‘The Voice’ Knockouts 2022: Blake Shelton STEALS Rowan Grace, fans claim it was ‘much deserved’
'I finally pushed the button for Rowan,' Blake Shelton excitedly announced as he used his one steal of the round for the budding singer
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA: Another breathtaking knockout battle captivated the audience as Gwen Stefani pitted Kique, Rowan Grace and Destiny Leigh against each other. While Destiny chose to sing Christina Aguilera’s ‘Impossible’, which Gwen thought was a challenging song for the singer, Rowan picked ‘Vienna’ by Billy Joel. On the other hand, Kique wanted to perform a version of ‘Hey Ya’ by Outkast, much to Gwen's concern.
The knockout battle kicked off with Kique’s performance, impressing all the coaches with what he did with the song. His performance swayed John Legend and Blake Shelton, while Camila Cabello expressed that she would pick Kique the winner. Kique was followed by Destiny, who managed to mesmerize Camila with her performance. John, too, enjoyed Destiny’s singing but thought the vocals "could have been better." The battle ended with Rowan’s deep and husky cover of ‘Vienna’ labelled “vocal quality haunting” by John. But the clear winner of the show was Kique, as Gwen crowned him the knockout hero. However, those rooting for Rowan were given a last-minute surprise as Blake decided to use his "steal" button for the budding singer.
As the remaining two contestants were exiting the stage, Blake decided to press his “steal” button for Rowan. He did so at the very last minute, surprising everyone, including his fellow coaches. “I finally pushed the button for Rowan,” he claimed as he admitted that he couldn’t miss the opportunity. He also said that he “made a monumental mistake in the blind auditions by not pushing my button” for her and that she was a super talented person. Fans, too, seem to think he made the right call, as many expressed gratitude toward the country maestro for his actions.
Many viewers were delighted at Blake’s use of his steal and said it was "well deserved" for the young singer. Viewers flooded the comments of the Youtube snippet of Rowan’s performance to express their views as one user wrote, “Thank you Blake for using your steal on Grace. She has shown more potential to grow. With the right songs she can showcase her voice very well.” A fan noted, “Blake just stole an incredible vocalist who can win it all. Her Tone and range are perfect for the Radio.” Another called it a much-deserved steal, saying, “Rowan’s uniquely deep, husky tone sounds amazing. Those breaks in her voice were also so very good. Her interpretation of the song was excellent. I wanna hear more from her. A steal well deserved.”
While a viewer complimented Rowan with: “Of all the performances of the night, this one moved me to tears! Not as showy as some of the others but so heartfelt.” A fan pointed out that the young singer needs better song choices and said, “AHH I’ve been waiting for her knockout performance ever since hearing her in the battles. I’m so glad Blake stole her. She could definitely go far in the competition with her tone and the right song choices!!” while another penned, “I am extremely happy Rowan was stolen. I loved all three in this pairing so I’m glad at least 2 made it to the playoffs.”
Watch Rowan's performance
‘The Voice’ Season 22 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.
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