Day 2 of the Knockouts continued on 'The Voice' season 15 with coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton working with Mariah Carey who is this season's celebrity key adviser.
Unlike the battle rounds, where the songs were chosen by the coaches, in the Knockouts, the songs are chosen by the contestants themselves, and with the help from their key adviser, they were able to improve themselves and give it their best on stage.
The first pair to perform on Tuesday night was Franc West and Tyshawn Colquitt. West chose to sing 'Call Out My Name' by The Weeknd. He did complete justice to the song by making it his own. His voice had the perfect crunch and rasp that gave a different finish to the song, and unlike anything we have heard before. Next up, Colquitt chose Zayn Malik's 'Pillow Talk'. When he started his performance, to be honest, it felt like he was just reciting the lines to the song. The judges themselves didn't look that impressed. However, by the time time the chorus came on, the song did turn out better, with the falsetto notes Colquitt hit, leaving the judges bamboozled.
When it came down to the final decision, Hudson had a tough time, but it wasn't that hard, because there was someone who did perform better. If the steals weren't getting any slimmer maybe both could have been saved in the competition, but sadly there can only be one winner. In the end, Hudson made the right decision and chose West.
Up next from Team Kelly was Abby Cates and Claire Dejean. If you thought only Radha from Team Adam had the guts to sing Carey's song, who happens to be the key advisor this season, Cates took it up a notch by choosing her own coach's song. She performed 'Because Of You' by Kelly Clarkson. Though it was a really ambitious choice, Cates did her best and owned the stage during her performance. She did handle it well without slipping a note and rendered one of the finest performances of Tuesday night.
Next up Dejean chose Shawn Mendes's 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back'. This was also a gutsy choice since the song isn't that easy to sing. Dejean gave it her best, but it seemed like she let her nerves get the better of her, which ruined her pitch a little but that didn't stop her from giving it her all. This was not a difficult decision for Clarkson to make, and she did choose the right winner this time. She chose Cates as the winner, and sadly Dejean was eliminated with no steals.
The final pair for the night was from Blake's team, a sneak peek that was released on Tuesday morning, already showcased the duo. Dave Fenley and Kameron Marlowe were the last to perform. Fenley chose to perform Lionel Richie's 'Stuck on You', while Marlowe chose to sing Bob Marley's 'I Shot the Sheriff'.
Kicking off with Fenley's performance, he owned the stage. With each note hit perfectly, he didn't miss a beat and the judges noticed that too. By the end of his performance, the judges were left gobsmacked, with Adam Levine saying that he has a good voice and has a high chance of winning. Kelly Clarkson agreed to that and said that she loves his voice. Following Fenley was Marlowe, with his electric guitar. He gave it his all and his thick voice and stage presence were too hard to miss.
Blake had his work cut out for him. Because both the performances were up there and deserved to win. In the end, Shelton chose Fenley as the winner of the knockout round, but it was not the end for Marlowe as Adam swooped in and saved him by taking him into his team. After his performance, Fenley has definitely become a front-runner in the show.
The Knockouts continues next week. Check your local listing for more information.