Season Three, Episode Fifteen,
NBC Television 2012.
Starring; Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Milian, and Carson Daly.
Featuring: Amanda Brown Vs.Michelle Brooks-Thompson; Loren Allred Vs. Nicole Nelson; Terisa Griffin Vs. Trevin Hunte; Mycle Wastman Vs. Nicholas David; Melanie Martinez Vs. Sam James; MacKenzie Bourg Vs. Daniel Rosa; Joselyn Rivera Vs. Kayla Nevarez; Joe Kirkland Vs. Bryan Keith; Caitlin Vs. Diego Val; Avery Wilson Vs. Cody Belew; Amanda Brown Vs. Michelle Brooks-Thompson
Two of Adam’s powerhouse singers – Amanda Brown and Michelle Brooks took to the ring to attempt to knock each other out. It was a heavy weight match-up. Once the performance was over. The coaches reacted. Blake said, “Michelle just kicked the door in on this thing. I’d go with Michelle.”
Christina said, “This was a singer’s battle. You guys did your business today. Amanda- There’s a reason why I wanted to get you on my team. You have great voice control.”
Cee Lo, whose former artist, Amanda Brown stood in front of him, said to her that she has “infinite possibilities.” And to Michelle, “You sang in Jennifer Hudson’s spotlight and you were able to embellish upon on that bar that she set. I feel like Michelle won today.”
Their coach Adam spoke, “Michelle you did things for yourself in this battle round that I wasn’t able to do yet. Amanda – I have not really had time to coach you . It comes down to who I can I be a better coach to. Who can I push further. The winner of this knockout is Amanda.”
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Amanda Brown singing “Paris (Ooh La La)” Vs. Michelle Brooks-Thompson singing “Spotlight”
Joselyn took to the stage first and sang “Love On Top”. Next, Kayla used the song “Shark in the Water” to try to knockout Joselyn. After the performance, Blake commented, “Kayla may have played it a little safer. Joselyn did so many runs and things with her vocal performance. I think Joselyn won because of the chances she took.”
Christina said “Love On Top is a challenging glass of difficulty to swallow. It’s unbelievable the range in that song. And you were hitting it!” Adam chimed-in and said that even Beyonce has a hard time singing that song.
Cee Lo said, “Christina took the words out of my mouth. I’ve got to give it to you Joselyn because you did it with such grace and such talent.”
Adam had decide the winner of the knockout round. “I can’t think of a more ambitious song to choose. You didn’t have to choose this song. That says a lot to me. And your SEVENTEEN! It’s a testament to your ability. So, well done.” To Kayla, Adam said “I do know you a little bit better. There’s a certain way that you carry yourself up there. A certain soulfulness that I love about you. You killed it.” It was time for Adam to make his decision – “You guys are two of the best singers in the country. I believe that. I have to go with Joselyn.”
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Joselyn Rivera singing “Love on Top” Vs. Kayla Nevarez singing “Shark in the Watersely”
Blake reacted, “You both have something special and you both have unique ways to relay to me the listener. I would pick Sam.”
Christina said, “Melanie open your mouth and sing, it’s haunting and it invites you into this special world only you are capable of creating. My personal preference is Melanie.”
Adam said to his students, “Melanie you were really nervous, you got breathy. Sam, get out of that comfort zone and space that is so comfortable to you. The winner of this knockout round is Melanie.”
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Melanie Martinez singing “Bulletproof” Vs. Sam James singing “Walking in Memphis”
Joe Kirkland sang “Mean”. Next, Bryan Keith used the song “Everything I Do For You” to try to knockout Joe. After the performance, Blake commented, “It took me minute. Then – that was Taylor Swift. that was really cool.”
Christina said This is a tough one Adam. I was feeling both of you on different levels. Bryan when you hit ‘I would die for you’- you really nailed it beautifully. Joe – You have this natural charisma that you have on stage. It reminds me of Billy Joe. My eye wants to be drawn to you.”
Cee Lo said, “Bryan, you have that working class hero type of quality that resonates with me. I’d go with Bryan.”
Adam said, “Joe this way surpasses my expectations of you in rehearsals.”
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Joe Kirkland singing “Mean” Vs. Bryan Keith singing “Everything I Do For You”
In a Team Adam Knockout, Loren took to the stage first singing “You Know I’m No Good”, followed by her competitor, Nicole Nelson who sang “If I Ain’t Got You”. After the performances, Blake said, “I think Loren – she just became what we’re looking for on this show. Those moments that happen every now and then where a star is born on the stage. I would pick Loren.”
Christina reacted,”I expected a murder scene and it just didn’t happen. [To Loren] Where have you been all my life in this competition? Where’s my steal button? I’m mad now!
Cee Lo said to Nicole,”Your voice is like a blankey – like a Mother’s love. It’s alive and vibrant.”
Adam reminisced about the Blind Auditions Round to Nicole, “All our chairs turned around for you.” Then he said to Loren, “I mean what – the element of surprisd was so astonishing that here I am not knowing what to do. The thought of letting one of you go kills me. I’m going to go with Loren.” Adam chose Loren to continue in “The Voice” competition.
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Loren Allred singing “You Know I’m No Good” Vs. Nicole Nelson singing “If I Ain’t Got You”
After Nicholas David went up against Mycle Wastman in the knockout round with the song “Put Your Records On” to Wastman’s song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, Blake said to Nicholas, “You’re very special. You’re like a dream team. I’d select Nicholas.”
Cee Lo stated about Mycle “There is something special there. You’re like a breathe of fresh air.” To Nicholas, he said, “Nicholas there is something there that you can’t explain. I’d go with Nicholas.”
Christina said, “Cee Lo’s team is always unique. I can’t wait to see what he does with the live shows.” Cee Lo went with Nic
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Nicholas David singing “Put Your Records On” Vs. Mycle Wastman singing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”
Two heavy weight singers – Tersia Griffin and Trevin Hunte took to the stage to belt-out mega performances leaving a difficult decision for their coach Cee Lo Green. Terisa sang Whitney Houston song “Saving All My Love.” Trevin’s song choice was “Against All Odds”. He said he was dedicating the song to his former teacher whom said he would never become anything. Cee Lo was seen tearing-up at the end of the performance.
Blake said “I’m so glad that this isn’t me. An eighteen-year-old person (Trevin Hunte) who’s at the talent level that you’re at. I’d go with Trevin”
Christina said about Trevin, “You have something so special and so God given. I believe in your talent so much”
Cee Lo reacted to Trevin’s performance, “I am so proud of you and I am so lucky to have you. My decision is Trevin.” After the announcement, Tersia said, “This is not bitter sweet for me. It is absolutely sweet because I had the opportunity to lose and mentor to my baby Trevin and I said if I was to lose to anyone it would be Trevin.” Backstage, Terisa told Trevin “if somebody else beats you, I’m gonna beat you.”
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Terisa Griffin singing “Saving All My Love For You” Vs. Trevin Hunte singing “Against All Odds”
After the knockout round which pitted Daniel Rosa against Mackenzie Bourg, Adam’s reaction was, “I love seeing you with this new confidence. When you sing it’s very magical and very engaging and I would definitely choose you Daniel.”
Blake said, “It took style, it took vision it took an artist to stand up there and do what you did with that song. I would choose Mackenzie.”
Christina commented, “I love knockouts because you have that opportunity to pick your own song and execute it the way you stylistically want to. But I have to say, McKenzie – you OWNED it!”
Cee Lo said of his two team members, “You guys have represented me well and I am proud of the both of you. Mackenzie, you sang with a lot of soul. Daniel you are a wonderful singer…you are better than your performance today. I have to make a decision and it’s a matter of mixed emotions for me. This is crazy. I am going to go for MacKenzie.”
Before Daniel exited the stage, his last words were, “I want to thank you for seeing stuff in me that I didn’t see. Don’t feel sorry for me because I got the greatest opportunity.”
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – MacKenzie Bourg singing “Calle Me Maybe” Vs. Daniel Rosa singing “Back to December”
“It took a true artist…”
The mentors reacted to the hyped-up on-stage antics of Avery who was jumping up and down and doing a few choreography moves with his singing. This did not impress the mentors. Adam Levine reacted, “Avery it wasn’t one of your best. It was a little all over the place. And Cody, you’re kind of shining through as a unique artist and I think you won this”
Blake said, “Avery my dance moves are a little different than yours. But I think by doing that you open the door for Cody. Cody was at the exact right moment and that’s the best I’ve heard you sing so far.”
Christina said, “Avery maybe it was a little too much because of course it’s called the voice at the end of the day. But, I still really appreciated the effort”.
Cee Lo said, “Avery you can sing your ass off and you can dance too. But the definitive factor about your performance is your voice. Cody it takes a brave man to sing Jolene. I’m going to go with Cody.
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Avery Wilson singing “Yeah 3X” Vs. Cody Belew singing “Jolene”
Caitlin chose a “dark” song for her Knockout Round against Diego Val. She sang “Bring Me To Life” by Efferessence. Diego chose to perform, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz.
Adam reacted, “I felt like that was the perfect song for your voice. You killed it, especially that last note.” Christina said, “It’s difficult song to do and you did it well. I just think you run the risk of being too similar (to Efferessence).
Cee Lo commented, You were spot-on. Neither one of you had the best performances that you can do. Caitlin, you are a beautiful young girl. But, I think there’s something special about Diego.” Cee Lo chose Diego. He said “we are the team to beat”.
THE VOICE KNOCKOUT – Caitlin Michele singing “Bring Me to Life” Vs. Diego Val singing “Are You Gonna Go My Way”