The Voice US 10: Knockouts (3)

The Voice US Season 10

It’s the lst set of the knockouts and I have one problem amidst some fantastic knockouts performances tonight. Dear The Voice, why would you do this over and over again? Montaging an artist from her audition to the battles and now you didn’t even show at least a snippet of her performance on the knockouts because she was montagedbthe whole time. It’s been happening season after season after season. Stop montaging!!!

Okay anyway, here are the last set of performances and winners before the live play offs happen next week.

BRIAN NHIRA
Grenade
Team ADAM
WINNER (vs. Nate Butler)

– Brian Nhira completely surprised me. I admit, I was never a fan of him before but this performance is more than impressive. His take is powerful and the liberties he took were delicate yet precise. His pitch is good and I enjoyed this. 8

NATE BUTLER
Let’s Stay Together
Team ADAM
ELIMINATED (vs. Brian Nhira)

– While not bad, this was a tad bland. The vocals were decent albeit some pitch issues but Nate didn’t really excite me with this performance. 6

BRITTANY KENNELL
You’re Still The One
Team BLAKE
ELIMINATED (vs. Mary Sarah)

– Oops. Was she off pitch the whole time? 3

MARY SARAH
You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
Team BLAKE
WINNER (vs. Brittany Kennell)

– Mary Sarah reminded me of the now Carrie Underwood. The vocals were a bit similar. While I am not the biggest country fan, I thought Mary held her own with this song. She showed confidence and the vocals were good. 7

BRYAN BAUTISTA
Sorry
Team CHRISTINA
WINNER (vs. Trey O’Dell)

– Bryan is continuously having that consistent arc. His performances have been impressive and good since auditions. Sorry could’ve been a throwaway choice but somehow Bryan made it work. His vocals were fantastic. He is confident. The stage presence is very charismatic and he sounded way better than the original – and I love the original. 8

TREY O’DELL
I Lived
Team CHRISTINA
ELIMINATED (vs. Bryan Bautista)

– Yikes! I thought Trey had the potential but this was an odd and wrong choice for him. He was underpitch. His vocals were shaky. 4.5

ABBY CELSO
Rich Girl
Team PHARRELL
ELIMINATED (vs. Caity Peters)

– Abby put a good fight with Rich Girl and I thought she sounded better. Her rich tone is gorgeous. The vocals were mostly spot on. 6.5

CAITY PETERS
Leave Your Lover
Team PHARRELL
WINNER (vs. Abby Celso)

– There are just jarring parts when she drops her end verses but Caity had some fantastic moments in this performance. Her vocals were inconsistent but the best parts were glorious. 7

JESSICA CROSBIE
Wake Me Up
Team ADAM
ELIMINATED (vs. Laith Al-Saadi)

– Her take is interesting but not so much to gain a dark horse status. Her vocals were uneven but there are parts where she sounded really lovely. One thing though: she’s forgettable no? 6

LAITH AL-SAADI
In Your Eyes
Team ADAM
WINNER (vs. Jessica Crosbie)

– Eh. Adam Wakefield was better and I thought that’s the difference between them. 5

JOE MAYE
Earned It
Team CHRISTINA
ELIMINATED (vs. Kata Hay); STOLEN (Team Blake)

– The rhythm is quite good and the vocals were okay in parts. It was a bit cheesy and theatrical but I digress. 6

KATA HAY
Why Haven’t I Heard From You
Team CHRISTINA
WINNER (vs. Joe Maye)

– Woah! Kata did a good job here. Although some parts sounded a bit off pitch but I still think this is Kata’s best so far. 7.5

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