Monday night on “The Voice,” Johnny Bliss and Miya Bass represented Team Alicia Keys during the first knockout round episode of Season 14. Johnny sang Sia‘s “Alive,” while Miya took on Ed Sheeran‘s “Castle on the Hill.” After both artists performed Alicia chose to save Johnny for her team, thereby eliminating Miya from the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Alicia made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“The two of you are the most electric energies that have ever been placed on this entire planet,” Alicia told Johnny and Miya before making her ultimate decision. “Johnny, you poured everything you had into it. It was 100% emotional. And I loved seeing your diversity. You both did a beautiful job [but] the winner of this knockout is Johnny.” Later, Alicia confirmed that she and Johnny are going to “explore more of the Spanish side” of his voice, hinting that they haven’t even gotten started yet.
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty declared, “Johnny created a moment with the way his performance exploded in the middle. His inclusion of Spanish lyrics at the end echoes a trend among ‘Voice’ contestants that we’ve seen for the last few seasons, but still managed to feel authentic so I didn’t mind it. Unlike Johnny’s song, Miya’s stayed on the same level from beginning to end, allowing her to give a more consistent vocal, but creating less surprises and certainly including less risk.”
Former “The Voice” winner Chris Blue was on hand to mentor the artists on Team Alicia, 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).