The competition is getting tougher with the number of contestants being filtered from 48 to 32 after the Battle Rounds that run for two weeks. Now, "The Voice" USA Season 7 Knockout Rounds will begin this week with the remaining contestants taking on their own team members to find a place in the next round.
All the four coaches - Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine – have eight contestants each in their respective teams. After sending some of their contestants home in the Battle Rounds, they will once again pair their team members to compete against each other, and they will perform different songs this time.
It will be heartbreaking to see some of the talented singers go home in the Knockout Rounds but that makes the show interesting.
Adding more spice to the show, Taylor Swift, whose album, 1989, was released on Monday, will be the special advisor for all 32 contestants.
"I try to react to them the way that I like to be critiqued, which is constructive criticism," Swift told Access Hollywood. "I like to tell them what they're doing well and what they should keep, but give them very specific things that they should maybe change or adjust. 'You're doing this mannerism too much, or you're only holding that guitar because it's comfortable for you. Put it down. You know, things like that. I try to be really direct."
The organizers of "The Voice" have kept the Knockout Rounds a secret but TVLine has revealed the alleged pairings and song choices. It is still not confirmed but here is what the website claims:
Alessandro Castronova will take on Mia Pfirrman. Castronova will sing "Next to Me" by Emile Sande and Pfirrman to render "Human" by Christina Perri.
Chris Jamison will be pitted against Blessing Offor. Jamison will sing "(Sittin on) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding and Offor will take on "Your Body Is a Wonderland" by John Mayer.
Damien will sing "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes, while his opponent Toia Jones will render "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce.
Matt McAndrew will be pitted against Rebekah Samarin. Song choice for McAndrew is "Drops of Jupiter" by Train, while that of Samarin is "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison.
Allison Bray will take on Taylor Brashears in the Knockout Rounds. Bray will sing "Sin Wagon" by Dixie Chicks, while Brashears will sing "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac.
Grant Ganzer and Reagan James will compete against each other. Ganzer will sing "Apologize" by One Republic, while James will take on the song, "Hit 'Em Up Style" by Blu Cantrell.
James David Carter will be pitted against Griffin. Carter will sing "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor, while Griffin will render the song, "As Long as You Love Me" by Justin Bieber.
Jessie Pitts will take on Tanner Linford. Pitts will render "Your Song" by Elton John, while Linford will sing "Calling All Angels" by Train.
Anita Antoinette and Craig Wayne Boyd will take on each other. Song choice for Antoinette is "Rude" by Magic, while Boyd will render "Can't You See" by Marshall Tucker Band.
Bryana Salaz will be pitted against Sugar Jones. Salaz will sing "Heart Attack" by Demi Lovato, while Jones will take on the song, "Love on Top" by Beyonce.
Ryan Sill will take on Beth Spangler. Sill will render the song, "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo, while Spangler will sing "Too Little Too Late" by JoJo.
Taylor John Williams and Troy Ritchie will compete against each other. Williams will sing "Mad World" by Tears for Fears, while Ritchie will take on the song, "Hey Ya!" by OutKast.
DaNica Shirey and Katriz Trinidad of Team Pherrell will compete against each other. Shirey will sing "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston, while Trinidad will render "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys.
Elyjuh Rene will take on Ricky Manning in the Knockout Rounds. Rene will sing "With You" by Chris Brown, while Manning will take on the song, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus.
Jean Kelley will be pitted against Menlik Zergabachew. Song choice for Kelley is "Chandelier" by Sia, while Zergabachew will take on the song, "Could You be Loved" by Bob Marley.
Luke Wade will compete with Taylor Phelan. Wade will sing "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates, while Phelan will render the song, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit.
However, it may be mentioned that the pairings and song choices are not confirmed though TVLine claimed that it got the information from reliable sources. It is still not known who will perform first in the two Knockout Rounds to be premiered this week.
"The Voice" USA Season 7 Knockout Rounds 1will be telecast live at 8:00 pm EST Monday on NBC Television (6.30 am IST, Tuesday). The performance of the contestants can be live streamed online on Hulu.