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The Voice recap: The Knockouts Premiere, Part 2

A few more contestants say good-bye before the lives

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The Voice

TV Show
Reality TV, Music
run date:
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson
Current Status:
In Season

Having two free-spirited ladies shaking things up — sometimes literally — on The Voice is a welcome bit of levity between all the heartbreak that’s happening as more contestants are sent home from the show so close to the live episodes.

Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera might not seem like they were cut from the same cloth, but the more time they spend together, the more obvious it’s becoming that they were totally meant to be friends and just needed this opportunity to boogie side by side. We wouldn’t be surprised if these two become the new Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — only, minus all the digs on intelligence, looks, decisions, outfits, and everything else those two take giant jabs at each other over.

Despite all the Pharrell Williams-approved happiness that’s going down between the coaches and their new key adviser, though, there’s still the bummer business of whittling down the final list of contestants through these last few rounds of knockouts to attend to. And with only one steal left lingering in Blake’s pocket, things are getting pretty intense.

No. 1 (Team Blake): Peyton Parker vs. Adam Wakefield

It’s a shame all the other coaches’ steals have already been claimed by the time these two come out to play for Team Blake because it’s a definite downer to know for certain that someone’s about to go home — without a save even possible — between these two.

That said, Adam Wakefield makes the decision pretty easy for his coach (and possibly all of America, too), as he’s quickly proving that he can travel down more than just a country road with his rendition of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me.”

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Per usual, his talent is consistent and all-in. While Blake’s quick to defend Peyton’s at-times-crackly performance of the Dixie Chicks’s “Traveling Soldier,” fairly crediting many a career with a signature note snap, there are “some things you just can’t deny.” Like the fact that Adam’s earned his one-way ticket to the live rounds (and Christina’s “country crush” list). 

Props to P2 for the ambitiously emotional selection and all, but this one’s pretty much pre-written because it’s just gonna take a true powerhouse with a flawless performance to give Adam a run for his money this season. 

Winner: Adam Wakefield

NEXT: This one’s gone way too soon …