The Voice concluded its spring 2020 knockout rounds on April 20. The remaining contestants will now compete on the live shows beginning May 4.
One of the knockouts was between Team Kelly contestants Micah Iverson and Tayler Green.
Coach Kelly Clarkson's decision to put through Micah over Tayler got viewers at home really upset.
On Monday night's episode of The Voice, Micah and Tayler faced off, knowing that the winner would advance to the live shows, and the loser would go home (or possibly get saved by Kelly or stolen by John Legend, Blake Shelton, or Nick Jonas). First up was Micah, who chose to sing Halsey's "Graveyard" for this round. After that, Tayler delivered a slow and soulful version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time."
When Tayler finished, the judges began giving their feedback — and all seemed to prefer Tayler's performance over Micah's.
"Micah, although you sang the crap out of it, your song choice didn't allow you to vocally soar the way that Tayler's song choice allowed her to do," Blake told both the contestants. John agreed with Blake, adding that Tayler's performance was "mesmerizing." Likewise, Nick reiterated the point made about song choice, but still gave credit to Micah for having some "really powerful moments."
Before making her final decision, Kelly told Micah that in the previous round, she was convinced he would "be in the finale." But in the knockout, she thought the same thing about Tayler. In the end though, much to everyone's surprise, Kelly ultimately went with "a gut feeling" and chose Micah.
In response, The Voice Twitter lost it.
What I don’t like about what @kellyclarkson did: choosing knockout round winners based on previous rounds defeats the purpose.
It almost seems as if she had her mind made up, and nothing Tayler did would’ve changed it.
No knock to Micah, but Tayler won that round. #TheVoice
— Bee L. Jack (@beejacks_back) April 21, 2020
— Armando 🤑 (@Armandooo___) April 21, 2020
@kellyclarkson Tayler Green’s performance was so beautiful. I almost cried. I thought you were trying to be nice acting like it was a difficult decision and then I was shocked! I didn’t see that coming! 😯😢😩#TheVoiceknockouts #TheVoice
— BrownBirdFly (@BrownBirdFlyHi) April 21, 2020
Not hilarious, HORRIBLE decision by Kelly. For Tayler to out right win the battle, but have Kelly override the clear win and pick the loser of the battle. Why even have her sing?? I am heartbroken for Tayler. To work so hard and win, but have your own coach steal it from you.
— Karen McCreavy (@mccreavy_karen) April 21, 2020
— Joe Bill (@mrjoebill) April 21, 2020
But regardless of the backlash, Kelly seemed sure of her decision.
"Micah blew people away in the blinds and the battles," Kelly said, acknowledging that this might've not been his best performance of the show. "I feel like he is just so incredibly gifted, and I think Micah is one of the best singers on the show."
On Monday, Tayler took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message to her fans: "The support is so Beautiful. This Journey is so Special. I’m so in love with music. I’m so in love with the process. I can’t wait to share all the treasures I’ve been creating."
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