The Knockouts of season 15 continue.
The Knockouts of season 15 continued on NBC The voice on Tuesday night, with coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton working with key celebrity advisor this season, Mariah Carey, to prepare their artists for head-to-head competition. The artists sang songs of their choice, and the coaches had the opportunity to steal an artist from another coach or to save an artist of their own.
The first couple came from the Jennifer team: Franc West and Tyshawn Colquitt. West sang "Call Out My Name" by The Weeknd, and endorsed the song with strong phrases and creative sensibilities that combined genres. He let loose enough, giving a dynamic performance.
Colquitt opted for a similarly moving and gender-blended song, tackling Zayn's "Pillow Talk." He showed an impressive range, but overplayed during the rehearsal, in which Carey worked with him in time for the final presentation, which was very complete. He played the high notes, but it was not enough to win. Hudson chose West and Colquitt went home.
Abby Cates and Claire Dejean of Team Kelly were the following. DeJean sang "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" by Shawn Mendes, which is a difficult song to sing, but she handled it well. Its launch was not perfect, but the ambitious choice of the song helped it to excel.
Cates became the most experienced singer, playing Clarkson's own "Because of You", which was also an ambitious choice. He gave a strong lyrical performance and one of the best performances of the night. Clarkson chose Cates as the winner, and Dejean was eliminated.
Dave Fenley and Kameron Marlow of Team Blake followed with two solid performances in the country. Fenley sang "Stuck on You" by Lionel Richie, and he connected well with the lyrics and had a great capacity for interpretation, but the voices were nothing special.
Marlowe sang "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley, which was a solid choice of songs, proving that he can do more than just standard country songs. It helped him excel at Team Blake, but Shelton tends to stick with simple country singers and, unsurprisingly, chose Fenley as the winner. Levine hastened to find the theft, adding Marlowe to Team Adam.
The Knockouts will continue next week.