The Voice Knockouts continued Monday night (Nov. 13) and Team Niall overwhelmed the coaches with talent. But there was one singer who particularly touched the hearts of Wynonna Judd and Reba McEntire.
It all started in the rehearsals when Claudia B., Huntley and Noah Spencer worked with Wynonna Judd and Dan + Shay (who stepped in for Niall Horan). Claudia chose to sing Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why," which left Judd and the duo awestruck.
"Every goosebump that can be goosed is goosed," Judd said immediately after the performance.
Dan + Shay added that they could listen to Claudia sing all day, and they even mentioned going to see one of her shows in Nashville.
Then there was Huntley, who chose Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive." Judd was also impressed by this performance and even began singing the background vocals along with him. She also expressed interest in singing with him someday, saying, "Call me."
However, the singer that caused both Judd and McEntire to feel strong emotions during separate performances of his song was Noah Spencer. He performed The Steeldrivers' "Where Rainbows Never Die," and it caused Judd to tear up during the rehearsal.
"The world is so full of noise and chaos, and we need this to break through the BS, and that's what you do to me," Judd said.
During the official knockout performance, the singers took their songs to the next level, causing the coaches to spring to their feet after every performance. Legend joked with Horan after the performances, asking him, "How are you going to do this?" He answered that the other coaches need to help him by possibly stealing his artists.
All four coaches praised Claudia's artistry and Huntley's unbridled power, but it was Spencer's performance that brought out emotion in McEntire and reminded her of home.
"Noah, I guess what I miss the most is sitting on the back porch of my home, and you made me feel that warmth like I was sitting on my back porch on my porch swing," she said. "It really made me feel something."
Coach Niall's Decision
Horan undoubtedly had a tough choice ahead of him after witnessing what he calls "the best knockout" he's seen on the show. In the end, he chose Huntley to move forward as the winner of the knockout with hope for Claudia B. and Spencer to stay in the competition.
As it turns out, it wasn't the end for any of the performers. While Claudia B. was saying goodbye, she was saved by Horan and stolen by Legend. She chose to stay on Team Niall. Then, when it came time for Spencer to speak, he was stolen by both Legend and McEntire. He chose to join Team Reba.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.
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