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The Voice Recap: Rock Out With Your Knockout
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The Voice Recap: Rock Out With Your Knockout

Apr 29 2013, 9:58pm CDT | by

For a show that’s all about good vibrations and international warm fuzzies, The Voice can sometimes be a frustrating mistress. Take, for example, the Season 4 Knockout Rounds, where Adam Levine and...

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The Voice Recap: Rock Out With Your Knockout

Apr 29 2013, 9:58pm CDT | by

The Voice Knockout Rounds Sarah Simmons

For a show that’s all about good vibrations and international warm fuzzies, The Voice can sometimes be a frustrating mistress.

Take, for example, the Season 4 Knockout Rounds, where Adam Levine and Shakira all too often pitted their best singers against each other in sudden-death faceoffs, while allowing lesser vocalists to slip into the live voting rounds like mold on the underside of a package of blackberries. (Yeah, I know, that metaphor didn’t quite work, but at three bucks a container, you’d think those juicy little treats would last more than 24 hours in the fridge. Sheesh!)

But if you’ll allow me a crack at another food metaphor, tonight’s two-hour telecast was like having a waiter say “For your first course, you can choose between a divine flourless chocolate cake and a rich caramel bread pudding! And for your second course, you can either have a handful of dried-up raisins or a raggedy slice of dried mango.” As the philosopher Q-Tip once put it, “Now why you wanna go and do that, love, huh? Now why you wanna go and do that and do that?” (And by “that,” I mean eliminate Shawna P and Warren Stone from the competition.)

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Still, what’s done is done. The coaches have their reasons, and even if their reasons include knocking out the toughest competitors for their pre-ordained chosen ones prior to giving the power to the people, I’ve got no choice but to cut to the chase. So without further ado, let me get to the business of listing the Knockout Rounds champs from best- to least-impressive winner. (I’ll be back overnight to flesh out this recap with detailed reviews of every performance, but for now, here goes…)

Team Shakira: Kris Thomas (Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”) defeats Mary Miranda (The Police’s “Every Breath You Take”)

Team Shakira: Garrett Gardner (Alex Clare’s “Too Close”) defeats Tawnya Reynolds (Pistol Annies’ “Hell on Heels”)

Team Adam: Caroline Glaser (Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talks”) defeats Amy Whitcomb (The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun”)

Team Shakira: Sasha Allen (Etta James’ “At Last”) defeats Shawna P. (Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed”)

Team Adam: Judith Hill (Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind”) defeats Orlando Dixon (K-Ci and JoJo’s “All My Life”)

Team Shakira: Karina Iglesias (Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way”) defeats Monique Abbidie (Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love”)

Team Adam: Amber Carrington (Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You”) defeats Midas Whale (Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”)

Team Adam: Sarah Simmons (The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses”) defeats Warren Stone (Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight”

Anyhow, as I noted, I’ll be back overnight to update this recap with full performance reviews — bookmark, refresh and enjoy! — but until then, it’s your turn. What did you think about Night 1 of The Voice’s Season 4 Knockout Rounds? Was anyone robbed? Who lucked out with their pairings? Take our poll below to vote for your faves, then hit the comments and expand on your thoughts. And for all my reality TV news, recaps and interviews, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!


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Melissa McCarthy Recounts Adam Levine's Halloween Party Where Everyone Wore A Bikini

Oct 28 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

There are a lot of reasons to love Melissa McCarthy, but her version of what a Halloween costume is supposed to look like is reason enough. The "St. Vincent" actress used to live on the same block as Adam Levine and one Halloween, the singer invited her and her husband, Ben Falcone, to his party, she told Jimmy Kimmel Monday night. She decided to dress as her Aunt Bernice, complete with a printed button-down shirt, neck scarf and curly red wig. "Now that's my idea o ...
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5 things about Taylor Swift ('Voice' edition)

Oct 28 2014 5:02am CDT | Source: USATODAY

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7 weeks ago

'The Voice' Live Blog: The Knockout Rounds Begin

Oct 27 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Buddy TV

Tonight begins the first of three knockout rounds for The Voice season 7. We've been through the Blind Auditions and the the Battle Rounds. There's been some blood-letting and some tears have fallen; tears of joy at being chosen, tears of sorrow at being left at the altar of almost-stardom, and tears of exhaustion at having watched them all go through it. Coaches Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams are assisted in tonight's perfo ...
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