On Monday night, we are finally going to arrive at a part of “The Voice” that has to this point in the competition remained an enigma: the knockout rounds. What’s the point of this? It’s basically a way to stretch out the competition so that there are more singers who make it far, but then only 20 who end up getting to the live shows starting a week from Monday.
The format of it, at least based on the preview video below, is actually not that different from the battle rounds in that you have two singers who are squaring off in some sort of vocal warfare, and the winner ends up advancing to the live shows. The difference is that the contestants are all singing solos, they don’t know their comptition until the last minute, and they are also picking their own songs. With that in mind, there is more drama here really than ever, and the contestants have to prove that they are artists rather than just people who are good at following a coach’s instruction.
A number of our personal favorites from the season are shown off here in this clip, whether it be De’Borah, Avery Wilson, Bryan Keith, or Daniel Rosa, who at this point have all been presumed as potential frontrunners. However, there is a promise here that there will be some major surprises, and people who go into this round a favorite may not really be so by the time the performances are over.
Are you excited at all for this new phase of the game, or would you at this point just prefer the show to move along with the live shows than sticking with something that is really just battle rounds 2.0?