The Voice Recap: NBC Said Knock You Out!

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Move over, Mama. NBC actually said knock you out last night, as The Voice introduced viewers to a new innovation: The Knockout Round.

Coaches Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green paired up teammates, let each choose a track - and then immediately declared a winner, slicing their squads in half by the end of the evening.

Who made the cut? What remains of these two teams? Watch the performances below and then scroll down for the overall results...

Joselyn Rivera ("Love on Top") vs. Kayla Nevarez ("Shark in the Water)
WHO WON? Rivera

Joe Kirkland ("Mean") vs. Bryan Keith ("Everything I Do (I Do It for You)")
WHO WON? Keith

Amanda Brown ("Paris (Ooh La La)") vs. Michelle Brooks-Thompson ("Spotlight")
WHO WON? Brown

Loren Allred ("You Know I'm No Good") vs. Nicole Nelson ("If I Ain't Got You")
WHO WON? Allred

Melanie Martinez ("Bulletproof") vs. Sam James ("Walking in Memphis")
WHO WON? Martinez

Avery Wilson ("Yeah 3x") vs. Cody Belew ("Jolene")
WHO WON? Belew

Mackenzie Bourg ("Call Me Maybe") vs. Daniel Rosa ("Back to December")
WHO WON? Bourg

Terisa Griffin ("Saving All My Love for You") vs. Trevin Hunte ("Against All Odds")
WHO WON? Hunte

Nicholas David ("Put Your Records On") vs. Michael Wastman ("Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me")
WHO WON? David

Diego Val ("Are You Gonna Go My Way") vs. Caitlin Michelle ("Bring Me Back to Life")


This was a crazy episode last night, full of surprises. I can tell that both Adam and Cee Lo are looking for contestants whose strength is individuality. I was partially surprised when Loren defeated Necole and also when Cody defeated Avery. I haven’t been impressed with Loren this season and I thought Avery would certainly go far on this show. This episode gave me and my DISH coworkers plenty to talk about at work today. I’m glad I recorded it on my Hopper, with the PrimeTime Anytime feature. I set this up to record all prime time programming that comes on the four major networks, without having to set up any individual timers. I can’t wait to see what happens on tonight’s round two of the knock outs!