‘The Voice’ Knockouts Kick Off With A TRIPLE Steal

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The Voice Season 20 Knockouts kicked off on Monday night, as the coaches paired their artists up for dueling performances. Each coach also had the chance to steal a rejected artist from another team.

Snoop Dogg joined the show as a Mega Mentor, helping all four coaches mentor their artists during rehearsals. Tonight’s show featured a triple steal, as three coaches hit their buttons for a chance to have one of the artists on their team.

WATCH Tonight’s ‘The Voice’ Knockouts

Check out the night’s performances below, and read on to find out which artists each of the coaches chose to keep on their team for the live play-offs — as well as which artists were stolen.

Ryleigh Modig vs. Corey Ward (Team Kelly)

Ryleigh chose to sing “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, saying she wanted to show her versatility. Corey sang “Already Gone” by none other than Kelly Clarkson herself. He said he relates to the song’s lyrics. Kelly actually broke down in tears during rehearsal.


Blake Shelton said Corey got “lost in that moment,” saying he would choose him as the winner. Nick Jonas praised his vulnerability. Kelly said it was a really hard decision, and she hoped the loser would be stolen. She ultimately chose Corey as the winner, while all three other coaches hit their buttons to steal Ryleigh She chose to join Team Legend.

Ethan Lively vs. Jordan Matthew Young (Team Blake)

Ethan chose to perform “Help Me Hold On” by Travis Tritt, saying he grew up listening to classic country thanks to his dad. Jordan sang “She Talks to Angels” by the Black Crowes, saying it reminds him of a friend he lost to addiction.

Nick said Jordan’s performance was “soulful.” John Legend thought his was the “more compelling performance.” Blake said there weren’t many singers like Ethan out there right now. However, he chose Jordan as the winner of this Knockout.

Ciana Pelekai vs Pia Renee (Team Legend)

Pia sang “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” dedicating it to her mother, who recently passed away. Ciana performed “Cuz I Love You” by Lizzo, saying she’s been wanting to sing it for a long time.

Kelly stood up for Pia’s performance, and Blake said she was “in complete control.” Nick said she sounded like Whitney Houston. John said Ciana “should be incredible proud,” but he chose Pia as the winner of the Knockout.

Dana Monique vs. Keegan Ferrell (Team Nick)

Keegan performed “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” by the Temptations, saying the show has helped him with his shyness. Dana performed “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike & Tina Turner, saying it embodies “girl power.”


John said Dana should be performing “on all the biggest stages.” Blake joked that God might have given Dana too much talent. Nick said he was “grateful” to work with both artists, but he ended up choosing Dana as the winner of this Knockout.

Victor Solomon vs. Gean Garcia (Team Legend)

Victor sang “My Girl” by the Temptations, which he dedicated to his girlfriend. Gean performed “Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran, which he dedicated to his mother.

Kelly said she loved the “throwback vibe” of Victor’s performance, but would choose Gean. Blake made a dad joke, saying Victor was the victor. John said he loved both performances, but he ultimately chose Victor as the winner of this Knockout.

Andrew Marshall vs. Pete Mroz (Team Blake)

Andrew chose to sing “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, dedicated to his friend. Pete performed “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi, saying he wanted to sing something more current.

Nick complimented Pete’s “big belt” on the song, but said he would choose Andrew as the winner. Kelly said Pete’s performance “seemed so effortless.” Blake said it felt like a tie, but he ultimately chose Pete as the winner of the Knockout. Nick chose to steal Andrew back onto his team.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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