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  1. Terry greets us and the judges and Howie get the golden buzzer tonight! Our first act is Marcelito Pomoy and he’s from Philippines Got Talent. He was an orphan and he spent a long time trying to find his family. He was hoping his family would see him sing on Got Talent and his family was there at the final and his life changed overnight. Marcelito takes the stage and performs The Prayer by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli and he does it singing both male and female parts. Alesha says she wants to see something different and unique and Marcelito just gave that to them. It was absolutely brilliants. Heidi says it was one of the craziest things she’s ever heard in her entire life. Howie says he is so worthy of a golden buzzer, but it’s very early in the night and he hopes the super fans vote him through. Simon says that was what he calls a 10. As simple as that and he thinks the super fans will put him through to the next round. Oz Pearlman is next and he is a mentalist and he was on America’s Got Talent from season 10. Oz always hears he should have won and that’s what he’s here to do. He has the judges think back on any day or time in the past and he has the audience get out a one dollar bill and he has Terry randomly select a bill. He has Simon fold the bill and place it in an envelope. Oz then guesses Heidi was thinking of her engagement day and she has Heidi put in the day, month, and year in her calculator. Oz then turns to Alesha and asks for a word that describes her person and she says Mystique and that is what he’s written down. He then has Alesha add her day month and year to Heidi’s. Their total is 58,209,061. Oz then asks Howie for the date, month, and year he’s thinking of and writes down 16031980 and the total is 74,241,041.He then has Simon open the bill and asks for the serial number and the number is 74,241,041. Oz says America’s Got Talent turned his life upside down and he turns the board over with the numbers and it spells Moment. Alesha says Oz’s stage confidence and presentation were amazing. Heidi says he really is the real wizard of oz. Simon says there are no words. He says if you don’t believe in magic after that, he doesn’t know what to say. It was incredible. The next act is Boogie Storm and they were on Britain’s Got Talent. They take the stage for their performance and they dance to Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariane Grande, and Nikki Minaj. The music then changes to Milkshake by Kelis, then Jump Jump by Kris Kross, then Pretty Fly for a White Guy by The Offspring, and Boogie Fever by Sylvers. Simon says this was his golden buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent and he would give it to them again. Howie says he can’t. He says it’s his choice. Simon smacks the golden buzzer and everyone cheers. Heidi is checking Simon’s head. Simon says he did it because he believes the darkside is the good side. He says this is one of the best acts they’ve ever had and they have to be in the final. Heidi doesn’t love them as much as Simon does. She says they’re good dancers and it’s a fun gimmick, but how long can it last. Alesha welcomes them to America and says they’ve made their mark. Next we have Ben Blaque and he’s from Britain’s Got Talent. In the semi-finals he had an error happen and he hasn’t done crossbow roulette since then, and tonight he’s going to do the exact act that didn’t go right. It’s his last shot at redemption. Ben takes the stage and he requests Alesha to join him on stage. He begins his act and he forgot his safeties so he has to start over and Howie hits his X. He finally has everything working and the first arrow is released and is on his lower right. The second pull seems to be stuck, but an arrow finally releases and we go to commercial break. We’re back with Ben Blaque and the third arrow hit his upper right side. Alesha pulls the next lever and it’s jammed. Heidi hits her X and Ben looks disappointed. Alesha’s button is hit and Simon hits his X and Ben’s act is over. Simon says he believes this whole thing was not meant to happen. Alesha says she’s sorry it didn’t work out and Howie thanks him. Heidi says she could tell he was nervous. Howie says this is the first time he’s seen something go so wrong. Collabro is our next act and they are from Britain’s Got Talent. They have albums and tours, but they’ve always wanted to make it big in America. They take the stage and perform Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Alesha says if she’s being honest, she’s heard Collabro sing other songs that allowed them to shine more. Heidi says they all sound very nice, but not like wow. Howie totally disagrees. They are good singers and he thinks they have a shot at this. Simon says the one thing that was missing for him was strength and it didn’t feel like them tonight. However, the super fans are the ones who vote. Next is Ryan Niemiller and he’s a comedian from America’s Got Talent. Alesha greets Ryan and congratulates him on third place and asks what it would mean to win Champions. Simon turns the stage over to him. Howie says this IS a golden buzzer moment. He thinks Ryan is brilliant and he rose to the occasion. Heidi thanks him for being funny. Simon says he felt better tonight than he did on the main show. Puddle’s Pity Party is up next and Puddles the clown is from America’s Got Talent. He had a residency at Las Vegas in Caesar’s. Heidi notes that Puddles is still sad. Puddles performs I Want to Know What Love is by Foreigner. Howie says you have to be special to make it in show business and Puddles is special. Alesha says he has a very nice voice, but she’s not sure this act is enough to win Champions. She was confused by it. Simon says he is very, very confusing and it was interesting performance. It was marmite, you either love it or you hate it. He loved it and Puddles won him over. However, they are the ones who are voting and it’s up to the super fans. Our next act is Marc Spelmann and he’s from Britain’s Got Talent. He’s a magician. He was disappointed and he thought this can’t be it. He came back as an anonymous character and he made it to the finals, but he still didn’t win. He says Champions is his time to do it. He puts the mask on and he has some cards on a board and there are 10 different colors. Simon picks a yellow card, Heidi picks the smiley face symbol, Alesha chooses the letter S, and Howie selects number 13. Simon’s color is turned over and it’s a picture of him. Heidi’s picture and Alesha’s pictures are also on the back. They’ll get back to Howie’s in a moment. If Simon, Heidi, and Alesha had selected any other card, it would have been any number of acts and he spins the board. Howie’s picture is on the board. Anonymous asks what act stands out to Howie and he says Shin Lim and that is the act on the back of Howie’s card. There is a picture of all four judges and Howie is changed to Shin Lim. X then walks down and takes his mask off and it’s Shin Lim and Marc appears behind the judges. Heidi says she’s at a loss for words for Marc. Alesha says she had chills. She couldn’t believe it. Howie says THIS would have been his golden buzzer, but Simon likes dancing guys from space. Simon says this is the third time they’ve met and it was probably the best performance they’ve seen from him so far. Simon says that was spectacular. Luke Islam is up next and he was on America’s Got Talent and he’s a singer. Since the show he’s been able to sing on Broadway. He takes the stage and performs Ashes by Celine Dion. Alesha says she liked him before he started to sing. Heidi says he has so many fans. Simon didn’t love that song for him. He doesn’t think it enabled him to showcase his big range. Simon thinks he has a shot, but he has to step up because he’s better than that. Heidi has so much respect for him, this is mind blowing to her. Spencer Horsman and he’s a magician from America’s Got Talent. After the show he was approached by Cris Angel and he had an incident where he blacked out and he struggled to get back on stage. When he saw Champions he thought it might be his shot. He’s been practicing and struggling with his act and his doctor advised him not to do the act and he’s going to risk it anyway. Simon gives him the thumbs up. The judges all head outside to see the act. There’s an ambulance on standby. He’s going to be locked underwater in a tank and he’ll have 2 minutes to free himself from all the restraints. He’ll be lifted 30 feet above the ground and if he doesn’t complete his task, then the box will open and he’ll fall out. Simon says he has a bad feeling about this and Heidi says let’s be positive. Spencer is locked into the box and his wife hands him bobby pins to help pick the locks. He is now under water and the box is closed and the timer is going. He is starting to pick the lock and the box is being lifted while he’s working. He has one handcuff off and then the second with one minute remaining. Spencer is working on a padlock and Terry notes he’s having trouble with he padlock. Howie notes he’s taking too long. The padlock is off and is working on the lock to the lid. He has the lock off and opens the top and is reaching for the safety latch, but it falls off the side. He has six seconds and he grabs the latch and the box opens, but he’s latched himself to the safety harness. Simon notes that he doesn’t look good and Howie asks if he’s ok. Spencer is on the ground and shaking but stands up and waves at the crowd. Terry asks how he feels and he says tired and he kisses his wife. Howie says Spencer’s preamble was that it hasn’t worked and he makes a lot of mistakes and the fact he’s alive is amazing. Alesha says she felt a little sick during the act but she had such admiration for his bravery. Heidi says he’s a crazy, crazy nutjob of a person. He’s amazing and she hopes to see him again. Simon asks what he wants to say to the 50 states about why he wants to move on and Spencer says he wants to prove to them and himself that he can accomplish anything like Houdini, without dying. The performances are done. 10 acts have gone head to head. Boogie Storm has gone straight through to the finals. Now the other acts will have to see if they made the semi-finals. The super fans have voted and it’s time to find out who is moving on. Marcelito Pomoy, Collabro, and Puddle’s Pity Party are called forward. The act moving on to the semi-finals is…Marcelito Pomoy! Ben Blaque, Marc Spellman, and Oz Pearlman are called forward. The act moving on to the semi-finals is…Marc Spellman! One spot left in the semi-final! Spencer Horsman, Luke Islam, and Ryan Niemiller are left and the judges will decide! Simon says this is a tricky one. He makes the decision based on who he wants to see go through and who he thinks the audience wants to go through. He selects Ryan Niemiller. Alesha says the act she wants to see more of and who could potentially go all the way is Ryan Niemiller! Heidi says Spencer put his life on the line and Luke is a little star and Ryan was really funny, but she’s not a huge fan of comedy. Heidi says tonight she is a huge fan of comedy and she selects Ryan Niemiller!
  2. Terry is our host again for this year’s AGT Champions! Terry greets the four judges, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. Our first act is Paddy and Nicko and they are dancers and they are 45 and 85 years old. They are dancers. They were on Britain’s Got Talent and they watch clips of their journey. She had a fall going into the finals and she cracked her ribs and they couldn’t perform their best. They take the stage and she is in the audience in a recliner dozing. She is carried to the stage and their dance act begins. They perform to Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez. Alesha says the first time she saw them perform, her jaw was on the floor and they amaze her every single time and she loves them. Well done. Howie says that was amazing regardless of their age! Simon says he absolutely adores them. He thought they were great. Simon says Nicko has slowed down a bit, but he has a feeling the super fans will adore them. Mike Yung is our next act. He was on America’s Got Talent. He was singing in a subway to support his family. His life changed even though he didn’t win. His wife passed away suddenly of a heart attack and he was concerned about his kids. He says this is a second chance. Another shot to be the champion. He’s honored to be back. He takes the stage and he performs the song he wrote with Martin Garrix, Dreamer. Heidi says she’s glad he’s back on the stage and she’s one of his biggest fans. Alesha says it’s important to always have a dream and she hopes that tonight brings something positive to his life. Howie says he’s got great pipes and great dreams, but he didn’t like that song. Simon says he also loves him. He has something really special so he’s thrilled that Mike came on the show tonight and he hopes he gets through. We meet Creative Dance Crew and they won Myanmar’s Got Talent. Winning was one of their proudest moments and they are working to make a change in their country. They are nervous to be in America, but they are there to deliver their message to the world. They take the stage for their performance and they are a shadow dance troop. Heidi says what they do is so innovative but also socially conscious. Kudos to them for doing that. Alesha says she was feeling emotional while she was watching it and they did a great job. Simon says it’s amazing to see people their age making a point more clearly than some older people. Simon says the entire audience was engaged and they got it. Hans is up next and he says he was the breakout start of AGT13. He’s been able to perform all around the world. He reviews his journey on AGT and he says he was a little bit of a star, but he didn’t know how brightly a star could shine. Hans takes the stage and greets the judges and then performs Juice by Lizzo and he begins sitting on a large banana up in the air. Simon hits his X. Simon says it was almost impossible to make that worse, none of it made sense. Heidi says it made total sense. Simon says overgrown bananas, terrible singing, and mediocre dancing. Heidi says she loves Hans. Alesha tells Simon he doesn’t have to take it so seriously. That was fun and fabulous. Howie says he loved him, but the superfans will speak. Next we have Jack Vidgen from Australia’s Got Talent and he’s a singer. He could feel his life had changed after he won. He had everything he needed to do what he wanted to do, but he did walk away. His voice started to change and he went to hit massive note and he cracked and he screeched. He felt like he was letting people down and he hated the way he sounded. He stopped singing not just professionally, but also around the house and went to work at his uncle’s deli. He takes the stage and performs You Say by Lauren Daigle. Alesha says Jack’s voice is beautiful but she thinks he has a real shot. Well done! Howie says he has the talent. He has the voice. He just needs the confidence. Heidi says sounds to her like he can still do it. Simon thinks he has an extraordinary voice, but that was too safe. He thinks Jack was way, way better than that and there’s way more to come from him. Next up is Duo Transcend and they were one America’s Got Talent. Since he was on AGT, he had a surgery to stop the progression of the disease he has that would eventually make him blind in one eye. They look over their journey and they discuss they had a fall during judge cuts. Their experience from losing AGT was traumatic for them but they’ve been able to go on and perform for huge crowds and their son gets to come along with them. They want to show their son that even if you fall, you can get back up and make it to the top. They take the stage and they are on a trapeze in the air. They do some of their standard tricks and then she does a fall and grabs his legs. She then blindfolds him and then blindfolds herself. They both position themselves upside down and she starts to fall sliding down and he catches her by the ankle. They continue their act still blindfolded. He then does a toss completely letting go and catches her by the hands again. Howie says he feels pride watching people push the limits and people know them now. That was so scary and so wonderful and exactly what the show was about. Heidi loves watching them and the love and trust they have one another. Simon says he thinks it was better than what they did a few years ago. We have Dan Naturman from America’s Got Talent Season 9. He reviews his journey on AGT and discusses the mistakes he might have made. He says it was traumatic but he’s done some things since AGT. He’s been thinking about his last performance on AGT and he wants to undo what he did five years ago. He wants to win over Heidi and impress the superfans. He takes the stage to perform his set. Simon hits his X. Simon says you have to walk away at the end of the night and think you saw or heard something that blew your mind, and that didn’t for him. Dan says in the world of comedy, Simon doesn’t know his *ss from his elbow. Heidi says Dan finally had her laughing at that. She thinks they need to clear the air and she goes up to give him a hug. Alesha says she judges comedy on if they laughed and did they have a good time and he did a good job. Howie says his comedy is funny to him and hopefully it is to the superfans. Angelina Jordan is our next act and she’s 13 from Norway’s Got Talent. Her grandmother listened to jazz and she auditioned when she was 7 for Norway’s Got Talent. Angelina won and she says she feels like a princess. She’s still waiting for that big moment in America and she’s always wanted to sing for Simon and impress him. This is the biggest opportunity of her life and she hopes to win. She takes the stage and she sings Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Alesha says she feels like she’s witnessing the birth of something special, a star. Howie thinks this moment, this time on stage, this song, this performance will change her life and career forever. Simon says everything seemed like it came from her and it was an amazing performance. Heidi says she’s so tired they are done talking because she’s so excited and she hits her golden buzzer. Angelina is going to the finals. Our next act is Eddie Williams and he’s a strong man and he competed on Australia’s Got Talent. He wanted to win and to make it so far and miss out, it broke his heart. He says this is like being invited to the Olympics. He’s not going to take this for granted. He knows he’s against the best in the world, but he’s not intimidated. He takes the stage and lifts stones that each weigh 260 pounds. He then puts a board on top of the stones and sits on it and there is silence as the audience is waiting for something to happen and he starts singing Ordinary People by John Legend. Howie hit his X and runs to hide. Alesha says she thinks Howie ran away because he’s afraid what Eddie might do to him. Simon says he’ll give him Howie’s home address. Howie yells it was good from the back and then mouths it wasn’t good. Heidi says she loved it. She says he’s like if Luther Vandross and The Rock had a baby. Simon says the sequence was totally bonkers, but he has a nice voice and he’s curious to see what the superfans will do because the audience seemed to like him. The final act of the night is a magician. Her name is Dania Diaz and she’s from Venezuela and performed on Spain’s Got Talent. She discusses her experiences and everything always thought she was an assistant and not the magician. She started to second guess herself in the finals and she did something different and she didn’t connect. She’s been able to perform for sold out theater’s but this is her first time in America. She sets up to perform her act and she’s a close-up magician. Alesha says that was a beautiful way to perform magic and tell her story and she thinks Dania is inspiring. That was wonderful. Heidi says she loves seeing female magician’s on stage and she was very personal with her magic. She loved it. Simon says he thinks that was an absolutely amazing performance. He doesn’t know how many times he’s seen magic with cards, but she made numbers on cards an emotional story. Let’s see what happens. It’s time for some results. Terry calls Dan Naturman, Paddy and Nicko, and Duo Transcend forward. The act moving on to the semi-finals is…Duo Transcend! Dania Diaz, Eddie Williams, and Mike Yung are called forward. The act moving on is…Dania Diaz! Now the final three acts are Hans, Junior Creative, and Jack Vidgen. These acts were 3, 4, and 5 in voting with the Superfans and this year, the judges will make this decision. Heidi says this is hard choice and she always goes with her gut and she selects Hans. Alesha says the act she would like to see in the semi-finals has fought hard to be here and that’s Junior Creative. Simon is going to go with his gut feeling and he picks Jack Vidgen. It all comes down to Howie and it is all up to him right now. Howie says Hans is the essence of escapism. Junior Creative means so much to their talent and there’s so much more to them. He agrees with Simon that Jack can be a superstar. He’s going with his gut…originality wins…Hans!
  3. It’s time to get into the outwit portion. The alliance, emotional intelligence and the social part of the game. Jack is up first and he congratulates them and says they should each be super proud. He wants them all to know they are all tremendously undecided so be clear and honest about what you’re saying because it matters. Kellee says she finds the outwit part and she’d like to hear about each of their strategies and how that evolved over time. Dean says his strategy was not to be the loudest, the most athletic, don’t be the smartest and get to know people. Just DK chilling strategy. He said Kellee gave him an idol and he wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for her. Dean says would someone as smart as Kellee come to a random person, why did she trust him and it’s because they talked. Noura says coming into the game she’s not the typical survivor fan so she created mnemonic devices. Don’t be bossy, annoying, not trustworthy, and dead in the water at a challenge. She didn’t want to be super strong Aaron or super smart Kellee and she’s watched others to see who they are and Elaine says she doesn’t thinkt here was a strategy for Noura to play the game, she just played off emotion. Elaine says strategy and emotions don’t coincide. Noura says it’s like going on a date and she wants to learn more about them. Aaron and the jury are trying to stop Noura and Kellee says the jury thinks they were emotionally based decision, but they want to know Noura’s strategy. Noura says she actually wants to know people and who they are and see where they can meet in the middle. Tommy says for him it was about making connection and they were real. It’s like what he uses as a teacher for his students and he wanted to play in the middle. He wanted to be ears on all side. He also wanted to make big moves and he uses an example of Dean giving him information and him getting someone to play a idol. Loren asks Tommy who he was most loyal to and Tommy says Loren and Noura says Tommy isn’t telling the truth. Noura tells Loren that Tommy was helping Dean on the fire making challenge and trying to fluster her. Aaron says they are being held accountable and they are being given a chance to own their game. Dean says there were a lot of people he never worked with and Noura says Dean’s strategy was to go with the numbers. Dean says he played a different strategy than Tommy and Tommy says he played the game hard. He didn’t TS chill, he came in to get to know people and build connection and Dean just came along. Tommy says in this game you can’t ride coattails. Janet asks Tommy when he decided to betray her and Tommy says around eight he knew she was a threat but he wanted to use her as a shield and it wasn’t easy at all. Jamal says there are some lines he wasn’t willing to cross, but what were some of their lines they weren’t willing to cross. Noura says for her it was simple she wanted to be transparent. She didn’t want to make a move and regret it later. Tommy says when he talked to his students before he left, he told them he was going to do what he had to win but he never wanted to bully anyone because that was important to him. Dean says he never thought about it before he entered the game, but for him he would never promised final three and not honor it. Kellee doesn’t get Dean who he is or his essence. Dean says he’s just go with the flow, chill Dean. He tries to stay optimistic and he thinks people seen that. He says this was an incredible experience and never getting negative is big to him. Jeff moves to the outplay portion. How they deal with the condition or challenges or twists. Jamal says one of the most thought about moments of what they would do if they did final immunity. Jamal says how Noura explained Loren was fine, but the opposite of that logic is bringing someone she thinks she can beat. Noura says she brought Dean because his game was just following the numbers and he never made a big move and he had a weaker game. Jamal says she didn’t bring Dean, she brought Tommy. Noura says Tommy made her feel like he was so bad at fire and she trusted that. Jamal says Tommy is trying to make history and win from the goat role. Jamal says Dean earned his way to the final three. Tommy says he was able to spin the story that she was so focused on Loren and that saved him to get to the seat. Aaron wants to know their approach to immunity challenges. Noura says her tribe didn’t use her effectively and she enjoyed it better when they got to individual immunity. Dean says he gave his all in each challenge, but he didn’t want to turn it on early. Dean says did Tommy win any challenges? Tommy says yeah he didn’t win because that puts a target on people and he was all about social. He won a reward challenge and brought people to a family visit and that created a bond. Dean says Tommy showed a heck of a social game but it has zero advantages at idols or immunities. Dean explains his legacy advantage and he says it was a fake one and he asks Jamal about the advantage. Jamal explains that he was given parchment and a pen and he could use it as he wanted. Dean then shows them the immunity idol at final five that Tommy was looking for and he says he was blinged out at final five and he didn’t have to play any of them. Tommy says no one was going to vote him out. Tommy says he found advantages but he didn’t make moves. Aaron says Tommy is trying to downplay what Dean did and he shouldn’t do that and some of the jury disagrees. Missy wants to know if Tommy shared information and Tommy says yes. Missy says Dean made that all a benefit to him. Kellee says Tommy gave information to Dean because Tommy thought Dean was a goat and it’s a good social strategy. It starts to rain on the tribal council. Dean says he feels like he did execute playing the middle. Dean says he and Elisabeth were close. Kellee says when Jamal asked where were your ethical lines and now Dean is saying he was close with Elizabeth. Karishma says they are just calling him out. Noura says that’s what he does, follows the numbers. Dean says where is this coming from now? Kellee feels like they have a clean slate now that the rain has stopped. Jeff says time to go to the outlast portion. Tommy says Season 39 you have to play for day one and he built great relationships with each of them. Who do they want to represent Season 39? He made alliances, he crossed alliance, he didn’t need an immunity alliance and he still made big moves and he got here and that’s what he thinks Survivor is all about. Noura says for this is her, this is Noura. She says they loved her and hated her and they accepted her for her. She’s not a player they’ve ever seen before and she’s a wildcard and she’s done everything she can to use tool and win challenges and she felt like when she was herself it helped her thrive and that helped her get to here. Dean says we’re all lifelong fans. He says think about the jaw dropping moments and couple them with the moments when their backs were against the wall. Dean says that’s where he was the entire game and he found his way, he found his own path. And then the fourth quarter hit and he was sitting at the final five and if they can’t help etch that into the history books, then he doesn’t know what to do. He’s asking them to help write history with him. Jack is up first to vote. We see Missy go in. Loren goes in and we see she votes for Tommy. Karishma goes in followed by Kellee. Aaron goes in and he votes for Dean and says Dean played the game he wanted to play. Jamal steps in and says he’s voting for a winner of Survivor. Crazy. Elizabeth casts her vote. Elaine goes in followed by Janet. Jeff gets the votes and thanks them all and he’ll see them in Los Angeles for the reading of the votes. Time to read the votes. First vote…Tommy. Dean. Next vote Tommy. Next vote Dean. Tied at 2 votes each. Tommy. Tommy. 4 votes Tommy and 2 votes Dean. Tommy. 5 votes Tommy, 2 votes Dean. The winner of Survivor…Tommy! Tommy got all the votes except for the two for Dean from Aaron and Elizabeth. Jeff says it was cool to watch Tommy play and him talking about gathering information. Tommy says he was very open and real with people and they were comfortable giving him information. Jeff asks Sandra if that’s something you can teach someone? Sandra says no. Sandra says Tommy didn’t need Island of the Idols. Jeff talks about the everyone Tommy betrayed and is there any guilt when you watch it back. Tommy says he loves these people and they mean everything to him, but he was playing to win a million dollars. He was playing for his family and his students and say sorry later. Rob says this is Survivor. Rob says he’ll give Tommy credit that everyone who did come to Island of the Idols everyone said Tommy was their number one. Sandra says he told Rob everyone is with Tommy! Jeff says Dean, great fourth quarter surge. But what was a positive take away? Dean says it was the best life experience he’s ever had. It strips you down and there are moments where you hit your lowest of lows and it taught him to be grateful for everything they do have. Jeff goes to Noura and says despite her craziness, she was consistent every day. Noura says if you follow the herd, you’ll never be heard. She wanted to play the game her way. You can learn a lot from legends, but you have to be you and you have to be you day in and day out. Be a peacock, shake your tailfeather, and be you. Jeff says every so often there’s a player that comes around and captures the heart of the fans. Elaine was one of those players. Jeff says one of the reasons people adored her is because she was open and vulnerable. Did it deliver what she needed? Elaine says it did. She was searching for something else because of things she was going through. Elaine says God doesn’t always give you what you want, he gives you what you need. Jeff goes to Karishma and talks about the simple hug she gave her husband. Karishma says she knew she was going to have a tough time, but she didn’t expect how difficult the social game and the emotional turmoil that was going to come and when you reach those incredible moments of loneliness and you see the person from home who loves you for you and it just reminds you to appreciate what you have at home. Don’t focus on what you don’t have, focus on what you do have. Jeff then talks about Jamal and Jack and the doorag incident was one of the most talked about of the season. Jeff says one of the things people have said is what was so beautiful was that Jack was so open to apologize and teach him and instead of Jamal getting mad he agreed and it was a beautiful thing. Jamal says the response has been phenomenal. He says he and Jack live together now back in Rhode Island and they have a friendship out there and inside of that friendship is how they can have those hard conversations. Jeff says every season Sia awards her favorite player with the Sia gift. Her philosophy is she’s been blessed in life and she wants to do it for someone else. Jeff says Jamal gets $15,000 from Sia. Elaine also gets $100,000 from Sia. Elaine gets emotional. Jeff says they have one more. Sia would also like to gift $100,000 to Janet. Sia wanted Jeff to tell everyone it’s a birthday gift to herself because she’s at home watching. Jeff is now going to give Kellee a chance to speak because she wasn’t to before. He says they knew what was going on in and real time and they were trying to make the best decisions, but they have since learned they made mistakes and should have done things differently. They are instituting new policies and rules going forward. Jeff tells Kellee she was right to speak up and to step forward and he wants to acknowledge and apologize. He’d like to turn it over to her to vent at him or share his feelings. Kellee says she’s very nervous right now. There’s so much pressure on this moment and she feels like it’s been building up for many months and she feels pressure to do right for herself, but for many others as well. Jeff wants to give Kellee a chance to get anything off her chance that she’s not happy with Jeff or production. Kellee says the hardest thing was Dan remained in the game even after she spoke up. She says it’s not necessarily the injustice, but she felt like she was being supported or believed and that’s really the hardest thing to deal with. Jeff says what she just hit on is the biggest thing they learned. When she had her emotional interview and they made the decision to meet with them privately and they learned that wasn’t right. Jeff says he learned when you’re not in a situation like this, you can’t relate or understand. Jeff says Missy and Elizabeth got a flashback and none of them deserved it. Kellee says this has been such a hard situation and she didn’t ask for her Survivor experience to be defined by this and they can’t go back and change what happened. It wasn’t just her and people are ready at different times and speak up in different ways. Even though she was ready to speak up, it was still incredibly difficult. She thinks the most important thing is she hopes this season of Survivor isn’t just defined by inappropriate touching or sexual harassment. She hopes it’s defined by change. She says CBS and Survivor are making the changes because she spoke up and asked for changes. She says individuals and institutions are capable of change and she thinks they’ve learned a lot and they can keep learning. She hopes they can all learn from it and do better. She fundamentally believes they can do better. Jeff can feel how nervous she is and he feels like she expressed herself really well. Not only will CBS and Survivor change and he knows families will be watching and they can talk about these things with their kids. In February, they’ll premiere their 40th season. It’ll be called Winners at War. 20 returning winners. They’ll compete in epic challenges, face the return of the Edge of Extinction, and encounter a new twist that will completely reset how the game is played. Plus, they are playing for the biggest prize in reality show history. They’ll be playing for 2 million dollars. It’s the most anticipated Survivor season of all time.
  4. It is time to begin the season finale of The Voice! We’re kicking the night off with Alex Guthrie, Will Bremen, Max Boyle, and Shane Q from this season with Gimme Some Lovin’ by Spencer Davis. Lady Antebellum take the stage and perform their song What If I Never Get Over You. We see clips of Kelly “momming” her team. The Black Eyed Peas take the stage with J Balvin and they perform their song RITMO. Katie Kadan takes the stage with Adam Lambert and they perform Believe by Cher. We see a package of Gwen talking about how it has been to work with Rose. Rose Short joins Yolanda Adam to perform In the Midst of It All. Kat Hammock, Cali Wilson, Gracee Shriver, and Marybeth Byrd take the stage and perform Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn. Dua Lipa takes the stage and performs her new hit Don’t Start Now. We see a clip of Blake and Ricky and their strange and fun partnership. Ricky Duran takes the stage with Gary Clark Jr. and they perform Pearl Cadillac. Voice winner from Team John, Maelyn Jarmon returns to perform Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. We see a package of Kelly and Jake and how well they worked together. Jake Hoot takes the stage with Little Big Town and they perform Over Drinking. We’re welcoming back Jennifer Hudson for a performance of Memory from the movie Cats. Hello Sunday, Myracle Holloway, and Joana Martinez take the stage and perform You Keep Me Hangin’ On by The Supremes. Luke Combs takes the stage to perform Even Though I’m Leaving. We welcome the four finalists to the stage! The artist in fourth place is…Rose Short from Team Gwen! The artist in third place is…Katie Kadan from Team John! It’s down to Ricky and Jake. One will be the runner-up and one will win The Voice Season 17! The winner of The Voice Season 17 is…Jake Hoot from Team Kelly! Ricky Duran from Team Blake is the runner-up!
  5. For the first time in seven seasons, all four coaches are represented in the finale! We’re going to kick off the night with Team Blake’s Ricky Duran. Carson sits down with Blake and Ricky to reminisce about his journey on the show. Ricky is going to perform Runnin’ Down a Dream by Tom Petty. Kelly says this is her favorite finale and everything is represented. Everyone has their own little niche and she says Ricky did so well and his range was incredible. John says when he sings it feels vibrant and everyone is working for him. Blake says Ricky never let any of them down. Every time he gets on that stage they know he’s going to do something awesome and incredible. Blake says every time he performs he rolls up his sleeve and gets the job done. Well done! Jake Hoot from Team Kelly is next and he is going to perform his single Better Off Without You. This is his own song. Gwen says that was really great and it’s exciting to hear an original song and get to know more of him and his story through song. Her favorite thing has been watching him get relaxed each week and owning it. She can tell he’s embodying the whole experience. Kelly says Jake is really super humble and she has to pull it out of him. Kelly says he always puts himself on the backburner and that makes him an awesome human. Kelly says the power of being a writer as well as a singer is making connections with people who have had similar experiences. It’s time for our first coach/artist duo of the night. John Legend is going to join his artist Katie Kadan and they are going to perform Merry Christmas Baby by Otis Redding. Next is Rose Short from Team Gwen and she’s going to perform her single Steamroller. Blake says he doesn’t know if he’s ever heard of a better pairing of an artist with and original song and that song embodies everything she’s done on the show up to this point. It also showcases what an incredible singer she is. Gwen says she could see Rose was just so free and enjoying the moment and she seemed so sparkly and happy and that song told her story. Blake is going to take the stage now with his artist Ricky Duran and they are going to sing Run Run Rudolph by Chuck Berry. Team John’s artist Katie Kadan is next and she’s going to perform her original song called All Better. Kelly says she better go ahead with that sexy vibe. She says no joke, that is on her sexy playlist, that was a killer song. John says he feels like it’s a perfect of her style with a modern twist and she is all better. Kelly is going to take the stage with her artist Jake Hoot and they are going to sing Winter Song by Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Gwen is ready to sing with her artist Rose Short and they are going to sing My Gift is You by Gwen Stefani. Jake Hoot sits down with Carson and Kelly and discuss his journey on the show. Jake is going to perform Amazed by Lonestar. Gwen says she’s a fan and that was so beautiful and it’s such a pretty song. She loves that he was so relaxed and he’s shown so much growth. His voice is so familiar and comforting. Kelly says she loves him. He’s everything she grew up on in country music and his voice is magical and he’s so gifted. Katie Kadan sits down with Carson and John and they discuss her path to the finale. Katie is going to perform I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. Blake says he can’t get a word in because people love her so freaking much. He says once again unbelievable and there’s nothing else to say about how incredible she is. John says he’s so honored to get to work with her this season. She has dazzled everyone every single time and she’s been incredible every single time and she should be proud. Ricky Duran is ready to perform his debut single and it’s called A Woman Like Her. Kelly says Ricky reminds her of Bruce Springsteen because he is relatable and that was such a beautiful song. John says he was listening to that song and he was jealous he hadn’t been pitched that song. He says that was a great song and he has a feeling that will be the most streamed original song of the night. Blake says way to wait until the last competitive performance to give the best performance he has given the entire run. That was brilliant. Blake says America…Santa wants one thing from them this season and that’s to vote for Ricky! Rose Short is going to close out the night and she sits down with Gwen and Carson to remember her journey on the show. She’s going to perform Border Song by Elton John. John says what a beautiful message for the final song of her journey and for the final performance for all four of them. John says that was very special and ending with that message knowing her roots in gospel, it was a very beautiful moment. Gwen says Rose has known exactly what to do on this journey at every single turn and every moment and sometimes God puts a little extra drop of cool and talent. He did that with her because she is a magical human being.
  6. Tonight, we’ll reveal the finalists. Blake Shelton takes the stage with Trace Adkins and they perform Hell Right. The time has come to reveal our first finalist! Our first finalist is…Katie Kadan from Team John Legend! Tones and I takes the stage and performs Dance Monkey. The second artist advancing to the finale is…Jake Hoot from Team Kelly! Kelly Clarkson performs with Kaleb Lee their new single I Dream in Southern. The third artist moving on to the finale is…Ricky Duran from Team Blake! Three artists will be performing for the instant save and the remaining two will be going home. The first artist who will perform tonight is Hello Sunday from Team Kelly! The second artist who will be performing for a spot in the finale is…Kat Hammock from Team Blake! The final artist that will perform tonight is…Rose Short! Will Bremen and Marybeth Byrd have been eliminated. Hello Sunday is up first and they are singing Chandelier by Sia. Kelly says they are 14 years old and they are tackling these huge songs. They are amazing. She has such a good team. Please America vote! Kat Hammock is next and she’s going to perform You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor. Blake says this competition is what it is and it’s tough. He wants Kat to know she has a record to make no matter what happens here tonight. He says America has discovered her and her journey has not ended no matter what happens. The final performance is Rose Short and she has chosen to sing A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin. Gwen says that was magical and that was ridiculous. Gwen says she is the most talented person she’s ever worked with. America has instantly saved…Rose Short from Team Gwen!
  7. The semi-finalists will perform twice tonight. They’ll each perform and they are paired up and will perform a classic 80s song. Katie Kadan from Team John is our first artist of the night and she’s going to perform Lady Marmelade by LaBelle. Kelly says she is so fun to watch and she loves to watch her perform and she has a voice that captivates everyone. Gwen says that was her favorite Katie performance so far because she was just watching her and she’s such a character. John says everything Katie sings she makes it sound like it’s her song. John says she owns every performance. Kat Hammock from Team Blake is next and she is going to sing Somewhere Only We Know by Keane. Kelly says everyone thinks of The Voice as a show for a big huge singer, but she has such a unique quiet voice and she’s so glad she’s on the show. Gwen says she hopes Kat learns how gifted she is and she’s so unique and she needs to make records because she can have a whole career after this. Blake says that was easily her most powerful vocal performance of the show so far. Her voice is pure and innocent and her voice can make you happy and break your heart at the same time. Blake says he’s going to see it through with her because she needs to be making records. We’re going to kick-off our duets with Ricky Duran from Team Blake and Will Bremen from Team John and they are going to perform Your Love by The Outfield. Ricky is excited to sing with Will because of the energy he brings to the stage, and Will hopes he can keep up with Ricky because he kills on the guitar. Next up is Marybeth Byrd from Team John and she’s going to sing Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. Blake says that’s a tough vocal to tackle and she did a great job. Her journey on the show has been amazing to her, but he likes the country stuff personally. John says he almost didn’t recognize. He thought she got in the character so well and he also thought it was her best vocal performance and he thinks America lit a fire under her. Hello Sunday from Team Kelly is ready to perform next and they are going to sing Don’t You Worry “Bout a Thing by Steve Wonder. John says they do so many inventive things together and it makes them both better. It was a fantastic performance. Kelly says they did so well and she’s so proud of them. Kelly says this was the perfect song at the perfect time and they just nailed it. Our next duet is Marybeth Byrd from Team Blake and Jake Hoot from Team Kelly and they are going to sing Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. Jake says Marybeth’s voice has a soft fierceness about her, and Marybeth says Jake’s voice has an awesome growl. The next artist is Ricky Duran from Team Blake and he is going to sing Let It Be by The Beatles. Blake says he told him to use everything he had left in the gas tank and Blake says he just gave the vocal performance of the season. Will Bremen from Team John is our next artist and he’s going to perform Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars. John says he wore his suit in honor of Will’s hair for the extra motivation. John says Will impresses him every week and his stage presence is so electric and magnetic and it’s so much fun to work with him and watch him. The next duet is Rose Short from Team Gwen and Katie Kadan from Team John and they are going to sing Express Yourself by Madonna. They are both 80s babies and they are excited to perform together. Our final duet is Hello Sunday from Team Kelly and Kat Hammock from Team Blake and they are going so perform We Belong by Pat Benatar, and none of them have sung an 80s song yet. Rose Short from Team Gwen is up next and she’s going to sing I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner. Gwen and Rose are crying and Kelly says Rose is a gift and she’s so blessed. That was so good. Gwen says that was so moving. Our final artist of the night is Jake Hoot from Team Kelly and he’s going to perform Desperado by The Eagles. John says every week Jake is so consistently excellent and his voice feels like home and he hits the high notes like it’s nothing to him. He’s such an excellent singer and it was a joy to listen to that performance. Kelly says he is an incredibly gifted singer and she loves the story that matters and this song had a story and he delivered it.
  8. The finals will be in TWO weeks! We’re going to begin finding out who will be moving on to the semi-finals! The first artist America has saved…from Team John… The first artist America saved from Team John…is Will Bremen! America also saved…from Team Gwen… From Team Gwen, America also saved…Rose Short! Kelly and John perform their updated version of the Christmas classic, Baby It’s Cold Outside. The third artist America has saved…from Team Blake… The third artist from Team Blake that is moving on is…Ricky Duran! Meghan Trainor performs her new song Wave featuring Mike Sabath. America also saved…from Team John… The fourth artist moving on to the semi-finals from Team John…is Katie Kadan! America also saved…from Team Kelly… From Team Kelly, America has also saved…Jake Hoot! Time to find out the next two moving on and which three artists will perform for the live save. America has saved…Hello Sunday from Team Kelly! America also saved…Kat Hammock from Team Blake! Shane Q, Marybeth Byrd, and Joana Martinez will perform for the instant save. You can vote on The Voice app or at the NBC website. Shane Q has chosen to sing Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack. Blake says he feels like his voice is so unique and that was a great song choice for him. Blake is surprised to see him here again and he’s an incredible singer. Kelly says she’s shocked and he is a 4-chair turn and he can tackle any genre and he’s glad he picked that song and he really hopes America puts him through. Joana Martinez has chosen to perform Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra. Blake says he’s supposed to be neutral but it’s hard with her because she’s still Team Blake in his mind and she never disappoints when she gets on stage. She gives it everything she’s got and she’s great. Gwen says America has watched Joana grow and she’s so animated on stage and it’s so exciting to watch her. Gwen says America needs to vote so they can see more of Joana. Marybeth Byrd has chosen to sing You Are the Reason by Calum Scott. John says he’s so proud of Marybeth. She’s been consistently excellent and consistently one of the best singers. She had one of her best performances this week and he hopes America rewards her for those performances. America has instantly saved…Marybeth Byrd!
  9. The Top 10 go live tonight! Kane Brown is here tonight and tomorrow two artists will be going home. We’re kicking off the night with Rose Short from Team Gwen. She has brought her parents to meet Gwen. Rose has chosen to sing God’s Country by Blake Shelton. Rose gets an ovation from all four judges and she tells Carson that song is so hard. Blake says she killed it. He says it rethinks his entire arrangement. He says that was incredible. Kelly says she thought that performance was incredible because it’s a testament to both Rose and Blake’s talents because it’s a great song with a wide range. Kelly says it was classy and tasteful. Gwen says Rose looks stunning. Gwen says this all seemed meant to be and this song was her mom’s idea and she’s so proud of Rose. Marybeth Byrd from Team John is up next and she and the rest of his team go to his home and they meet his family. Marybeth is going to perform Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez. Kelly says this felt like the blinds because she couldn’t see her until the end, but it was very powerful. Kelly says it was beautifully done and she sounds very good. Gwen says she was floored by Marybeth. She says those kinds of songs are hard to do because they are specific to the artist and that was so good. She loved it. John says he was so happy watching that because they had talked about building the story and she didn’t over sing and it was such a great build. John says it was the most artistic performance she’s given so far. Next is Kat Hammock from Team Blake. Kat’s church members made her a video showing support. Kat has decided to sing You’re Still the One by Shania Twain. Gwen says that was magical, she is magical. Gwen loves that they can hear the air coming through her voice and it’s so unique and original. Gwen says no one is like her. John says every time Kat does a song she makes it her own. John says Kat does it so beautifully and with such taste. Blake says he’s running out of compliments for her. That has to be his new favorite performance from her. He says she’s like the angel on top of the Christmas tree breaking out in song. Kane Brown is taking the stage to perform his sing Homesick. Shane Q from Team Kelly is ready for his performance. He’s going to perform the song Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run). This is one of his dad’s favorite songs. John says that was really good. He loved how he got big at the end and he sees him growing as a performer every week. It was really well done. Kelly loves that he chose the right time to come out of his shell. She loves him on stage and he is such an incredibly gifted singer. Next we have Jake Hoot from Team Kelly and this song is for his cousin who was a Marine and he was killed in Afghanistan. He’s going to sing That Ain’t My Truck by Rhett Akins. Gwen says she thinks that was his best performance he’s done. Gwen really believed he was a true country star. Blake says Kelly is doing an incredible job with Jake. He says he’s killing it. Kelly says she hasn’t done anything. She says his family will be so proud, he’s so good. She says it’s like watching his show. Joana Martinez from Team Gwen is set to take the stage. She’s the youngest of five and her siblings are some of her biggest supporters. She’s going to perform Impossible by Christina Aguilera. John says she is owning this moment and it’s fun to watch her physically convey her emotion. He says her confidence and poise and maturity are so far beyond her years. Gwen says she is her dream come true to watch her grow before her eyes. Gwen says she was very impressed with her tonight. Katie Kadan from Team John has decided to sing Rolling in the Deep by Adele. Katie talks about some of the jobs she’s had to work to make ends meet while she pursues her music career. Blake says he started creating conspiracy theories in his head because she just couldn’t be that good. He says someone can’t be this good and not have made it in the music industry. Kelly says Katie is so unique and it’s not only her voice but her voice inside that comes out. She lights a fire and makes everyone happy and she loves Katie’s growl. John says they were rehearsing Wednesday morning and the only person his family wanted to meet was Katie. John says he went to Target and he was getting gift wrap and someone walked up to him and said they were thinking about Katie on his team and they wanted to tell John how much they loved Katie. Hello Sunday from Team Kelly is up next and they have chosen the song Stone Cold by Demi Lovato. Kelly says that was so beautiful. She says a lot of people don’t know the depth of the conversation that was had that day…well done! Ricky Duran from Team Blake is set to take the stage. Ricky has chosen to perform Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King. John says he’s incredible and he loved him in the blinds. He’s truly a fan of his. Blake wants everyone at home to take the remote right now and rewind the performance and try to find anything that’s not magical about it, from the singing to the guitar playing. If this guy doesn’t belong in the finale, he will kiss America’s collective butts. The final artist of the night is Will Bremen from Team John and he has chosen the song My Body by Young the Giant. Kelly wants to know where Will is playing after he’s done with the show because she’s going to show up. She says he’s incredible, this seemed like his show and everyone opened up for him. Gwen says she feels like the music lives inside Will and it’s like he has to get it out. It was so incredible and electric and she can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next. John says Will has shown so many sides of him as a performer and this was his favorite performance that he’s done. He says that song was perfect for his voice and he just slayed it. It was masterful.
  10. The coaches settle in and Carson tells us Blake and John will be performing with their teams and Gwen will be performing some of her hits. Time for some results! The top 11 come out on stage! America has saved…from Team Blake… America saved from Team Blake…Ricky Duran! America has also saved…from Team John… From Team John, America has also saved…Katie Kadan! John Legend takes the stage with his team Katie Kadan, Marybeth Byrd, Will Bremen and they perform How Deep is Your Love by The BeeGees. The third artist America saved…from Team Gwen… America saved from Team Gwen…Rose Short! America has also saved…from Team Kelly… The fourth artist saved is from Team Kelly…Jake Hoot! Gwen takes the stage to perform some of her top hits from her solo career. The fifth artist moving on to the Top 10...from Team Gwen… From Team Gwen, America saved…Joana Martinez! America also saved…from Team John… America also saved from Team John…Will Bremen! Blake takes the stage with his team, Ricky Duran and Kat Hammock, and they perform Taking Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. America saved…Marybeth Byrd from Team John! America also saved…Kat Hammock from Team Blake! America also saved…Hello Sunday from Team Kelly! Myracle Holloway and Shane Q are the two artists in the bottom and they will perform for the instant save. Shane Q takes the stage first and performs Jealous by Labrinth. Blake says it’s a testament to how incredible the talent is this season that he’s in this save position because he’s one of the best singers they’ve had on the show ever. He says how can this guy go home? Kelly says he is such a gifted singer and he was a 4-chair turn and she hopes he goes through. She says he pulled out some stuff he doesn’t normally do in his performances. Myracle Holloway steps up and she sings You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker. Gwen says she was calm and creative and she hopes America thinks she deserves to be there. Carson calls Shane Q back on stage with Myracle and voting is now open on the app or the NBC website. Voting has closed and the time has come to see who will be leaving. America instantly saved…Shane Q!
  11. Kate Kadan from Team John is up first and she was given the song Without You by Harry Nilsson. Katie gets a standing ovation from all four judges. Kelly says that is how that song should be sang. It was heartfelt and emotional and she is mind blowingly good. John says that was utterly stunning and she delivered it with such nuance, grace, and control. It was incredible! Kat Hammock from Team Blake will take the stage next and the fans gave her the song I’ll Fly Away by Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch. Gwen says Kat is so different, and unique, and original, and she stood out and her voice is so mesmerizing. Blake says every week people are falling more and more in love with her and her voice is so special and how unique she is to music in general. He says that was magic. Shane Q from Team Kelly is up next and he was given the song Mercy by Shawn Mendes. John says Shane is such a great vocalist and he felt how confident he was and he had the swag and it was sensual in the right moments. John says it was his best performance on the show so far. Kelly says Shane is so gifted and she’s so happy he trusted her and he pushed himself and went for it. Kelly says he has this soul and passion and fire. Joana Martinez from Team Gwen is next and the fans selected the song Dreaming of You by Selena for her. Blake says he can’t think of a dumber decision he made than letting her go because every week she’s coming into her moment. Gwen says she was perfection tonight. Gwen says she was unbelievable and she’s able to sing those low notes calmly and she was flawless. She was blown away by her tonight. Will Bremen from Team John is ready to see what song he was given. The fans chose the song Light My Fire by The Doors. Blake says he’s been a member of the Blue Crew since the beginning and he has to be honest. He’s never been crazy about that song until now. It was weird and awesome! He loved it. John says he’s an honored member of the Blue Crew because Will impresses him every week with his musicality. He’s so proud to get to work with him. Rose Short from Team Gwen was given the song Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney. Kelly says that was so good! Kelly says it was very tastefully done and it had such great dynamics and really killer. Gwen says she was so moved by her tonight. Gwen says when she came down the stairs the way she did it was so her and that was mesmerizing. Hello Sunday from Team Kelly is up next to learn they will be performing the song The Middle by Zedd, Maren Moris, and Grey. Blake says he had to do press before the show, which is his least favorite thing to do, and they are so talented and they got asked about them. He’s so happy for them. Kelly says she hates bringing their age up and they sing like women, but they are fun and they are so gifted and talented. Myracle Holloway from Team Gwen is up and she is going to sing her fan pick song of Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. John says he was so moved watching the pre-package video and it shows how powerful music can be. He says he’s happy she got the opportunity to be hear and move people and change so many people’s lives. Gwen says she is so aware of this moment she’s in and she’s seizing the moment. She says that was beautiful and flawless. Marybeth Byrd from Team John is next and the song selected for her was Stars by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Kelly says she loves that song and that was beautiful and she just soared on this song. John thanks the fans for picking that song for her because it was right in her vocal pocket. She says it was right there for her and she gave them power and clarity and it was one of her best performances so far. Jake Hoot from Team Kelly is learning what song the fans picked for him, and they have given him Every Light in the House by Trace Adkins. Gwen says Trace Adkins is her homie and she knows that song. She’s been a fan of Jake’s from the beginning and there is something so comforting about his voice. She really think he’s getting there and that was beautiful. Kelly says she loved it. She says every time he opens his mouth to sing she is reminded of her childhood. She’s so blessed to have him on her team. Ricky Duran from Team Blake is closing out the night. His fans have given him the song Downtown Train by Rod Stewart. John says he sometimes forgets Ricky is a contestant because he is so advanced beyond the competition. He’s really good. Blake says when he tells him that everyone loves him, it’s not just fans and people that he knows. He says people in the business are reaching out to him already. Blake says he is having his moment right now and he deserves it.
  12. The coaches are introduced and Carson checks in with each of them, and it’s time for some results. The first artist America has saved is from…Team John… From Team John America saved…Marybeth Byrd! The next artist saved…from Team Kelly… America has saved from Team Kelly…Hello Sunday! America also saved…from Team Gwen… America saved…from Team Gwen, Rose Short! Gwen Stefani joins her team Joana, Myracle, and Rose and perform Good as Hell by Lizzo. Time for more results! America saved…from Team Blake… America saved from Team Blake…Kat Hammock! America has also saved…from Team John… America saved…from Team John, Katie Kadan! Let’s get some more results! America has saved…from Team Kelly… From Team Kelly, America has saved…Jake Hoot! America has also saved…from Team Gwen… From Team Gwen, America also saved...Myracle Holloway! America also saved…from Team Blake… America saved from Team Blake…Ricky Duran! Kelly takes the stage with her team, Shane Q, Max, Hello Sunday, and Jake and they perform Linger by The Cranberries. America saved…from Team John, Will Bremen! America also saved…from Team Kelly…Shane Q! Cali Wilson, Joana Martinez, and Max Boyle are the bottom three and they will perform for the Instant Save. You can vote on NBC and through the Voice app. Cali Wilson is up first and she performs The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. John loved that and he thought she showed a lot of different sides as a performer but he loved this side. Blake says he has no doubt his decision was right and she deserves to be here. He says that performance tonight proves she deserves to be here because every time she steps on that stage she gives it her all. Max Boyle has decided to sing Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. John says Max has shown all the parts of his voice that are so cool and interesting and he’s such a gifted singer. It as a joy to watch him. Kelly says she’s super shocked, but take it as an opportunity to perform for America and she thinks he’s so talented. Joana Martinez is the final artist and she performs Superwoman by Alicia Keys. John says she has so much poise and she keeps coming up and delivering every performance and her range is so big and powerful. Gwen says that was mind blowing and she is so fearless and she is so strong. America has instantly saved…Joana Martinez!
  13. We kick the night off with Joana Martinez from Team Gwen and she performs Get On Your Feet by Gloria Estefan. Blake say Joana’s talent combined with her determination combined with the right coach she’s on her way. He predicts good things for her. Gwen says she’s never been on the stage and worked the stage like that and she was unbelievable and she’s incredible and she’s shocked. She’s so proud. Up next from Team Blake is Ricky Duran and he sings You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne. John says he’s loved Ricky from the very beginning and he always carries himself like an artist. He was born to be there and he seems so natural and it was an outstanding performance. Blake says he did a lot of travelling this week and everywhere he goes people love Ricky. Team Kelly’s first artist is Max Boyle and he performs Unaware by Allen Stone. John says that song was a challenge and he nailed the notes and he did it with power and charisma and he’s really good at this. Kelly says her favorite part about his voice is he has so much in there and it’s such a gift. Kelly says he did such a good job. Myracle Holloway from Team Gwen takes the stage next and performs I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston. Kelly says that’s a really hard song to sing because there’s no place to breathe and she is a champion and she did it so well. Gwen says she kind of freaked out and was going to change the song but every moment was perfect and incredible. Team John’s first artist, Will Bremen, is ready to perform I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. Blake says every time Will gets on stage he’s amazed how connected to the song he is and he was shocked last week to not be moving forward with America’s vote. John says he’s proud of Will and every week they see a new side of Will and it was really, really beautiful and it was a powerful performance. Next up is Team Blake’s Kat Hammock and she sings a traditional song, Danny Boy. Gwen says if she doesn’t get a record deal after the show something is wrong. Her voice is so special and unique and so mesmerizing. Blake says as his friend and fan, he couldn’t be more proud of her and as her coach he couldn’t be more scared because she’s one of the most important artist’s he’s ever worked with on the show. We’re going to move right to Team John’s Katie Kadan and she has chosen to sing I’m Going Down by Mary J. Blige. Kelly says that was so good. She is straight up a force and she loves her. John says that was the best performance this season by far. He says they have some amazingly good singers, but they haven’t seen anything better than that this season. Cali Wilson from Team Blake is going to take the stage and she sings Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves. Gwen says that kind of voice, that is the kind of record she wants to listen to. She says it’s so beautiful and she’s one of her favorites. Blake says that seems to be her lane and that was a great performance tonight. Shane Q from Team Kelly is up next and he performs My Wish by Rascal Flatts. Blake asks what he’s doing in the country lane. He says he’s incredible and last week he was shocked to see him be the same and he thinks that performance will get him back up there. Kelly says he connected and he is so great and an incredible vocalist. We’re going to continue with Hello Sunday from Team Kelly and they are singing Mamma Knows Best by Jessie J. John says they have always been impressive and creative, but something about almost going home last week pushed them and that was perfection and that was so much fun to watch. Kelly says they are so talented and she would love to sing with them any time any day. Marybeth Byrd from Team John is our next artist and she sings Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill. Blake says he was just talking about that song today and what it meant to him and she did a great job and he’s a big fan. John says they talked about how hard it would be and part of the beauty of her being a performer is she can share her grief with America and they can see who she is as a person and as a singer. It was really beautiful. Team Kelly’s Jake Hoot is our next artist and he performs Danny’s Song by Loggins and Messina. Gwen says she loves that song so much and she loved that song for him and it was just perfect. Kelly says he is so magical. He can sing anything. She says he sounds like the music she grew up and he’s so talented. We’re going to close out the show with Team Gwen’s Rose Short who has chosen to sing I Turn to You by Christina Aguilera. Gwen says she feels so proud that Rose trusts her so much. She’s so cool, talented, and incredible and she’s so happy they have this moment together. She’s really proud of Rose.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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