The Knockouts are wrapped Sound Monday night, with nine other artists advancing to Live Playoff next week. The main advisor this season Mariah Carey join the coach Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson in preparing the players for their head-to-head matches. Clarkson and Shelton both have saved the remaining time into the night, and Hudson has the rest left.
The first couple came from Team Kelly: Chevel Shepherd and Sarah Grace. Shepherd leaned on his country's voice and chose to sing "Travelin & Soldier" by Dixie Chicks. Carey works with her in storytelling skills. In his last appearance, he showed off impressive confidence and control for a young singer. It is a solid pop-country show that is played for its strength.
Meanwhile, Grace sang "I & # 39; d Rather Go Blind" by Etta James, showing off the tone of his blouse. Carey helped him in his sentence, resulting in another adult and confident appearance from a teenage singer. He tapped into the emotions of the song, and Levine praised his ability to emote. Clarkson chose Shepherd as a winner but then used it to save Grace in the competition too.
Next is DeAndre Nico and Jake Wells from Team Adam. Nico, who was the turn of four seats, sang "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes. In practice, they change the key so that Nico can show the top list, and the choice pays off. He gave a soulful appearance and made his own songs.
Wells sang the song "Yellow" by Coldplay, accompanying him on the piano. The show was not as independent as Nico, but he made some interesting creative choices and still managed to connect even when behind the piano. However, Levine chose Nico as the winner, and Wells returned home.
Team Jennifer Anthony Arya and Kennedy Holmes followed him. Arya sings "Operator" by Jim Croce, which is perfectly on the track. He had fun with it, showing the sound of his setback, but it wasn't the most impressive performance.
At just 13 years, Holmes was one of the youngest artists left in the competition, and he went with a choice of bold songs, doing "What About Us" by Pink. He has a large range and impressive creative instincts, has experience beyond his age. Hudson does not surprisingly choose Holmes as the winner, and Arya leaves the competition.
Colton Smith and Kirk Jay from Team Blake were followed by a pair of balanced performances. Smith sings "Lady Marmalade," which is an ambitious song to choose from, but he has proven in the past that he has a great reach and can excel in unexpected song choices.
Jay gave a performance that was more typical for Team Blake, keeping up with his country's roots on his cover "In Case You Didn & Know" by Brett Young. He also proved capable of reaching high notes, and he was connected with the emotions of the song, conveying a strong story. Shelton went with a conventional country singer, choosing Jay as the winner. Then Hudson stole Smith, who started on his team at the start of the season before Shelton stole it.
Next are Adam Delaney Silvernell and Steve Memmolo. Silvernell made another bold song selection that night, singing "Praying" by Kesha. He made it himself without making too many changes to the original melody, giving a strong and emotionally prominent performance.
Memmolo sings "Unaware" by Allen Stone, and Levine pushed him into practice to lean on his falseto. He also gives an emotional appearance that is layered and has a beautiful tone. Levine was surprised by choosing Memmolo as the winner, and Silvernell coming home – the biggest disappointment of the night.
For Knockout's final season, the save is guaranteed because Shelton still has one left. Chris Bleze and Michael Lee from Blake's team faced each other, with Kroeze singing "Burning House" by Cam. Showing off strong art, he came up with his own settings, and the risk paid off, making his appearance impressive.
Lee sings "Whipping Post" Allman Brothers, accompanying him on the guitar but not allowing the instrument to play beat his vocal. He also made strong artistic choices. Shelton can go with anyone as a winner, so he flips the coin and Lee wins. But then Shelton rescued Kroeze, keeping them both in competition.
The remaining artists will compete in live shows starting next week on NBC.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.