Last season, Blake Shelton won “The Voice” with an artist — Chloe Kohanski — he stole from Miley Cyrus in the knockout round. This season he may well have found another winner with his newest steal – Jaclyn Lovey. She was dropped by coach Alicia Keys at the end of night 3 of the season 14 battles in favor of Britton Buchanan after their duet on Ed Sheeran‘s hit “Thinking Out Loud.”
Lovey was one of three losers to be thrown a life-line by one of the other coaches, along with one of Shelton’s castoffs (Kaleb Lee) and Levine’s reject Miya Bass. We asked you which these three could be a winner in the final on May 22. Your overwhelming pick was Lovey, who racked up a whopping 61% of the vote tally. Bass registered 37% while Lee has just 2% of the total to date.
If you haven’t voted yet, read our recap of these three battles and then cast your ballot in the poll at the bottom of this post. And be sure to sound off in the comments section on your favorite artists and coaches this season.
Team Blake Shelton: Pryor Baird vs. Kaleb Lee– “Don’t Do Me Like That”
Shelton turned to the songbook of the late Tom Petty for the first battle of the night. He urged his artists to focus on the emotion of the song and let it guide their performance. Adkins told them to play the song straight as it’s “hard to take liberties” with a Petty tune. Each did a good job, with Levine noting that it was a dead heat. After Clarkson sided with Lee, it was not a surprise that she used her second steal on him when Shelton went with Baird.
Team Adam Levine: Miya Bass vs. Drew Cole – “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”
While this Bob Dylan classic is not typical fare for Levine, he thought it the sort of song that would push these artists to the edge of their comfort zones. He hoped that the contestants “blow the roof off the place.” After Clarkson and Shelton lavished praised on Cole, Levine opted to keep him on his team while Keys threw Bass a lifeline.
Team Alicia Keys: Britton Buchanan vs. Jaclyn Lovey – “Thinking Out Loud”
Keys’s only battle of the night showcased two powerhouse singers, who were tasked with taking on this big pop song by Ed Sheeran. They were up to the job, with all four coaches on their feet at the end of the performance. Clarkson called it her “favorite battle to date,” Levine said it was “special” and “astonishing” and Shelton said it was “outstanding.” After Keys opted for Buchanan, Shelton used his second steal on Lovey.