bummed and he’s so good and he’s so lucky and he’s going to go to the finale. John says that was so well done and his tone sounded so rich and soulful. It was a really beautiful performance from beginning to end. Marybeth Byrd is set to perform Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding. Blake says that performance erased anything besides greatness and that was one of his favorite performances of the night. John says Marybeth just shocked him and he’s loved her since the beginning of blinds, but this was head and shoulders above anything she’s done to this point. Will Breman is up and he has chosen the song Style by Taylor Swift. Kelly says that was amazing. She says he just won The Voice, he won it all. John says he feels so lucky he gets to work with Will and he has so much charisma and it’s a joy to watch him perform. Katie Kadan takes the stage and she sings Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga. John says Katie has so much soul in her voice and she oozes so much emotion and power and the tender moments were so wonderful. That was a stunning performance.
  3. We kick the final night of the Knockouts with Team John and mega mentor Taylor Swift. John has paired Marybeth Byrd vs Preston C. Howell. Marybeth is going to perform All I Ask by Adele. Taylor advises her to really warm up her lower register. Preston is going to perform The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. Taylor wants Preston to connect with the audience. John says he enjoys coaching them so much. Marybeth and Preston step into the ring for their Knockout performances. Preston performs first followed by Marybeth. Gwen says Preston is a phenomenon and she thought today was her favorite with his stage presence. Gwen says she heard things in Marybeth’s voice she didn’t recognize and she thinks she did a great job. Kelly says Marybeth is sneaky because she never heard that power from her and she loved it. Kelly says she’d love to hear him turn a Justin Bieber song into what he does. Blake thinks he kind of already did something like that and he was surprised by Marybeth and he thinks she did a great job. John says Marybeth’s voice is great to listen to and Preston did great with winking at the audience and it was smooth. John says he’s stalling and Blake says can we go to commercial and that’s exactly what we do. Carson is asking John who the winner of the Knockout is and John says the winner of this Knockout is…Marybeth! Team Blake’s final pairing is Zach Bridges vs Ricky Braddy. Ricky has selected the song So High by John Legend. Taylor tells Ricky to give the performance some dynamics and Blake says it’s impressive showing him something new. Zach has decided to sing The Dance by Garth Brooks. Blake says Zach looks uncomfortable and Taylor says that’s easy to fix and says he can make his meandering into a move. Ricky and Zach step up for the performances and Ricky goes first with Zach performing second. John says Ricky sang his song and he sang it really beautifully. John says Zach’s tone is thrilling to listen to. Gwen says her jaw was on the floor when she heard Ricky and Zach has a story telling quality to it. Kelly says she felt like the last part of Ricky’s song was a finale song and Zach’s tone is a winner. Blake says he wishes the chairs reclined. Blake says his decision is going to be based on swinging for the fence. Zach did a Garth Brooks song which is unheard of and Ricky did a John Legend song in front of him. Blake says he feels like he has to just make a decision and he picks the winner of the Knockout as Ricky! Team Gwen’s Knockout was Myracle Holloway who sang Can We Talk by Tevin Campbell and Taylor tells her to be more playful with it, and Calvin Lockett who we don’t get an opportunity to see and Gwen selects Myracle as the winner. The final Knockout from Team Kelly is Gracee Shriver vs Damali. Damali is going to perform Sober by Demi Lovato. Gracee is going to sing Leave the Pieces by The Wreckers. Kelly says Gracee and Damali don’t know what they’re capable of and she’s going to just see who floats to the top on the day of. Damali and Gracee step in for the final Knockouts and Damali performs first and Gracee follows. Blake says Damali is starting to step into her moment at the right time and she did a great job, and Gracee’s tone is incredible and congratulations. John thinks Damali really connected with the story telling and he loves Gracee’s tone and he thinks Gracee won. Gwen says Damali was more impressive than she’s ever been and Gracee vocally has an original sound, but Damali took it to another level. Kelly says they are both very good. Gracee is original and Damali has an Annie Lennox thing and they are both good and this is a really hard one for her. Kelly says she really does love both of them. The winner of this Knockout round is Damali! Gracee is available to steal and Gracee says Kelly is like a mom and she’s so nice and she thanks her for all her help and Kelly says she is more powerful than she knows and she’s so good. Blake hits his button as Gracee is walking off.
  4. We’re going to kick the night off with Team Gwen and mega mentor Taylor Swift. Gwen has paired Destiny Rayne vs Rose Short. Destiny is going to sing Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lovato. Taylor advises her to start slow and build up throughout the song. Gwen says being able to take direction is so important. Rose steps up and she’s going to perform Big White Room by Jessie J. Taylor says Rose has magnetism and an amazing voice. Gwen says that was emotional and perfect. Taylor advises Rose to open her eyes earlier and connect with the audience. Destiny and Rose step into the ring for their battle and Rose steps up to perform first. Destiny takes her turn. Kelly says Destiny did great on her break down part and Rose is an impressive singer. Kelly would go with Rose, but Destiny killed it. Blake felt like the song Destiny picked got the best of her and he’s happy Rose has Gwen as a coach. Hands down that was the favorite performance of the Knockout round. John says he loved working with Destiny and he thought she had a strong performance and Rose’s notes were gorgeous and clear and it was phenomenal. Gwen says Destiny did an amazing job and she’s trying to do a great job singing she’s kind of losing who she is. Gwen says Rose is showing more of who she is and it’s beautiful. Gwen says she’s loved working with both of them but right now she has to choose…Rose! Next we go to Team Kelly and she has paired Kiara Brown vs Shane Q. Kiara has chosen the song The Bones by Maren Morris. Taylor says Kiara did an amazing interpretation of the song. Kelly gives tips on breathing to make sure she can make it through the song. Taylor advises her to keep the original hook the first time she performs it and then the next time she can play with it. Shane steps up and he’s going to sing In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young. Kelly tells Shane to loosen up and Taylor says she should interpret the song a little different as maybe he didn’t get the girl at the end of the song. Shane and Kiara are ready for their battle and Shane is first to perform and Kiara follows. Blake says Kiara did a great job and he says Shane did a perfect job, but he needs to show a sense of urgency and passion and he’d go with Shane. John says Kiara has a peaceful spirit and it’s alluring, and Shane has always delivered stunning vocals and he disagrees a little with Blake. John would pick Shane. Gwen says Kiara is just learning that she’s better vocally than she thought she was and Shane was so effortless and it’s so fun to watch. Kelly says Kiara is incredible with what she’s done so far on the team and Shane is amazing every time, but there seems to be some hesitancy. Kelly says the winner of this Knockout is who she thinks is ready right now, and the winner is…Shane. Time for Team Blake’s first pairing Kat Hammock vs Lauren Hill. Kat is going to perform Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer. Taylor says Kat has a unique voice. Taylor says she should look at the lyrics and figure out a way to move to express the lyrics. Blake says she has not loved anything Kat has done. Lauren steps up and she’s going to perform Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson. Blake says he loves the break in Lauren’s voice and Taylor thinks Team Blake has an incredibly talented team. Kat and Lauren step into the ring for their Knockout and Kat performs first and Lauren follows. John says Lauren was brave by taking on Kelly and she did a great job and you can feel the intensity and pain in her voice, but Kat was a revelation and she executed the vocal flawlessly. John would go with Kat. Gwen agrees with John about Lauren, and Kat’s voice is like an angel and it’s so original and soothing, and she’s one of her favorites. Kelly says Lauren sang that song better than she did. Kelly says Kat has a very similar voice to the original singer and she thought she did a really good job of showing them who she was. Blake says he’s really happy for both of them because this is a big stage. Blake says Lauren listened to critique and he’s blown away by Kat’s talent. Blake says the winner of this Knockout is…Kat! Next up is Team John and he has paired Will Bremen vs Zoe Upkins. Will is going to perform I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. John loved the very beginning and Taylor says it felt fun. Taylor says he can make things a tiny bit easier and she advises him to stick with the hook. Zoe is going to sing Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor and John Legend. Taylor says Zoe has great intuition and John advises her to do just one verse and make the song more intimate. Zoe and Will step into the ring and Zoe performs first and Will takes his turn. Gwen says Zoe’s voice was perfect for that song and it was a really good performance and there’s something magnetic and unique about Will. Gwen would have to choose Will as the winner. Kelly says this is going to be a really hard choice for John. Kelly says Ed Sheeran isn’t easy to cover and Will did great and Zoe was so comfortable and fluid. Kelly is really mad she doesn’t have a steal because she doesn’t think either one of them should go home and she’s not going to help. Blake tells John he’s screwed. Blake says every time Will gets on stage he knows they are going to smile. Blake says Zoe it’s truly special that she’s that calm and that’s his help. John says Zoe has consistently showed him that she is so poised and a gifted singer and she’s going to dominate in whatever realm she wants to do. John says Will has that fire and energy that everyone is so unattracted to and he’s so excited because he knows Will can pull it off. John says he has a tough decision. John asks for any last minute advice and we go to commercial. John is still trying to stall but he finally says the winner of this Knockout is…Will! Gwen has paired Royce Lovett vs Jake Haldenvang. Jake is going to sing Powerful by Major Lazer featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley. Taylor advises Jake to make eye contact with the audience and she says it will make a huge difference in the performance. Royce is going to perform Wake Me Up by Avicii. Gwen says Royce is so natural and Taylor advises him to have a moment where he comes to the front and sing directly to the audience. Royce and Jake step up for their performance and Jake goes first followed by Royce. Kelly says Jake has range but Royce has stage performance. Kelly would go with Jake. Blake has figured out who Royce is as an artist and Jake needs to start showing more of his personality. John says when Jake hits certain notes, it’s rapturous and Royce has great stage performance. John thinks Jake is a slightly better vocalist so he’d lean towards him. Gwen says Jake’s vocal blows her away and she’s so in love with Royce because he bounces genres. Gwen says she loves them both so much and in this moment, she’s going to say that Jake is the winner of this Knockout! The final Knockout of the night is from Team Kelly and she has paired Alex Guthrie vs Hello Sunday. Alex is going to perform I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith. Taylor and Kelly give tips on how to close out because Alex was going to his falsetto but maybe bring it down and Kelly says do both maybe. Hello Sunday has chosen to sing Almost is Never Enough by Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes. Taylor is emotional over their performance. Taylor says they were connecting with each other and the audience. Kelly says that was almost perfect but they need to make sure their harmonies are dead on. Alex and Hello Sunday step into the ring and Alex is up first and then Hello Sunday follows. Blake says Alex surprised him and he had a great pocket and it was good. Blake says Hello Sunday gets a little better every time they get on stage and he’d probably go with Hello Sunday. John says there are moments where Hello Sunday is very creative with the way they harmonize and it’s fun to watch, but Alex really did surprise them. He hadn’t seen Alex perform this well yet and it was thoroughly great and he’d lean toward Alex. Gwen says Hello Sunday is so interesting and different and they had a run that blew her away. Gwen says Alex was just getting better and better and it made him stick out for the first time. She’d probably have to pick Hello Sunday. Kelly says this is hard for her. Alex made it sound effortless and she loved his range. Then you have Hello Sunday and they made Taylor cry and it was very moving and they are incredible. Kelly says they are so great. Kelly says she can’t not see where it’s going to go…the winner of this knockout is Hello Sunday! Alex is available to steal and Alex tells Kelly he expected it to be fun, but he didn’t expect to have the level of connection and mentorship that he got out of it. John hits his button and Kelly runs to hug John and Alex is stolen!
  5. We’re going to kick the night off with Team John and mega mentor Taylor Swift. John has paired James Violet vs Khalea Lynee. James has chosen the song Stay by Post Malone. Taylor gives some performance tips and John advises him to throw some fireworks at the end. Khalea is going to perform Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. John tells Khalea to think about who she would be singing the song to as she performs. Taylor suggests maybe going back to the originally melody in one spot and John wants her to have a moment that has a little more recklessness. Khalea steps into the ring first and performs and James performs second. Gwen says wow! Gwen says James betrayed her and left and she loves him and his voice and he tried to break free and had a present performance, but maybe a touch over sung. Gwen says Khalea is effortless and magical. Kelly says Khalea made a Celine song sound easy and she loved James’s song, he’s so gifted. Blake says James surprised him and he didn’t know he could play those cards, but Khalea is as powerful as anyone and he’d go with Khalea. John says James had the right approach to the song and he took his notes and he nailed it 100%. John says Khalea reminds him of Whitney Houston because she would do a pop ballad and put a little gospel on it and she did that. John says they were both phenomenal, and he’s lucky he got to work with both of them. The winner of this Knock-Out is…Khalea! We’re going to check in with Team Gwen and Taylor to see the next pairing. Gwen has paired Jessie Lawrence vs Kyndal Inskeep. Jessie is going to sing Dancing With a Stranger by Sam Smith and Normani. Gwen wants to see more personality from Jessie and Taylor tells him to intentionally assign emotions to the lyrics. Kyndal has chosen the song Elastic Heart by Sia. Taylor advises her to focus on making the beginning of the song sound defeated and that the end of the song to sound triumphant. Gwen says she should simplify it because it will sound beautiful. Kyndal performs first and then Jessie steps up. Kelly says Jessie’s voice sounded great on the choruses and Kyndal performed the heck out of her song. Blake says he’s going to agree with Kelly and he says Kyndal’s voice is special and he feels like Kyndal won. John says thinks this song didn’t allow Jessie to perform the way he can and Kyndal picked a song better for her vocal tone. John thinks Kyndal had a stronger performance, but he’s impressed with Jessie. Gwen thought Jessie was great tonight because he can work a stage. Kyndal has a beautiful voice that is so emotional. Gwen says this is so fun and she’s very emotional because she loves them both. But the winner of this Knock-Out is…Kyndal! The final Knock-Out pairing for the night is from Team Blake. Blake has paired Joana Martinez vs Ricky Duran. Joana is going to perform California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and the Papas. Taylor says Joana has a comfort zone motion and she tells her that can get repetitive. Ricky is going sing She Talks to Angels by The Black Crowes. Taylor gives him tips on stage presence. Joana takes the stage first for her performance and then Ricky steps up for his. John says he didn’t expect that from Joana and Ricky, he loved his stage presence and he has a great tone. John would go with Ricky. Gwen says Joana was pretty impressive and Ricky’s stage presence is something that can be taught. Gwen would go with Joana. Kelly says they both picked a song that highlighted their strengths. Kelly says Ricky is good and that’s who she would go with. Blake says his thoughts are empty. Blake says he was shocked when he got her in the blind auditions and he’s blown away by her talent. Blake says Ricky is his only four chair turn and he came on the show with the thought that he wanted to be coached. The winner of this Knock-Out is…Ricky! Joana is available to steal and she says she’s so honored to be there and so grateful to Blake. As she heads down for a hug Gwen hits her button to steal Joana!
  6. We’re going to check-in first with Team Gwen and her advisor will.i.am. Gwen has paired Caroline Reilly vs Jake Haldenvang and she gave them the song Just Like a Pill by P!nk. will.i.am and Gwen both advise Caroline to be more confident in her section. Gwen and will.i.am say Jake has a unique voice. Gwen wants Jake to perform without the guitar and she advises Caroline on facial expressions. Caroline and Jake take the stage for their performance. Kelly says that’s a hard thing to cover and she says they don’t have anyone like Jake on the radio and she compares him to Steven Tyler. Blake says he’d cast his vote for Caroline on this one. John says Caroline has power and confidence in her voice and Jake did some unexpected things. John would pick Jake. Gwen says she’s proud of them. She says Jake has so much confidence and experience and they just seen the tip of the iceberg and Caroline has this young girl that she wants to share her experience with. Carson says it’s time for Gwen to make a decision. Gwen says she’s making her decision based on how she feels inspired right now and the winner of this battle is…Jake. Next we have check-in with Team John and his advisor Usher. John has paired Preston C. Howell vs Mendeleyev and he gave them the song Fire and Rain by James Taylor. Usher says Preston is beyond his years and the more he finds his sound and who he is as a performer that will help him win. Usher says Mendeleyev has a unique voice and he’s comfortable with it. John advises Preston to take the lyrics and deliver them to the audience. John wants Mendeleyev to go a little softer at the end of some of the phrases. Preston and Mendeleyev step into the ring for their battle. Gwen says that was really, really pretty and she loved when they sang together. Gwen says Mendeleyev had some interesting choices and Preston’s tone is so pretty. Gwen would go with Preston. Kelly says Mendeleyev has amazing range and she loved Preston because he showed versatility. Blake says feels like there’s something about Preston’s voice. John says their voices are extremely different. John says Mendeleyev’s tone is so rich and beautiful and Preston didn’t let that deter him and he has poise and control. Carson asks who the winner is. John says the winner of this battle is…Preston! As the battles continued Team Blake’s final pairing was Ricky Braddy vs Jordan Chase and they sang the song Rumor by Lee Brice. Blake picked the winner as Ricky! Gwen’s final battle pairing was Calvin Lockett vs Brennen Henson and they performed Yellow by Coldplay. Gwen picked the winner as Calvin! The final battle will be from Team Kelly and we check-in with her advisor, Normani. Kelly has paired Lauren Hall vs Hello Sunday and she gave them the song Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus. Normani says Hello Sunday can create moments that no one else can because they’re a duo. Normani says Lauren is a powerhouse for sure and she has range. Kelly helps Hello Sunday harmonize and tells Chelsea not to hold back over Myla. Normani tells Lauren to maybe have a more intimate moment. Lauren and Hello Sunday step up for the final battle. Blake says that was an incredible performance overall and so entertaining and they did a good job of working together. John feels like Lauren’s tone is very beautiful and she was passionate, but Hello Sunday wasn’t as technically sound but the fireworks were awesome. John says for the first time he’s not going to tell Kelly who she should pick. Gwen says this was another level and she wants to see more of Hello Sunday and Lauren is the kind of voice she’d want to hear on a record. Kelly says Hello Sunday was impressive and she feels like herself and Lauren are similar. Carson asks who the winner of the battle is. Kelly says her team has been so stacked and she’s never been afraid of losing someone who could beat her. Kelly says the winner…we go to commercial. Kelly says the winner is Hello Sunday! Lauren is available to steal and she says she’s honored and being coached by Kelly was the best moment of her life. Blake hits his button and Lauren will join Team Blake! The Battle have wrapped up and the coaches are now getting ready for The Knock-Outs and Taylor Swift will be the mega mentor. Taylor says she likes The Voice because the coaches all have heart and they really care. Blake will kick-off the Knock-Outs and he has paired Cali Wilson vs Marina Chello. Cali is going to perform Wicked Game by Chris Isaak. Blake tells her to make sure she connects to the audience. Marina is going to sing I Who Have Nothing by Shirley Bassey. Taylor gives advice on how to use her hands to convey the story of the song. Marina steps up first for her performance. Cali then steps up for her turn. John says they both look like they belong up there. John says Cali was so beautiful and subtle and pitch perfect and Marina was fully in control. John says wow Blake. Gwen says they were both stunning and Cali picked a perfect song and it showed everything she was as an artist and Marina is just exciting to watch. Kelly says Cali did a great job and Marina is really gifted and beautiful. Blake says this is what you hope for as a coach and they both deserve to be on the show and the radio. Blake says Cali made every emotion of that lyric come to life and Marina has been incredible since the beginning. Carson says Blake has a big decision. Blake says he knows who he has to pick. The winner of this Knock-Out is Cali! Team Kelly will be the next Knock-Out pairing. Kelly paired Jake Hoot vs Melinda Rodriguez. Jake has chosen the song Cover Me Up by Jason Isbell. Tyler says Jake has a nervous habit which is to sway and Kelly suggests a mic stand. Melinda has chosen the song Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. Taylor gave some advice on the hook and saving the melody. Jake steps up first for his performance and then Melinda takes the stage. Blake says that was an awesome Knock-Out because Kelly is going to make a huge mistake no matter what she does. John says he loves Jake’s voice and it’s amazing only one of them turned for him in the blinds, but Melinda this was her best performance. Gwen says she was impressed with both of them. Gwen says Melinda did a great job and Jake is one of her favorites. She says he’s an ordinary guy with an extraordinary voice. Kelly says her team is stacked and Melinda nailed her performance and Jake was just being him and that’s cool. Kelly says she’s been thinking about rounding out her team and how they are going to go forward into the lives. Kelly says the winner of this Knock-Out is going to be Jake. Team John is up next and he has paired Katie Kadan vs Max Boyle. Katie is going to sing Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin. Taylor says it’s hard not to feel joy when Katie sings. Max steps up and he is going to perform When the Party’s Over by Billie Eilish. Taylor says Max’s performance was intimate and powerful. Katie steps up first and performs and she gets an ovation from all four coaches. It’s Max’s turn and he takes the stage for his performance. Gwen says there’s a star quality to Katie, but Max was gorgeous and his voice was so strong. Gwen says it’s equal in so many ways. Kelly says Katie is magical and Max, she thinks he won this. Kelly says she expected Katie to be wonder woman, she didn’t expect Max to be Superman. Blake says it was a great time for Max to have that moment and Katie was awesome and he’d pick her. John says he’s proud to be their coach and they executed their songs so masterfully. John says Max told the story of the song so perfectly and Katie gives them fireworks every time. John says the winner of this Knock-Out is Katie! Max thanks John and says he was honored to work with him. Max gives John a hug and Gwen and Kelly both hit their buttons. Kelly says she was so moved and she loved Katie and she thinks he blew her away and he was incredible. Gwen says they had no idea he would be that good and he moved them with his singing and personality and he’s the kind of artist she’d listen to and she’d love to work with him. Max gets to pick a new coach and he says this is weird…he picks Kelly!
  7. We pick up with James Violet deciding whether he wants to stay with Team Gwen or making the move to Team John. James has decided to choose…Team John! We’re going to kick off the night with Team Blake and his advisor Darius Rucker. Blake has paired Zach Bridges vs Cory Jackson and he has given them the song Should Have Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith. Darius says Cory has a great voice to tell a story and Blake says Zach has a classic sounding country voice. Blake says the winner will be the artist who makes him believe what they are singing. Zach and Cory step into the ring for the first battle of the night. John enjoyed both of them but he’d lean towards Zach. Gwen says she knows Blake so well, but she doesn’t know what he’s thinking right now. Gwen says Cory stole the show for her and that’s who she’d pick. Kelly says they should be a duo and their tones blend so well and she doesn’t know who to pick. Blake says Zack has this big baritone voice and it’s commanding, and Gwen made a great point on Cory’s showmanship and Kelly is right, there’s not a clear winner here. Blake is going to go with a gut feeling because they both really shocked him. The winner of this battle was…Zach! Our next team pairing is from Team John and his advisor Usher. John has paired Marybeth Byrd vs Dane and Stephanie and he gave them the song Burning House by Cam. John suggests they change-up the melodies. John says he wants to feel the emotional core of the song. Usher suggests they make a moment for themselves and showcase their ranges. Marybeth and Dane and Stephanie take the stage for their battle for Team John. They get an ovation from all four judges. Gwen says wow! She says that was so good, so beautiful. She says Dane and Stephanie are magical together and Marybeth has the style of singing she wants to listen to. She’s not going to pick. Kelly says all three of them were magical. Kelly says Dane won the battle because what he did was so difficult and Marybeth is just as talented, but she’d go with Dane and Stephanie. Blake says he can’t believe Dane and Stephanie have come as far as they have, but he’s putting his bet on Marybeth to be in the finale. He thinks she has everything it takes to win the show. John says he’s proud to be a coach for all of them. He feels like the confidence in Dane and Stephanie grew and Marybeth, it’s just amazing to hear someone singing with her maturity and control and she’s a really gifted vocalist. John says this is a tough decision. The winner of this battle is…Marybeth. We’re going to check-in with Team Gwen and her advisor will.i.am. Gwen has paired Rose Short vs Jessie Lawrence and she gave them the song Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd. Will.i.am really liked Rose showed her personality and Gwen says it’s fun to see them bring it. Will.i.am says Jessie sings awesome and he needs to have the same naturalness as Rose does. Gwen says this is going to be one of the big moments of the night. Will.i.am says Jessie needs to leave a stain on his brain because Rose is so dynamic she can wash it away if he doesn’t. Jessie and Rose take the stage for the final performance of the night. They also get an ovation from all four judges. Kelly says what a way to end the night. That was sexy, cool, and so different. Kelly says job well done. Blake says Gwen has talked a lot about them. Blake says Jessie was a one chair turn and now he’s middle of the radar and he’s right on pitch and he has a cool style. Rose hit a big note on the chorus and Blake gets enjoyment out of someone who will pick their moment and he’s not picking anyone. John says Jessie has so much fire in his voice and Rose is a phenomenally talented vocalist. John says Gwen has been raving about them and he will try and help her and he leans ever so slightly towards Rose. Gwen says she is so proud. She knew they were magical, but she didn’t know they’d fire up the room. Gwen says Rose is special and she needs to own it and Jessie says she heard something raw and cool in his voice and it makes her feel so good to hear the other coaches recognize that in him. She says this is an unbelievable, heart wrenching decision she has to make. She loves them so much, but the winner of this battle is going to be…Rose! Jessie is available to steal or save and Gwen immediately hits her button. After a moment, Blake hits his button to steal. Blake says he’s not going to make a pitch to him but he wanted to show how much respect he has for Jessie and how much he deserves to be on the show. Gwen says thinks he deserves to be here because he worked really hard and it’s not just about his voice, it’s him. Jessie gets to pick his coach and he is going to stay with the queen.
  8. We get right to our first battle pairing of the night on The Voice. Our first battle pairing is from Team John and he has paired Jared Herzog vs Will Breman. John introduces them to Usher and he has given them the song Treat You Better by Shawn Mendez. Usher says Jared has the voice that can captivate an audience and Will reminds him of Dave Matthews. Usher advises both to find their little niches and that will make them a star. Jared and Will both take the stage for their performance. Gwen says that was so awesome. Gwen says she can’t keep her eyes off Will and Jared’s opening voice was so pretty. She says Will has a really crazy energy on stage. Gwen says Jared is so gifted, but she couldn’t stop looking at Will. Kelly says Jared has range that is pretty is amazing. She says Will has all the style in the world and all the texture in his voice. Blake finds them both very sexy and Jared made him lean in and he was nailing the notes, but Will was unbelievable. Blake says Will delivered an incredible performance. John says everyone stepped up and did well beyond what they are supposed to do and they overcame the challenges and he’s proud he got to work with both of them. Carson asks who the winner is and John says part of it is his own preference and part is charisma and star power. The winner of this battle is…Will! Jared appreciates John’s kind words and he couldn’t have asked for anything more. The next battle pairing is from Team Blake and he has paired Marina Chello vs Ricky Duran. Blake introduces them to his advisor Darius Rucker. Blake gave them the song Valerie by The Zutons. Darius says Marina has one of those voices that can sing anything. Darius says Ricky has a little of Chris Robinson in him. Darius says they are both great performers. Blake says Ricky has tons of gravel in his voice and you just want to see more. Blake says Marina has a grip on what she’s doing and can probably go toe-to-toe with anyone in the competition. Marina and Ricky take the stage for their performance. John thinks Marina has an excellent voice and she was so confident and Ricky sounds like a star. John says Ricky has something in his voice that is extra magical. Gwen says it was such a tough battle. Gwen says Marina’s voice kept getting better and better and Ricky has star quality. Kelly says they are completely captivating and they brought out each other’s A game. Blake says they did everything a coach could ask them to do and they gave it 150% and they are both way overdue for a break in music. Blake says this decision is awful to make. Blake says he’s picking a winner based off this song. The winner of this battle is…Ricky! Marina is available to steal or save. Blake hits his button to save her. Kelly hits her button to steal! Blake says he’s believed in her since the beginning and it’s not time to start over again with someone. Kelly thinks they have a similar vibe and she thinks there is something super special about her and she thinks the right choice would be her. Marina is now going to pick her coach and she says it feels like the blinds all over again! Marina says she’ll stick to her guns and she’s going home again and going to Team Blake. Next we check in with Team Kelly and her advisor Normani. Kelly has paired Jake Hoot vs Steve Knill. Kelly has given them the song Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson. Kelly advises them to do something unexpected in the one spot in the song to express the message. Normani says Steve has a smoky, raspy tone and he was a standout to her. Kelly says she can’t believe Jake and Steve were one chair turns. Jake and Steve take the stage for their performance. Blake says Jake has the most awesome perfect amount of nasal and it adds character and authentic. Blake says Steve has a great voice and it was beautiful and he would pick Jake. John says Jake’s tone sounded perfect for this like he owned the song and Steve has a wonderful voice and he can do a lot of interesting things with it but he was more impressed by Jake. Gwen says she was blown away by both of them. Steve’s voice is so warm and beautiful and when Jake came in his voice is so strong it resonates. Kelly says she grew up hearing this song and they both executed this song perfectly and it comes down to who will round out her team. The winner of this battle is…Jake! As the night wore on, Kelly had more tough decision to face. Kelly paired Brennan Lassiter vs Gracee Shriver and they performed Blue Ain’t Your Color by Keith Urban. Kelly loved both of their voices and she chose the winner as Gracee. Kelly also paired Damali vs Brooke Stephenson and they sang Set Fire to the Rain by Adele. Kelly says one has a pure tone and the other is magical and raw. Kelly chooses the winner as Damali! Time to check-in with Gwen and her advisor will.i.am. Kiara Brown vs Royce Lovett and Gwen gave them the song Turn Your Lights Down Low by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Will.i.am wants Kiara to be a bit more aggressive in the song and Royce has a spectacular tone. Gwen says Kiara got sparklier the more she came out. Gwen says they are awesome together. Kiara and Royce take the stage. Kelly says that was one of the most fun performances. Kelly says Royce had such depth and Kiara shocked her. Kelly says she’d probably go with Kiara. Blake says he wants that version on his playlist. Blake says Kiara had the taller mountain to climb, but he’d go with Royce because he feels like he’s hitting a groove. John says Royce is great because his voice is made for the song, but Kiara is showing them what they missed out on in the blinds. Gwen is so proud of Kiara and she unleashed more than she expected and Royce had the energy he needed and incredible with his style. She doesn’t know what to do right now. It’s time to pick a winner. Gwen says she is so proud and she loves them and she has to pick. She’s going to choose the winner as…Royce! Kiara is available to steal or save and Kelly hits her steal button and Gwen follows with her save. Kelly says she thinks Kiara tricked her in the blinds and she didn’t show what she was capable of in the blinds. Her range is incredible and she’s so impressed by her voice and she thinks she belongs here. Gwen says she would love to work more with Kiara because they had a lot of fun. Kiara says she’s had fun and Gwen opened up a part of her that she didn’t know expected. Time for Kiara to choose with team to go to and she decides to go to Team Kelly! Blake has paired Joana Martinez vs Matthew McQueen. Blake gave them the song High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco. Darius says Joana is a 15-year old 40=year old. Darius says they sound great together. Blake says Joana has a lot of confidence and Matthew has great diction. Blake says this battle will come down to which artist will give the best performance they can give. Joana and Matthew step into the ring for their battle. John says he loves their energy and their chemistry. John loved Matthew’s growl and Joana was fantastic and she has more poise than she should have. John says he would pick Joana. Gwen says Matthew did a great job and there were moments that were shockingly good, but she wanted Joana on her team. Gwen says she’s leaning towards Joana, but Matthew is super interesting as an artist. Kelly says it’s amazing that Joana is so young, but she could not take her eyes off Matthew. Kelly says Matthew made that song his and she thought he was captivating. Blake says this is a really tough song to sing and he can’t even think that fast. Blake says Matthew did things that were captivating and he locked in on his vocals. Blake says everything about Joana is impressive. Blake says it would have been easier if one of them would have sucked. It’s time to pick a winner. Blake says the winner of this battle is…Joana. Our final battle pairings is from Team Gwen and she has paired Kyndal Inskeep vs James Violet. Gwen gave them the song I Could Use a Love Song by Maren Morris. James and Kyndal are struggling with remembering lyrics and will.i.am says they would be prepared if this were the Grammy’s and they need to treat every moment like that. Will.i.am says Kyndal’s voice is complete and James has an amazing voice. Will.i.am says James’s range is spectacular and Kyndal needs to not back down and flex on him and own him. James and Kyndal step onto the stage for the final performance. Kelly says their voices sound beautiful together. Kelly says Kyndal has a pure angelic vibe and James is like a dark angel. Kelly says James might be a little ahead of Kyndal, but her voice doesn’t sound like anyone else’s. Blake says James might have had a harder time figuring the song voice but he did it, and Kyndal laid stuff in their a little differently and she was cool. Blake would probably go with Kyndal. John thought Kyndal was going to win just off the first few lines, but James hit some thrilling notes. John would go with Kyndal. Gwen says she had her heart wrapped around Kyndal and she doesn’t think she realized how unique and interesting James’s voice was. Gwen says James is 20 and he hasn’t even drank yet and she’s super torn. Gwen says she is going to say the winner of this battle is…Kyndal! James is available to steal and John smacks his button and Gwen hits her save button. John says he really heard the magic in his voice and he has a super cool vibe and he would love to coach him. Gwen says she had this planned the whole time and she’s so proud of him and she wants to keep this relationship going. John says he only has one steal and it’s all James’. John says Gwen was ready to toss you to the garbage heap. James now gets to decide which team he wants to go with. James says this is so hard…and we’ll be continued tomorrow night.
  9. Night two of the battles starts right now! We’re going to check-in with Team Kelly and her advisor Normani and hear how they got their first battle pairing ready. Kelly has paired Injoy Fountain vs Alex Guthrie. Kelly gave them the song Home by Marc Broussard. Normani says Injoy is a star and has charisma and Alex is soulful and has an old-school funk and bluesyness to him. Normani says she wants to see them move around more. Normani tells Injoy to be confident in her choices and she advises Alex to make more eye contact. Injoy and Alex take the stage for their battle. Blake feels Alex could have been more aggressive with his approach and Injoy slapped the song around. John says Alex is a very strong singer but he didn’t get a glimpse of his personality, and he loved Injoy’s moves and her outfit. Gwen says she was taken aback by Alex and she did hear the personality in his voice. Kelly says they are both incredibly talented and gifted and she’s in love with both of them and she thinks they are equal and she has to go with who she thinks will round out her team. Carson says it’s time to pick a winner and Kelly says the winner of this battle is…Alex. Injoy is available to steal and she thanks Kelly for believing in her and giving her the opportunity to be here. We’re going to check-in with Gwen and her advisor Will.I.Am. Gwen’s first battle pairing is Elise Azkoul vs Myracle Holloway. Gwen gave them the song breathin by Ariane Grande. Will.I.Am says they are both spot on. He says when you see someone beating you it should be motivation to push you to do things you didn’t think you could. Elise and Myracle take the stage for their performance. Kelly says that was beautiful. Kelly was impressed with Elise’s control and she thinks she has a gift and Myracle her voice feels like Mary J. Blige. Blake says they both had some really great moments. He feels like he hears Myracle’s past in her voice and he’d go with her. John felt a lot of emotion from both of them and his favorite part of the performance was the run Elise did and he’d love to hear Myracle take more vocal risks. Gwen says this is the hardest part and they are both equally gifted and this is a hard decision. She doesn’t know what to do because they are both so emotional. The winner of the battle is…Myracle! Elise is available to steal and she thanks Gwen for believing in her and seeing something in her. Matt New vs Max Boyle performed Let Me Love You by Mario from Team John and he picked the winner as Max. Team Blake paired Cali Wilson vs Elliemae and they sang Miss Me More by Kelsea Ballerini and Blake picked the winner as Cali. The final pairing of the night is Katie Kadan vs Destiny Rayne from Team John. John gave them the song Tiny Dancer by Elton John. John says Destiny is stronger than he expected, but when she belts she really belts. Usher advises them to take a deep breath before their final note. Usher says Destiny has the making of a great career. He says this will be his favorite performance and they could have a moment. Katie and Destiny take the stage for the final song of the night. Gwen says Destiny had all of the character and she stood her own and those two together were so beautiful and professional, but Katie has a crazy voice. Kelly says that was so good and they both made room for each other and they adapted to each other. Kelly says Katie showed restraint but Destiny killed it. Blake says Katie’s voice is an eruption and Destiny rose to the occasion and made that a great duet. John says that was really thrilling to watch. Carson asks who the winner of the battle is. John says he didn’t know Destiny would deliver the power and intensity and Katie’s voice is magic and she needs to be making records. The winner of this battle is…Katie! Destiny thanks John and says it’s been an honor and she’ll cherish it forever. She starts to walk off and Blake smacks his steal button. Blake gets up to give Destiny a hug and Gwen hits her button. John says he already used his save so Destiny has a decision to make. Blake says he doesn’t want to fight with his girlfriend but he will for her. Blake says Destiny stepped up and blew the roof off this place and he’s willing to use his only steal on her. Gwen says this proves it’s not just about the voice and she wants to bring out her personality. Blake says he’s won more seasons than Gwen has been a coach and Gwen says she’s had a longer career. It’s time for Destiny to choose her coach. Destiny picks…Gwen!
  10. It’s the last day of the blinds! Our first act of the night is Zoe Upkins. Her mother believed in her talent, but she passed away of cancer. She takes the stage and performs Angel of Mine by Monica. John and Blake both turn immediately with Kelly shortly behind. Kelly wants to know how Zoe even knows that song. Gwen says she blew it by not turning and she says she feels silly. John says she’s really fantastic and he says it would be so much fun to work with her. Blake says this is going to push her and it would be smart for her to choose a coach who has been there a long time. Blake says he doesn’t seem like the right coach for her on paper, but he is the right coach for her. Gwen says it’s time for Zoe to pick a coach and she doesn’t hesitate and says she picks…John! Our next artist is Matthew McQueen and his sister and his grandmother both had a dream the same night that he would be on The Voice. His family is very supportive. He’ll be singing Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi. The coaches all listen and Kelly turns towards the end with Blake shortly behind. Matthew introduces himself and John says he looks like a very handsome movie villain. Kelly says he got better and better and kept it classy and tasteful and his rasp was cool and sexy. Kelly says she really, really wants him on her team and she knows what it takes to strategize in a competition. John says Matthew took them on a journey and it was a cool ride. Blake says he only has one spot too but he wants to give his last spot to him and he has coached the winner six times, and they haven’t all been country artists. John says Matthew, who do you pick as your coach? Matthew says his grandmother and sister had a dream that he was on team Blake so he’s going with team…Blake! The next artist takes the stage and her name is Gracee Shriver and she’s from Owasso, OK. She’s a tennis player and she’s on the national honor society. She’s very driven. She sings Rainbow by Kacey Muscgraves. Kelly hits her button and turns for Gracee. Gwen turns shortly after. Gracee is a 2-chair turn. Kelly thinks Gracee is super talented and she has a style that is so unique. Gwen says she’s from Oklahoma too! She says her voice is a character voice and it’s such a unique sound. And there’s so many things she can do to stylize more. Blake apologizes that his team is full but there’s still a great opportunity for her to be in the family. John asks Gracee who she picks as her coach and she says she chooses…please God and we go to commercial. We’re back and Gracee is choosing her coach and she chooses…Kelly! Next up is Ty Mauro and he’s an EMT. Ty’s mom noticed he liked rhythms and he loves music. He takes the stage and performs Let’s Stay Together by Al Green. Gwen says he has a nice voice but she doesn’t turn for him. Hey talk about how smooth his voice is. Kelly says his tone was incredibly cool. John says he just needs a little more polish. Gwen is looking for a girl to mentor. We hear a girl take the stage and she performs Somebody to Love by Jefferson Airplane. All the coaches are dancing and looking at each other. Gwen finally hits her button and We see Caroline Riley. Caroline has completed Team Gwen! Caroline introduces herself and she’s sixteen and Gwen says dreams do come true. Caroline likes Gwen Stefani and Green Day, who Gwen toured with. Caroline has always liked to do rock songs and she’s in a duo and they do a lot of classic rock. She says The Voice is her dream come true. Kelly says their teams were all full and she’s rad and so perfect for Gwen. It’s now time for the battle rounds and the coaches are discussing their strategies for pairings and John tells us this is the first season they can save their own artist in the battle rounds. Usher has joined Team John as a mentor and they prepare to meet their first battle pairing. Our first battle pairing is Zoe Upkins vs Khalea Lynee. John says he sang to Khalea to get her on his team and Zoe sang a Monica song. John gave them the song The Boy is Mine by Brandy and Monica. Usher says Khalea is wavy and effortless and John loves that Zoe has natural ability. John wants Khalea to loosen up and Usher tells Zoe to go for it when they battle in the chorus. Usher and John add a couple of lyrics for them to add and they want them to freestyle a bit. John says Khalea and Zoe will be a fun duet and they are both extremely talented. Khalea Lynee and Zoe Upkins step into the ring for their battle and they sing The Boy is Mine by Brandy and Monica and Kelly is excited. Gwen says Zoe’s presence was shocking in that song and she was super impressed by her and Khalea’s voice was buttery, but she thinks Zoe won the battle. Kelly loved both of them and they are both fantastic and she’s going in if either of them are up for grabs. Blake says Zoe is far ahead at 16 but Khalea’s professionalism goes along way and he’d go with Khalea because she’s ready for this competition. John says Khalea is really polished and this is a tough decision. Carson asks who the winner is and John is going with who he thinks is the most versatile…Khalea. Zoe is available to steal or save and John hits his button and then Gwen and Kelly both hit their buttons as well. John says he shouldn’t have paired them together and he loved how she got into the character of the song. John begs her not to leave him. Kelly says she’s won this show with two minor girls. Gwen says John already admitted that he messed up and she doesn’t want a coach that messed up and she can help Zoe even more with stage presence. John wants the last word and he says the fact they are in love with her is a testament to good coaching. Zoe now gets to pick her coach and she has to go with John. Darius Rucker is joining Blake Shelton as an advisor. Team Blake’s first battle pairing Josie Jones vs Kat Hammock. Blake has given them the song Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver. Kat says she’s going to have to project her voice more because Josie is going to give her a run for her money. Blake tells Josie she can really project and Kat needs to do that. Darius says Kat’s voice is so sweet and so special and Blake says some of the verses sound like she’s running out of air. Blake advises them to make sure they shake off their nerves. Josie and Kat are ready for their battle. John says their voices couldn’t be much more different. Josie had power and Kat has a unique and distinct voice. John thinks Kat’s voice is more intriguing but Josie gave a technically better performance. Gwen loved that. It was such a pretty rendition. Gwen says Josie had no nerves and Kat has a voice you’d listen to all day long. Kat would go with Kat. Kelly says this was a hard song. Kelly says Kat’s voice is breathtaking and Josie has a confident voice. Blake says Kat lives in a head voice and Josie switched back and forth from her head voice to her chest voice and she did it well. Blake says there is no one else like Kat and congratulations on that. Blake is going to choose based on experience and what strikes a chord with the audience. The winner of this battle is Kat. Josie says it was an honor working with Blake. Our final battle pairing of the night is from team Kelly and her adviser is Normani. She has paired Melinda Rodriguez vs Shane Q. They were given the song Way Too Good at Goodbyes by Sam Smith. Kelly advises them to get in sync on the harmonies. Normani says Shane is very soulful and he’s one to look out for. Kelly gives tips to Melinda on her breath control. Kelly watch Melinda and Shane during their rehearsal and she says they really did their homework. Melinda and Shane take the stage for the final battle of the night. Kelly is excited with their performance. Blake says they are both individually incredible vocalists. Blake says he can’t say anyone was way ahead but he’d probably go with Shane. John says they are both fantastic singers and if he were to advise Kelly, just by a hair he’d pick Shane. Gwen says Melinda was so confident and that’s what she was attracted to and Shane’s voice was so shocking. Kelly says Melinda executed everything flawlessly and Shane has great range. Kelly is choosing a winner and she wishes she hadn’t put them together. The winner of this battle is…Shane! Melinda is available to steal and Kelly hits her save and John hits his steal. Kelly says Melinda is crazy talented. John says he loved both of their voices and it was clear they both deserved to be on the show. John says she has a very good coach right now, but she can upgrade. He’d love to work with her and he’d have so much fun picking songs with her and he’d love to steal her from Kelly Clarkson and welcome her to the winner team. Melinda is picking her new coach…John is still pitching and Kelly tosses in she won a competition on TV. Melinda says ummm…she’s going to stay with Kelly!
  11. It’s night 6 of the Blind Auditions. Our first artist of the night is Myracle Holloway from Los Angeles, CA. She was raised by her grandparents and she works with high-risk students. She takes the stage and performs When I Was Your Man by Bruna Mars. Blake hits his button about halfway through the performance and Gwen is not far behind. Myracle is a 2-chair turn. Blake asks Myracle her name and she introduces herself. Blake says he was completely wrapped up in that performance and her voice sounded like she was just about to lose it. He’d be excited to sit in a rehearsal room with her every week because he loves her voice. John says he loved the brokenness of her voice and he could feel the connection. Kelly says her voice is magical. Gwen says she’s using the pain in her voice to tell her story. Gwen says she’s written songs about heartache and pain. Gwen says all those bad things that happened are just stepping stones to where she’s going. Kelly asks Myracle who she picks as her coach. Myracle says this is such a tough one…she chooses Team Gwen. Next up is Ricky Braddy and he lives in Nashville, TN. He’s been a part of the church and has done Christian and Gospel music, but he recently came out. He takes the stage and performs The Story by Brandi Carlile. Kelly says she loves this song. Blake hits his button and John is right behind. Gwen pushes next. Ricky is a 3-chair turn. John asks Ricky to introduce himself. John says he enjoyed that performance and his range was exciting. John says he sounded like a gospel singer, especially on the higher notes. Gwen says she felt like he was singing I was meant for you right to my face. Gwen says his voice is incredible and she enjoyed the theatrical side. Kelly says he should theater. Blake says when he heard what Ricky was singing he was hoping he’d get through it. Kelly asks Ricky who he’s going to pick as his coach. Ricky is thinking and he says he’s going to have to go…and we go to commercial. We’re back and Ricky is choosing his coach. Ricky says he’s going to have to go…with Blake. Our next artist Damali from Norwalk, CA. She attends a military high school. Her school doesn’t have a music program but she has a studio in her room. She performs Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish. Kelly hits her button at the very last moment and Damali will join Team Kelly. Gwen says her voice sounded wild, but her voice is beautiful. Kelly says she was going to turn way before she did but she wanted to trick them. She loved her voice and she thought she was really tasteful with her selections. We have a blind audition for us and we hear a man sing Up To the Mountain by Patty Griffin. Kelly hits her button and we see Steve Knill performing. John seems to be listening very closely. Steve will be joining Team Kelly. Steve is from San Francisco, CA. Kelly says his range is incredible and his falsetto is sweet. John agrees with Kelly and if he dials it back just a bit, his message will come through a bit more strongly. Destiny Rayne is the next artist and she’s from Coral Springs, FL. She just moved to Nashville and she works as a waitress and in retail. She’s also recently engaged. She’s going to perform To Make You Feel My Love by Adele. John hits his button and is the first coach to turn. Gwen hits her button not long after. Destiny is a 2-chair turn. Destiny introduces herself. Gwen says her voice is so gorgeous and she was able to take the lyric and feel it and she can teach things she’s learned to Destiny. John says he loved that she didn’t try to shoot for the moon, she just stayed in the pocket. John says she had a real point of view on the song and he’d love to work with her. Blake says Destiny, who do you pick as your coach? She says this is a really hard decision, but she picks…John Legend! Next we have Jo James from Austin, TX. He started playing bass when he was 8 years old. He started gaining a lot of weight and battle with depression and it was his wife who encouraged him to lose weight. He knows the teams are filling up but he’s going to bring his emotion and soul. He takes the stage and performs It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over by Lenny Kravitz. The coaches listen closely but Jo does not get a chair turn. Gwen and Kelly say he was very talented but their teams are getting full. Khalea Lynee is our next artist and she’s from . She’s been living as a single mom after she went through a divorce and music has been an outlet for her. She takes the stage and sings Best Part by Daniel Caesar. Blake and Kelly both immediately hit their buttons. John is right behind. Gwen finally hits at the end. Khalea is a 4-chair turn. John says Khalea’s tone is so beautiful and every choice she made was so spot on and she mesmerized them. He would love for her to be on the team of the defending Voice champion. Gwen says her favorite thing was watching her afterward. Kelly says she would throw down on a Whitney ballad. Blake says please pick me. He’s the senior coach and the only person who’s done the show every season. He thinks he could be the coach for her. John truly thinks he can win with Khalea and he thinks America will love her and he starts to sing to her. John says who are you going to pick Khalea? Khalea wipes away the tears and she picks…John.
  12. Tonight, it’s the 5th night of the blind auditions. Our first act is Joana Martinez and she’s 15 from Miami, FL. She goes to a performing arts school. Her first performance in front of people when she was 8 and she’d love to work with Kelly. She takes the stage and performs Call Out My Name by The Weeknd. The coaches are listening closely and Gwen and Blake look at each other. Gwen and Blake hit back to back and Kelly was going to hit but hesitates and says she’s so good and hits her button. Joana is a 3-chair turn. Gwen says she can’t believe she just did that. John says it was a near perfect performance and Blake says she was perfect. Gwen says when they turned Joana wasn’t even phased and she connected so well. She has a really instinctive with her voice and she’d love to work with her. Kelly says she should hone in on opening up her eyes and connecting and she’d love to have her on her team. Blake says if you’re in the moment, then keep your eyes closed and stay in the moment. Blake says whatever she did just then moved them and they just need to navigate the competition. Blake says she should pick the coach that had three people in the finale last year. Gwen asks who she picks as her coach and we go to commercial. We’re back and Joana is choosing her coach and she notices Blake doing the finger thing and she chooses…Team Blake! Carson asks Blake what his philosophy is this year and he says he loves all of them, one of them a lot, but he’s here to win. Gwen says she was nervous but she wants to beat Blake. She’s fired up. Next up we have a blind audition to us as well. We hear a woman’s voice singing Let Him Fly by The Dixie Chicks. Blake and Kelly hits back to back and Gwen follows. John is still listening. We meet Brook Stephenson and she grew up in a very small community. She grew up in Bolton, CT. She was a 3-chair turn. John says she was an appealing artist and they are going to fight over her. Gwen says her voice is so biting and calm and it was magical. Gwen says she would love to work with Brook. Kelly asks if she was going to go country and Brook says she’s more Americana. Gwen is excited. Kelly says she has a beautiful voice and the ability to bring people in. Blake greets Brook and says she probably doesn’t realize how great of a singer she is. Blake says he doesn’t want to be an experiment. Kelly says she will challenge Brook and Blake says he will get her in the finale. Gwen says she’s worked her way up from a little girl in her dad’s garage and she’s had a crazy long career and she’d love to share with her. John asks Brook who she wants to be her coach. Brook listens to the crowd yelling and she says she’s going to have to pick…Kelly. Zach Bridges is our next artist and he’s 28 and an X-ray tech and he’s going to perform a Blake Shelton song. He takes the stage and performs Ol’ Red by Blake Shelton. Blake finally hits his button and turns. The other coaches are all watching Blake. Gwen hits her button and turns and Blake just looks at her. Zach is a 2-chair turn. Zach is greeted by Gwen and introduces himself and says he’s from Pearl, MS. Gwen says anyone can pick songs and she can go on the internet and pick a song. She says he’s a really good singer and she’s a huge fan of Blake Shelton and she has no country artists. Kelly says she knew that was Blake’s song and she can only take so much rejection. John says he enjoyed Zach’s performance, but his problem was the song selection. Blake says Zach will not have to worry about him going on google to find country songs. Blake says he never dreamed how important that song would be in his life. He’s here all these years later and that song is timeless. Blake says he did a great job of it. Gwen says so who do you pick as your coach. Blake says the way this season is going he’s not going to assume anything. Kelly says blow our minds and pick Gwen. Zach thanks them all but he’s going to have to go for…Blake. Elliemae is our next act and she’s from Jerome, ID and she has felt pressured to be a farmgirl. She takes the stage and performs Merry-Go-Round by Kacey Muscgraves. Blake hits his button and Elliemae will join Team Blake. Next we see Jessie Lawrence and he’s from Newark, NJ and Callie Lee from Atlanta, GA. Callie takes the stage and sings No Excuses by Meghan Trainor. Kelly reaches for her button like she wants to hit and Gwen says she was so close and Kelly agrees. Callie did not get a chair turn. Kelly says she got a little worried because of the breath control. Jessie takes the stage for his turn and he performs All or Nothing by O-Town. Gwen hits her button and turns. Jessie is a 1-chair turn and he will be joining Team Gwen. Gwen says she’s very specific and she liked he could do all kinds of things with his voice and there was something genuine about it. Our next artist is Brennan Henson from Flint, MI. He sees himself as an alternative artist and he was excited to hear Gwen was going to be back on the show. Brennen sings Riptide by Vance Joy. Gwen hits her button. Blake turns at the end and Brennan is a 2-chair turn. Brennan introduces himself. Gwen tells Brennan that her dad was from 8 mile, Detroit. She’s always looking for someone who has character in their voice and could stand out on the radio and she felt like he was a songwriter. She says they can have fun together on a team and Blake says woah! Blake says if he gets Brennan on his team then Gwen will be mad and he’ll pay for it later on. Blake says he loves him. John asks Brennan how he wants to manage this relationship situation. Brennan thinks and thanks them both and says he has to go with…Gwen! Next we have Jared Herzog and he’s from Niceville, FL. He promised his girlfriend he would audition for The Voice. He goes to the same school Jordan Smith went to. He’s going to perform Speechless by Dan + Shay. He takes the stage and begins to sing. Blake and John both hit their buttons at almost the same time. Gwen hits her button. Kelly is still listening. Jared is a 3-chair turn. Jared introduces himself and John greets him. John says the beginning was really cool and he showed a lot of range and versatility and he’d love to work with him and build that story even more. Gwen says he has so much personality and different sides of his voice. Kelly thinks he sounds a little more soulful. Kelly thinks he will do well on the show. Blake says is she done yet? Blake says he had to go in because you’re a great singer. Blake says Gwen must have been disappointed because she wanted a girl and it was Jared standing there. John doesn’t want to come between America’s favorite couple and Jared could pick him and their relationship could stay intact. Gwen says if you pick her you get Blake and John says if you pick me you get Chrissy. It’s time for Jared to decide whose team he will be on. Jared says I’ll tell you what…and we go to commercial. We’re back and Jared is choosing his coach. Jared says he’s wanted to work them for a long time…he picks John! Clayton Cowell is the next artist and he’s from Hampton, VA and he’s a tattoo artist. Carson greets Clayton at his shop and talks to him. Clayton says art and music are a big part of his life. He takes the stage and he has chosen to perform he song Just Friends (Sunny) by Musiq Soulchild. John is immediately into the song. All the coaches are listening closely. Clayton does not get a chair turn. John says he loves that song but he thinks it’s a tough song to sing for this kind of show to showcase his voice. Kelly says he’s gifted and John says his range is impressive. Gwen says he looks so disappointed and being here is a big deal and he’s a really talented singer. Next we have Lauren Hall from West Hollywood, CA. She’s been auditioning for The Voice for seven years. This is the first time she’s made it past open calls. She’s a soccer player and had a college soccer scholarship but she’s always enjoyed singing. She steps up on stage and sings One and Only by Adele. Kelly immediately hits her button. Lauren is a 1-chair turn and she’ll be joining Team Kelly. Blake says he kept waiting to see what John would do. Matt new is the next artist and he’s from Midland, TX. He became a father at a young age and he’s struggled to provide for them and put music on the backburner. Now he’s here to try and change their lives. Matt takes the stage and sings Sunflower by Post Malone. Kelly and John are dancing. Kelly finally hits her button. Gwen follows. John hits his button right at the end. Matt is a 3-chair turn. Kelly sees Matt’s son and the two boys come on stage. Kelly and Gwen both say they have 5-year olds. Kelly says Matt’s wife is hot. Kelly says please pick me! Gwen says there was something really cool about his voice and she kept hearing pop and alternative and a little soul. Gwen says he has a beautiful voice and there’s something they could do together to make his personality come out and connect with people. Kelly says she is a huge fan of his voice and she loves that he’s super compassionate. She says he’s really good at strategy and she thinks working with him would be cool. John says he was so good that he often takes awhile to turn around. John says what got him was his tone, it’s just really lovely. He showed versatility and power and he’s so excited to have him on his team. Blake says he’s sorry he didn’t turn around especially since his family is up there staring at him. Matt is ready to decide who he’s going to pick for his coach and he consults his family. Matt says he loves this individual and he’s listened to their music since they started…he goes with Team John. The next artist is another blind audition for us and we hear a man singing Remedy by Seether and we meet Monty Montanaro and he’s from TN. He didn’t get a chair turn. Blake says he didn’t feel the singing was quite as controlled. John says there was good energy but his concern was also the control issue. Kelly says if he could have showed more dynamics he might have gotten a chair turn. Our final artist of the night is Ricky Duran and he’s from Worcester, MA. This song reminds him of his mom. Every time he performs he feels closer to his parents. He’s living the dream his parents had for him. He talks about his parents and the difficult times he and his sister have been through. His dad took his own life when Ricky was 22 and his mother passed away a year ago after being sick. He’s here to live his best life. He takes the stage and we go to commercial. Ricky is on stage and he performs River by Leon Bridges and all four coaches hit their buttons quickly. Ricky is a 4-chair turn and the coaches all get to watch the entire performance. Blake says he was listening to his singing and he wants him to know on his place in Oklahoma he has a river and he’ll take him to it. Blake says his tone is great and he was aggressive when he needed it and he’d love to be his coach. John heard immediately what beautiful control and tone Ricky had. He elevated that song. John hears his voice doing so many beautiful things and he’d love to work with him. Gwen says this show is perfect for him and he was so tasteful in that performance and she feels like she knows how to connect with people through music and she thinks he’s incredibly talented. Kelly says she loves listening to story tellers and it’s a natural gift he has and she would love to be his coach. John says Ricky, who do you pick as your coach? The audience is shouting. Ricky says the first concert he ever went to was a No Doubt concert and this is tough for him. Ricky says he wants to go with Blake.
  13. We kick it off with Cali Wilson who auditioned at the end of the show the previous night and is in the middle of deciding who her coach will be. Cali chooses…Blake! Tonight’s first artist is Injoy Fountain and after high school she went to Scotland and performed in rent. When she returned she found out she was pregnant and she is doing this for her daughter. Injoy takes the stage and performs 7 rings by Ariana Grande. John is dancing in his seat as Injoy performs and Gwen seems to like it and Blake is dancing too. Kelly is singing along. Kelly finally hits her button and turns and is on her feet dancing. Gwen turns next and she is on her feet too. Injoy is a 2-chair turn. Kelly says that’s her jam and she asks Injoy her name. Gwen says The Sound of Music changed her life and she thought that was a bold choice and she loved the mash-up styles and she would love to work with her. Kelly says they turned and saw her living her best life and it was so beautiful and infectious in a positive way and she’d love her to be Team Kelly. Gwen asks Injoy who she picks as her coach. Injoy thinks and says ok ok. She picks…Kelly! Our next artist is on stage and he is performing Makin’ Me Look Good Again by Drake White. Blake finally turns late in the song and Gwen hits at the last possible moment and we meet Jordan Chase from Pensacola, FL. Jordan is a 2-chair turn. Jordan talks about how music helped him as an outlet for him. John is excited to see America’s favorite couple fight it out. Blake says when Jordan sings it’s incredible and he’s going to fight for him and that means he might pay for it later. He just wants to let him know he’s laying his cards out there for him. Gwen says her favorite thing about his voice is it sounded so honest. Gwen says she could imagine being a 19-year old boy with a crazy, raspy voice and that’s why she’s drawn to him and his God-given gift. Gwen says she’s the only one that can connect to him. Kelly asks what genre he wants and Jordan says he likes Blues and Soul. Blake says he knows what it’s like to be a 19-year old boy. It’s time for Jordan to pick his coach and Jordan says he picks…Blake. Next up is a duo and they are twins Dane and Stephanie and they are best friends. Their dad and mom are very proud of their kids. Music is something they were passionate about and Stephanie loves the idea of the coaches not being able to see them. They take the stage and perform Angela by The Lumineers. Kelly is nodding her head. John hits his button. Blake hits his button shortly after. Dane and Stephanie are a 2-chair turn. Dane and Stephanie introduce themselves. Kelly loves their sound and she thought they did a stellar job. John says he got into it when they started harmonizing and the blend was gorgeous. He’s never had a duo on his team and he loves the idea of arranging multiple vocals together. Blake says he hasn’t done any vocal arranging, but he has won The Voice six times. He’s the only person to ever bring a duo to the finale. Come to Team Blake! Gwen asks who they pick as their coach. They look at each other and discuss it and Dane says they choose…John! Next we have James Violet from Syracuse, UT. He says Syracuse is the town you have to go through to get to Salt Lake City. He decided to follow his dreams and move to LA two weeks after high school. He eventually went home because the industry was cutthroat. He will be singing Sweet Creature by Harry Styles. Kelly says she loves this song and she is quick to hit her button. John says it sounds good as he listens along with Gwen and Blake. Blake finally hits towards the end followed by Gwen. James is a 3-chair turn. John asks James what his name is and he says he was fantastic. Gwen says she loves his voice so much. It’s soothing, emotional, and relaxed and she’d love to hear his voice on a song. Gwen says she’s a really good coach and she gets where his heart is and she’d love to work with him. Kelly says she was singing with him and his sound has a nice glass of wine vibe. She loves snowboarding in Utah. She loves him and would love him to pick her. Blake says his voice can take someone out of where they’re at. He says his voice could take them out in the woods somewhere. Blake says please pick me as your coach. Kelly says Blake will be creepy James should pick her. John says ok James, who do you pick as your coach and we head to commercial. We’re back and James is about to pick his coach. James takes a moment and he says he has to go with Gwen! Jordan McCullough is our next artist and he’s from Murfreesboro, TN. He says The Voice is his starting line and it will show him everything he went through is ok and there is a future. Jordan performs Let Me Love You by Mario. Jordan does not get a chair turn Kelly says it was so close. John says it felt a little bit scattered, but the moments where he was really good were exciting. He needs a little discipline how to perform the song and let the audience hear him. Our next artist is blind to us as well and he takes the stage. He performs Dream a Little Dream of Me by Ella Fitzgerald. Gwen, Kelly, and Blake all hit their buttons to turn. We finally see and meet Preston C. Howell from Miami, FL. John is listening. John finally hits his button and Preston is a 4-chair turn. Gwen says she can’t believe he’s 14 and her son is 13 and it’s cracking. Preston really loves jazz and what Michael Buble does. Gwen says they would all die to have him on her team and she would love to work with him. Kelly says she loved that he didn’t imitate and that big band personality will take him far and she’d love to be his coach. John says Preston sounded beautiful doing a standard. John says he loves the kind of music he did and he’s performed it and he just performed Unforgettable with the previous Voice winner. Gwen shows off she can sing standards. Blake says Preston’s voice is timeless and he’s done a lot of work with Micheal Buble and he’s a friend of his. Kelly says she has his number too. Blake says he’d be honored to be his coach. Kelly is such a fan and she’d love him to pick her. It’s time for Preston to pick his coach. Preston is thinking and the audience is shouting. Blake is pointing to himself and Gwen is “reeling” him in. Preston says oh gosh, I have to pick John.
  14. 28 year old Mendeleyev has no clue Carson is about to run into him. His parents are hippies and he was raised vegetarian. Carson asks if the music he does is like his vibe and he says he was introduced to folk music by his parents. His dad says this would have been his mother’s real dream, as she passed a month prior to the show. Lev will take the stage and perform solo without a band and he’s going to preform Girl From the North Country by Bob Dylan. Kelly says woah! The audience gets on their feet and the judges listen closely. John, Blake, and Kelly all hit their buttons during the chorus. Gwen is listening closely still. Gwen hits right at the end and Mendeleyev is a 4-chair turn. Kelly feels like his voice sounds like the glass of Pinot Noir and she feels like a warm blanket was wrapped around her. Kelly is talking fast and Blake can’t understand her. Gwen kind of wants to know what his name is. Lev gave his full name and Blake would like to know if he has a nickname they can use. Kelly says his voice has so many stories to it, it’s all those lives and he is so special. Gwen says her favorite part was watching him when the song finished and connecting to the audience. She’d love to work with him and she’s very creative. John says he’s not afraid to pronounce Mendeleyev’s name. John says it was unique and artistic and it was a really powerful moment. John says his fireworks were his hitting the low notes and his voice was rich and beautiful and he’d love to coach him. Blake says Mendeleyev, your voice shakes the rafters and helps tell the story. Blake says it’s cool for him to bring that style of music to life again. Gwen feels like she’s the most relatable to him because she’s from California. John wants to know what kind of artist he’d like to cover and he answers Richie Havens and John knows who he is. Kelly says it’s time for Mendeleyev to pick a coach. Mendeleyev says he got him with Richie Havens man and Kelly says she knew it…and he picks John. Let’s meet the next artist! His name is Jake Hoot from Cookeville, TN. His parents were missionaries and he was raised in the Dominican Republic. He moved back and he is a single dad with a 4-year old. He says it’s scary to take time from his daughter, but this is something that could benefit her. He takes the stage and he has chosen the song When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs. Blake and Kelly look at each other and they keep eying each other. Gwen wonders if Kelly will block Blake. The coaches are all listening and Blake and Kelly keep watching each other. Kelly finally hits her button. She gets up and sits down and looks down at Blake and Gwen tells him to do it and Blake reaches for his button and Kelly tells him not to. Jake is a 1-chair turn and is on Team Kelly. Blake says he didn’t know if Kelly blocked him. John asks his name and Jake introduces himself. Kelly says he might have wanted Blake, but this is a better place. John thought it was a great performance! Welcome to the show. Gwen loved the entrance and it was so electric and proud and powerful. Jake is 6’6, an inch taller than Blake. Kelly can’t wait to work with him on her team. Blake says she does love country music, but she doesn’t know anything about it. The next artist’s parents were both pastors so he grew up singing in the church. We don’t see his name or his face and he takes the stage and sings Just My Imagination by The Temptations. Blake hits his button quickly and we see Calvin Lockett. John hits his button and so does Gwen. He’s a 3-chair turn. Calvin introduces himself and Gwen is so excited he’s on the show because his voice is so exciting. Gwen feels threatened by John. She says she’s a fan and she’d love to listen to his style of music and she’d love to work with him. John says he loves that song. He loved Calvin’s version because it was subtle and controlled and he hasn’t heard anyone who sounds like him. John says it was a really masterful performance. Blake says it’s like buying a ticket to a show when he hits his button. He agrees with John, he can’t think of anyone who sounds like this guy and he hopes when this season is over that he makes a record when the season is done because he can be a star. Blake would love for him to pick him as a coach. Kelly says she’s an idiot but by time she thought about turning she knew she was out of the race. Kelly says he’s incredibly talented and he’s good looking. Gwen says it’s not just about the music, but it’s about getting your personality out and finding a way to let you touch people’s hearts. Kelly says Calvin, who do you want to pick as your coach? Calvin thanks them for everything they’ve said, he’s shaking right now, he picks…we go to commercial. We’re back and Calvin is making his decision. Calvin chooses…Gwen! Gwen can’t believe it and she runs in circles and goes down on her knees. She’s thrilled to have Calvin on her team. The next artist is Josie Jones and she loves Blake and she’s from Hamilton, AL. She sings country and she loves it. She loves to fish but her favorite thing to do is jam out with her family. Josie is 16 and she’s ready to perform Men & Mascara by Julie Roberts. John hits his button pretty quickly. Blake is listening intently. Blake finally hits his button. Josie is a 2-chair turn. Josie introduces herself and Kelly loves her accent. Kelly says she could tell she likes country, but she also has a Andra Day and Maren Morris tone too. Gwen says asks if she knows who Stevie Nicks is because she sounds like her. John says Blake is his nemesis. John says her tone is gorgeous and he turned first for her. He can coach a country artist. Blake says great job, it’s always exciting to hear a country voice like he’s never heard before and her pitch is incredible. He would love to have her on his team because the tradition of country music is important to him. Gwen says ok Josie, who do you pick as your coach? Josie says I’m so sorry John, she picks Blake. Every artist that comes to the voice dreams of getting a chair turn and Carson brings in Maelyn Jarmon to encourage the artist’s who are auditioning. Maelyn meets Johnny Sanchez and he would like Gwen to be his coach. He and his cousin started a band and then he met his wife and that changed everything. He takes the stage and sings Seven Spanish Angels by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. He does not get a chair turn. Kelly says she just got a big male vocalists and she didn’t want to give too many competing sounds, but she thinks Johnny has a cool, amazing tone. John thinks he needs a little more confidence and control. Blake asks about the arrangement and Johnny says it’s an original. Blake says it threw him for a loop but he was close. Next, we have Maelyn meeting Marybeth Byrd from Armorel, AR. She works a food truck with her dad. She says it’s a very small town. She says there are more people in the audience than in her small town and this is her chance. She takes the stage and sings Angel from Montgomery by John Prine. Kelly hits her button first and she has blocked Blake. John and Gwen have also turned. Blake hits his button at the very end, but he is blocked. Marybeth is a 4-chair turn. Blake asks Marybeth what her name is and he says he’s been blocked so congratulations and pick Gwen. John says he was in love with her voice from the first note she sang and she had complete control of how she sang. He would love to work with her because he thinks she could be a top contestant. Gwen says she’d love to take her heart and attach it to her voice. Gwen says Marybeth has a cute rasp and God gave her a gift and she loves to listen to music that’s emotional and she’d love to work with her. Kelly says one of her favorite artist’s is Bonnie Raitt and we heard Don’t Speak play by No Doubt while Kelly is talking. Kelly says she came from a show like this and we hear Don’t Speak again. Kelly says she feels like this is a good home for her and she used her one and only block for her. John says he just coached the Season 16 winner and he thinks Marybeth’s voice is versatile. Gwen says who do you pick as your coach? Marybeth says Lord help me. She’s just going to have to go with her gut and she picks…John! Next we have Tamika J and her parents are from Haiti and she works with special needs children. She performs You Got Me by The Roots and she does not get a chair turn. Kelly thinks she’s fantastic and she’s probably going to be bummed about losing her. John says he didn’t get enough on the singing part, but she was great on the rap parts. Next up we have Kiara Brown and she’s from Nevada. She started sing before she could talk and music has always been the foundation of her life. Kiara takes the stage and sings Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty. Kelly says it’s pretty. Blake is listening and looking at Gwen. Blake finally hits his button and Gwen hits a moment later. Kiara is a 2-chair turn. John asks Kiara what her name is and he says she has so much style and grace and her voice is very subtle. His favorite part was the very beginning, but he was worried that the chorus didn’t do it for him. Kelly thinks Kiara is very talented but she just overthought it. Blake says Kiara’s voice is hypnotic and he can hear the potential and the artistry. He hits his button and Don’t Speak starts to play again. Kelly realizes it was him and John hits Blake’s button and the music plays and Kelly says Blake is a liar and a cheater. Blake says he uses tactics to get an artist he wants on his team and she needs to be on the show. Gwen says she’d love to work with her and guide her through the competition. Gwen says she’s got a great singer/songwriter vibe. John says Kiara, who do you pick as your coach and Kiara says he picks…Gwen. Next we have Melinda Rodriguez and she’s from Miami, FL. She was 13 when her brother got sick and he had to have a heart transplant and he’s been re-listed for a heart transplant again. He’s there to support his sister. Melinda takes the stage and she performs What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Kelly and Gwen hit their buttons immediately. John and Blake are still listening. Melinda is a 2-chair turn. Melinda introduces herself to Blake and he says he knew when he saw Kelly and Gwen hit their buttons he had to stay out of it. John loved that she took a song they’ve heard a million times and added her own melodies. Gwen is really excited about Melinda and her voice and she says it was very creative and relaxed and she thinks she could help her with stage presence. Kelly says it was really, really beautiful and well executed and she’s a very talented person and they’d both love her on their team. John says it’s decision time! What are you going to do Melinda? Melinda thinks and says ummm…she’s going to go with Team Kelly! Our next artist is Jon Rizzo and he’s from an Italian family. He says they are a loud family. His mom says his son was like a sponge. He says forget it a lot and he denies saying it so they show replays. His dad and him started a band. He takes the stage and sings Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish. He does not get a chair turn. Kelly says from the beginning it sounded like Hootie and he has a solid voice. Gwen asks if he’s singing professionally and Jon says he has a cover band. Gwen likes a stylistic voice, but it seemed some of the style didn’t fit her taste. John says his tone is really nice and it takes up a lot of space in the room, but he wishes he’d done better at enunciating. Blake says Darius has a specific vibrato and that was a little too tribute-y. It’s time for our final artist, Cali Wilson and she’s a kick boxer and she’s from Salem, IA. Her mother was a professional singer and she feel in love with all sorts of music. Her mom says Cali is living her dream. Cali takes the stage and performs Dreams by Fleetwood Mac. Blake and John both hit their buttons and Gwen follows a little bit later. Kelly is still listening. Cali is a 3-chair turn. Cali introduces herself to John and he says he turned because her tone is super gorgeous and she sounded so pure on the low notes. He would love to coach her. Gwen says she didn’t mess that song up and she was getting lost in it and she’d love to work with her. Blake says he’s been to Salem, IA before and he only expects to run into people from Salem when he’s in Salem. Blake says Cali, he would be honored to be his coach. Kelly says Cali, from Salem, IA, who are you going to pick as your coach? Cali says she chooses…to be continued!
  15. Previously, on Big Brother, with only the showmance and Nicole left in the game, the stage was set for the final three part HOH competition and Michie conquered part one. Now, after a summer of epic competitions, intense emotions, and crazy confrontations, it all comes down to this. Who will become the final HOH and who will ultimately be crowned the winner of BB21 and walk away with the half million dollar prize. Find out tonight on the finale of Big Brother! Julie greets us and says it’s been a summer of powerful duos and Holly and Michie have managed to make it to finale night. Standing in their way is Nicole, who may have lost her partner, but she didn’t lose the will to win. Dr. Will Kirby introduces himself to the jury and he asks who they think will be joining them. Nick thinks it will be Cliff and Jess thinks it will be Michie. Jack thinks it will be Cliff and Christie thinks it’s Michie. It’s time to find out who it is…Cliff comes in. Dr. Will asks Cliff why he’s here and Cliff fills them in. Nick says you thought he would keep you over Holly? Cliff says Michie always talked to him about the value of a handshake and he fell for it. Dr. Will asks what the most important factors of determining a winner? Nick says comp wins and Kat says it has a lot to do with social game. Nick says 9 comp wins is massive. Jess thinks the social game is just as important. Kat says Michie is loyal and Sis disagrees. Kat says he screwed up her game from day one, but she saw a lot of facets of his game. Cliff doesn’t think Michie was loyal. Dr. Will asks if it was impressive that Michie talked them into keeping a showmance. Cliff says it was and that was his best game move. Jack says everyone did lie and he can’t fault him. Cliff says lies are fine, but don’t say you’re honorable and you played with integrity. Dr. Will says he could be a Jekyll and Hyde and he could be condescending and arrogant. Christie says this is Michie’s world and we’re all just living in it. Tommy says he’s heard Michie talk aggressively to Christie and Kat. He has to separate game from personal, does he vote with morals or his love of the game? Holly was part of a powerful duo and Nicole was a non-threatening outside. What does the jury think of them? Dr. Will asks Tommy what he thinks about Nicole and Tommy would love to give her vote to Nicole. Kat says she’s underrated and she’s playing a social game. Christie says she would drop a seed to create enemies and it was brilliant. Cliff says Nicole had some comp wins at the end. Sis is confused with her game play and she doesn’t know if it’s strategy or just luck. Nick says he doesn’t know if she played the whole game and Jess and Kat says she was playing game and laying low is what no one else was doing. Jack says if it was a strategy to float through the game and Kat says she was part of an alliance. Dr. Will says Holly and Michie are an alliance, who’s the brawn and the brains? Jess thinks Michie is both. Christie doesn’t respect Holly’s game if she just hid behind the biggest target. Kat says Holly did hold Michie back and that helped him get further. Nick says she did win some HOH’s. Tommy says she showed up when she needed to. Kat says Holly went after the bigger targets and Michie went after the bottom feeders. Cliff says Holly developed a lot of relationships with other HG. Jack says Holly was never put up as a threat and that’s impressive. Dr. Will says there is still game left to be played and they’ll be able to question the final two. He suggests they get their questions down. It’s time for part 2 of the HOH comp. Nicole says she needs to go balls to the wall. They need to match the day number to a memory on the giant brain. When they think they have all 12 memories labelled correctly they need to buzz in. The player who finishes the fastest time wins. Are you ready to play Foggy Memory. Nicole sees the memory of Jack signing up for his whacktivity and he knows that’s day 6. She’s been studying the days all summer. She sees the memory of Kaycee and she knows the Food Fight veto was day 9, and Otev was 35. We then see her getting the rest of her memories. She says she’s not an athletic beast, but she is a memory person. She locks in and she has one wrong and she changes the alien one and now she as two wrong. She realizes it’s the clown and she switches back and buzzes in and she’s correct. She says please be good enough. Holly is up and she wants to build up her resume before she stands in front of the jury and plead her case. She knows a lot of the days right off the bat, even though she’s not sure on all the days. She puts several up and she says this competition is exhausting. She’s never been rock climbing and she’s regretting it right now. She buzzes in and has the clown wrong. She tries another day and it’s wrong. She stops and says what is she getting wrong. She switches the clown memory again and this time she is correct. It’s time to reveal the times for the competition. Holly finished with a time of 10:38. Nicole finished with a time of…14:38. Holly has won the second part of the HOH competition! Michie says Holly brings home a W. She had a job to do and she got it done. Nicole says she should have beat her, she would have. She would have loved to pull out an underdog win for every single underdog in the world. She’s so frustrated. Nicole and Holly are talking and Nicole tells Holly to make sure she advocates for herself. Nicole says she got to this point because of her social game and she just needs to navigate this final three and get to the end. Nicole tells Holly she might have a better chance of beating her over Michie because of comp wins and Holly can own her game and the jury would appreciate that. Holly says it’s such a big moral dilemma. Holly worries about walking away with second place and she knows taking Nicole could give her a better shot of winning. But can she do that? Holly and Michie are now prepared to play part three of the HOH. The competition is called “The Jury is Out”. They will watch a series of videos and in each video the juror will make three statements about the summer and they have to figure out which statement is false. Whoever has the most points will win the final HOH! First we have Kat. Holly and Michie listen and they answer C. The correct answer is C and they both get a point. Jack is next and Holly and Michie both answer C. The correct answer is…C. Both are correct and they both get a point. Cliff is our next video. Holly and Michie both answer A. The correct answer is…A. Both are correct and they both have three points. Next is Tommy. Holly and Michie both answer B. The correct answer is…B. Both are correct and have four points. Analyse’s video is next. Holly answers C. Michie thinks about it and Julie asks them to lock in and Michie choose A. The correct answer is A. Michie has five points and Holly has four points. Next we have Christie. Michie immediately answers B. Holly hesitates and she answers A then switches to B at the last minute. The correct answer is…B. They both get a point. Nick’s video is next. Both Hollly and Michie answer C. The correct answer is C. Michie has 7 points and Holly has 6. It’s time for the last video and it’s Jessica. Both answer A. Michie wins the final HOH! Now Michie must choose to evict Holly or Nicole and ensuring the remaining HG a spot in the F2. Time to get his decision. Holly says it has been an honor to play the game along side him and she’s loved being his teammate and ride or die. Playing with him has been an incredible experience and she goofed on Sis’s question and he earned the right to decide and she would love to duke it out with him. Nicole says she respects his game so much and whatever he chooses to do she respects. She says he’s her brother for life and hopefully blood is thicker than water and Michie says everything comes full circle and hopefully he’ll take her. Michie says he loves them both and he can honestly say they are two of the best things to happen to him in the game both inside and outside and he loved spending the last week with the two best women in the house but he’s sorry and he votes to evict Nicole. They hug and Michie says he’s sorry and she says it’s a game! Nicole joins Julie on stage wearing Cliff’s hat. Julie asks Nicole what her thoughts are. She says she’s not shocked, but she stayed hopeful and had faith. She says it’s a game and she doesn’t get hurt. Julie asks what she’s taking away from this experience. Nicole says she’s learned so much about herself and this has been…she sees her family and she gets emotional. She says she’s learned about who she is and she loves herself and she’s learned to love herself. We’re back and 8 members of the jury are on stage. Julie tells them juror #9 was just evicted and Nicole enters. It’s now time to question the F2. They’ve been asked as a group to come up with three questions each. Julie goes to Michie and Holly and they are ready to ask questions. Cliff asks Michie, about jury management. Michie says he was forced to be in a position where he was on his own and he had to take shots directly at people and everything he did was game related. He was honest when he didn’t need to be, loyal when he had to be, and only lied when he had to. Everything was game and well thought out and strategic. Christie asks Holly what her strategy was coming in and how it evolved. Holly says she had plans A-Z and she didn’t know what she was going to do until she got there. She layed low until she learned about people and then stepped up when she had to. She didn’t talk about her academic or professional achievements. She spoke little and listened and won when she needed it to and didn’t show her cards. She adapted to conditions as they were thrown at her and she went through all plays A-Z. Tommy asks Michie about his degrading and condescending to women and they aren’t sure they should reward that type of behavior. Michie says he’s an intense person and he gives 110%. He has never degraded a woman’s character or physical attributes. He respects women more than anything, his mother raised him right. He knows himself and he did not ever mean to degrading. He didn’t make jokes or slanderous remarks towards women ever. Sis asks Holly how she played her own game. Holly says they never had a F2 and they played different games and they had different targets. She says he took out Sis to disarm herself, Tommy, and Christie and she went after bigger targets knowing it wasn’t the best move for Michie. She says people will thinks she rode coattails, but she argues she held on and dug her heels in to hold him back because she needed him as a teammate and a tool as well. She says she played a very different game. Jess asks Michie why he deserves to win over Holly. Michie says his strategy was there are always bigger fish and he wanted to leave targets in and disarm the people around them so the targets were removed when he needed to. Everything he’s done was strategy and well thought out and that’s what got him to the chair. Jack asks Holly why she deserves to win over Michie. Holly says there are a lot of ways to play the game and she chose the hardest route. She wanted to play with integrity and honesty and she was a straight shooter and she flew under the radar and she doesn’t think anyone was ever targeting her. She thinks she managed her relationships well and authentically. She was able to rely on her social game and her wit and she was calculated and thoughtful with all her moves. Time for final statements. Michie stands and says he wants them to vote for who played the best version of Big Brother. Michie recaps his game on throwing rogue votes, vetos, HOH’s, been a have not, he’s won a luxury comp, and he’s done everything in a very powerful showmance and it’s been game and he’s kept them alive and he hopes they vote on game and not personal emotion. Holly says she’s lived a life of being underestimated. She capitalized on that and she’s from the middle of nowhere. She didn’t show her cards in mental comps like beating Nicole in a memory comp. She knew her social game was strong and she was the last person to see the block and that was only because she had to. She’s small, but she won arguable the hardest physical comp and she’s been on Michie’s heels in many other comps. She’s been a confident female force and she says they can vote for the front line soldier or the sniper and she’s proud of her game. Time to vote! Jack votes and wishes them both the very best. Kat votes next and says if it isn’t the conspiring b*tches. Sis is up to vote and she says good luck to them. Nick is up and says they both deserve to win the game. Jessica says they are a beautiful couple and it’s hard to choose just one. Christie is up and she says her head and her heart are in a fight but this vote was earned. Tommy says congrats and he loves them. Cliff says respect to them and he’s voting for who he thinks played the best overall game. Nicole says living with them for a week has been informative and her vote goes accordingly. We now have the first five evictees of the season. Julie asks about some controversial items. Julie asks Ovi about Nicole being shut out by the Gr8ful alliance. Ovi says it was really hard and disheartening and they made an agreement the actions in the house would be based on game, and those actions were not about game and they were bullying and they need to call it out when they see it. They can’t be bystanders and he hopes they realize the actions they took in that room. Julie asks Nicole about it and she says she was frustrated and a lot of people in the room were bystanders and she wasn’t allowed in the room to advocate for herself. She’s a firm believer in forgiveness and she plans to do that and move forward. Julie goes to Kemi. Kemi says it was disappointing and she mentions Jack, Christie, Michie, and Nick and their obsession with her. A lot of things that were said to and about her are inexcusable and unforgivable and she hopes they leave the experience as better people they came in as. Jack says the comments he made and he says they came from a place of ignorance and he’ll never be able to apologize to her enough and it’s not fair to her. Christie says she doesn’t know specifically know what was said but when she was watches she will get a personal phone call from her she will apologize and she’d love to discuss it with her. Michie isn’t sure what this is in reference to, but the only issue he had with Kemi was the cooking level. On a personal level he loved her to death and he’s not sure what the reference is to. He does apologize to her and says he’s sorry and he does like her as a person. Kemi says it’s important to understand what you’re apologizing for before you apologize. Julie tells Michie that as Camp Director he banished David, Kemi, Jessica, and Cliff, and he says it wasn’t about race. Michie says he picked David and Jessica because of them wanting to be Camp Director as well and Kemi only spoke to him once and he says race, age, gender, none of that had anything to do with it. David understands the game play move and he had two weeks to think about it and he thought it was game. But as David watched he’s seen some implied biases and he hopes they talk about it. Julie asks Nick about Bella and the showmance and then the jurymance. Nick says he takes responsibility for his actions and he realized he had feelings for Kat and he didn’t want to hurt Bella. Bella says Nick, you made a commitment to me and please don’t make me look stupid and you made me look stupid and she was hurt by that and no one deserves to feel that way. Time to reveal the votes! Nicole voted for Holly. Cliff has voted for Michie. Tommy has voted for Michie. Christie has voted for Michie. Jess voted for Holly. Nick voted for Michie. 4 votes Michie and 2 votes for Holly. Sis has voted for Michie and he has won Big Brother. Michie and Holly holds hands as they walk out. Julie reveals Kat voted for Holly and Jack voted for Michie. It’s now time to reveal America’s Favorite Houseguests. The top 3 HG are Tommy, Cliff, and Nicole. The winner who got more than 1 million votes was…Nicole! Nicole says she feels amazing. She didn’t expect this at all. Julie says Michie got his confetti how is he feeling and he says he did it for his family and all that matters is they are proud of him. Holly doesn’t feel too shabby and her family is here from Wyoming and that’s greater than any dollar amount. Michie and Holly says they are taking it one day at a time outside of the house. Julie thanks them all! From outside the Big Brother house, we’ll see you next summer.
  16. Welcome to the new season of The Voice! This season’s coaches are Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson. Gwen tells Carson at the beginning of the show that she is going to take Blake down. The first artist to the stage is hidden from everyone in the studio and to us at home. Katie Kadan is singing Baby, I Love You by . Blake blocks Kelly and Kelly seemd devastated. John and Gwen also turn and Katie is a 4-chair turn. Kelly walks up and hugs Katie. Kelly turns around and says who did it then points to Blake and says it was you cowboy. John tells her that she has the rock n roll passion and that she is perfect for the show. Kelly says the industry needs a revamp of old talent. John calls Blake Block-Shelton yet again. Blake says that she rocks and she has made the show better. Gwen says that she has a god given gift. She picks…John! Next we have Jake HaldenVang and he takes the stage to perform Wish I Knew You by The Revivalists. Blake, Gwen, and John all turn. Jake selects Gwen to be his coach. Jay Miah takes the stage and performs never Enough from The Greatest Showman, but he doesn’t get any chair turns. Our next artist will be singing a country version of You are My Sunshine. Her name is Brennan Lassiter and all four coaches have turned pretty quickly. She is a four chair turn and the audience is on their feet when she finishes. Kelly begs Brennan to give them a chance. Kelly says she won the show with Chevelle who is a female country artist. Gwen says she feels sorry for herself, Kelly, and John because Blake is the best country singer in the world. But she has a lot to offer a young girl. Kelly says she’s going to pick Blake. Gwen says if you get her, you get Blake because he’s her best friend. John says they were all moved because Brennan had power and beauty in her voice. Blake says John is one of the few people on earth that has an egret (he means EGOT), Gwen Stefani’s Tragic Kingdom album has probably sold more than all of them, Kelly Clarkson is America’s Sweetheart. But these people know as much about country music as he does about getting a pap smear. Country music is what he lives and breathes. Brennan says she’s never done music outside of church and she wants to soak up everything she can. Kelly says she’s just asking for a chance because Brennan is fantastic. Gwen goes to Blake and says she really wants her, can she help her out. It’s time for Brennan to pick a coach and she chooses…Kelly! Rose Short is our next artist and she was a corrections officer for eight years. She takes the stage and sings Preach by John Legend. The coaches are all listening intently. Kelly hits her button as she hits the chorus. Gwen turns shortly before Rose finishes. Rose was a 2-chair turn. Gwen says Rose’s voice is ridiculous and she started low and controlled and she thought she really connected to the lyrics. Gwen says she’d probably learn a lot from Rose. Kelly says she loves Rose’s family. She can’t see a world where people don’t turn for her singing. Kelly says she should be in the finale, she could be in the finale, she could win. John says when he hears other people sing his song he overthinks it, but she did slay his song. Blake says he didn’t hit his button because his confidence is low right now. Gwen says she doesn’t need help with her vocals, but she can help her find her personality. Kelly says she has experience navigating a competition. It’s time for Rose to pick her coach and her family is shouting at her. Rose says she’s been rocking with this lady and she didn’t even know it…and we go to commercial. We’re back and Rose is selecting her coach and she says she’s been rocking with this lady from the beginning and she didn’t even know it…Gwen Stefani! Next we have Will Breman and he has Asperger’s and he loves music. He’s going to perform Say You’ll Be There by The Spice Girls. He hopes to make it into something the coaches haven’t heard yet. John is dancing in his seat and Gwen is bobbing her head. The coaches are all listening. John hits his button with Gwen right behind. Will is a 2-chair turn. Gwen says she turned because Will has a crazy voice and character as well. She’d love to be his coach. Kelly says as soon as he started singing she thought he should be on Gwen’s team. John says thanks Kelly and Blake says I have your back John. Blake says Will should be on Team Gwen. John says he performed a version that they’ve never heard and he did great. Kelly asks who his influences are and he says John Legend and John asks him to sing Ordinary People with him. Will also said he listened to No Doubt too. Gwen runs up as John and Will finished and says now they need to do a song and then she says just kidding. It’s time for Will to pick a coach. Will says man…it’s got to be John Legend man. We have another blind audition where we don’t see the performer. He sings Love and Happiness by Al Green. We finally see he’s Alex Guthrie. The coaches are all dancing and listening. Gwen and Kelly are whispering back and forth. Kelly finally hits her button towards the end and Gwen hits at the last moment. Alex is a 2-chair turn. Alex introduces himself and he does voice over work, song writing, and jingles for commercials. Jennifer Hudson told him to audition. Gwen says her and Kelly have similarities. Gwen says she knows how to work with him and she can help him organize it more. Kelly says you want to build on this show and he has a cool, soulful vibe. Kelly and Gwen show off their team jackets. Alex says fun fact, he got to open up for Kelly in Atlanta, but they didn’t get to meet. And unless the radio host was lying, Kelly said he had the voice of an angel. So he wants to be on her team. The next artist is Kat Hammock and she likes to listen to all sorts of music. She’s the youngest of five kids. She’s an introvert, but she has a different persona on stage. She steps up and sings Vienna by Billy Joel and she plays the piano. Blake is listening closely. Blake hits his button and Gwen hits it right behind. Kat is a 2-chair turn. Blake says shut down again. Gwen says she was just saying she wants a princess girl that sings beautiful. Kelly says she just said that. Blake says he just said that to John. Gwen says she has that skirt and John says Blake has that skirt as well. Kat likes the Beach Boys and the Beatles and Billy Joel. Gwen says that sounded like she wrote that lyric. She loves her. Blake asks her family if they watch the show? He’s done this for 17 seasons and he had 3 of 4 in the finale last season and he has no one on his team this year! What is going on around here?!? John says he’s cranky. Blake says he doesn’t have cool jackets, but he did brings these and he pulls out some waders that say Team Blake and he’s desperate for her to pick him as her coach. Please?!? Blake puts the waders on the stage and says they might fit her dad. Gwen takes her jacket and puts it on stage too. John asks who she’s going to pick as her coach. Kat picks…Blake! We’re going to meet two artists with strong family ties. We meet CJ Washington and Timmy Hood. CJ is a father of two and his wife is a huge support system. CJ is from Sacramento, CA. Timmy is from Lenox Township, MI. His brother is in the marines and we see him brought out to be there for the audition. Timmy Hood is up first and he performs Make it Rain by Ed Sheeran. The audience is on their feet. Timmy does not get a chair turn. John says he just needs more experience and Gwen says he’s amazing. Gwen says he can come back he’s only 19. CJ steps up next and he performs So Tired of Being Alone by Al Green. John is clapping along in his chair. John looks like he’s about to hit his button but he holds back. Blake is listening carefully. CJ does not get a chair turn. Gwen says she liked how he tried to get everyone into it, but it all needs to come together. John says he’s a very good singer, but it didn’t feel like he was connected to it and that’s fixable. Blake says when you spend too much time getting the crowd into it, it can lessen what the judges hear. Next up is Marina Chello and The Voice is her American dream. She’s originally from Uzbekistan and she says things were so much better when they moved here. She’s from New York. She got signed to Bad Boy Records, but it ended up not working out. Marina sings Walk Me Home by P!nk. Blake is looking down at the other judges. Gwen says pretty. Blake and Kelly hits their buttons together. Marina is a 2-chair turn. Gwen says she didn’t turn because it was such a Kelly lane. Blake starts coughing and Gwen says Blake is an amazing coach, but she heard Kelly’s style of singing. Blake says he was drawn to how powerful Marina’s voice was and he thinks America will connect with her. Kelly says she loves Marina’s voice and she loves that she picked something pop and rock. Kelly likes that she did lower runs and she’d love to work with her. John asks who Marina would like to pick as her coach. Marina says this is so hard…she loves Kelly, but she goes with her gut and chooses Blake. Our final artist of the night is Kyndal Inskeep. She’s a nanny and she loves kids. She’s from Nashville. She sings Never Been to Spain by Elvis Presley. Gwen hits her button quickly and she has blocked Blake. Blake hits his button and he’s discovered he’s been blocked. Kelly turns at the last moment. Kyndal was a 3-chair turn with Blake being blocked. Blake says it’s never good when your girlfriend blocks you. This brings it to a whole new level. He thought she sounded incredible. He’s happy for Gwen if she gets her, he doesn’t care about Kelly as much. Gwen says her favorite thing about Kyndal’s voice is her vibrato and she’s very distinctive. Kelly asks what she digs and Kyndal says she grew up on Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks. Gwen can’t believe she got Blake away and now she has to deal with Kelly. Gwen says she’s so inspired and she’s ready to go and Kelly has a talk show and 100 kids. Gwen says she relates to the style in her voice. John says Gwen is an assassin, she took Blake out and then threw Kelly under the bus. Blake says Gwen put their relationship on the line. John says Kyndal, who do you pick as your coach. Kyndal says…she’s going to go with Gwen.
  17. Previously, on Big Brother, fighting to keep his showmance in the game, Jackson offered Cliff and Nicole a F3 deal. So they brought Holly to the F4. With Nicole in power, she put the lovebirds on the chopping block, but it all came down to the final POV of the season and Michie secured his fourth veto win. Cliff assumed Michie would stick true to his word, but at the veto meeting Michie saved himself giving him the sole power to evict and he sent Cliff Hogg to the jury. Now, only three remain in the battle for the half million dollars. Tonight, part one of the three part of the HOH competition plays out. Who will win and inch closer to the BB21 crown. Plus, last year’s final three JC, Tyler, and Kaycee return. Right now on Big Brother! Julie greets us and it’s day 96 inside the BB house and the F3 are ready to push their way towards finale night. Whoever wins part one will advance to part 3 that will play out live on finale night. But after the last eviction, Nicole is faced with her worst nightmare…being left alone with Michie and Holly. Nicole says she’s sad Cliff is gone and she now finds herself in a F3 with a showmance, but she’s going to fight. It’s an uphill battle, but she’s going to fight. Michie came to win and he came to beat 15 other people and he’s not going to let his family down. Holly says she feels like she’s dreaming, but she’s been playing in the shadows and she wants to prove she’s here to fight and she deserves to be here at the very end. Nicole is sitting and looking at the memory wall. Michie joins her and says only 3 left. Michie says his speeches didn’t come out as personal did they? Nicole says jury management! Michie says Sis hates him, he’s dead to her. Jess hates him, Tommy hates him, and he just sent out Cliff. Nicole asks about Kat and Michie says she probably hates me. Michie says he’s trying to convince Nicole the jury hates him and maybe she’ll take him to F2 if she wins. Michie thinks he could get Nick, but not sure about Jack. Nicole says Michie is playing the no one likes me card. She sees through it and she’s over it. Nicole and Holly are talking and Michie is praying. Nicole says she doesn’t expect either of them to take her, but she hopes they think about the F2 on a game level. Holly says Michie killed it at comps and Holly says it crosses her mind all the time. Nicole says if I’m Holly I’m thinking Michie’s my guy, but I’ll lose and I might have a better shot against Nicole. Michie joins Nicole and Holly and Michie says I love you to Nicole and she says I love you more. Nicole says Michie is good and he says what do you mean. Nicole says Michie has mastered the art of manipulation, but she sees through it. Nicole says she doesn’t think either of them will take her to F2 and she has nothing to lose so why not rattle his cage a little bit. Michie keeps saying what do you mean I’m good and Nicole just says you’re good. She doesn’t wish to elaborate. Julie says Michie has muscled his way to the end. He says it’s a dream to make F3. He knew walking in he’d be seen as a social threat and a physical threat. Michie says he knew he needed Camp Director for safety. Michie says winning Camp Director allowed people to come to him and he could form relationships and eventually form an alliance of eight. He knew it was best to play his game in the shadows and it worked because of Gr8ful. We see Ovi, Kemi, and Sam evicted. Michie says Jack was a useful ally for his game and he was on the block twice with Jack and he wasn’t the target either time. Michie says on day 44 Jack turned his back on him and blew up his game. Michie says when everything blew up he realized he had no bird and no bush and he didn’t have anyone in his corner except for Holly. He says it’s nice to have a partner in crime, but also a support system. Everything he’s done in this game has been to keep her safe right there with him. She’s his #1 priority. They had to win competitions to stay alive. He has ten wins to his name and that allowed him to play the BB game he wanted to play and he locked in a F4 with Cliff and Nicole and ultimately it paid off. When Nicole won HOH on double eviction it sent Christie home. Cliff and Nicole were loyal, but it didn’t last when he heard their deal with Tommy. He has no problem lying in the house and doing what he has to do and he had no problem telling the lie on Tommy. On a game level it was a no brainer for Nicole and Cliff to break up the showmance and the fact they didn’t? He’s speechless but he’s glad. He now gets to bring Holly with him to finale night. His family and parents deserve this and he wants to do this for them. Nicole wanted to view the house as a classroom and she wanted to assess and adapt weekly. She knew she’d have to focus on her social game. Very early she saw something with Cliff that resonated with her and she formed a F2 with him. One by one a lot of her friends were taken out of the house. She lost Ovi and Kemi. There was a huge group running the game. Her and Cliff were very patient and they saw the little cracks here and there and they were just waiting for them to burst and then her and Cliff teamed up with Jess and Kat and they became Cliff’s Angels and they were able to take out a huge threat in the game, the nucleus Jack. Moving forward she lost Cliff’s Angels, it was tough to lose Kat, but Michie approached her and Cliff for a F4. Nicole says you do not turn down an alliance, especially someone like Michie who might get angry and come after you. Luckily, it paid off. Double eviction day was insane and one of her most notorious moments she decided to pay back Michie and Holly for all the weeks they kept her safe and sent a big target out of the house. The following week Nicole won the BB Comics veto and with Cliff off the block Michie was forced to put up Holly. Cliff and her were faced with a big decision and they decided to vote out Tommy because they were able to make a deal with Holly which allowed her to secure a spot on the F3. Unfortunately, Michie won the veto which sent Cliff out the door and now here she is in F3 with a showmance. She doesn’t think anyone quite understands what it means for her little family. This whole things has been a dream and she wants to sit in that chair and it can happen and it will happen. Holly has said she’s more than just the girl in the showmance. Holly says the second she walked in she knew she had to play a very careful, calculated game to survive to the end. Joining a big, strong alliance was a great way to ease into the summer and if you’re surrounded by bigger targets, they usually go before you do. She certainly wasn’t expecting to get into a relationship with someone, but Michie wasn’t the only one she was close to. Kat and her ran in similar circles, so yeah she knew her and Kat not being in the majority alliance helped to have a number on the other side. Holly says she had to separate herself from Kat in order to save her. That’s when they knew the house had turned completely against them, but she still had Michie and that’s when their relationship started to blossom because they worked so well together. So flying under the radar went out the window. They had to compete and earn their own safety or their game was dead. Her goal coming in was to stay off the block. She lasted 83 days never seeing the block, then her worst fear came true. She saw the block as a replacement nom and it was during Michie’s HOH and Nicole and Cliff started going back on the F4 deal. Michie and her had to pull out all the stops to play in the game. She threw a comp that was made for her, but Michie won the lost veto so he had the ability to keep her safe. She came here to win BB and after the game she’s played, she feels like she deserved to be up there in the F2 chairs. And if she gets to plead her case to jury she has a shot at the half million. Julie is joined by Kaycee, Tyler, and JC from last year’s Big Brother. Julie asks if anyone is surprised to see this F3 and Kaycee says yes, she didn’t expect Jackson and Holly would make it. Tyler says anyone who follows him on SM knows his predictions skills were bad, he thought David would win. JC says he never thought Jackson would make it to the end because he was a huge target. Julie asks about Cliff and Nicole’s decision from last week and Tyler says Cliff was dumb. JC says you always take out the showmance, you destroy them. Julie asks how do they think about Nicole’s game play. Kaycee likes her social game and Tyler says he likes someone who went through adversity. Tyler thinks Michie does well under high pressure situations but he’s abrasive. JC says he maybe played too aggressive, but it worked for him. Kaycee likes Holly, she doesn’t like the showmance, but she wouldn’t mind if she won. JC says avoiding the block is really hard. Tyler feels like she went with the flow and hid behind Michie, especially when he let Jackson fight for her with Tommy. Kaycee thinks Nicole should win. Tyler thinks Michie will win. JC thinks whoever wins deserves it, but he thinks Holly will win. Julie says every former HG will tell you that you have to keep your emotions in check, but there’s one place where you can let your emotions flow. Jess doesn’t want to vote for anyone. Kemi wishes people were smarter and would use their brain. Sis asks what’s an adjective. Nicole is pissed off and then she says she’s sorry she cursed. We see Jess crying because she feels played. Ovi is crying. Sam is crying because he had dreams about his wife. Christie is crying and she’s terrified and scared and she doesn’t know who to trust and she’s hormonal. Jack is crying but he’ll be fine. Christie is not fake crying. Jack is still crying and it’s home sickness. Nicole says she has a runny nose and Bella says she’s an ugly crier. Christie is starting to feel like America hates her. Jess truly never felt this alone in her life. We see Tommy and Kat crying. Kat says she stole her man and she’ll still her tissues. Michie has tears and says here’s some tears for you. We then see the agent chasing down Zingbot emotional too. It’s now time for part one of the final HOH competition. This competition is called Raiders of the BB Relics. On Julie’s go they’ll have to cross a rope bridge and jump across rotating pillars and once there they have to complete an ancient BB puzzle. Once they complete the puzzle, they have to take 25 gold coins back to their crate one at a time. The first to do it will win part one and automatically advance to part three on finale night. Holly is struggling and she says she’s out for blood and no throwing this one. Michie says this HOH is the most important and it all starts here and he has a job to do. He has to get it done. Nicole says this will be a doozy. She’s in the F3 with a showmance and the only way she sees herself in the F2 chairs is when she wins herself. Michie gets to his puzzle and puzzles are not as easy as they look on TV, but he and his mom love doing puzzles. Holly is working on hers and Nicole isn’t far behind. Nicole says she’s a puzzle person, but this puzzle is hard and it’s the most bizarre shapes. Holly seems to have a couple of pieces in. Nicole is panicking a little bit and she has to pull it together. She knows she can do it. Nicole is still concerned and Michie finishes his puzzle and he’s off. Holly finishes her puzzle and Nicole says this is embarrassing. Nicole finishes her puzzle and she gets to start transferring her coins. Nicole says she’s behind, but not far. All she has to do is pick up the pace and make up for lost time. Holly has caught her stride and she’s really flying and she might be the leading lady of an action film. She wants to build her resume as much as possible. Nicole knows she’s behind and she feels like she’s falling apart, but she needs to keep moving. Michie says from day one he’s never let himself feel comfortable in this house and he needs to push through so he can make it to part three and the F2. Holly says Nicole is falling behind so it’s down to her and Michie and she wants to win. Michie says it’s between him and Holly and they are going to duke it out to the finish. Michie finally finishes and rings in and Michie has won part 1 of the HOH! Michie just won part 1 of the final HOH and it’s awesome and he’s happy so he won’t celebrate. He still has a job to do. Holly is happy for Michie, but she wanted this win and now she has to go against Nicole and she’s the only thing standing between her to the F2 seat. Nicole says she lost to Michie, but she can beat Holly in part 2 and she won’t be brining Michie. She’s going to bring Holly to the F2 and it will happen!
  18. Previously, on Big Brother, with Tommy and Holly on the block, Nicole and Cliff had a chance to break up a showmance and it looked like they were going to back out of their F4 deal with Jackson and Holly, but Michie pitched them hard on keeping their word. After Holly agreed to throw the HOH and veto, Michie guaranteed them a spot in the F3. With the new deals in place, Cliff and Nicole sent Tommy to jury. Holly kept the first part of their deal when she handed Nicole HOH on a silver platter, and the Long Islander put the showmance on the block. With the final veto of the summer on the line, Michie punched his ticket to finale night. Jackson was intent on taking his lady to the end with him, but Cliff and Nicole were still totally clueless. Tonight, how will Cliff react when he learns he’s a Hogg to the slaughter? And what will he do to keep from being evicted. Plus, witness romance, revelations, and rivalries that ignited the jury house. All this right now on Big Brother! Julie welcomes us and for 93 days two pairs have outlasted all others. On one side Cliff and Nicole and unlikely duo of outsiders and Jackson and Holly the showmance. Michie has kept Cliff and Nicole in the dark about his true intentions for tonight. Is it time to come clean? Nicole says now that Michie has won the veto he will take himself down and Cliff will go up. She’s hoping Michie will hold onto his word and send Holly home this week. Michie, Holly, and Nicole are outside talking and Nicole says she’s glad when people stick to their word and Michie informs her that they will be the F3. Cliff comes out and chat changes. Nicole tells us she knew this was coming. Michie hammered her and Cliff about not sticking to their word and their deal. How dare we even consider getting rid of Holly. Nicole heads in and she says she should have known. Nicole says Michie looked Cliff in the eye and shook his hand and then breaks his word. Michie follows Nicole inside so they can talk. Michie says his handshake and his word is rock solid until it’s not reciprocated. Nicole tells him not to blow smoke up her butt and use last week as an excuse for this week. Michie says Nicole isn’t the fourth wheel to a tricycle and she says so I’m a third wheel to a bicycle. Michie says his word was unbreakable. Nicole says she considered keeping Tommy because she knew this would happen. Michie says this isn’t the game they wanted to play, it was the game they were forced to play. Nicole says she sees the game they set up and it’s well done and Michie says this wasn’t a master plan. Michie says she could easily win two parts of the final HOH. Nicole says they should have kept Tommy and she should have listened to her gut and not Cliff’s. Michie wants to keep it between them and he doesn’t want her to tell Cliff. Nicole tells us Michie can do her a favor and go screw himself. Nicole and Cliff are in the HOH and she needs to talk to him and she says it’s really bad. Cliff says they are thinking about flipping and she confirms and says they don’t want her to tell him. Cliff says it’s ok. Cliff says he’s numb. Disappointed. He wants to stay calm for Nicole’s benefit, but inside he’s screaming how could he do that to him. Nicole recaps her conversation with Michie for Cliff. She says she’s infuriated, upset, and disgusted. Cliff thinks there’s a difference between a F4 agreement and 2 gentlemen shaking hands. Cliff says they fought so hard to advance. He didn’t come to play for fourth or third, he came to win. Cliff says Michie is a real hypocrite. He says he’s not done, he’s going to fight until they drag him out of this place. Time to check in with the jury house. We see three weeks ago and they are ready for juror number four. Sis says her and Jack’s relationship has gotten closer. Nick enters and Kat says that’s her absolute worst case scenario. Nick says Tommy is a snake. He feels betrayed by Tommy and once he promised Christie the vote he felt betrayed. We then see two weeks ago and Jessica enters. Jess says it’s never a good feeling being evicted from the BB house and she feels like she has a little bit of power since she can help decide who wins. We see her Michie win the wall HOH and Nick says Michie has 6 wins. Kat says greatest of all time? Kat doesn’t want to reward Michie’s dirty game and it’s more than just winning comps. Nick says he could have put up Christie and Tommy. Jess says Christie is Tommy’s number one. Jack can’t believe they left Cliff in the game over Sis and Jess. Nick and Sis can’t believe they didn’t get Cliff out. Jess tells them it was a double eviction. Later that day they are all painting. Kat and Nick have been getting extremely close. Sis says Nick and Kat’s relationship has blossomed a lot. Kat says they are in a jurymance. Kat says once you’re in the jury house you get BB goggles on and everyone starts looking good. They ask Nick if he’s hooked up with anyone in the jury house and he says he won’t answer that. Christie enters where they are painting and Nick didn’t expect to see her because she was manifesting she’d win the double for months. Christie says her eviction was shocking to her because it was so fast. She genuinely thought she could win this thing. Nick says as much as he doesn’t want Christie in the jury house he’s glad she’s there. Nick tells Christie he didn’t respect her game, but she played a good one. Christie takes them to watch the video and Christie is speechless that Kat and Nick are a thing. Christie plays the video. Nick says bout damn time and Sis says Nicole won something wow? She says if Nicole won more comps she’d win her respect. Christie says she was surprised because Tommy and Christie had talked all week with Nicole and Cliff about getting Michie out. Jess says she’s starting to see a new light to Nicole’s game and she may not be floating by and maybe she had a specific strategy. Christie and Nick are arguing about their fighting again about Christie blowing up Nick’s game and Christie says that was her only way to stay. Christie says she didn’t blow up her friend’s game, she blew up someone who was competing against her. We see the veto comp that Cliff won over Christie. Christie says she knew it was true and she changed it, it wasn’t meant to be. Nick is surprised Christie went out over Tommy. They think he’ll be out next. Jess says Michie and Holly will be the F2. Christie feels like Nicole didn’t make the best game move by getting Christie out and she should have taken a shot at Michie. Christie and Tommy had the biggest secret of the summer and with Tommy arriving at the jury house it’s time to spill the beans. The HG are playing volleyball and they think Nicole or Cliff will be coming. Christie doesn’t feel Tommy’s energy here. Tommy comes in and runs straight to Jack and jumps into his arms. Christie is crying and says she didn’t feel his energy. Tommy thinks his biggest mistake in the game was confiding in Jackson and Holly and now that he’s here in jury he’s not going to keep anymore secrets. Tommy fills Christie in on how they felt about her and he tells her that he told them. He says he wanted to disassociate himself from her. They decide to tell everyone. They reveal they know each other and Jess says they are series. Christie says they went to elementary school together and she dated his aunt. Tommy says they didn’t know until they went into the house. Tommy says the hardest part of the game was navigating their relationship. Sis says but it was easier because they had someone else and no one else did. Nick says now he feels even more betrayed. Tommy shows them the video. We see Michie win the movie comp and Nick says he’s one of the best players ever. We see Nicole win the comics comp and Jess says she’s going to win this because she was a gamer and Jack says she manipulated people very well. Tommy says she’s been the deciding factor in many votes and Christie says for someone quiet, Nicole is making a huge impact. Tommy tells them about his pitch to Cliff and Nicole and Tommy tells them what Michie did and Nick can’t believe they believed Michie. Sis says she’s not a fan of Michie but he’s playing a good game, but a dirty game. Tommy says he would have kept his word, but he thinks Holly made the same deal. Jack says Holly managed to maintain solid relationships. Nick says this won’t be an easy decision and any one of the four could win. Nick says he’s voting for the best player, the best game. They go to show Tommy the house. Cliff sees the writing on the wall…time to go Hogg wild. We see Cliff in the HOH room and Michie comes in. Cliff says he’s ready to have this done. Cliff says Michie is incredibly stubborn and he’s asking her to evict his girlfriend, but he still has a few cards up his sleeve. Michie can destroy Cliff’s game, but he thinks he can destroy his as well. Cliff says he was going to honor his word and it wasn’t until Michie won safety that he decided to go back on his word. Cliff says he thinks they are cut from the same cloth and he thought handshakes were good as gold and unbreakable. Cliff asks Michie if he’s thought about jury votes. Cliff says if it’s Michie and Nicole in F2, he’ll vote for Nicole. And if it’s Michie and Holly in F2, Holly honored her word and he didn’t and that will impact his vote, and it will impact Nicole’s vote too. Holly could be in jury championing him and gaining jury support. Michie didn’t expect Cliff to guilt him and he didn’t expect the decision to cost him half a million by campaigning in jury against. Michie say are you kidding me?!? Michie says he’s won 10 competition and they are going to hand a half million to someone else because he didn’t keep him? Damn it! Voting is now open for America’s Favorite Houseguest and voting is open until September 25th. It’s now time for the veto meeting and eviction! Julie greets the F4 and it’s time Michie’s decision on what to do with the veto. Michie stands and says he respects Cliff more than anything and he wants to remind people of Cliff saying they needed to play their own game. Michie says a week ago things changed and he had to adapt into an environment he had to and this is not an easy decision. They had a clean F4 and he’s hate what it came to and he hates to put him in that chair but he is going to use the veto on himself. Cliff and Holly are on the block and it’s time for their final words. Holly says they made it to F4 like they agreed to weeks ago and she’s proud of them. She’s thrilled to be here especially after last week after they were going to go back on the deal they made. She offered to throw HOH and that was the hardest thing she had to do. She had a chance to guarantee her spot and she threw it away and Michie earned his spot. Cliff does his shoutouts to his family. He says win or lose he has the greatest treasure waiting for him at home. Cliff says this game forces them to weigh a lot of things and he may disagree with the decision but he does respect him and friendship forever. Cliff says he walks out with his head held high, he played with integrity and humor and he’s proud of how he played. It’s now up to Michie to cast the sole vote to evict. He says his word his bond and he’s loyal to those who are loyal to him. He says when he came to a point where that loyalty is severed, then he has to reciprocate. He loves them all, but he has to do what’s best for his game and as much as it kills him but he votes to evict Cliff. Cliff gives hugs and Michie asks Cliff to keep his word and vote according to game. Nicole and Cliff get emotional as they hug. Cliff heads out to Julie! Julie is sitting with Cliff and he survived 93 days, how and where did he go wrong? Cliff says it was getting too dependent on Michie and Holly and he hoped someone else would take a shot and he just trusted Michie to falter. Julie asks about last week and Cliff says it was a strange situation. Cliff says he was scared of Tommy because of mental comps and he thought Tommy would take Nicole over him. Cliff says he was playing it for first and they were bouncing back and forth between Tommy and Holly. Julie asks if he got ahead of himself when he revealed to Michie that he wasn’t his F2. Cliff didn’t want a situation where he would be breaking his word. Cliff says Michie was always truthful with him and Cliff was gullible and got played. Julie asks if the tables had been turned would he have trusted Michie and Holly moving forward. Cliff says the F4 was set up weeks ago and he didn’t see it as the same level of agreement as a handshake. The F3 are in place and Nicole, Holly, and Michie are in a position to win. And on Sunday, Julie will sit down with last week’s F3 JC, Kaycee, and Tyler. And we’ll see part 1 of the HOH play out. Then Wednesday will be the finale! The F3 pop champagne to celebrate and say one more week!
  19. Previously, on Big Brother, Cliff, Nicole, Holly, and Jackson had a F4 deal, but after Nicole used the veto, HOH Michie had no choice but to put his sweetheart in danger. Tommy struck a deal to keep himself in the game, and it seemed like Cliff and Nicole’s minds were made up but Michie was relentless. After Cliff and Nicole were assured Holly would throw them HOH and veto, and Michie guaranteed them a spot in the F3, Cliff convinced Nicole to flip. At the live eviction, it was the Broadway dancer’s curtain call. With the power and a spot in the F3 on the line, Jackson convinced Holly to keep their deal, and she reluctantly threw the comp to Nicole. Wanting to guarantee a seat in the F2, Cliff made sure Michie was planning to take him. At the nomination ceremony, the showmance got cozy on the block. Tonight, it’s the final and most important veto competition of the summer. Who will win and secure a spot at finale night. Find out right now on Big Brother! We pick up on day 87 after the nomination ceremony. Nicole nominated Michie and Holly, but nominations don’t matter this week. It comes down to the POV. Nicole says it’s so important she win this veto because Michie is a scary competitor and she needs him out. Cliff has a F2 deal with Michie and Holly promised to throw it, so he should be ok. Michie knows Cliff and Nicole want to split him and Holly up, but after the broke their word with them on the F4, their deals mean nothing. He’s going to lie as much as they are. Holly is talking to the camera and she says she’s trying to stay positive and that nomination ceremony should have been hers and that HOH should have been hers and she shouldn’t have been forced to throw it. Holly says she’s supposed to throw veto, but is she really going to sit back and build her own tombstone. Cliff and Nicole talk and Cliff says Holly promised to throw veto, but maybe they should talk to her and give her permission to play if she agrees to take Cliff. Nicole says she believes Holly is a woman of her word and hopefully she’ll go along with the agreement. Cliff pitches to Holly and she tells us are you kidding me? Holly is stumbling over her words and says now they want her to gun for the veto in order to ensure Cliff’s safety and screw Michie over. Do they really think she’s the kind of person to do this? Holly says they must be actually losing their minds. Cliff and Michie are talking in the target BR and Cliff is just wanting to make sure their agreements are intact. Cliff says Michie and him mad a deal where he would take her all the way to the F2. Cliff has tried to play an honest honorable game so he wants to make sure Michie knows if he wins veto or F3 HOH, his F2 is Nicole. Cliff tells Michie the deal they made was not reciprocal. Cliff says he felt bad that when Michie agreed to take him, he wasn’t promising to take Michie. Michie laughs in DR and says they must be stupid. This is never going to happen. Cliff is making hasty deals and not thinking things through. Michie and Holly are talking in the lounge and Michie tells her about his conversation with Cliff. Both about the deal to take each other to the F2 and then Cliff reversing that. Michie says Cliff is setting himself up for F2. Holly then tells Michie about the deal Cliff offered her to let her play in the veto. Michie says he loves Cliff, but they did him dirty and they are trying to set themselves up for guarantees. Michie says they’ve been screwed over once, he’s not about to get screwed over twice. They think Cliff is panicking. Michie is going to start calling Cliff FDR, but no deals he makes has any worth. We see various things changing in the house and we hear a bugle! It’s time for a BB luxury competition. There are dollar signs upstairs and we hear summer is coming to an end and things are changing…literally. While they were in the HOH, some changes have been made in the BB house. They have to figure out how many things have been changed. On go, they will head downstairs and start looking for things that have been changed. Once they think they know, they will run upstairs and make their one and only guess. Whoever guesses correctly first will win $10,000. If no one guesses correct, then whoever is closest will win. They run downstairs and they see Ovi in the KT and Nicole says he has his cookies! Cliff says he’d like to have a chat with Ovi, but that can wait. Cliff sees a fishing net with a fish in it, but he can’t remember if that fish was there or not. Michie notices something missing in the RV and he says something doesn’t look right on top of the cabinet. Nicole notices a creepy woodpecker immediately. Holly says there’s always arrows in the target room, but now there’s on in the bullseye. Michie says Christie would have killed this comp. Michie runs upstairs and he wants to guess first because he doesn’t want to lose because he didn’t ring the bell first. Ovi wishes them luck with the competition. He says it’s strange to be there with no one there, but he had his cookies there. Michie locked in first with 17, Nicole guessed 16, Holly guessed 17, and Cliff guessed 17. Nicole is the only person that answered differently. The correct answers was…18. Michie just won $10,000. He’s ecstatic but he doesn’t want to make the other three mad and he just needs to keep this winning streak up. Nicole is upset she didn’t win the money, but hopefully that’s a consolation prize for Michie when he walks out the door this week. It’s time for the veto competition and it’s carnival style. Nicole is first and she reads this season they’ve been tested in skill, physical, and mental competitions and this competition will test all three. They’ll reveal a statement and then launch balls at a board and knock out the faces of the HG that apply to the statement. If they are correct, they’ll move on to the next statement. If not, they’ll have to reset and try again. The HG who answers three statements in the fastest time. Who’s ready to play win and you’re in. Nicole says she needs to win this veto to make sure Cliff is in the F3 and they can send Michie passing. The first question is who did NOT receive a punishment in Tossed in Space. The slingshot is harder to use than she thought. She says it’s a whole body effort so she has to squat. She knocks out Michie, Tommy, and Jack and she left up all the people who didn’t receive the punishment. The second question is Never was HOH. Nicole says this round is harder because she has to knock down a lot more panels. Nicole gets it right and moves on to Played in BB Fireworks Quiztacular. Christie, David, and Ovi were the only three who didn’t play in it. Nicole accidentally knocked down Bella so she has to reset. She gets them and rings in and she’s correct. Cliff is up next and he begins his comp. Cliff says he has deals with Holly and Michie to go to F3, and Nicole will keep noms the same if she wins, but the only way to guarantee anything in BB is to win for himself. He struggles a bit to get the hang of it. He hits Nick first and he has to reset, then he hits Nicole and has to reset again. He finally manages to knock down Michie. He gets Tommy but forgets Jack and has to go again. He says he officially sucks at this one. He hits Jack and he is correct. He’s already exhausted after the first round and this round will be even more tiring. He has to knock down a lot more faces. He has finished with the left side, but he has knocked down Analyse. Now he has to do the other side. He says ok Christie you have to go down, just like my veto victory. He’s crawling and says he doesn’t give up and he realizes he has knocked down Sis’s picture so he has to reset again. He gets it right and moves on to the final question. He says he’s running on empty but he will not give up. He gets the last question revealed and knocks over David and Ovi along with Christie and he says you don’t ever quit. Holly says Nicole and Cliff think she’s their soldier but she’s going to fight for this veto to keep herself and Michie safe. She knocks out Michie and Tommy, but she hits Michie and Kemi and has to reset. In Wyoming she used to go to the shooting range with her dad and she hopes that will help. She knocks out Michie and Tommy and rings in. She realizes she forgot Jack and his angry alien friend. Holly starts on the second question and she gets the left side done, but then she hits Kemi and has to reset. She finally gets them and rings in and it’s time for the final question. She knows David and Ovi didn’t play in that comp. She knocks down a wrong picture and has to reset and she finally hits Ovi and she rings in and she’s wrong. She forgot Christie was outgoing HOH and she knocks her down and rings in. Michie says Cliff has multiple deals on the table and one is that he’ll take Cliff to F3 and that’s just not the case. He has to win to make sure him and Holly don’t get split up. Michie says the slingshot is a little cumbersome and the challenge is knocking down the correct people. His strategy is to be as fast as he can. He knocks down himself and Tommy and then aims for Jack and rings in and he’s correct. Michie moves on to the second one and he knows there’s no room for error. He knocks down David and resets. He says it is dire that he wins. He knocks down Analyse and has to reset again. He finally gets the faces down except Christie and he rings in and he realizes he missed Christie. He says she’s still giving him trouble! He knocks down Bella and has to reset again. Then he knocks down Ovi. He resets again and decides to start with Christie so he doesn’t have to keep doing all three. He rings in and it’s time for the final question. Michie says panic mode is setting in but he’s going to leave everything out in the BY. He knocks down Christie and he says darn it. He finally remembers David and Ovi didn’t play either and he has to knock them down. He knocks them out and rings in. Michie says this is the most important veto of the season and he choked because he knows he could have done better. He’s just hoping he did better than the others and we see him frustrated in DR and praying. It’s time for the veto results! Michie says he or Holly has to win or one of them is going to jury and one will go to final three and he’s beating himself up inside. Finishing in fourth place with a time of 38:36 was Cliff. Finishing in third place with a time of 17:30 was Holly. Holly says she’s out, but Michie is still in this thing and everything is on the line. He just needs a line better than Nicole’s. Nicoel says it’s down to him and MIchie and Michie is so upset with himself and this could be it. Second place finished with a time of 14:17 and first place finished with a time of 11:29. Finishing in second place was…Nicole. Michie has won the POV! Michie has guaranteed himself a spot in the F3 and he’s emotional and he thought he lost. Cliff tells Nicole it was a hell of a try. Cliff says it’s a bummer that Michie won, but he did promise to take him to F2 so as long as he stays true to his word, Holly should be going home this week. Nicole says she could have won and she feels like she let Cliff down. She doesn’t believe Michie will stick to his word though. Michie say this is hands down the best competition win of the summer and he and Holly are going to the finale. Michie is alone in the target room emotional and he says I love you Mama. He’s in shock. He thought he lost it and he let Holly down and his family down. He’s had his back against the wall on several occasions and he fought his way through it. These aren’t tears of sadness, they are tears of happiness. He says he’s going to the F3 Mama. He says we did it. He’s going to finale night and Hols is coming with him. He says she is his world inside this game and she’ll be his best friend out of it and he’ll never turn his back on her. Holly and Michie hug and Holly says she loves him so much. They kiss and Michie says he’ll never turn his back on her. Michie says she’s coming with him. Cliff and Nicole are talking and Cliff says it’s ok, they are still F3. Cliff doesn’t think Michie will flip and Nicole says she’s scared. Holly and Michie are still talking about going to finale night. Cliff says Michie is a man of good and bad features, but he does think Michie is a trustworthy man who will honor his word. Cliff says he will do it. Cliff says he’s feeling pretty good about what he achieved. He’s pretty proud of the deals of he set up. You just can’t get rid of him out of the house. Nicole says could potentially go home on her HOH and she doesn’t know if Michie will keep his word. She says if she’s in the F3 with a showmance, like how horrible does that look. She’s officially the girl that went to the F3 with a showmance. Michie says sorry Cliff, he loves him but he’s going to have to send him home this week. Michie says he’s sorry to the Hogg family that he has to do this.
  20. It all comes down to this! One of the top 10 acts will deliver a performance that will be worth one million dollars. Simon says this is the most open competition they’ve ever had and tonight these acts have to persuade the audience at home that winning this will change their lives. Terry shows a recap of the entire season. We kick the show off with V. Unbeatable. They talk about the V stands for one of the co-founders of the group, Vikas. He got injured during a performance and they say it’s because of him they are here on AGT. Even though he isn’t there with them, he is blessing their performance. They take the stage for their performance. They get an ovation from everyone and the judges are still on their feet. Howie says he’s never seen anything like this. It’s the most exciting, dangerous, thrilling act in AGT. The V for his name also stands for the V for victory. Gabrielle says her adrenaline is out of this world. That was unfreakingbelievable. They killed that performance. Her husband made an amazing choice. Julianne says her mind is exploding. Everything they do is precision, excellent, and everything a dance crew has to be. Unbelievable. Simon says he thinks their film put everything into perspective concerning the danger level. Simon says they are not a dance group, they are a movement. The next act is Terry’s golden buzzer, the Detroit Youth Choir. They talk about how the choir has taught them strength, love, and friendship. Together they are an unstoppable force and every time they perform they find something in themselves they didn’t know was there before. They take the stage and perform a slower version of Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, but then it picks up as they hit the first verse. They also get an ovation. Gabrielle says they represented the culture and the excellence in so many people that get overlooked. They shined so bright tonight. Julianne says there really is no ceiling for them and she thanks Mr. White for giving each of them a chance to shine and have moments. Simon says he doesn’t see a choir. He sees a group on individuals who’ve done everything they could with friendship, enthusiasm, and talent to entertain them. Howie says there are no words. What they do is amazing. Emanne Beasha is ready to perform and she says this is a dream come true to make it this far. She got the golden buzzer during judge cuts from Jay Leno and she says that was epic. Her 11th birthday will be during the finale of AGT and tonight is the biggest performance of her life. She takes the stage for her performance. She gets an ovation from all four judges. Julianne says Emanne just took them to another planet. That was other worldly and she’s an angel. Simon says this is like when he used to watch the Olympics and he thinks that talent is extraordinary. He has the most incredible voice and she deserves to be here tonight. Howie says there is no denying that is amazing and that song is one he works out to and he heard she was a BTS fan and she spans the entire gambit for talent. Gabrielle says her voice is literal perfection and she is an actual angel on this earth. Next we have Ryan Niemiller, the comedian. We see him having dinner with is family and his sister says Ryan hasn’t paid her for tying his shoes. They reminisce about some of their antics as children. His mother says he always made everyone laugh when he was little. His mother is really, really proud of him and she knows he is where he wants to be and that means more to her than anything. He takes the stage for his set. He gets an ovation from everyone. Simon says there are so many comedies being made every month and every year and there has to be someone watching tonight and he’d like them to consider Ryan because he’s done enough to show he’s box office talented. Please give him the break he deserves. Howie says he loves Ryan and he would love a comedian to win. Not only is he funny and talented, he has an amazing heart and he wants him to be a star. Gabrielle says she wants him to be a star in one of her movies because he is a star. He is everything. Julianne says he is a star, she loves him, and it’s been an honor to watch his journey and this is where he’s meant to be. Voices of Service is our next act and they read a few letters they got from fellow veterans and families of veterans and they talk about their struggles with PTSD and they talk about how Voices of Service has been a light in the darkness. They take the stage and perform Footprints in the Sand by Leona Lewis. They get an ovation before they finish. Howie says Voices of Service is changing lives and they are so inspiring. Gabrielle says performance perfection and they recognize the heroes who walk among us and they are instruments of healing. Julianne says people ask what is life about and they have an opportunity as artists who perform to bring people joy and hope and that is what they do. Julianne thanks them for using their talent as an outlet for people to feel seen. Simon thinks they had two incredible weeks and they define the words sincerity, decency, and talent. Simon thinks they’ve given themselves a chance of winning the whole competition. Light Balance Kids are the next act and they say this is their biggest achievement and their biggest challenge. They talk about how hard it is once the lights are out and you have to move and if you’re out of position or if one person is missing it can mess up the entire act. AGT is lighting the way to their dreams. They take the stage and we have a diner themed act this time. They get an ovation for everyone. Julianne says that was them being creative and innovative. That was amazing. Gabrielle says they are committed and focused. Simon says he hasn’t been really supportive through the entire show, but when it mattered, tonight, they pulled out their best performance. He felt like it was them and not people in the background coming up with the act. Howie says wow. This is the most immersive, fun act. Next we have Benicio Bryant and we see him Facetime with his dad. He talks about growing up with AGT and he remembers making a wish he would win it. He talks about various artists who were on the show when he was certain ages and he says he never really thought he would be here but he actually has a chance to win. He takes the stage and performs another original. Julianne says wow. All she has to say is it takes a lot for one person to take the stage and hold it without bells and whistles. He is a star. Simon says Benicio has his absolute respect. All he did is brought himself and no gimmicks and he has gained his absolute respect. Howie says he loves Benicio and he thinks he took a big gamble, but it may pay off. Simon buzzes Howie. Tyler Butler-Figueroa is up next and we see his mom tell him she’s so proud of him and she plays some videos from other kids who had cancer and they sent messages to Tyler about how proud they are of him and how they are representing kids like them and how inspiring he is. He takes the stage and performs Survivor by Destiny’s Child. He gets an ovation all around. Simon says he is bursting with pride for Tyler. He wants to thank Beyonce personally cleared that song for Tyler to perform. Howie says he is so proud and inspired witnessing this. He is worthy of being here and worthy of winning. Gabrielle says that was the best performance. Tyler saved the best for last and he was so incredible. Gabrielle says he did it. Next we have Gabrielle’s golden buzzer, Kodi Lee. He says this show was meant for him and he loves performing. He has music in his head and he wanted to show his talent to the world. He’s frustrated because he can’t communicate well, but music makes him feel better. He tells people he loves them through his songs and he can’t believe he’s in the finals. He’s not nervous, he’s a happy nervous and his family and his mom are always there for him. He thanks his mom for all the help and he says his dreams are coming true. He takes the stage for his performance and he sings Lost Without You by Freya Ridings. Kodi gets a standing ovation from everyone. Gabrielle says Kodi has changed the world and he changes every room he enters. Howie says heck yeah! He thinks season 14 is the season of Kodi Lee and he predicts he will walk out with a million. Julianne says when he sings time stops and he impacts them in a way that they get to share this moment together. Simon says one of the most beautiful things he’s ever heard. Everything about that package, that song, and that lyric, it’s so easy to assume it’s a shoe in, but everyone needs to vote. Simon says after that, that was as good as he’s ever heard. Our final act is the Ndluvo Youth Choir. Their director talks about these kids coming from a difficult background and their success is making a huge impact on their community and giving them hope for their future. They feel like a family and like they are putting Limpopo on the map. Their director is beyond proud. This might be their last performance on the AGT stage, but it’s not the end of their journey, it’s just beginning. They take the stage for their performance. They perform Africa by Toto. Julianne and Gabrielle are on their feet dancing along with the performance. They get an ovation from everyone and Simon shakes the director’s hand. Simon says he prays this show will change people’s live and he thinks that performance may have done it. Simon says this was the best final he ever sat on in his life, by a clear mile. Amazing. Julianne says she is so blessed to watch them and the joy they bring to them, if they can dream it, then they can do it. Gabrielle is so proud that the audience was along for the ride with them. They have literally have changed their entire trajectory with one performance. Howie says they make them so proud to be part of this world and have them on this planet and this is the most talent filled final. What a finale! Vote!
  21. Previously, on Big Brother, Nicole, Cliff, Michie, and Holly made a F4 deal and with Jackson in power, their target was Tommy. After Nicole swooped in and won the veto, she saved Cliff forcing Michie to send his girl to the gallows. The flash mobster made an offer Nicole and Cliff couldn’t refuse, and it seemed like Holly’s fate was sealed. Michie began to suspect things weren’t looking good, and after he eavesdropped on Tommy spilling his secret deal Jackson came up with a masterful lie. And he used the info he overheard to paint Tommy as a liar. Even as the live show began, Cliff and Nicole were undecided, but they ultimately chose to flip the script on the Broadway star. With only four remaining in the battle for a half million dollars, the power was back up for grabs. Who will win and guarantee their spot on finale night. Plus tonight, the house meeting and the nonstop campaigning that led up to just moments before Thursday’s live vote and eviction. All this right now on Big Brother! We pick up on day 86 as the HOH starts. Holly doesn’t know how she survived and she’s so grateful to keep playing this game. Michie is cheering them on as they get hit by the truck. Michie says everything this week started with rainbows and sunshine, but it almost ended up with Holly going home. He had to say things he didn’t want to say and deals made he didn’t want to make and he hopes his mom isn’t mad at him. Nicole says this was a rough day and she knows it’s not a good idea to go with a showmance, but Michie told her Tommy was playing both sides. We see Nicole confronting Tommy with Cliff as witness about what Michie said. Tommy says Michie is a bigger threat and he’s not a liar. He doesn’t have proof because he’s by himself but he wants to be here. Cliff says do you want to talk to everyone? Tommy tells us he’s shocked and scared and pissed. Nicole calls a house meeting. Nicole says she wants to watch Tommy and Michie argue and figure out who is manipulating the situation and who is telling the truth. Michie says Tommy told Cliff and Nicole last week that he was coming after Michie and Holly and he told Michie and Holly the opposite. MIchie says Tommy’s plan was to throw HOH to Nicole so she can’t vote and then he was going to vote Cliff out. Tommy says that’s a lie. Michie says he needs to compile so much evidence, false or true, that clouds Nicole and Cliff’s judgement. Michie talks about Tommy’s jury management and lays out that Tommy has 5 votes easily. Tommy says if he gets a chance to take Michie out, he will not be taking him to second. Michie says oh, so I fabricated this in my head and Tommy says he did not tell Michie any of that. Tommy wants to finish his argument and Michie says Tommy has been playing both sides for the last two weeks and Michie says you and Christie have been coming after me for five weeks. Michie says Tommy got caught playing both sides and Tommy says he hasn’t been and he thinks Michie keeps repeating the plan because he’s lying. Tommy gets emotional and yells at Holly and says she wants to stand on her own and she’s allowing him to manipulate the situation and she’s not standing up for herself. Michie says she doesn’t have anything to do with this. Holly says she hates that Michie is grasping at straws to save her, but it shouldn’t have come to this. If Cliff and Nicole had just stuck to their word, then this wouldn’t have happened. Nicole says everyone has been playing both sides, they are all playing the same game. Tommy says he’s not playing both sides and Michie says he’s been coming up after Cliff and Nicole for weeks. Tommy says he doesn’t think Michie deserves the money, but everyone else does. Michie says he’s done talking and Tommy says this house meeting is adjourned I guess. We see Cliff and Nicole talking 6 hours and 50 minutes before eviction. Nicole says she sees through Michie. She says Michie is so smart and he put it together. Nicole says after hearing Tommy and Michie hash it out and she thinks Tommy is telling the truth and Michie is manipulating the situation. Cliff wants to believe Michie because that’s what their agreement was and it’s easier. Nicole says when Michie said “Just Own It” to Tommy she says it was what Brett said when he was lying about Rockstar. Nicole doesn’t want to see Tommy get Rockstar’d. Cliff doesn’t want to keep Tommy because he thinks Tommy would take Nicole to F2 over himself, but Nicole is still pushing to keep Tommy. Michie is in the WA with Cliff and Michie says all he can ask is please do what’s best for his game. Michie says this should have never happened, they should have kept their word. But he’s going to say whatever he has to in order to keep Holly. Michie says his best path is to make F3 with Cliff and Nicole because he wants to be with people who have fought against adversity. Michie says at this point he’ll lie to Cliff and Nicole’s face and not feel bad about it. There’s not snowballs chance in hell he’ll go with them over Holly. Cliff does have a relationship with Michie and he wants to keep Holly, but he has to be careful with Nicole because he doesn’t want to ruin that relationship. Cliff tells Holly their keeping Tommy and Holly says she’ll do anything to stay. Michie says when he hears that then calm and cool goes out the window. Nicole says we’re here by the grace of God and Holly says no, you’re here by the grace of Holly and Michie. Nicole says she could have burned them in the double if she’d wanted. Michie says they got burned by one alliance, and now they are getting burned by another. This is what happens when you put your faith in the wrong people. Tommy has heard the four talking and he comes in and fighting resumes. Tommy admits he did say that Cliff was the bigger target and Michie says they’ve had four HOH’s between them and they didn’t once come after them. Michie and Holly says if they take Tommy to F2, then he has the jury on lock. Nicole says she’d rather finish second to someone with jury on lock, than finish third to a showmance. Michie says they have been playing individual games. Nicole says you must think I’m deluded to think you would take me over each other. Michie brings up their deal and Nicole says it’s frustrating. Michie says they have never gone against Cliff and Nicole. 38 minutes before live eviction Cliff and Nicole are talking in the lounge. Nicole says if Michie or Holly wins that veto next week, then she doesn’t know. Cliff says Nicole is torn and this is where he needs to nudge her to keep Holly and continue working with Michie. Holly joins Cliff and Nicole and she says if there is any way she can stay she would do anything. Cliff asks if she would throw HOH and she says yes. Holly says she’s been loyal and she wants to stay. Cliff calls Michie in and Cliff says they are trying to play the best game they can. Michie says they have never gone against them and he Holly has been loyal. Cliff asks what Michie would do if he won veto next week and he says he’d go to F3 with them. Michie says he didn’t want to say it on national tv and make him look like a piece of crap. Cliff asks for a swear and Michie gives it. Cliff asks Michie to leave them and Cliff says he believes Michie and if he’s wrong, then he will be the one who pays for it. Nicole wonders if she goes with Cliff or does she go with statistics. Cliff says they have to get Holly to throw HOH and veto. They go and talk to Holly and Cliff says if we keep you, then you have to throw HOH and veto so it doesn’t jeopardize Nicole’s game and Holly agrees. Cliff and Nicole go into the camper and Cliff says that should put him, her, and Michie in F3 and then they can fight it out. Cliff says he’s just nervous about keeping Tommy, especially with jury. Nicole says this is so frustrating. Cliff says are we agreed and Nicole agrees. Cliff comforts Nicole. Cliff says it feels like he’s looking out for his own game, but he has to. Nicole says she trusts Cliff because he’s been her number one since the beginning. Cliff heads out and tells Michie it’s all good and Michie says he loves Cliff and that has never changed. We see Nicole in the WA crying and Michie comes in and comforts her and says he’s sorry. Michie says on a personal level, he’s there for Nicole emotionally, but on a game level any handshakes and deals he made mean nothing. But thanks for keeping Holly. We are back to the HOH and Nicole is hoping she has made the right decision and she hopes the deals she made with Michie and Holly are good. Michie needs Holly to throw the competition because she’s safe. If she doesn’t throw it, then Cliff and Nicole will have a fire under them and they will be head hunting. Michie needs Holly to throw this competition. Holly gets hit by the truck and she says her neck hurts. Michie asks Holly if she’s going to throw it or not and she says she could stay up there all night. Holly says she hates being shoved into a position where she has to throw a comp in a part of the season where you shouldn’t be throwing comps. Michie says Cliff falls and then Nicole gets knocked off, then Holly could accidentally win. He keeps telling her she needs to fall and throw it. Cliff says he’s not doing great and Holly looks stoic. He’s concerned about her honoring her deal. Nicole says Cliff falls and she wants to be F3 more than anything and Holly could feel the same way. Holly says she doesn’t want to fall and she hates throwing a comp that should be rightfully hers because she could hang up there all night. Holly drops and Nicole says are you serious? Michie gives Nicole the key and he hugs and says she’s F3. Michie tells Holly he knows her pride is bothering her. Holly says she just handed Nicole a spot in the F3 on a tray and it’s not fair. This is not game play. They forced her to sell her soul to them. Cliff says Holly kept her word. He’s still worried. Nicole has safety and now he has to make sure he has safety. Michie says it was better for Holly to throw for his individual game because if she’d won then she’d have been safe, but he wouldn’t have. Cliff and Michie are talking and Michie is making sure things are ok. Cliff tells Michie if he won veto that he would keep him because he likes the idea of going head to head. He needs to guarantee a F3 spot for himself. Michie says you never turn down a F2 deal in the game. Michie and Holly are in the WA and she wants to know what he’s thinking about. He says just stuff. Michie says he didn’t want to have to do that. He didn’t want to have to hurt him, but he couldn’t lose Holly. Michie says 86 days without crying and it finally broke. He can’t help but feel like what if it all was for nothing. And knowing he hurt Tommy breaks his heart. He doesn’t like hurting people, but he’s loyal to a fault and he will not turn his back on Holly. Holly says deep down Tommy was a lover of the game and he will understand and Michie says it broke his heart and he could use a hug from his mom right now. Where’s Momma? Cliff tells Nicole he’s shaking and freezing and he doesn’t know if it’s mental or anxiety or physical. He congratulates Nicole on F3 and he tells Nicole that he made a deal with Michie. Michie promised to take Cliff and Cliff promised Michie to take him. Nicole tells us alright, we’re agreeing to bring the biggest threat in the game to F3? Cliff says he did it to get to F3, but he feels bad for not checking with Nicole. Nicole says we have to win the veto and then we can decide what we do. Cliff says he made the agreement and he won’t back out of it. Nicole says if Michie and Cliff have an agreement to go to F3, then they must have a F2 deal too. She sees it. It’s time for the nomination ceremony! Nicole’s first nominee is Michie. Nicole’s second nominee is Holly. Nicole says guys we did it. Final four. There’s been many road bumps along the way and she hopes they finish this road trip. Nicole says to be honest, nominations don’t matter this week, it really comes down to POV because whoever wins casts the sole vote to evict. Cliff says in order to guarantee F3, he has to win veto. Age is just a number and he’s been competing all summer who under assumed what he could do. Holly says it’s frustrating for Nicole to put her on the block after she threw HOH. That’s the last thing she’s handing Nicole. She’s taking the gloves off. Michie says deals mean nothing and going forward he only wants to sit next to Holly in F2. He wants to walk out Mr. and Mrs. Smith with confetti on his shoulders.
  22. It’s been a crazy day in the BB house, and it is STILL crazy as the F5 gets intense! Previously, on Big Brother, Nicole, Cliff, Michie, and Holly had a F4 alliance, and after Michie earned power, it seemed like the plan to take Tommy out was set. Knowing his back was against the wall, Tommy revealed a bombshell to Michie and Holly, but the news only made him a bigger threat in Michie’s mind. With the end game near, the battle for veto again and Nicole was the hero of the story. Jackson realized that if Nicole used the veto then Holly will automatically go on the block. Although Nicole convinced Michie and Holly the F4 was set, she secretly contemplated taking a shot at the showmance. At the veto meeting, Michie was forced to put his showmance in danger. Tonight, will Cliff and Nicole betray their F4 deal send Holly to the jury or will Tommy’s shot at the prize come to an end? Plus, an epic battle of endurance begins! All this right now on Big Brother. Julie greets us and says this house is insane. It’s day 86 and tonight the alliance of four is being put to the ultimate test because the power to decide who stays and who goes is solely in the hands of Cliff and Nicole. Whoever makes it through the night will make it to the F4. Let the deals begin. We pick up after the veto meeting and Holly says she’s happy she’s working with Cliff and Nicole and she’s relying on their integrity. Tommy thought he was dead in the water, but he does have a glimmer of hope. But Nicole won’t do anything without Cliff so he has to convince them breaking up the showmance is the best for their game. Nicole says they have a monumental decision and she knows by just saying it which one is the smarter decision. Cliff and Nicole are outside talking about the back and forth and the pros and cons. Cliff says if they took Holly out maybe they could get Tommy to promise to go after Michie. Nicole thinks Michie could beat anyone in F2 because they are going to respect his game. Cliff says it’s him and Nicole as a team. Cliff has always wondered a little bit if Tommy and Michie have been working together. Cliff says if he’s going to keep Tommy, then he’s going to have some absolute promises. Cliff, Nicole, and Tommy are in the BY by the hammock and Tommy is making his pitch. He says if they did keep him, they’d be on the same page as who the target would be and he’d be willing to throw them the HOH competition. Cliff says this deal Tommy is offering is huge and whoever wins the HOH has a guaranteed spot in the F3. Tommy says he means it when he says he will throw this HOH competition. Because if Michie did win veto, then maybe he’d want revenge on Cliff or Nicole and take Tommy along to F3. Michie and Cliff just finish a chess game and Michie tests the water. Cliff tells him that Nicole is looking both ways and she’s talked to Tommy more than he has and he doesn’t know what deals Tommy is offering, but Nicole might be worried she’s the odd man out in a F4 situation. Cliff says he and Nicole have been working extremely close, but if they go through with the plan Michie might be mad at the two of them and if Michie does have to pick between them, he wants Michie to pick him. Michie and Holly are talking about Michie’s conversation with Cliff. Holly says it has been said multiple times they were going to F4, they’ve shaken hands, they’ve re-solidified this deal over and over and over. Michie has kept Cliff and Nicole safe, what’s so hard about F4. Michie says there are a lot of reasons he wants Holly to stay, but on a game level he has better odds to stay with Holly here and he won’t quit on her ever. Julie says she was just listening in on the house and Cliff and Nicole are still split on what to do. Plus, Tommy drops his relationship bomb again. And tonight, Michie must sit on the sidelines and watch the endurance comp. The biggest eviction of the summer weighs heavy on Cliff and Nicole, but when Tommy tells them about his relationship with Christie, how will it tips the scales? Tommy heads to the HOH where Cliff and Nicole are and he asks if they are ready for a pitch. Tommy wants to tell them so Michie and Holly don’t turn the news against him. Tommy then tells about his pre-existing relationship with Christie. Michie walks in and Tommy asks for a sec and Michie needs to use the WC and wants to take a shower. Tommy decides to go somewhere else with Cliff and Nicole and he loves Michie but that was the worst timing ever. They go to the have-not room and Tommy says he told Michie and Holly a few days ago, but he wanted them to hear it from him because he realizes this could be a big deal. Tommy says he wants to be with them and he wants to do this. Nicole says she appreciates his honesty so much, but it throws up a red flag that he could keep a secret that long. We see Michie comes downstairs and Cliff and Nicole are in the KT with Holly and they talk about Tommy’s news. Nicole says it makes sense, but it’s a shock to hear it said. Michie says when he hears that it makes him think Christie is a guaranteed vote for Tommy and she’s in the jury house and will campaign for him too. Michie says he’s seen Christie campaign in this house and she’s very good and she could easily flip a jury vote. Cliff says he’s nervous about that relationship, and he was leaning toward keeping Tommy, but now that changes things. Michie and Cliff are talking. Michie says he knows it’s a game, but when they shook hands he thought it meant something. Cliff says it’s killing him that he might be breaking an agreement he made. Michie says it’s like a slap in the face if they keep Tommy over Holly. Cliff says he’s not playing on a personal level. Michie says if you look at it on paper, it does not make sense to keep Tommy. Michie says he’s so sick of trusting people and then getting burned. And regardless of what happens he will be gunning for Cliff and Nicole, and if Holly goes then it will be raining fire. Julie says knowing his partner’s game is on the line, Michie takes the art of the lie to a whole new level. Cliff and Nicole are in the have not room and Tommy walks upstairs and Michie sees him on the HOH tv and he goes to eavesdrop on the conversation going on. Tommy wants to bring up what the plan would be if they were to keep him and what he’d be offering. Nicole says she’s scared they could keep him and then they go off with Michie in the sunset and Tommy says he would never do that. Tommy says there is no talking this guy down. He’s the full package. Tommy wants to prove himself to them because if they keep him, then he’d owe them. Michie creeps away as Tommy finishes his convo and he tiptoes back to the HOH room. He’s thinking and he says damn it. Michie says did he really just hear all that? He says if he can make Cliff and Nicole believe that Tommy would stick with him with some fabricated evidence from the conversation he just heard, maybe they’ll believe it. Michie goes to Cliff and Nicole and asks if Tommy is throwing HOH? Nicole asks why would you ask that, what promise did he make you? Michie says he’s working both sides again so he can get Cliff out and he thinks Nicole would be better to go to F3. Michie says he has no idea Michie is talking to them, but their loyalty is to them. Cliff says the concern is what happens when the group of four gets to three. Michie says Tommy told him he would tell them that he thought Michie was a bigger threat. Nicole says she doesn’t like people thinking she’s stupid. She’d like to have a house meeting and Michie wants to do it tomorrow. Nicole says she’s hearing two different stories from two different people, but they are going to have to pick which cloud of smoke to walk into it. Michie tells Holly, let’s play Big Brother. Tommy or Holly? Nicole and Cliff have been flipping back and forth all day. And just hours ago Nicole called a house meeting and Tommy and Michie went toe to toe. They will show some of the fight at the end of the show. Time to check-in with the HG. Tommy does his shoutouts to his Pretty Woman family, and then he shouts outs to his family. Third, to Cliff and Nicole he loves them and he wishes them and he loves them both. He says today was rough, today was game, it wasn’t personal. He’s rooting for everyone and he loves them all and he wishes them best. Tommy remembers watching the show and falling in love with the show and he’s living the dream and he tried out numerous times and made it into the house, then fans can do it too. Holly thanks God for the health and the strength, and to her family she hopes she made them proud. Holly shouts out Michie’s family and she’s lucky to know him. She loves them all and Tommy knows they will be friends. Cliff and Nicole, they are in an impossible position. She has played this game with integrity and loyalty and she’s played that with them. If she walks out that door she walks out with her head held high. And to all the girls who think they are ordinary, they are extraordinary and if she’s in the house, then they can be anywhere they want to be. It’s time to vote! Nicole votes to evict the Terrific Tommy. Cliff has aged ten years this week. He votes to evict Tommy. By a vote of 2-0, Tommy has been evicted from the Big Brother house. Tommy gives hugs and he promises he was telling the truth and he loves them. Tommy tells Michie good job and gives him a hug. Tommy then runs to give Holly a hug and he tells them to kill the HOH. Tommy heads out. Julie says what a day! Julie says people don’t know what he’s talking about. He wants Tommy to tell everyone what Michie did and Tommy says he came up with a big fat lie. Tommy says it was all made up and it all got ugly. Julie asks if Tommy respects the game play and Tommy says he does and he respects people who can lie or manipulate. Julie asks if Cliff and Nicole did what was right? Tommy says time will tell, he would have stood by them and would have happily taken 3rd to them. He sees them as the underdogs and he wants to root for them. He says it was so much fun, it was the best summer of his life. Julie wants to know why Tommy revealed his relationship with Christie. Tommy says he felt very alone, they took out each one of his allies one by one and the walls closed in on him. He didn’t think it would help him, he was hoping it would help disassociate himself from her. He says it probably was a mistake. Final thought? Tommy loves Big Brother. He’s grateful, no pun intended. If he had control, he would have taken Nicole to F2. He says Nicole makes great game moves without emotion. It’s time for the HOH. We have three fire ropes and a fire truck in the background. Welcome to BB stunt camp. There is a disc on the bottom of the rope and the competition is called Crash and Turn. Their stunt skills will be put to the test. If they fall out, they are eliminated. The last HG hanging on will be the new HOH. This competition starts now! The ropes are raised and they begin turning. The cab of the truck swings to hit the HG. Who will outlast the others? Stay with us… We see a clip of the fight with Michie claiming Tommy promised him and Holly the same thing he promised Nicole and Cliff and Tommy yelling and telling Holly to be her own person and stand up for what’s right. Michie tells Tommy to leave her out of it. We’ll see the rest on Sunday!
  23. Previously, on Big Brother, the final 5 in the quest for a half million dollars was set, and it appeared the alliance of Holly, Michie, Cliff, and Nicole were intent on taking out Tommy. But secretly Nicole hoped Tommy would win HOH so he could get the blood at his hands. At a cinematic battle for power, the movie matinee was Michie winning his third HOH and Jackson’s sights were set on Tommy. Tonight, BB Comics is back. How will the POV impact the final 5? Plus, Tommy spills the beans on his biggest secret! We pick up on day 80 after the nomination ceremony. Michie says he nominated Cliff and Tommy with Cliff as the pawn and Tommy as the target, but the veto will decide who will be on the block Thursday night and who will go home. Cliff definitely feels like he’s the pawn, but in the veto competition it’s everyone in the house versus Tommy. Tommy is in the have-not room talking to the cameras and says it’s really hard being in the house with the four people who blindsided him. He’s lonely. He saw it coming for weeks, but he never got the opportunity to take the shot. He’s living in fear, and that’s hard. He can do this. He’s going to give them hell. Tommy and Holly are in the HOH sitting on the bed. Tommy says he’s the underdog this week and he feels like he has people rooting for him. Holly says she’s sorry Christie went but there was no way she was going to let him walk out the door before Christie. Michie comes in and asks if they need to be alone and they say no. Holly says she wonders if Christie might be a sociopath and she’s talking poorly about Christie and how she was driving her nuts. Holly says she doesn’t fault him for being loyal and staying by her side. Michie says Tommy wasn’t wrong about Nick, but he might have been wrong about Christie. Michie then starts bashing Christie as well. Tommy says it is hard to hear Michie and Holly talk about Christie this way, but Michie is HOH. He wants to tell them why he was aligned with Christie. Tommy tells them I want to tell you something and he starts to tell them about the pre-existing relationship. Tommy says he saw everything all along, but he had to go with it because of who she was. Michie says he couldn’t imagine being in that position. Tommy talks about them knowing each other’s families. Holly apologizes for talking about her. Michie says everything makes sense now. All the dots he couldn’t connect in his head are all now coming together. And the fact they kept it under wraps, they played it incredibly well. Michie says he doesn’t know how they did it. Tommy says that conversation could have gone two ways, it could help them work with him, or see him as the biggest threat in the house. Michie says Tommy telling him just means he’s guaranteed Christie’s vote in jury and if he sits next to Tommy he won’t win. He needs to keep him from winning the veto. Cliff is pacing the house and pumping himself. He’s telling himself to do whatever it takes. Fingers, bones, muscles, air can all be replaced. Cliff says people have under estimated him from day 1, but he belongs here. He’s going to do everything possible to win. He’s telling himself to leave it all on the field. Losing is not an option. There is no second place. Destroy and conquer and win. Michie is up first for BB Comics. They will fly down a zipline and peek inside the BB Comic studio. Then they need to place their 16 comics in the same place as they are on the wall. The player who matches the studio wall in the shortest time will win the POV! Michie says he’s seen this competition so he’s already got a strategy. He focuses on the first four and then puts them up. Nicole is Nicolossus, Nick is Elast-nick, Michie is Dr. Jackson Michie-Hyde, Kat is Conspiro, Holly is Pinot Noir, Cliff is the Ground Hog. Tommy is The Flash Mobster, Bella is Liberty Bella, Jack is Jack-Ass, Sis is Fowl Play, Sam is Big Rig. Jess is Model Mayhem, Ovi is Captain Cookie, Kemi is The Keminator David is Freeze Frame, and Christie is Desti-Knee. Michie struggles with Bella’s and is distracted by Holly’s but he finishes and he hits his button. Tommy is up next and he is dragging very slowly on the zipline. He’s trying to take his time so he can analyze the comics. He has them all up and he guesses and he has almost half wrong. Tommy is also struggling with Bella’s and he’s struggling with Cliff’s as well. Tommy finally gets his right. Holly is up next. She loves Tommy, but he can’t win the veto. Holly thinks she looks decent in her comic, she needs a tall glass of Pinot Noir. Holly is struggling and she’s getting flustered. She’s getting angry and we see her struggle and going nuts. Cliff is up next. He says Tommy can’t win veto, and he wants to win to get safety and build his resume. He’s doing the order first, then he’ll look at the difference. He needs to be slow, steady, and accurate. He says he never envisioned himself being a groundhog in his own comic book. Cliff says he wouldn’t want to be a conspiring b*tch and have Kat on his tail. Cliff says the way he’s huffing and puffing maybe he should have been the big bad wolf. Cliff finally has them right. Nicole is up next and she says she’s doing this for Cliff. She needs to win this veto, not only to ensure her own safety, but to take Cliff off the block. Nicole says Christie’s is spot on. She loves her comic and she says she IS a Colossus. She has the order down pat and now she’s finding the differences. She has three wrong. Tommy’s and Bella’s are giving her a little trouble. She has one more wrong so she’s looking at Jack’s comic to figure out the difference and she sees it’s the tail. Would she call him a Jack-Ass? No comment. She pleads the fifth. She thinks she did well, but she hopes it didn’t cost her too much time. It’s time for the results for BB Comics! Michie finished with a time of 15:59. Tommy has a time of 14:21. Tommy is in the lead. He says he knocked out Jackson, now he just needs to beat the others. Holly’s time is 38:22. Cliff’s time is 26:32. It’s down to Tommy and Nicole. It’s down to Nicole’s time, which is 10:58. Nicole has won the POV! Michie says she smoked them! Nicole says she won this veto for her, her parents, and her sisters. She’s one step closer and she’s guaranteed F4. She’s so proud of herself. Cliff says Nicole has won and people have underestimated him, but they’ve also underestimated Nicole. She’s underestimated herself, but she’s cleared the path for the F4. Michie says he’s so glad Nicole won it and everything should go according to plan and it should be him, Holly, Cliff, and Nicole in the F4. Tommy says it sucks he didn’t win but he’s not giving up. He’s going to try and stay in the house, but it’s not looking good for him right now. Cliff tells Nicole they are F4 because of her. They say Fellowship of the Zing. Cliff says Nicole is telling him she will use the veto to pull him off and he and her will both be F4. Cliff tells Nicole Holly has never been on the block. Nicole says that double just made her realize there are people she wants to protect. Michie says he’s blown away, that is so impressive. He’s without words. Michie is so happy Nicole wins and then it dawns on him…if she uses it on Cliff, then Holly will be the only replacement nominee. Michie and Holly go to the HOH and Michie mentions that to Holly. Holly wants to know if there’s any way to convince her not to use it. Michie says if he were in their shoes, they could pull in Tommy, take out Holly and Michie can’t play in the next HOH. Michie says that makes a lot more sense. Holly says this is a very humbling, harsh reality check. Holly says this could be a golden opportunity to backdoor her and send her out. She says she has gone this entire season without being on the block and she could go out on Michie’s HOH. Michie tells Holly this is an opportune time for them to set themselves up and he doesn’t think they would that. This is the first time in the game he can confidently say he trusts them. Nicole is laying down and Cliff comes in. Nicole says she’s in shock and she can’t believe it. Cliff says she saved their ass and they are F4. Cliff says they can compete in HOH and Michie can’t. Nicole says do we send out Holly because they are so close, but Tommy is so strong. Cliff says Holly has not done well now in these comps. Cliff thinks they can beat Holly, but Tommy is alone. Michie comes in and Nicole wants to talk to him. Nicole says she’d like to use it and no funny business is happening. Nicole says when she takes Cliff down, they will have options. The plan is Tommy, but they also have a chance to break up a showmance and you don’t pass that opportunity up. Nicole says regardless of their options, they need to make Holly and Michie feel very secure this week. Michie tells Nicole it’s her veto and she can do what she wants. Michie trusts Nicole and Cliff and he thinks they are good folks and won’t do them dirty. Nicole goes to talk to Tommy in the HOH. She wants to let him know that she is going to take Cliff off the block and maybe vote out Holly. She wants him to know so maybe she’ll be on his good side. Tommy says he’s in good spirits. Nicole and Tommy discuss what might happen in veto and she tells him he has to campaign. She says she wants him here and she wants to work some magic. Tommy says he’s not going to get his hopes up, but he would love that. Tommy is getting emotional. He says no matter what he feels at peace. Nicole says this is the only opportunity where he’s forced to put her up. Tommy says when he lost the veto he thought he was dead in the water, but Nicole is telling him he has a ray of hope. He says he’ll do whatever it takes to stay in this house even if it’s for one more week. Tommy says they lived up here all summer. Michie comes in and Nicole and Tommy hug and talk. Michie asks if he came at a bad time and they say no. Nicole goes into the camper and she’s trying to clean a little. Nicole tells Cliff she talked to Tommy. She says she needs to show him why keeping Tommy is beneficial for both of their games. Nicole says her and Cliff broke up on duo when there were three left. Now they can break up another duo. Nicole says if one of them makes F3 with them, Holly takes Michie and Michie takes Holly. Cliff says it’s an option. He’s not saying no. Cliff says the biggest con of keeping Holly is him and Nicole become expendable because she will protect Michie. But Cliff is concerned about competing against Tommy because he’s stronger in competitions that Holly is. They just need to think it out and make the best decision they can. It’s time for the veto meeting! Nicole has decided…to use the Power of Veto on Cliff. Since Nicole has vetoed one of the nominations he has to name a new HG as a replacement nominee. Michie says not many choices here. She didn’t think she’d see the block at all, and definitely not on his HOH, but Holly, please take a seat. Nicole it’s amazing to think that little old Nicole, she did it. She knows it’s only F4, but it’s F4. She’s so proud. She sees herself in those F2 chairs and she’s hoping it comes true because she wants it so freaking bad. Tommy says Nicole wants to keep him and that’s all that hope he needs. He will do what he has to in order to get their votes. Holly says her fate is in the hands of Cliff and Nicole and she trusts their character and their morals, but this is a game. Cliff says they’ve talked whether they should flip or not. Cliff says this is a half million dollar decision. He and Nicole have something thinking to do. That will give him a few gray hairs.
  24. Tonight, is the second and final night of the semi-finals. We’ll have the remaining 11 acts perform and only 5 will be moving on to next week’s finals! We also have a guest job tonight! It’s hip-hop royalty…Queen Latifah! She’s looking forward to everyone coming out and leaving it on the floor. The first act of the night is V. Unbeatable. They talk about the dance group started and then they talk about how far they are pushing themselves to make it to the finals. They take the stage for their performance. They have ladders on stage that they use as a prop to jump off of and through. They get an ovation from all of the judges and the audience. Simon says oh never has a group had a more appropriate name! These guys are in it to win it and he thinks their country will be so proud of what they’ve done throughout the entire competition and he’s thrilled for them and he has a feeling we’ll be seeing them in possibly the greatest final next week. Queen Latifah is blown away by each and every one of them and every component was on point and she loves a good confetti cannon. Julianne says dance is for everyone! She wants to learn from them because they are the ones to beat. Next we have Dom Chambers and he says he’s one performance away and he may never get the opportunity to perform like this again. He thinks he has come up with something no magician has ever done before. He brings back the beer from his audition to do magic with. He has a “mega” beer that he is going to make disappear and he invites Terry to the stage with him. Dom takes a pitcher and dips it into the mega beer and wants Terry to prove it really is beer. Dom says he’s going to prove to the world that Simon is a genius. He asks him a question and he asks him a number between 1000-3000 of the amount of bottles of beer it took them to fill the mega beer. Simon guesses 2501 bottles and Dom reveals that number written on a tally board. Dom then has a giant straw and “drinks” the beer in about 10 seconds. He gets an ovation from the audience and Simon. Simon says that reminded him of New Year’s Eve. Simon brought personality, scale, and fun, and it may have put him through to the final. Howie loved it and that fact he drank all that beer and is still standing there. Julianne says everything he does he brings them along, it’s interactive and it’s so special. Queen Latifah wants to know what kind of brewski diet he’s on that he can drink all that beer and not get a beer gut. She loved it, it was a lot of fun and his personality is amazing. Gabrielle says it took them back to what they all loved about him. She says it was like part of a booze cruise and it was a fun good time. The next act is Julianne’s golden buzzer, Luke Islam. It’s been his goal his entire life to be a Broadway star and he feels like that dream can actually happen. He feels like every step he takes on AGT is one step closer to his dream coming true. He takes the stage and performs Never Enough by Loren Allred from The Greatest Showman. Julianne says he had a moment and he is more than enough and she can’t wait to see him in the finals. Gabrielle thinks he is special and a world class talent and he deserves to be in the finals. Howie guarantees he will be on Broadway. Queen Latifah says there was something in his eyes that told her he was immersing himself in that moment and if he keeps doing that he’ll be on Broadway. Next up is Lukas and Falco and they were brought back as a wildcard. They perform to the music One Way or Another by One Direction. They have a car themed performance and Falco does tricks with Lukas and on tires and a skateboard. Lukas and Falco then go to the judges table and Falco climbs on the judge’s table and accidentally hits Howie’s buzzer. Howie loves the dog and loves him and the most impressive thing about this act is the dog read his mind and hit his buzzer. Simon says dogs not only watch the show, they vote for the show. Simon says he knows there were mistakes and he loved it even more. Gabrielle says Falco may have had an off night, like many performers, but he kept trying. Queen Latifah wants to party with Falco. Chris Klafford is ready for the stage and he’s taking a risk and performing an original song. He says his songs are very important to him and when Simon said he didn’t like that song his stomach dropped. He knows tonight he needs to connect with everyone and hopefully people can relate to it. He gets an ovation from the audience and Julianne. Howie thinks Chris has an amazing voice but he doesn’t know that he loves his strategy and he doesn’t think he’ll get the votes for that song. Julianne thinks he has super special and she thinks it was amazing and she loved it. Gabrielle says she got goosebumps and she loves all of his originals. Queen Latifah says she’s already at the concert and she could hear an audience singing that hook and she’s already hearing the record produced. Simon says thinks the song he sang in the middle rounds should have been the song he sang tonight. The Detroit Youth Choir is getting ready for their performance. We see clips of the kids thanking their director, Mr. White, for everything he’s done for them and their choir. The kids take the stage and perform High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco. Julianne, Queen Latifah, and Gabrielle all get up to dance with the choir. They get an ovation from all the judges and the audience. Queen Latifah says we have the D represented tonight and that’s entertainment! She tells the director he has brought out things the kids haven’t seen in themselves. Gabrielle says they took them to church and that was everything. They were amazing. Simon says this was as good as their first audition. Simon says we all need a Mr. White in their lives. Alex Dowis is our next act and he has fallen in love with painting. He likes to show with his life painting that nothing lasts forever. Alex takes the stage for his performance. His light story begins with a car crash and a fire and a woman being pulled out and CPR being performed and a guardian angel helping out the woman being revived. It’s a dedication of 9/11. He gets an ovation from the audience and all the judges. Howie says it’s amazing what you can do with imagery and eliciting emotion. Howie loves what he’s doing, but he doesn’t know if he follows every moment of it. Julianne says she loved that he represents the fact you can’t have light without the dark and he tells a story that makes them anticipate what’s coming next. Queen Latifah she says he’s evocative, he takes people on a journey. Simon thinks what he did is so important and beautiful and respectful and he has Simon’s absolute respect. That was remarkable. Next we have Marcin and he’s a guitar player. He says the emotions were overwhelming on results night and this is his dream and he can’t express what this means to him. Marcin takes the stage for his performance and he puts his own spin on Shape of You by Ed Sheeran. He gets an ovation from the audience and all of the judges. Julianne thought that was an amazing song choice and an excellent performance. Gabrielle says watching the musicians watch Marcin was amazing. Simon says he was boring last time, but this time it was like a sheep turning into a wolf and it was by a mile his best performance so far. Queen Latifah says she was enjoying what Simon was saying. She says it was so tight and she loved the way he was able to create percussion out of the guitar and she’s extremely impressed. Howie says he moved the audience and he’s unique and original. Emanne Beasha is the next act to perform and she’s an opera singer. She feels free on stage and she really wants to make it to the finals and she’s extremely nervous and she can’t believe she’s here. She performs Everything I Do I Do It For You by Bryan Adams in opera style in a foreign language. She gets an ovation from everyone. Julianne says Emanne took those lyrics that she remembers in English and she shifted the meaning of what we do for each other and it was profound. Simon says he loves her and he gets nervous her and she has a powerhouse voice. She’s absolutely brilliant. Gabrielle says stunning, amazing, and she took everyone’s breath away. Queen Latifah says she knew from the moment she saw the unicorns that it was on and popping and she is unbelievable and her confidence is gorgeous. Ryan Niemiller is up next and he’s a comedian and he wants people to see him like everyone else. He takes the stage for his set. Howie seemed to enjoy the set and he gets an ovation from the audience and all the judges. Howie says Ryan is a very funny comedian. Gabrielle says he has been killing it every time and she can’t wait for his comedy special. Queen Latifah says she’s still laughing. She says in hip-hop when you battle the best you can do is be self-deprecating and he has mastered that and made it hilarious and she’s waiting for the movie. Simon says he feels like Ryan is taking everyone along for the ride and he’s getting funnier and more confident. Simon says he needs to be in the final because he has a shot at beginning and he deserves to be there. Our final act of the night is Voices of Service. They talk about how proud they were to serve and how music helped them cope with what they dealt with. They take the stage and perform Choke by OneRepublic. They get an ovation all around. Simon says what a way to end. Simon says Voices of Service did the most outstanding vocal they’ve heard so far. Amazing. Julianne says the dynamics of their vocals and their purpose was behind their passion and that’s undeniable. Queen Latifah says she’s blown away, she’s stunned, she’s shocked because it’s so beautiful and their voices melded together so perfectly. Queen Latifah says what they’re doing has a purpose and will continue to do so.
  25. Previously, on Big Brother, three power pairs were left in the game, Michie and Holly, Tommy and Christie, and Cliff and Nicole and two of the duos had a plan to make the F4 together. With Michie wielding power he wanted to take out the last loner. After Tommy found himself a veto, he saved his best friend leaving Michie to put his ally up as a pawn. Before the live eviction, Julie gave some long expected news and soon after Jessica became the first casualty of the night. With the power on the line, the New York Islander scored big and she quickly decided to stay true to her final four alliance. With a critical bleeping veto up for grabs, Cliff manifested the win over Christie. The Texan stayed true to Nicole’s nominations, leaving the secret duo destined to be torn apart. And the universe decided it would be Christie leaving. Tonight, see all the drama you didn’t see during the epic double eviction and a new HOH will be crowned. Plus, Swayleigh is back! We pick up with Christie leaving and Tommy says having Christie in the house was having home here. Playing this game without Christie is scary. He definitely feels like he’s alone in the game. Michie says karma finally hits and he doesn’t feel bad for her. Everytime he thought he could respect her game play and as an individual he realized she was doing things that made him lose that respect. He’s praying for her sister. Nicole goes into the camper and she’s emotional. She says she survived double eviction and she made the top five of BB and she got herself there. She may not be the most athletic but she can do a frickin’ puzzle. She can’t believe she finally won something, during a live show, and that it led to the craziest night she’s had on Big Brother. We see her win again. During the Double eviction, we see Nicole saying she could go along with Tommy and Christie or she could go along with Michie and Holly. This could very well be a half million dollar decision. Nicole goes to the boat room and Michie comes in and says her parents are proud of her. Michie tells her he’s had her back since day one and watching her win that was bad. Knowing Christie is going on the block for the fifth, and hopefully final time, is the best news he’s heard all season. Nicole tells Tommy that he might see the block, but she’s trying to navigate the game as best as she can. Tommy gives her a hug. Then Tommy and Christie hug and she asks if he’s going up and he says whatever is meant to be will happen. We then see Nicole make her nominations and Nicole hopes Christie doesn’t hold it against her because she needs jury votes and Christie is going to the jury house. We see Cliff not use the veto and Tommy says he can’t believe this is how he and Christie split up…by Nicole. He’s really shocked. It’s going to be hard to be in this house with four people who backstabbed him. Christie wants to talk to Tommy and he says and now he has to say good-bye to his Christie. He says this sucks. Christie says Tommy is going to win this game and they want to know why she did this? Christie says Michie is going to win. She can’t believe it how did this happen. They say they love each other and Christie says she wouldn’t have gotten through this without him. Christie asks what he’s going to do next and Tommy says he doesn’t know. Christie tells him he has to win the next HOH and Michie or Cliff have to go. We then see Christie get evicted. The HG are all looking at the memory wall. Tommy says saying goodbye to Christie was lots of emotions and the biggest one was…relief. He misses Christie but it wasn’t him and his game is not over. Holly says they all now have a 20% chance to win. Michie says 11 weeks are down the hatch and a lot has been done and he’s planning on walking out of here with confetti on his shoulders and he won’t stop until it happens. Nicole is excited she gets pictures and a letter. Holly gives her a hug and so does Michie. Michie tells her she won the most important HOH. Nicole says now that the double eviction is over, the house is split with them four and then Tommy. Tommy says he feels very alone and it’s hard. He started the game off with an army and now it’s just down to him. Tommy comes out and gives Nicole a hug and he says he’s so happy for her and he can’t wait to see her pictures. Nicole is called to the SR and everyone comes to see. She has pictures of her family, her dog, and her grandmother, plus a basket of goodies and some unicorn slippers. She misses her family more than she cares to admit. They are her people and they are her world and she knows it’s so super lame, but…and she gets emotional again. She points out her dad Jerry, her mom Kathy, and her sisters. Cliff says he’s almost as happy as she is just to see her joy at her pictures. Nicole goes to read her letter and they are proud of her and they miss her and she gets emotional and Michie rubs her back. Tommy is crying as Nicole reads too. Cliff tells her that her parents are so proud of her. Nicole says this is all she needed to guns blazing and win this thing. Cliff, Michie, Holly, and Nicole are in the WA and Nicole says this is what she’s sticking with and she gave her word. Holly says the same and Michie says if he dies by this sword, then he dies by it. Cliff says one of us has to go out and Michie says as long as Tommy doesn’t win. Michie says he loves Tommy, but he’s loyal to his alliance. This next HOH is crucial. Cliff says it’s three against one. Cliff and Nicole are talking and Cliff says no one expected them to do anything. Nicole says we were the bottom feeders. Cliff asks Nicole if Tommy wins if he’ll put up Jackson and Holly and she thinks so. Cliff says if Tommy wins this HOH he thinks he’ll target the showmance couple so that’s probably good for his game. Cliff says we should continue to be friendly to Tommy and hopefully it will work out. Tommy is sitting in the KT and Nicole is talking to him and she says she’s sorry and she hopes he’s not mad at her and he says he’s not mad. He says the hardest part isn’t going on the block or losing Christie, it’s wondering if he’s alone. Nicole says it may seem like you’re alone but I promise deep down you’re not alone. She tells him to get out and win the next HOH. Tommy says he has to. Nicole says her plan has always been to adapt and navigate. She says the best case scenario is Tommy to win HOH and put up the showmance. She needs him to take a shot at her alliance so she and Cliff don’t have to. Tommy says he’s going to go chill. Tommy is in the boat room and he says he has to win. He has to do his best. Tommy says he can’t believe he made it to the F5. He’s proud, he’s excited, and numb, but he needs to win this HOH. He’s going to fight. He’s going to really fight. Yeah, let’s go. He’s got this! It’s time for the HOH competition and they need to head to the Rec Room? Everyone is like what? Where the heck is that? The HG go into a Rec Room and they see Swaggy C and Bayleigh. Nicole says she saw them on her TV! She says this day just keeps on getting better for Nicole. Bayleigh says she’s so excited to be back in the house and host is HOH. Swaggy C says he is so obsessed with her and still engaged and still wedding planning. Bayleigh and Swaggy C says they love to chill out and watch movies so they are here to host BB Flix and Chill. In each round, three movie posters will appear on the screen and they’ll hear friends talk about what movie they want to see. When they think they know the answers they should lock in their answer. But only the fastest player to ring in correctly will get the point. Michie says he has no idea where Tommy’s head is at and he or Holly have to win HOH to guarantee safety. Cliff says he thinks Tommy will go after Michie and Holly, but he can’t leave anything to chance. Holly says she doesn’t have a choice but to win this HOH because if Tommy won her and Michie would be in hot water. Tommy says at this point of the game, he doesn’t know who’s with who and he’s not sure what’s going on. He’s pretty sure there is a four person alliance and he’s the fifth person in a four person alliance house. Let’s do this! Round 1-We OviTheTop, Beard Science, and Austin Powerless. Cliff, Tommy, Holly all ring in Beard Science and Michie rings in with Austin Powerless. The correct answer was…Austin Powerless. Michie has one point. Round 2-We have The Trucker with the Bad Tattoo, Once Upon a Time…in the Have Not Room, and Citizen Shane. Cliff says these people sure are picky. All the HG ring in with The Trucker with the Bad Tattoo. Cliff was first and he now has one point. Round 3-We have A Rockstar is Born, 4 Weddings & Dan’s Funeral, and Kemi Mia! Everyone rang in with Kemi Mia except Tommy who rang in with 4 Weddings and Dan’s Funeral and Tommy is correct and he now has a point. Tommy says he can do this thing. Round 4-We have The Quack Pack, “Cousins” The Movie, and Codyshack. Holly says she’s the only person still without a point so she needs to step it up. All HG ring in with Codyshack and they are all correct. The first person to ring in with it was Michie. Michie has 2 poitns, Cliff and tommy have one point, and Holly has zero. Round 5- We have Hamlet Strikes Back. The Revengers: Zingfinity War and Fast and Furiously Evicted. Cliff rang in with Hamlet Strikes back and everyone else rang in with Fast and Furiously Evicted and Michie gets his third point because he was first. Round 6-We have The Old Man & the Swaggy C, Good Bellas, and Showmancing the Stone. They all ring in with The Old Man & the Swaggy C and Michie is first again and he has four points. Tommy and Cliff have one point. Holly still has zero. Round 7-We have Superfan-tasy Island, Pulp Eviction, and The Have Not Games. Michie and Tommy ring in with Pulp Eviction. Cliff and Holly ring in with Superfan-tasy Island and Cliff was first and gets a point. Round 8-We have Brett & Winston’s Awesome Adventure, Saving Private Reilly, and McCrae Anything. Michie rings in with Saving Private Reilly and everyone else does too. Michie was first and Michie has now won HOH! Michie says this is unreal! He’s going to be in the F4 of BB. He and Holly aren’t going anywhere. Swaggy C tells them to have a great rest of their summer. Tommy says Michie wins and he is guessing he’ll be seeing the block for the second time. He feels like all of his allies have been evicted from the house, but he’s still here and he has to survive. Tommy heads to the HOH room to talk to Michie. Tommy says he knows he’s going on the block this week, but he needs to plant some seeds of doubt about Cliff and Nicole. Tommy says he noticed that Cliff and Nicole would come up late at night to talk to Michie and Holly. Tommy says Cliff and Nicole made Tommy and Christie feel safe too. Michie says they all played each other. Tommy says go ahead and put me on the block because if you don’t see I’m not the biggest threat in the house, then you don’t deserve to win. Cliff is the biggest threat and if he sits next to him in F2 he doesn’t stand a chance to win. Tommy and Michie hug. Cliff says he really wanted to win that HOH because it was the only way to secure their safety. Cliff says Michie will put up himself and Tommy. Cliff says they have to win the veto. Cliff says if he goes home he’d love to see her go forward. Cliff says Michie is smarter than he let on but they made a commitment to them. Nicole is second guessing her decision. Nicole says she hears the fans at home saying you idiot and now Michie won HOH. Nicole says it’s so, so scary that if Tommy wins veto she or Cliff will go to jury. Nicole tells Cliff she can do this. It’s time for the nomination ceremony! Michie’s first nominee is…Cliff. Michie’s second nominee is…Tommy. Michie says it’s slim pickings and they are at the most important part of the game and he’s proud to be with each one of them and he wishes them the best in the veto comp. Michie says his F4 with Cliff, Nicole, and Holly is the most important thing in the game to him and Tommy is his target. Cliff says he’s not surprised he’s nominated, but it’s all about the veto. He says Tommy can’t win veto and this veto could represent the entire season for his game. Tommy says there may be stronger competitors in the house, but nobody is going to gun for this veto as hard as he is. If this is the last comp he will play in the house he’s going to give a million percent and give it everything he’s got and go to the F4 baby!
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