The Voice Season 19 continued on Tuesday night with the start of the Knockout round. Former coach Usher returned to the show to act as a mega mentor, helping the coaches advise their artists for this week’s performances.
As part of the Knockouts, each singer got to choose their own song to perform individually, back to back with another artist from their team. The Voice coaches could only pick one to move on, although they also each got one steal to save an artist from another team.
Tonight’s episode featured a last-minute steal from Gwen Stefani, who took one of Blake Shelton’s eliminated artists. Blake was so grateful that she gave his artist a second chance, he got up to hug her in a cute couple moment. (Since they live together, they’re allowed to get up close and personal.)
Check out this week’s amazing performances in the videos below, and read on to find out who the coaches chose as their winners.
Watch ‘The Voice’ Knockout Performances
Casmè vs. Tamara Jade (Team Legend)
Casmè chose to sing “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. Tamara chose to sing “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder. John Legend said he had no idea who would do a better job based on rehearsals. Gwen Stefani said she thought Tamara shined a little brighter, and Blake agreed that she had a “death grip” on the song. Kelly said she would listen to Casmè sing anything. John Legend said Casmè made the song her own, and told Tamara he believed her emotions on the song. He ultimately chose Tamara as the winner.
Payge Turner vs. Ryan Berg (Team Gwen)
Payge chose to sing “Creep” by Radiohead. Ryan chose to sing “Makin’ Me Look Good Again” by Drake White. Kelly Clarkson was obsessed with Payge’s performance, appropriately calling it “creepy.” John called it a “revelation.” Meanwhile, Blake said Ryan doesn’t look like he sounds, adding that he sounds “like a beast.” Gwen said she was proud of Payge for taking her notes, and said Ryan’s “inner weirdness” also came out. She ultimately chose Payge as the winner of this knockout.
Ben Allen vs. Worth the Wait (Team Blake)
Ben chose to sing “She Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs. Worth the Wait chose to sing “Delta Dawn” by Tanya Tucker. “What was I thinking?” Blake wondered after rehearsals about putting these artists against each other. John said Ben was “consistently good,” but said Worth the Wait won in his opinion. Blake complimented Ben’s “classic country voice,” but he chose Worth the Wait as the winners. Then Gwen hit her button to steal Ben. Blake hugged her for the move, and Gwen joked, “We can make out!” (They kept things G-rated, though.)