"The Voice" season 14 battle rounds ended Tuesday with a bang. While coaches Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson had to choose their final artists to take to the knockouts, one contestant stunned everyone when they decided to leave the competition. Who was it and who did Alicia stop from going home? Here are the highlights music fans need to know from Tuesday's episode:
One artist quit "The Voice" on Tuesday night. As part of the episode's battle montage, fans were told that Team Kelly's Hannah Goebel had withdrawn from the competition "for personal reasons," meaning that Alexa Cappelli earned an automatic pass through to the knockout rounds. Alexa still performed solo; you can watch host Carson Daly break the news of Hannah's withdrawal and see Cappelli's individual performance by playing the video above (the relevant portion starts at 0:45). Hopefully whatever was serious enough for Hannah to leave "The Voice" turns out okay and she makes another attempt at the show next season.
If you've watched long enough, it's not a shocker that the last steal of "The Voice" season 14 came in the evening's last battle round. Team Blake's Dallas Caroline is now a member of Team Alicia, after Dallas lost her battle to Spensha Baker but impressed Alicia Keys enough to earn a second chance. Fun fact: the eight steals in this round were distributed completely evenly, as each team had two artists stolen by other coaches. The two from Team Blake are Dallas and Kaleb Lee, who was stolen in Monday night's episode.
Team Alicia had the battle of the night, as Terrence Cunningham and Livia Faith combined for a cover of "Stars" that tugged at the heartstrings (and featured some great work on the keys by Terrence, too). Watch their battle by clicking the link above, and the song should sound familiar to you. It was also Amanda Brown's shining moment in "The Voice" season 3. While this battle didn't quite reach those heights, it's still a moment to remember. Unfortunately for Livia, since Alicia was the only coach with a steal, even her great performance couldn't keep her in "The Voice" season 14 and she was eliminated.
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