'The Voice' Season 15 Knockout Rounds End, Live Shows Begin

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Colton Smith performs during "Knockout Rounds" on The Voice.

As season 15 of The Voice inches closer to the critical live shows, contestants have been fighting for their artistic lives to snag a place in the upcoming rounds. During the final episode of knockout rounds on Monday night (Nov. 5), the singers battled each other for the chance to be one of the final 24 to advance to the upcoming live shows. 

With a multiple rounds of exceptional performances, judges Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were faced with some very tough decisions about who deserved to continue in the competition. Of the many talented singers in the program, here's a list of some of the best from last night's episode. 

Kennedy Holmes

The 13-year-old star in the making showed off her impeccable vocal range with a beautiful rendition of P!nk's "What About Us," bringing the crowd ot their feet with joy. Her outstanding performance secured her a spot in the live shows, where she will continue on in the competition as part of Team Jennifer. 

Sarah Grace

Grace delivered a soulful performance of "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Etta James that extended well beyond her 15 years. Though she lost the knockout round to fellow contestant Chevel Shepard, Grace was saved by Coach Kelly to advance to the live shows. 

Delaney Silvernell

Silvernell performed a powerful cover of Kesha's "Praying." Despite giving a heartfelt performance, however, she did not advance to the live shows and was eliminated after failing to receive a save from Coach Adam. 

Kirk Jay

Jay delivered a soulful, piano-driven rendition of Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know" with his signature country twang. His performance brought Hudson to her feet with praise and allowed him to win the knockout round to advance ot the live shows as part of Team Blake.

Colton Smith 

Smith delivered a fiery performance of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade." Despite suffering through technical difficulties with in-ear monitors on stage,  Smith managed to pull off the performance with grace and flair. Though failing to win the knockout round against Kirk Jay, Smith was saved and secured a spot on Team Jennifer to move on to the live shows. 


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