“The Voice” recap: The knockouts continue with Alicia Keys fighting off two coaches to keep one of her artists

first_imgTrae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — The knockout rounds on Tuesday’s edition of The Voice, a night that saw Alicia Keys fight off attempts from fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine to steal one of her artists.The battle was made possible, thanks to a new twist for this season’s Knockouts – “The Save.” It gives each coach the chance to save an artist during the round.Artists from Team Blake Shelton and Team Kelly also squared off on Tuesday.Each coach also enlisted a former Voice champion during rehearsals: season-9 winner Jordan Smith for Team Adam; season-13 winner Chloe Kohanski for Team Blake Shelton; season-12 champ Chris Blue for Team Alicia; and season-3 winner Cassadee Pope for Team Kelly.First up, Team Kelly’s 14-year-old country singer Brynn Cartelli, covering Rascal Flatts’ “Here Comes Goodbye,” went head-to-head with pop/R&B singer Jamella, tackling Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” Kelly thought both artists nailed their performances, but gave the round to Brynn, boldly declaring the teen “will be the youngest person to win this show — I didn’t say ‘could,” I said ‘will.” Cartelli advances, while Jamella goes home.Next, Blake pitted pop singer Jarom Strom, singing “Grenade,” by Bruno Mars, and soul-singing, guitar slinger Pryor Baird, putting his spin on Billy Preston’s “Will It Go Round in Circles.” Shelton, addressing the camera said the contest would come down to “whoever owns the stage.” Following the performances, Blake praised Jaron as “a great singer,” but chose Pryor, explaining that he that he was “a front-runner.” Pryor moves on to the live rounds, while Strom was sent packing.The last knockout of the night was between Team Alicia’s Christiana Danielle, singing Sia’s “Elastic Heart,” and Terrence Cunningham, tackling Rufus & Chaka Khan’s “Tell Me Something Good.” Alicia told Christiana and Terrence that both of them “had some digging to do” in terms of showing their true artistry. This one was no contest — Terrence blew Alicia and the other coaches away with his dynamic, rangy performance.However, Keys decided to use her save to keep Danielle in the competition as part of her team — but Clarkson had other ideas. She tried to steal Christiana, pointing out that they both grew up singing in church, and could “explore new music” together. Kelly barely finished making her pitch when Adam pressed his buzzer, admitting it was more of a symbolic gesture “so you knew how talented I think you are.” Christiana’s decision was to stick with what got her this far, and she moves on to the live rounds still part of Team Alicia.The Voice knockout rounds continue Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ute center Matt Van Komen plans to enter basketball transfer portal

first_img How are fans coping in a world without sports? However, Carlson and Thioune were ahead of him all season, and the fact that all three are freshmen made Van Komen not hopeful about getting more time in the future.His most extensive action came in the 94-point win over Mississippi Valley State when everyone on the team got extensive minutes and he scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 13 minutes of action. He also had four blocked shots in a win over Central Arkansas. He only scored three points the rest of the season, and his last action came on Feb. 8 in a home win over California. Earlier this week, Krystkowiak said his team was “at the magic spot” in terms of scholarships with 13, but if Van Komen decides to transfer, the Utes will have an extra one to possibly fill for next season. SALT LAKE CITY — Matt Van Komen, a 7-foot-4 freshmen center on the University of Utah basketball team, plans to enter the transfer portal, according to several sources.Van Komen was a backup center behind fellow freshmen Branden Carlson and Lahat Thioune this season. He played in just nine games and averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds.An all-state player for Pleasant Grove High School, Van Komen earned first-team all-state honors after averaging 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots per game in 2017-18.Early in the season, coach Larry Krystkowiak praised Van Komen at the annual “Night With the Runnin’ Utes” in mid-October, saying, “Maybe two weeks ago I was more inclined to think Matt might be a redshirt guy, but he just keeps getting better in practices.” Related Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak is optimistic about future of Ute program with ‘100% of production’ back along with touted newcomerslast_img read more