'The Voice' Recap: Season 13's Contenders Showcase Strengths on Second Night of Knockouts
publish date: 2017-11-06
Next up were Knockout performances from Team Blake. Mitchell Lee chose to sing “I’ll Be,” which kept in line with his pop-country sensibilities. In his final performance, Lee showcased his impressive range and experience. It felt like a very natural performance. Team Blake’s Anna Catherine DeHart was up against Lee singing “Breathe” by Faith Hill. It was a great song choice for her, and it highlighted her gorgeous tone and impressive range. She didn’t change much from the original recording, but it still sounded strong. Hudson said she would choose Lee as the winner of the Knockout, and Shelton indeed went with him. DeHart went home. Team Jennifer’s Jeremiah Miller and Noah Mac followed. Miller sang “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, and in rehearsal, Clarkson helped him on his phrasing and enunciation. His pop sound was great for the song.
In his final performance, he brought his own personal touches to the song and had good momentum. Despite being a young artist, he showcased strong artistic sensibilities and experienced stage presence. Mac, who was stolen from Team Blake, sang “Hold Back The River.” Clarkson was impressed by the young artist. He brought impressive dynamics and a gorgeous lower register to the performance. It wasn’t a vocally perfect performance, but his strong artistry and potential came through. Hudson was left with a tough decision, but she advanced Mac to the Live Playoffs, and Miller went home.