Blake Shelton gave his Voice contestants a tricky battle on Monday night time (Oct. 24), as Hillary Torchiana and Kevin Hawkins went head-to-head on fellow coach John Legend‘s 2019 hit, “Preach.”
The duo traded spectacular belts and notes as they carried out the monitor, resulting in a standing ovation from Legend himself. “I find it irresistible. Thanks for singing my track. I felt your ardour, I felt your love,” he informed the contestants, earlier than finally selecting Hawkins as his private decide to win the battle.
However the resolution got here right down to Coach Shelton, who was visibly caught on having to decide on between two extremely proficient singers. “Properly, my first thought is these guys did an unbelievable job of sticking to the plan and representing the track and giving it what it wanted,” he stated, noting that Hillary had a “tall glass to go up towards” Kevin.
“I imply, he’s unbelievable, however so are you,” Shelton stated. “I’m utterly shocked on the method you stepped as much as the plate. You took all my notes, you walked up right here and gave it, I really feel like, 100% of what you needed to give it. Kevin, you additionally gave 100% of what you needed to give for this efficiency. Though that was 100%, I nonetheless don’t suppose we’ve seen your full potential. And, man, that’s saying quite a bit as a result of that was clearly an unbelievable efficiency.”
Shelton finally ended up selecting Hawkins, to assist him reside as much as his full musical potential. Watch the total efficiency beneath.