Fans were pretty heated after the Knockout Rounds on “The Voice” last week.
For many people, they were forced to say their goodbyes to artists that they had grown incredibly attached to during the Blind Auditions and the Battle Rounds.
Carson Peters and Lana Scott
One of these fan-favorites was Carson Peters. He first wowed fans with his four-chair turn performance of Don Williams’ “Tulsa Time” song during the Blind Auditions. Audiences loved to watch the young performer shine a light on old-time, bluegrass music on “The Voice.”
He was, obviously, swooped up to be on Team Blake. He would then advance to the Battle Rounds to perform against Clint Sherman. The two sang Vance Gills’ “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away.” Finally, his last performance of the season would be during the Knockout Rounds against Lana Scott. She performed a country-tinged performance of Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams.” Carson Peters sang “Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait.
Blake Shelton ended up going with Lana Scott. Despite the fact that Peters whipped out his fiddle at the end of the performance, Shelton still found more potential in Scott.
Fans at the time really lashed out against Shelton for this decision. “NOOOOO I LOVED CARSON #TheVoice my country boy worked so HARD BLAKE WTH,” wrote one “The Voice” fan.
Meanwhile, someone else also wrote, “Blake Shelton just wasted his chance to win the voice #TheVoice by not keeping Carson hope he comes in last this year.”
Regardless of how those fans felt, Lana Scott has been doing well in the competition since winning the Knockout Round. She just made it through eliminations last night after being saved, once again, by Shelton himself. She most recently performed Carly Pearce’s “Next Girl” during the Top 20 Live Playoffs.
Blake Shelton on Picking His Favorites
Over on Team Blake Shelton, he’s picking favorites and he doesn’t care who knows it.
During Monday night performances, Wendy Moten performed “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and got a standing ovation right after. Shelton went on to say just how much he loves his “The Voice” performer.
He told Moten that he was hoping that she would win the entire show. It’s still early in the competition, so it was somewhat surprising to hear those words come out of Shelton’s mouth. “I’ll probably catch a lot of heat for it, but I don’t care. I’ve been doing this show for 21 seasons now as a coach. There is nobody I want this more for — ever — than you. You deserve this. You deserve this,” he said.
You may also remember hearing Shelton say that Moten’s Blind Audition was in his top three Blind Auditions ever on the show. She is still in the competition after being saved by America’s vote.