The Voice returned on Monday (April 13) with a previously taped Knockout Round episode where seven remaining members on each team battled it out to see who would advance to the next round.
Team Blake’s Todd Tilghman kicked off the knockout round with an effortless performance of Travis Tritt’s “Anymore,” which he says is a longtime family favorite. The performance was a great showcase of his vocals and ultimately earned him a spot in the live rounds.
Aside from a few minor pitch issues, Cam Spinks delivered an impressive performance of Lee Brice’s “Rumor” while strumming his acoustic guitar.
“Cam you have a lovely voice, but there were a few pitch problems so that’s something you have to watch out for,” John Legend offered, adding, “Todd, I was imagining being at your Church and thinking of how effective you must be in getting the folks at Church in the spirit and I felt it.”
Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson both seemed to agree with Legend.
“Todd, My dad was a Pastor and you guys have really similar voices, it was very powerful and you certainly brought us to Church with that performance,” Jonas gushed. “Cam I am a big fan of yours, I love your vibe and I think you will be a massive star. So know that I would be happy to come write songs for you at some point but based on this knockout I think Pastor Todd took it for me.”
“Cam, there is something really cool about your voice, I think for me personally I don’t feel like you give your voice enough credit to have room in a song, I just think to have a little more space for you,” Clarkson said. “Todd, I’ll say points on song selection.”
Their coach Blake Shelton was ready to make his decision.
“Well first of all, it’s crazy to see talent like this that’s undiscovered. Cam in our rehearsal you had your foot on the gas just a little bit more,” Shelton explained. “Where on the flip side, Todd came out here and he found a way to push the gas just a little bit more than he did in the rehearsal. He’s literally an animal that feeds off of energy.”
“You know when I make these decisions, I always have to in my heart make it based on this moment. The winner of this knockout is Todd,” Shelton decided.
With Tilghman moving on to the live shows, Spinks’ journey on The Voice was over.
The Voice Knockouts continue next Monday (April 20) on NBC.