NBC’s ‘The Voice’ review: Riley Biederer, Regina Love, and Evan McKeel close Knockout Round

VoiceOn Monday “The Voice” returned once more with the Knockout Rounds, and is looking to close things off and prepare you for the live show. Are you ready? We definitely are; honestly, we wish that the middle stage was cut down so that we could have more of the live shows and get to know the contestants better.

As always, we’re going to provide some more updates when it comes to the performance as the night goes on. Be sure to refresh for some of our latest reactions!

Shelby Brown defeats James Dupre – There is something really fun about seeing Adam Levine pick the person who did not perform a Blake Shelton song, but it was the right choice. Shelby has been consistently great for the majority of the competition, and in doing Carrie Underwood in this Knockout performance she lifted herself to another level. James was solid, but this is just the part of the competition we are in right now.

Mark Hood defeats Siahna Im – This was a pretty competitive battle for the most part on Team Pharrell, and we have felt as though Siahna was one of those people who could make it to the next phase of the contest and be a little bit of a darkhorse. Instead, that didn’t happen and Mark now has a nice ticket to the next phase of the competition. With his voice, we do think that he can last for at least a few weeks.

Jeffrey Austin defeats Kota Wade – This may be the upset of the night to us when the dust settles. Jeffrey probably not anyone’s projected favorite coming into this since he did not start on Gwen Stefani’s team, but when the dust settled he came through! We credit much of this to him choosing a more vulnerable performance, especially at a time when people feel the inherent need to rock out and hard.

Emily Ann Roberts defeats Nadjah Nicole – Poor Nadjah. We don’t think that she ever really had much of a chance given her present set of circumstances here. She’s very good, but Emily has been a Blake Shelton favorite since the beginning and brings a lot to the table. She’s very talented for one, but to go along with that she also has a whole lot of potentially. Think a little more folksy version of Danielle Bradbery.

Zach Seabaugh defeats Chris Crump – Hey look, a random montage!

Evan McKeel defeats Tim Atlas – Alas, the underdog tale of Tim comes to a close. We were really liking his trajectory through the competition, but he just ran into a powerhouse performer here on team Pharrell who brought new life into “Dare You to Move,” a song that Switchfoot first popularized many years ago. This was one of the sadder exits of the night, but predictable since the show tends to always save the Steal for the end. Despite our sadness, we do think the right move was made.

Regina Love defeats Riley Biederer – There’s nothing about what happened here that was a shocker. Both Regina and Riley were great for Gwen, and it came down mostly to personal taste. She made her pick, Pharrell stole Riley (it was the last Knockout of the night and he hadn’t stole anyone), and now the stage is set!

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