Austin Allsup has been flying under the radar so far during this 11th season of “The Voice.” But his gritty performance of “Breakdown” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Monday night might have been his best moment on stage this season for coach Blake Shelton. It seemed to be an easy choice by his coach to advance him forward to the Top 20 and live shows starting next Monday over competitor Gabe Broussard. Watch Allsup perform the tune above.
Read our episode recap by writer Denton Davidson for a full description of this knockout round. Will Allsup be able to conquer the rest of the 19 competitors and join the past 10 winners in this photo gallery of the Emmy-winning NBC reality program?
Let’s take a look back at the season so far for Allsup and his background:
According to his official NBC bio, “When Austin was 19 he toured with his Grammy Award-winning guitarist dad Tommy Allsup and the band Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In 2005, Austin put out his first record and went on a national tour. Later that year he performed at an event that featured Blake Shelton as part of the lineup. Since then Austin has played in about 150 shows a year. He met his wife at one of his shows and they now have two children.”
Prior to this week’s knockout round, performances for the year by the Fort Worth native have been “Wild Horses” by Rolling Stones (blind audition) and “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (battle round). He defeated country crooner Preston James in that round before advancing another stage.