Sarah Grace "I'd Rather Go Blind"
The Voice season 15 Knockouts continue tonight with coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Blake Shelton and Carson Daly as host. We’re live blogging all the performances and results here.
Coaches have paired up the remaining 32 team members who will each perform songs of their own choosing. The coach chooses the winner, who advances to the Live Playoffs. The loser is eliminated OR can be stolen by a fellow coach. As far as the other coaches are concerned: Adam has used his Steal and his Save, Kelly and Blake have a Save remaining, and Jennifer still has a Steal. There are 12 more performances to go. Nine of those singers will advance to next week’s Playoffs.
I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James – It’s the first song she sang that made her fall in love with the blues. Her dad is a firefighter. Mariah calls Sarah an “old soul.” Kelly notes that Sarah is also a musician and it informs how she attacks the song. Mariah makes a few suggestions on phrasing. Sarah has a deep mature voice for a 15 year old and she’s hitting some big notes. But this song is emotionally beyond her grasp at this point. She needs a few years of living before she tackles this song.
About mentoring, Kelly’s all WHA WHA I could have used somebody in my moment and Mimi, is of course, sympathetic. Whatever! Adam calls Chevel “angelic” and compliments Sarah’s ability to convey pain. Adam would pick Chevel (so would I). Blake notes Chevel’s breathing problems, but compares her to a young Dolly. He compliments Sarah’s range and ability to sustain big notes. He’d pick Sarah. Jennifer would also pick Sarah. Kelly felt they both chose “bold fearless songs” and she likes that. She’s basing her choice on whose ready right now. Kelly Chooses Chevel. And then Kelly SAVES Sarah Grace.