More "The Voice" artists were sent packing on Monday, as the NBC singing competition moved into the second week of "The Voice" season 13 knockout rounds. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus continued to pare down their teams by comparing individual performances as they move toward the live playoffs next week. Here's what music fans need to know from Monday's episode:
1) The steals go bust (again)
There's been debate for years as to how effective steals on "The Voice" air. Some of them seem to work incredibly well (two winners of the show were stolen during their seasons: season 6's Josh Kaufman and season 7's Craig Wayne Boyd), but most of them only delay an artist's inevitable elimination. That was the case on Monday. Three of the eight artists stolen during the battle rounds - Stephan Marcellus, Kathrina Feigh and Whitney Fenimore - lost their knockouts and were cut from "The Voice" season 13 in this episode. The steals are a great idea in theory, but they're not as much a game changer as the show wants them to be.
2) But there was one stolen artist
That being said, one artist did walk away with a steal on Monday. Team Adam's Adam Pearce is now a member of Team Miley after his cover of the rock classic "Smoke On The Water." You can watch his steal-worthy performance by playing the video above. How will he fit in with Miley's coaching style, especially as she's more of a pop artist? It might seem like a strange fit, yet sometimes those are the combinations that wind up providing some very interesting results. Just look at how we saw Cassadee Pope turn into a country star during the third season.
3) The obligatory Kelly Clarkson cover
With Kelly Clarkson serving as the guest adviser for all four teams during "The Voice" knockout rounds, it was unlikely that we'd get through the whole two weeks of knockouts without someone covering one of her songs. Team Miley's Moriah Formica covered Clarkson's hit "Behind These Hazel Eyes" and she did a bang-up job of it, punching her ticket to the live playoffs. If you want to see Clarkson herself perform live, be sure to get your tickets to Mercedes in the Morning's Not So Silent Night in Las Vegas on Dec. 3.
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. For more on any of "The Voice" season 13 coaches, including when and where you can see them live, click their names above to visit their artist pages at AXS.