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The Voice Season 22 Previews First-Ever Three-Way Knockout

The Voice released a preview of the brand new three-way Knockouts, with three artists from Team Blake Shelton facing off for one spot in the live shows. The Voice season 22 features a unique twist in the Knockout Round, which usually consists of a coach pairing up two artists, who each perform a song in hopes of being chosen to advance in the competition. However, The Voice season 22 is introducing a new three-way Knockout Round, where one of the coaches–Blake, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, and Camila Cabello–chooses three artists to face off, and only one singer from the group can move on to the next round.

The Voice released a sneak preview video of one of the three-way Knockouts on YouTube. In this Knockout, three artists from Team Blake–Bodie, Kevin Hawkins, and The Dryes–battled it out. Bodie kicked off The Voice‘s Knockout with a passionate performance of the song “Better Now” by Post Malone that impressed the coaches. Kevin performed an emotional rendition of “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush, featuring seamless transitions between his chest voice and falsetto. The Dryes, a married country duo, gave a steamy performance of “Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris.

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The coaches had rave reviews for the Knockout performances. Blake said that they were all “incredible,” making his decision of which one to choose even harder. He joked that “two of you were supposed to suck!” Camila said she was “mesmerized” by The Dryes’ performance while saying she wanted to “feel more” from Kevin. Camila also said she would have picked Bodie if it were her decision. Gwen was “super impressed” with everybody, praising Bodie and Kevin for their ranges and saying that The Dryes went to “another level.” John felt Kevin’s performance felt a little “disjointed” while admiring The Dryes’ “confidence.” He also said he loved Bodie’s “execution” of the song.

The three-way Knockouts are a devastating part of The Voice season 22, with so many great artists facing off for only a few spots in the live shows. The first Knockout showed the high standard of The Voice, with each artist from Team Blake showing off their individuality and determination. Bodie is an intriguing artist that showed his artistry by singing a Post Malone song. Kevin has the best technical voice of the three, giving a performance that highlighted his talent, while The Dryes showed off their undeniable connection.

The talent in The Voice season 22 has been some of the best the show has ever had. The three-way Knockouts are an exciting change to the reality competition show’s usual format, providing more cutthroat competition and pushing the artists to an even higher level. With the three-way Knockouts starting on The Voice, there will certainly be some mind-blowing performances from the artists.

The Voice season 22 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC.

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