Country and pop superstar Taylor Swift has been expertly advising 32 artists on the past three episodes of “The Voice.” But she was never more amazed than with the performance by Jean Kelley, a member of coach Pharrell Williams‘ team.
Kelley sang the Sia song “Chandelier” in rehearsals for Swift and then defeated fellow team member Menlik Zergabachew in Monday’s knockout round. He performed the Bob Marley tune “Could You Be Loved” in that battle.
Monday’s two-hour show featured the final night of knockout rounds with 14 artists in seven contests. That concludes all of the pre-recorded shows for this season, so the top 20 contenders will now take the stage with live shows and home audience voting next Monday, November 10.
Williams is a rookie coach for this seventh season, as is Gwen Stefani. They are facing off against Adam Levine, winning coach of the first and fifth seasons, and Blake Shelton, champ of the second, third, and fourth cycles.
In the six other matches Monday night:
Team Blake chose Taylor Brashears (“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac) over Allison Bray (“Sin Wagon” from Dixie Chicks).
Team Gwen selected Ryan Sill (“Miss Independent” by Ne-Yo) over Beth Spangler (“Too Little Too Late” from JoJo).
Team Adam picked Chris Jamison (“Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding) over Blessing Offor (“Your Body is a Wonderland” from John Mayer).
Team Adam chose Matt McAndrew (“Drops of Jupiter” by Train) over Rebekah Samarin (“You Give Me Something” by James Morrison).
Team Blake had Reagan James (“Hit ‘Em Up Style” by Blu Cantrell) defeating Grant Ganzer (“Apologize” from OneRepublic).
Team Gwen selected Anita Antoinette (“Rude” by Magic) over Craig Wayne Boyd (“Can’t You See” from Marshall Tucker Band). Shelton then used his final steal of the year to bring Boyd back to his original team.
Now that we know the 20 final contenders, Gold Derby will once again offer you the chance to predict the winners from week-to-week as well as this season’s final overall champ. Check out last season’s leaderboard which shows that Brian Clores was our winner among predictors. In the link below, Clores and I have a video slugfest about this current seventh season.
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