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The Voice - Season 9

The Voice (NBC) Full Episode & Recap - "The Knockouts Premiere"

"The Knockouts Premiere"

The coaches must make a new round of painful cuts after pairing their singers in do-or-die performance matchups. Rihanna mentors the singers.

With the battles completed and the original group of 48 artists now at 32, the second major round of cuts gets underway in the first knockouts episode. Alongside key advisor Rihanna, Coaches Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams help their artists rehearse before sending them on stage one after the other in a series of elimination matchups. In the knockouts, each coach has one steal to invoke, but still, the artists know their performances will need to be their best. And at the end of a stellar night of performances, only a few singers make it to the next round.  

Here are the results:

Blaine Mitchell - "Hold Back the River"
Andi & Alex - "Stupid Boy"
Knockout winner: Blaine Mitchell

Braiden Sunshine - "Feeling Good"
Ellie Lawrence - "Cool for the Summer"
Knockout winner: Braiden Sunshine

Barrett Baber - "Colder Weather"
Blind Joe - "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
Knockout winner: Barrett Baber

Amy Vachal - "A Sunday Kind of Love"
Madi Davis - "A Case of You"
Knockout winner: Madi Davis
Adam and Blake steal Amy Vachal; Amy joins Team Adam.

Chance Peña - "Demons"
Ivonne Acero - "Part of Me"
Knockout winner: Ivonne Acero

Jordan Smith - "Set Fire to the Rain"
Viktor Király - "If I Ain't Got You"
Knockout winner: Jordan Smith
Gwen steals Viktor Király.

The Voice - Season 9

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