Tuesday night on “The Voice,” Pryor Baird and Jaron Strom represented Team Blake Shelton during the second knockout round episode of Season 14. Pryor sang Billy Preston‘s “Will It Go Round in Circles,” while Jaron took on Bruno Mars‘ “Grenade.” After both artists performed Blake chose to advance Pryor to the next round, thereby eliminating Jaron from the reality TV singing competition. Do YOU think coach Blake made the right decision? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
Before picking Pryor to go to the live playoffs, Blake informed him, “Pryor, I know it’s hard for you not to just start at the top of your range and go all the way through the song. In our rehearsals, it was like you think you could dial it back and then ramp it up throughout the song. It really paid off, I think, this time.” Blake later added, “There’s just no denying Pryor is one of the frontrunners in the competition, in my opinion.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger Denton Davidson summarized, “Pryor is up first and his experience is immediately apparent. He has an incredible ease on stage and his soulful vocals are fun to listen to. If I had a criticism it would be that he doesn’t strike me as a star. He sounds more like someone you hear in a fun bar. That being said, it’s difficult to argue that he doesn’t belong on this show.”
Former “The Voice” champ Chloe Kohanski was on hand to mentor the remaining artists on Team Blake, while other winners 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 two weeks of April 2018. What do you think of this season so far? Give us your thoughts down in the comments section.