Kelly Clarkson Blocks Jennifer Hudson After Contestant's Stunning Whitney Houston Performance on 'The Voice': Watch

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Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson might have some major trust issues after the events of The Voice on Monday night (Oct.1). Contestant Kymberli Joye’s powerful performance of Whitney Houston’s “Run to You” on night three of the show’s blind auditions caused Kelly Clarkson to not only immediately turn her chair around, but also use her one block of the season to prevent Hudson from landing Joye on her team.

“I have heard her [Hudson] sing Whitney Houston and I knew what I was up against, so I had to block her,” Clarkson said after apologizing to Joye for taking Hudson out of the running.   

“I thought we was friends! Why would you do this?” Hudson said, visibly shocked and annoyed once she turned around and realized what Clarkson had done. Adam Levine joked that the two women, who normally get along, were “finally fighting.”

Blake Shelton, who also turned his chair around for Joye, tried his best to convince her to work with him, saying he has brought contestants to the show’s finale from “every possible genre.”

Clarkson’s last-ditch praise was what finally won Joye over. “All joking aside I think your voice is insane,” Clarkson said. “Who can nail Whitney Houston like that? 

When it was her turn to speak, Joye admitted she picked Clarkson because Hudson was no longer an option. Clarkson however, did not seem to mind being Joye’s second choice, enthusiastically running onstage to her embrace her new mentee. 

The Voice airs on NBC Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET. Watch the video of Joye’s audition below. 


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