Country Performances Were Knockouts On The Voice (Watch!)


Last night on NBC’s The Voice, the Knockout round brought us three artists from Nashville: Mary Sarah, Brittany Kennell, and Kata Hay. Performing songs they chose themselves, each country contestants competed against a fellow team member for a chance to advance to the Live Playoffs.

Mary Sarah and Brittany Kennell faced off against one another, with the modern day classic country singer taking on Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” and the Nashville-based Canadian covering her idol, Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One.” With guidance from coach Blake Shelton and Knockout mentor Miley Cyrus, the girls took the ring to vocally duke it out.

Ultimately, each of the coaches advised Blake that they would choose Mary Sarah as the winner of the Knockout. Blake agreed and declared the girl who has dressed up this town a continued member of the team as it heads to live shows.

Team Christina also featured a Nashville artist, Kata Hay, who performed a rocking version of Reba McEntire’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You?” Beating out teammate Joe Maye, Kata survived to perform on next week’s Live Playoffs. But, in a twist of fate, Joe also made it to the Lives when Team Blake came in with the steal, making his Top 5 Paxton Ingram, Katie Basden, Adam Wakefield, Mary Sarah, and Joe Maye.

Watch the three Nashville performances from last night’s The Voice and let us know what you think!

Mary Sarah covering Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)”:

Brittany Kennell covering Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One”:

Kata Hay covering Reba McEntire’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You?”: