'The Voice' Season 18: Kelly Clarkson chooses Mandi as winner and fans call it the perfect choice

There were eight battles lined up tonight and some of the contestants were exceptionally good, it was hard for the coaches to select a winner


                            'The Voice' Season 18: Kelly Clarkson chooses Mandi as winner and fans call it the perfect choice
Mandi Thomas and Sara Collins (NBC)

'The Voice' Season 18 concluded with its Battle Rounds on Monday night, and we witnessed some real strong battles. Entering Night 3 of the Battle Rounds, John Legend had neither a save or steal left. As for Kelly Clarkson, she had a save remaining. Blake Shelton and Nick Jonas both had one steal each remaining. 

There were eight battles lined up tonight, and some of the contestants were exceptionally good, it was hard for the coaches to select a winner who would advance to the Knockout Rounds. One such battle tonight was delivered by Mandi Thomas and Sara Collins from Team Kelly. 

During the Blind Auditions, Mandi received only a one chair turn. Sara, on the other hand, received a turn from both Kelly and Nick. Mandi plays in a cover band back in Nashville, and Sara did musical theatre back when she was in school. She has also opened for a couple of artists over the past few years. 

For their battle tonight, Kelly picked 'My Baby Loves Me' by Martina McBride. Mentoring the duo before their performance was Kelly and team mentor Dua Lipa. Battling it out against each other on the stage, both Mandi and Sara brought their A-game, so much so the battle seemed like a draw. The coaches for the contestants harmonizing enjoyable to watch. 

After their performance, Blake shared that he noticed Sara went a little off-key on some notes. Torn apart on who to select, in the end, Kelly decided to go with Mandi and chose her as the winner. Sadly that meant it was the end of Sara's journey in 'The Voice' since Kelly had no saves left by the time Sara performed, and Blake was the only coach with a steal remaining, but he was saving it for some other contestant. 

With Mandi advancing to the Knockout Rounds, fans on Twitter applaud Kelly affirming Mandi deserved to win. "Mandi is so gifted with her awesome voice. She can sing [email protected] #VoiceBattles." 

"@kellyclarkson #VoiceBattles Congrats on keeping Mandi on Team Kelly," a fan wrote. Another fan shared, "@kellyclarkson #VoiceBattles Mandi was the perfect choice of this Battle round!!" 

"@kellyclarkson #VoiceBattles mandi is able to sing any song good enough to win it all. Great pick to go on," a fan shared. Another added, "@kellyclarkson #VoiceBattles kelly i loved mandi and sara battle round performance and u choose the right person." 

"Great choice. I picked Mandi too. Powerful and versatile. She could go far. Maybe win," a fan wrote. 

Do you think Kelly made the right choice? Let us know in the comments below. 

'The Voice' Season 18 airs every Monday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.

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