The knockout round of “The Voice” continues on April 9. At the end of the four episodes devoted to the battle round, each of the coaches — Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — has eight artists on their team (six of their own plus two steals). Over the course of three more episodes, they pit these players against each other in knockout matches, with four winners apiece.
We have done some digging and learned that one of Clarkson’s two remaining pairings will pit Tish Haynes Keys against D.R. King. Watch the sneak peek of their showdown on Monday at the top of this post. Keys soars as she sings the Patti Labelle signature tune “Lady Marmalade.” while King grooves to the Motown classic “(I Know) I’m Losing You.”
We first saw Keys — who hails from St. Louis, Missouri — on the fifth blind audition episode, which aired on March 12. Back then, this 37-year-old won over Clarkson and Adam Levine with her rendition of “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin. She went with Levine and then lost her March 19 battle with Rayshun LaMarr on their duet of the Rufus/Chaka Khan hit “Because of You.” Clarkson threw her a lifeline and stole her for the knockout round.
King, who is from Los Angeles, had both Clarkson and Blake Shelton hitting their buttons when he sang the Imagine Dragons tune “Believer” on the first blind audition episode on February 26. He went with Clarkson, who chose him over Jackie Foster when they did battle on March 19 with the Harry Styles hit “Sign of the Times.” Levine used one of his two steals to grab her for his team.