‘The Voice’ Knockout Predictions: Who Will Make it Through?
The Voice Knockouts kick off Monday night, as the coaches continue to pare down their teams for Season 20. This episode will also feature the return of coach Kelly Clarkson, who was sick during the Battles.
In previous episodes, Blake Shelton jokingly accused Clarkson of faking her illness to get out of making tough decisions. It will be fun to see if she responds to Shelton’s accusations during the new episode.
‘The Voice’ Knockout Predictions
During the Knockouts, two artists from each team face off, each singing their own song. The Voice coaches have one steal each. Snoop Dogg will serve as Mega Mentor for this round. Check out Monday night’s Knockout pairings below, and find out who we think will move on to the next round.
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Ciana Pelekai vs. Pia Renee (Team Legend)
This Knockout was released early, so we already know what Ciana and Pia sound like in their performances. Ciana performed “Cuz I Love You” by Lizzo, while Pia performed “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”
Both women won their respective Battles, meaning neither of them was a steal or a save. Clarkson, Shelton, and Nick Jonas praised Pia’s performance. Legend said Ciana gave her “A game,” and said Pia’s performance was “remarkable.” Based on this feedback, we predict that Pia Renee will win this Knockout.
Victor Solomon vs. Gean Garcia (Team Legend)
Victor won his Battle, while Gean was stolen by Legend from Team Kelly. Gean chose to sing “Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran, while Victor chose “My Girl” by the Temptations.
Victor was the first artist to get a chair turn from Legend with a cover of his own song, while Gean didn’t get a turn from Legend at all. Because of this, Victor Solomon might have the advantage. However, Gean’s unique voice could earn a steal from one of the other coaches if he doesn’t win this match-up.
Ethan Lively vs. Jordan Matthew Young (Team Blake)
Ethan is set to perform “Help Me Hold On” by Travis Tritt, while Jordan will sing “She Talks to Angels” by the Black Crowes. Both of these artists won their respective Battles, so neither of them is at an advantage in that regard.
Will Shelton go with the more experienced artist with a gritty voice, or the teenager with a voice beyond his years? Considering Shelton won the show with 40-something artist Todd Tilghman last year, we predict he’ll choose Jordan Matthew Young.
Ryleigh Modig vs. Corey Ward (Team Kelly)
Ryleigh chose to sing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, while Corey is singing “Already Gone” by his coach Kelly Clarkson. Both artists won their Battles, so neither is a steal or a save.
However, Clarkson left the outcome of Ryleigh’s Battle completely in guest judge Kelsea Ballerini’s hands during a phone call. For Corey, Ballerini texted Kelly about the decision beforehand and may have told her who to pick. Because of this, we predict Corey Ward will win this Knockout. But we wouldn’t be surprised if Ryleigh gets stolen by another coach.
Dana Monique vs. Keegan Ferrell (Team Nick)
Dana is singing “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike & Tina Turner for her Knockout performance. Keegan is singing “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” by the Tempations.
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Dana won her Battle, while Keegan was stolen by Jonas after being let go from Team Blake. Jonas also didn’t turn for Keegan in the Blind Auditions. This might put him at a disadvantage, so we predict that Dana Monique will win this Knockout.
Andrew Marshall vs. Pete Mroz (Team Blake)
Andrew is singing “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, while Pete is performing “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi. Pete won his Battle, while Andrew was a steal from Team Nick.
Shelton also didn’t turn for Andrew in the Blind Auditions. That’s not even mentioning the fact that he used to be in a band with Pete — although he didn’t remember it at first. We predict Pete Mroz will win this Knockout.
Tune in to the first night of The Voice Knockouts on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, and find out which artists from each team will make it through to the live shows.