Monday night on “The Voice,” Kyla Jade and Jaclyn Lovey represented Team Blake Shelton during the first knockout round episode of Season 14. Kyla sang Lesley Gore‘s “You Don’t Own Me,” while Jaclyn took on Corinne Bailey Rae‘s “Put Your Records On.” After both artists performed Blake chose to save Kyla for his team, thereby eliminating Jaclyn from the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Blake made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
Before picking Kyla to advance to the next round, Blake raved about how she’s grown from a backup singer to a superstar. “Kyla, I feel like you’re beginning to own the front of the stage. I think it probably has to do with what this song means to you at this moment in time.” Blake later added, “In this moment I really feel like Kyla made us feel what she was singing and that’s why she won the knockout.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty reported, “With her performance, Jaclyn found the perfect song to show the tenderness of her voice and to let a bubbly stage personality come out. Taking on a more dramatic song, Kyla’s performance was bigger and had more vocal acrobatics, but allowed much less room for her to use the entire stage.”
Former “The Voice” winner Chloe Kohanski was on hand to mentor the artists on Team Blake, 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).