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The knockout rounds of The Voice are nothing more than a cruel attempt by the producers to up the stakes for the competitors. 

Watching the tears of joy from the hopefuls as they make it through the battle rounds is awesome. Unfortunately, all of that just seems pointless if there is the potential they could be knocked out an episode later. 

The Voice Season 12 Cast Picture
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Side note: Is it just us or does Adam Levine look bored as hell with the show? Maybe he should take a break from next season, or something. 

The latest one-hour episode had three knockout rounds, but who made it through to the live shows? Did any coaches do some stealing?

Anatalia Villaranda and Dawson Coyle

Anatalia went with Carrie Underwood’s "Two Black Cadillacs." It was a solid performance that was full of heart and proved she was still very deserving of her place in the competition. 

Dawson went with "Demons" by Imagine Dragons, but it was one of the worst knockouts in the history of the series. His voice was all over the place. 

Anatalia had this one in the bag, and it seemed the coaches knew that when Dawson screwed up as soon as he opened his mouth. 

Winner: Anatalia Villaranda

Gwen Smiles on The Voice
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Enid Oritz and TSoul

I think we can all collectively agree that singing Adele on singing competitions should be banned. Seriously, it’s so dull, and nobody can match up to Adele, so leave her songs to her. 

Enid went with "When We Were Young" by Adele. It was way too similar to her audition and made us question whether she would be able to sing a different type of song. 

TSoul went with "These Arms of Mine" by Otis Redding. It was a solid performance, but nothing spectacular. It was enough to advance to the live shows. 

Winner: TSoul

Blake Shelton is Ready for Battle
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Aaliyah Rose and Brennley Brown

Brennley went with "Up to the Mountain" by Kelly Clarkson, and it was amazing. Everything about it was on point, and it proved she had what it took to make it far in the competition. 

The sad thing about this was that Aaliyah’s performance was full of energy. It was sad to have these two performing against one another. Another coach picked up on this and Aaliyah was part of a steal. 

Winner: Brennley Brown

Steal: Aaliyah Rose to Team Blake

What did you think of the performances? Was the right person saved?

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