The Cupcake was supposed to perform as part of a duo, but when her sister had "some health issues that we couldn't avoid," she ended up going it alone.
"Hailey literally plays outside linebacker for her high school football team. Now you know why she sings like that," Blake Shelton said of the singer Kelly Clarkson nicknamed "the cheetah."
As Cabello watched a Battle Rounds rehearsal of her own 2015 hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” she shared the story of how the song sparked a romance with Mendes, who she started dating in 2019.
This overgrown wild card croaked out a performance so nightmare-fueling, it almost was too weird for basic cable.
"I was really glad that I was moved enough turn around, because sometimes in life, when it rains it pours, and you just need a break from the storm,” Parker McKay's coach Kelly Clarkson mused.
This seemed like a surprising snub, but then the contestant explained that she'd been given a sign from God.
Nicole Scherzinger guessed this was one "one of the Lil's," meaning an A-list rapper. And it turned out that he was inspired to do the show by the biggest Lil of them all, Wayne.
Berritt Haynes's original wish was to simply attend a 'Voice' taping, but instead he found himself on the stage.
"That was so incredibly moving. ...Every single second of it was so emotionally charged," said the new coach through tears.
“I think you guys are going to be upset that you decided to keep the wild cards,” Nick Cannon scolded the audience after this stunning result.
The dunk king’s brief time on the show was not exactly a slam-dunk, but Season 6's first castoff still played like an all-star.
“It's a parent's job to listen to your child, even when it's hard to understand them,” Jim Allen explained before performing with his 19-year-old son, Sasha.
“Ariana, she is taking over. … She is incredibly sneaky,” Blake Shelton warned.
Mandel also described the news as a "gut punch" when he learned about Macdonald's death while taping his podcast earlier in the day.
"I think you needed that. ... By giving you a buzz, I think it made the act better, weirdly," Simon explained.
Simon Cowell, in a rare moment for him, was rendered speechless by this result, and Sofia Vergara exclaimed, “What happened? What happened?”
Two months after coming out as LGBTQIA+, the 'American Idol' star still doesn't have all the answers — but he has a lot to say about his journey.
It seemed at first that the '80s movie icon was a shoo-in, but that turned out not to be the case.
Storm made it to fifth place 15 years ago on 'Rock Star: Supernova,' but when she returned to NBC this week, she may have squandered her second “game-changing chance” at reality TV stardom.
"I think he's the epitome of what music is. ... I'm blessed to be performing with him," H.E.R. said of her inspiring duet partner.
No contestant this week had the panel as heated — or as divided — as 40-year-old disco prankster Johnny Showcase, who was buzzed by both Simon and Howie.
"This is the most beautiful thing that's ever happened to me in my life," said three-time cancer survivor Nightbirde, who recently left the show for health reasons.
The costumed comic's shtick was mildly amusing, if only for a few seconds — although Simon barely lasted even that long, whacking his red X button almost immediately.