During Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice,” Jennifer Hudson paired up soul singer Franc West and pound cake salesman Tyshawn Colquitt in the latest knockout round of Season 15. Franc performed The Weeknd‘s “Call Out My Name” in front of the four reality TV coaches while Tyshawn took on ZAYN‘s “Pillowtalk.” Both singers blew the roof off of the theater, but in the end Jennifer decided to keep Franc for his “distinctive, unique sound.” Do YOU think she made the right decision? Watch Franc’s “The Voice” video above and read the coaches’ comments below.
“Tyshawn, your voice has no end to it,” JHud declared when it was her turn to critique the two performances. “And then your presence — how you set yourself and get into character. I’m gonna sit backstage and figure out if I can hit that note you just hit, too, cause honey you went for the rafters with that one. Franc, again your voice just cuts like a knife and it’s so distinctive. But I think you two are both extremely talented.”
Jennifer continued, “If the voice of God should come down and say both of y’all could stay in this competition, that would be my wish and my prayer! Oh my goodness. God help me. The winner of this knockout is Franc.” As Franc celebrated making it to the live playoffs, Jennifer later explained her choice backstage, saying, “I picked Franc because he has such a distinctive, unique sound. He got an extra kick in his voice that’s just needed to win the live votes over.”
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the knockout: “Franc is the first to take the stage. I love his rich tone and the power in his voice. What separates him from others in this competition is his stage presence, but I have admit I don’t love this song choice. Overall, he gave a good performance but I don’t know if this will hold up against the rangy performance I expect from Tyshawn.”