Season 13 of “The Voice” aired the first playoff round on Monday, Nov. 13. This two-hour episode featured the teams of two of the four coaches: Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton. Each had to decided which three of their six artists to take through to the live shows. Hudson is a newcomer to the US edition of the show. However, she did just win the British version of “The Voice.” Conversely Shelton has been with “The Voice” and won five of the previous 12 seasons.
Shelton is hoping to that he has winner #6 with one of his three live show finalists: Chloe Kohanski, Red Marlow and Keisha Renee. Do you think he made the right picks? Below, read a brief recap of each of the three artists that didn’t make the grade with him — Mitchell Lee, Natalie Stovall and Esera Tuaolo — and then vote in our poll as to which of these three was the most deserving to move on to the live shows. And be sure to sound off in the comments section.
Blind Audition: “Hold My Hand” (three-chair turn: went with Blake Shelton)
Battle Round: “Mrs. Jones” (won over Dennis Drummond)
Knockout: “I’ll Be” (won over Anna Catherine DeHart)
Natalie Stovall (Comeback Artist)
Blind Audition: “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” (one-chair turn)
Battle Round: “Boondocks” (lost to Adam Cunningham)
Playoff: “Callin’ Baton Rouge”
Blind Audition: “Rise Up” (two-chair turn: went with Blake Shelton)
Battle Round: “This I Promise You” (won over Rebecca Brunner)
Knockout: “Superstar” (won over Adam Cunningham)
Playoff: “How Do I Live”
This playoff episode of “The Voice,” as well as the ones to air on Nov. 14 featuring the six artists on Team Miley Cyrus and Nov. 15 with Adam Levine‘s top six, were taped at the end of the summer. That is a departure from the format used for the past six seasons of “The Voice” where America voted in two live playoff episodes.
You can start making winner and elimination predictions for “The Voice” next week. In the meantime, be sure to make your predictions for “Dancing with the Stars,” “Survivor” and more reality show to help set their racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the live shows air. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift certificate on any shows with live episodes. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.