Shane Q (‘In Case You Didn’t Know’) wins ‘The Voice’ Knockout for Team Kelly Clarkson, as Kiara Brown heads home [WATCH]

For one of Kelly Clarkson‘s final Knockouts of “The Voice” Season 17, she paired up Shane Q and Kiara Brown during Monday’s episode. Shane (28) took on “In Case You Didn’t Know” while Kiara (22) performed “The Bones,” but only one aspiring artist could advance to the live Playoffs. Shane had a noticeable advantage heading into the Knockouts because he was a four-chair turn, while Kiara was previously a member of Team Gwen Stefani that Kelly recently stole in the Battles. Do you think Kelly made the right decision to keep Shane and eliminate Kiara? Watch “The Voice” video above and then sound off down in the comments section.

Kelly acknowledged Shane’s performance wasn’t perfect because of his shyness on stage. “Shane, you’re phenomenal every time you come out here,” she began, “but there’s some kind of hesitancy and I don’t know if that’s [a lack of] belief in yourself. People don’t want to just hear you sing, they want to feel you. That is what is completely infectious and contagious about Kiara. Shane, you’re that way too, I just need you to show everyone. You’re like that in rehearsals and he gets out here and he’s like all shy and I’m like, ‘Where’d you go?'”

Kelly had to stop herself midway through her critiques because she started crying. When host Carson Daly instructed her it was time to make the big decision, Kelly sighed, “The winner of this Knockout is someone I think who is just a little more ready than the other right now. The winner of this Knockout is Shane.”

Can Shane go on to win “The Voice” for Team Kelly Clarkson? It’d be Kelly’s third championship following Brynn Cartelli (Season 14) and Chevel Shepherd (Season 15). “I’m really excited to keep working with Shane,” Kelly later declared backstage. “He’s just so capable of so many amazing things vocally and even personally, and I just can’t wait to show everybody that.”

In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the performance: “Shane is up first with his take on ‘In Case You Didn’t Know.’ Shane’s got a great voice and hits the notes perfectly. My only critique of Shane is that he seems a little uncomfortable on stage and that just speaks to his inexperience in a live setting and his insecurity. I think he could only get better as the competition progresses.”

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