The Voice Recap: Mama Said Knock You Out!

Thank goodness for Adam Levine — despite (because of?) the fact that he thinks a tattered/nearly see-through old t-shirt is appropriate attire for live television.

Without the Maroon 5 frontman’s mentoring skills, Night 1 of the The Voice‘s Season 3 “Knockout Rounds” might’ve resulted in a widespread case of Ebola’s close cousin “Memphese.”

And praise be to Xtina’s wigmaster that Adam also thwarted the unacceptable early exit of one of the most exciting reality singing contestants since Kelly Clarkson (let’s here it for Amanda Brown!).

Thanks to havoc wrought by Hurricane Sandy (R.I.P. electricity), we’re skipping detailed descriptions and cutting right to the results:


Loren Allred (“You Know I’m No Good”) defeats Nicole Nelson (“If I Ain’t Got You”)

Melanie Martinez (“Bulletproof”) defeats Sam James (“Walking in Memphis”)

Joselyn Rivera (“Love on Top”) defeats Kayla Nevarez (“Shark in the Water”)

Bryan Keith (“Everything I Do [I Do It for You]”) defeats Joe Kirkland (“Mean”)

Amanda Brown (“Paris [Ooh La La]”) defeats Michelle Brooks-Thompson (“Spotlight”)


Mackenzie Bourg defeats Daniel Rosa

Trevin Hunte defeats Terisa Griffin

Cody Belew defeats Avery Wilson

Nicholas David defeats Mycle Wastman

Diego Val defeats Caitlin Michele

What did you think of the “Knockout Round” Results? Hit the comments!