Monday night on “The Voice,” Jackie Verna and Drew Cole represented Team Adam Levine during the first knockout round episode of Season 14. Jackie sang Lady Antebellum‘s “American Honey,” while Drew took on Niall Horan‘s “Slow Hands.” After both artists performed Adam chose to save Jackie for his team. However, before Drew could be eliminated Adam used his one and only Save to keep him on the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Adam made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“I love you both very much,” Adam told Jackie and Drew as he ruminated about who to advance to the live playoffs. “Both of you have made such strides. There is no real right choice. The winner of this knockout is Jackie.” After Jackie left the stage, Adam quickly pressed his Save button for Drew to give him another chance. Rival coach Blake Shelton also pushed his Steal button, but Drew opted to stay on Team Adam.
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty wrote, “Drew’s performance was really smooth despite the static nature of remaining behind the guitar and mic for the entirety. He focused on his vocal performance more than giving a memorable stage performance, but in doing that he delivered a solid rendition of the song. Jackie, on the other hand, felt a little more accessible and free on stage.”
Former “The Voice” winner Jordan Smith was on hand to mentor the artists on Team Adam, while other champs helped out the rest of the coaches. (See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.) Blind auditions and battle rounds aired for the first 10 episodes of “The Voice” Season 14, with the knockout rounds taking pace during the first weeks of April 2018. “The Voice” has won the Emmy for Best Reality-Competition Program for four of the past five years (2013, 2015-17).