The Voice Knockouts concluded on Tuesday night's show, and Mac Royals kicked things off for Team Legend with a performance of Robin Thicke's "Lost Without U." During rehearsals, Legend told Royals to connect with the audience while singing the song, and the Arkansas native took that to heart by singing the tune directly to Coach Gwen Stefani.
Royals looked relaxed as he took the stage, and he even spoke briefly before the song began. As he took off his sunglasses, he asked how the crowd is doing and said, "We're going to move for just a little second, is that alright?" He then launched into the smooth tune, adding a few sways and dance moves, but mostly standing still and letting the song speak for itself. He showcased his effortless vocals and strong falsetto while embodying the message of the tune.
Royals' performance was followed by Taylor Deneen singing Rufus and Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thing" and Brandon Montel with SZA's "Nobody Gets Me." Both artists showcased their immense talent and unique personalities through the songs.
When Stefani got a chance to speak, she complimented Royals' performance and mentioned how he seemed to be singing in her direction.
"Mac, were we locking eyes the entire performance?" she asked, as Royals smiled. "There was a point where I was like, 'Oh my God!'"
"Everything that you brought to that performance was exactly like something I would watch on some Grammy performance," she added.
Legend then spoke to his artists, praising them for their performances.
"Mac, you just laid all your Mac game on Gwen Stefani, and then you just sang the hell out of that song," Legend said.
The coach also praised Montel's performance, calling it his "best work" on the show. Deneen also impressed with her powerful voice, and Legend gave her credit for her talent.
In the end, Legend chose Royals as the winner of the battle. However, while Deneen was saying goodbye, he used his final save to keep her in the competition.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.
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