Monday night on “The Voice,” Justin Kilgore and Molly Stevens performed Cam‘s “Burning House” for Team Kelly Clarkson during the third battle round episode of Season 14. Both artists are unique in that they’re openly gay country singers. Kelly ultimately chose to save Justin for her team, thereby eliminating Molly from the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Kelly made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Your voices are completely different,” Kelly began when it was time to decide between Justin and Molly. “But you both are so emotional. It sounds vulnerable and it just sounds real raw. Molly, you have this crazy cool Indigo Girls/Melissa Etheridge/Patty Griffin greatness. Justin, you have this untapped well that I think is waiting to just burst out. This is the hardest show ever, oh my gosh. I’m gonna go with my gut. The winner of this battle is Justin.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty summarized, “At the center of this battle is the way that the artists connect to one another as well as to the song, so Kelly’s decision is going to come down to which of the two is most comfortable with it while on stage. The chemistry between Justin and Molly on stage made the performance feel like a true duet.”
Blind auditions aired for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14, with the battle rounds currently taking place on NBC. Tell us what you think of this season so far by sounding off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners. “The Voice” has won the Emmy for Best Reality-Competition Program for four of the past five years (2013, 2015-17).