Monday night on “The Voice,” Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee performed Tom Petty‘s “Don’t Do Me Like That” for Team Blake Shelton during the third battle round episode of Season 14. Both country singers knocked the roof off the song, but Blake ultimately chose to save Pryor. However, Kelly Clarkson made the bold move of stealing Kaleb for her team on the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Blake made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Both of these guys in their 30s had taken music and put it aside,” Blake reminds his fellow coaches. “It’s shocking because to hear how talented both of you are, it’s like it sounds to me like you’re still playing in a bar somewhere every single night. I want to say thanks to both of you for coming here to ‘The Voice’ and letting us experience that. Kaleb, dude, man you stepped up to it. Shocking, unbelievable. And Pryor, you come back out here and it’s like, oh crap this guy’s for real, he brought it again like he did in the blinds. I have to make a decision and this is absolutely without question the suckiest part of this job for me. The winner of this battle is Pryor.”
As the audience celebrated Pryor’s victory, Kelly shocked everyone by pushing her button to steal Kaleb for her team. “I had been a big fan of his since the blind auditions,” Kelly revealed about her decision to use her final steal of the season on Kaleb. “I think he’s got great potential and doing a lot of really cool things vocally. I had to get him on my team.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty noted, “For the performance, both men brought their guitars on stage, showing off their musicianship, charisma and vocal chops all at once. Seeing them on stage together I see why Blake paired them together — they’re pretty similar overall and bring the same skillset to the table. For me, I’d give the edge to Pryor for the strain and growl in his voice that adds a little more texture to his vocals.”
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).