During Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice,” Blake Shelton paired up country singers Dave Fenley and Kameron Marlowe in the latest knockout round of Season 15. Dave performed Lionel Richie‘s “Stuck On You” in front of the four reality TV coaches while Kameron took on Bob Marley and The Wailers‘ “I Shot the Sheriff.” After a brief deliberation Blake made the agonizing decision to advance Dave to the live playoffs, but Kameron’s journey wasn’t over quite yet. Watch Dave’s “The Voice” video above and read the coaches’ comments below.
“Well, I don’t like this, just so you both know,” Blake said after Dave and Kameron finished their performances. “You guys are both my country guys but neither of you chose country songs because you want to show what else [you] can do. Kameron, you really are like the 21-year-old version of Dave. You both have these gravelly voices and I really appreciate how you stepped up on the moment. Dave, you chose to do Lionel Richie’s ‘Stuck On You.’ That’s not something that I would ever have thought of but now that I heard you do it, it’s like of course, my gosh, your singing is ridiculous. I can’t sit here and say one of the two of you screwed the pooch. The winner of this knockout is Dave.”
Before Kameron could exit the competition, rival coach Adam Levine made the bold decision of hitting hit “Steal” button to keep the young country artist in the competition. “Kameron — he’s got range as far as what he can do,” Adam later revealed about why he stole Kameron. “I like seeing a country guy doing something out of his usual zone. That shows me that he’s definitely someone I can work with.”
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the knockout: “Dave is performing first and it’s as good as I imagined it would be. It’s tough to go wrong with this song, but the fact that Dave’s voice is so different from Lionel’s is refreshing. It’s not the most exciting performance, but Blake likes simplicity in story-telling. But does Dave have potential to win this season? I just don’t think so. Kameron is up next and I think he’s so much more interesting to watch. He’s got the full package: a killer voice, good looks and musicality.”