Country music up-and-comer Kinsey Rose went down swinging with what ended up being her final performance on The Voice. She chose (and owned) one of the first songs her late grandfather heard her sing, Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine," for her Knockout Rounds showdown with Gymani.
Clarkson ultimately chose to retain Gymani after the Georgia native's stellar performance of "Pillowtalk" by Zayn.
During the Battle Round, Rose and sibling trio Girl Named Tom sang The Eagles' "Seven Bridges Road."
Before the contestants could share their epic performances, Clarkson revealed the reason why she put them together. She stated, "I paired Girl Named Tom and Kinsey Rose because I know Kinsey's country, and I knew they liked James Taylor. I thought, 'Let's just find something we can do in the middle,' and 'Seven Bridges Road' was kind of a perfect song by the Eagles.'"
All four singers proved how great they were with the sibling trio from Ohio stacking its harmonies in the opening lyrics. That's when Rose busted out her acoustic guitar, while dressed in white, blending her own vocals, and sang into the verse following the group. Safe to say all of the coaches were shocked by the vocals, which made it even more difficult for Clarkson to pick which of the artists would advance in The Knockout rounds competition.
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After their performance, the "Since You've Been Gone Singer" explained, "I'm so proud to say that you're both on my team. It's just a special thing for me. Girl Named Tom, I have heard you all in rehearsals. I have heard each of you sing. You're incredible. And, Kinsey, you're the kind of country singer that I love, and no one is like you on this show. Okay, we're getting in there. This whole thing is about strategy sometimes, so we're just getting in there."
Ultimately, Clarkson chose a Girl Named Tom to stay on her team, but that wasn't the end of the road for Rose just yet. Having a "steal" and a "save" left, Clarkson offered Rose her "steal." But everyone else quickly tried to steal Rose for their own team, with the exception of newcomer coach Ariana Grande, who used her save to win over Rose. Although she stated she wanted all of the coaches, Rose ultimately ended up picking Clarkson again, saying that she was the one who saved her twice.
Rose performed The Chicks' 1999 hit "Cowboy Take Me Away" during the Blind Auditions and blew the audience and the coaches away. Sporting a red jacket and white fringe with cowboy boots, Rose called her audition a "dream come true."
As soon as she started singing, she received a chair turn from coach Kelly Clarkson, who immediately went into strategy mode, blocking Blake Shelton. As Rose gets into the chorus, Ariana Grande is seen singing along, as the country singer asks "You think she blocked me?," referring to Clarkson. To which she answered, "No.'' But oh boy, was he wrong. As he turns the chair, he immediately looks on the floor to see she had indeed blocked the country singer.
After her audition, Clarkson spoke to the voice auditioner, saying, "Here's the thing, you were singing The Chicks. I grew up on their record, I love them. I was singing every word with you. I liked you so much that I used my only block." To which Rose replies, "I'm glad you really wanted me"
To explain why the other coaches, Grande and John Legend, didn't turn around, Grande stated,'' Kinsey, I didn't turn but I did love the performance. You were fantastic and I feel like this is the right thing." Legend offered Rose some minor critique, telling her she was "a little pitchy." Thanking him for his critique, she ultimately landed on Team Kelly.
"I'm so stoked to work with you," Clarkson told the singer.
In case you're wondering about the contestant's background, the Nashville resident began playing guitar and piano when she was 10 and majored in music while in college. She also revealed that she once recorded a song with Vince Gill.
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