After the Knockouts made a great come back on Monday night, the round continued again on Tuesday (October 28) with key adviser Taylor Swift. Going into the night only Blake and Gwen have a steal left making it even more important for contestants to give it their all. By the time this round wraps up each coach will only have 5 members on each of their teams going into the live shows.
Contestants: (Team Gwen) Troy Ritchie vs. Taylor John Williams
Songs: “Hey Ya!” (Troy) – “Mad World” (Taylor)
Thoughts: Adam said Troy was “out of his mind” and called it “bold” but loved it overall but thought Taylor won because it was more serious and lots of talent. Blake loved the enthusiasm in Troy and the way he made it fun and entertaining and declared him the winner of the battle. Gwen said Troy is the type of voice she wants to listen to and she loved the way he did the entire performance while with Taylor she felt she was at his show.
Winner: Taylor John Williams
Contestants: (Team Adam) Mia Pforrman vs. Alessandra Castronovo
Songs: “Human” (Mia) – “Next To Me” (Alessandra)
Thoughts: Blake thought Mia’s song selection was great to show off her voice and he loved Alessandra’s voice and all the neat parts to it – he picked her as the winner. Pharrell said Alessandra just pulls people in with her voice while he loved Mia’s powerful high notes that blew him away. Gwen changed it up and went with Mia because of her great power and control. Adam said he thinks they both have equal talent and ability but thought Mia was further along with her own knowledge of what she’s capable of.
Winner: Mia Pforrman
Contestants: (Team Pharrell) Elyjuh Rene vs. Ricky Manning
Songs: “With You” (Elyjuh) – “Wrecking Ball” (Ricky)
Thoughts: Gwen was left speechless by Ricky’s performance calling it “genuine and moving” and said that Elyjuh’s song fit him but there was something missing and Adam agreed complimenting Ricky’s “ridiculously incredible” performance. Blake said that Ricky’s performance was his favorite of this entire round. Pharrell said that Elyjuh vocally killed it but disconnected from the lyrics. In a shocking choice, Pharrell made his choice based on who needs more work – what??
Winner: Elyjuh Rene
In a non-shocker, Gwen pressed her steal button for him saying she felt like she just won the show.
Here’s a look at the where the teams stand currently. A (*) indicates a steal and italics represent contestants added during the night.
Taylor Phelan*(from Team Pharrell)
James David Carter
Sugar Joans*(from Team Gwen)
Taylor John Williams
Ricky Manning*(from Team Pharrell)
What did you think of Tuesday’s performers?