The Voice Recap: Knockout Notes

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NBC said knock you out on The Voice last night, as the coaches matched up their singers on the spot, with each performing a track of his/her choice and then the judge immediately sending one crooner home.

Talk about a serious pressure cooker.

In the end, both Team Adam and Team Cee Lo cut their squads in half. Did you agree with those left standing? Watch one battle below and then read on for a rundown of who remains...

Joselyn Rivera ("Love on Top") vs. Kayla Nevarez ("Shark in the Water)
WINNER: Rivera
Joe Kirkland ("Mean") vs. Bryan Keith ("Everything I Do (I Do It for You)")
Amanda Brown ("Paris (Ooh La La)") vs. Michelle Brooks-Thompson ("Spotlight")
Loren Allred ("You Know I'm No Good") vs. Nicole Nelson ("If I Ain't Got You")
WINNER: Allred
Melanie Martinez ("Bulletproof") vs. Sam James ("Walking in Memphis")
WINNER: Martinez

Avery Wilson ("Yeah 3x") vs. Cody Belew ("Jolene")
Mackenzie Bourg ("Call Me Maybe") vs. Daniel Rosa ("Back to December")
Terisa Griffin ("Saving All My Love for You") vs. Trevin Hunte ("Against All Odds")
Nicholas David ("Put Your Records On") vs. Michael Wastman ("Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me")
Diego Val ("Are You Gonna Go My Way") vs. Caitlin Michelle ("Bring Me Back to Life")

There you have it, TV Fanatics. What did you think of the results? Of the concept of Knockout Rounds in general? Are you on board with this latest Voice innovation?

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Go Amanda! WOW! What a performer, this girl is amazing! Her looks are breathtaking, sings out of this world and has the best stage presence I have ever seen! You can not take your eyes off her when she is on stage! A Star is Born!:)


My favorites were Amanda Brown, Loren Allred, Cody Belew and Nicholas David. I really didn't see the appeal in Bryan Keith ( Joe Kirkland was so much better). I can sort of understand why Cee Lo picked Diego, but I really thought that Caitlin sounded amazing. I'm disappointed that Mycle was eliminated, but Nicholas definitely won that round. I also thought that Kayla was better than Joselyn.


Shocked at Avery. Horrible song choice. Anthem songs do not showcase someone's voice. He could have won it all. But Cody clearly outperformed him and deserved to move on. Trevin probably had the performance of the night and may be the front-runner now. I think the hyprocrisy with the decisions is always a little unfair. Bryan and Amanda got outperformed but Adam kept them. Nicole got outperformed and he went with Loren instead. Diego got outperformed but Cee-Lo kept him. Avery got outperformed but he went with Cody instead. It sucks when people win their match-up but get dumped anyway because of the other person's "potential".


I mostly agreed with the coaches, except for Cee Lo's last pairing. Caitlin was AMAZING and that song is very difficult to sing, but Caitlin did it like it was effortless. She should have won and stuck around. She was one of my favorites.