The Voice coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton were back to chop their teams in half once again last night.
Yes, the Battle Round is over and the Knockout Round has begun. At times, the format of the show still feels like the focal point and not the singing.
That's not to say the singing is second-rate, however, as the contestants proved last night. It's just that it's hard to really see the artists evolve sometimes.
In a new twist of Season 5, each coach is given one final steal as well. So let's have at it with our rundown of last night's Knockouts / battles / whatever!
UPDATE: The teams are set heading into next week's back-to-back-to-back live shows. Follow the link for a recap of the second half of The Voice knockout round!
Briana Cuoco vs. Shelbie Z. (Team Blake)
Kaley Cuoco’s sister, stolen from Xtina’s team, chose No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak,” but couldn't hold up against Shelbie on Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name.”
Green and Aguilera applauded Shelbie’s charisma as well as her talent, while Blake said she “flat-out out-sings the other” before moving her forward.