Monday night on “The Voice,” Wilkes and Jordan Kirkdorffer performed Chris Stapleton‘s “Nobody to Blame” for Team Blake Shelton during the third battle round episode of Season 14. Both singers were so good they essentially created a mini rock concert on the stage. Blake ultimately chose to save Wilkes for his team, thereby eliminating Jordan from the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Blake made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Great job, you guys worked your butts off on that,” expressed Blake about the impressive battle. “I’m glad that this year we got a chance to get behind the scenes and watch you guys rehearse in here, that was a new experience. I got to see a couple last-minute things that we talked about with you Jordan which by the way man, you nailed it tonight. The energy that you bring to the stage is unbelievable. And Wilkes [has] the same kind of energy, he just uses it in a different way. In fact, we joke like right now I’m not sure if he’s awake. But then when the music starts, all of a sudden he comes alive, it’s crazy. You guys both delivered the perfect performance. The winner of this battle is Wilkes.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty declared, “To Blake, the song choice is right in Wilkes’ wheelhouse and for Jordan it’s a chance for him to find his own way into something that isn’t as close of a fit. That begin said, Blake’s advice to Wilkes is that he doesn’t get too comfortable and works just as hard on the song. While Wilkes certainly seemed more at home on stage, Jordan grew into the song and by the middle stretch of the performance was meeting Wilkes on his level, making it an even match to call by the end.”
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).