Cooper saved on ‘The Voice’
A Battle Round loss won’t end Julia Cooper’s journey on “The Voice.”
The 21-year-old singer from Poland faced off Tuesday against fellow competitor John Holiday on the NBC singing competition series with the two of them doing a duet on Stevie Wonder’s “Summer Soft.”
After the performance, Grammy-winning judge John Legend told them that song requires “expert level” vocal chops, “And both both of you knocked it out of the park.”
He picked Holiday as the winner, but Legend used his only save to keep Cooper in the competition.
“You showed us so much with your soul, your voice, your musicality, and I’d love to have you go in the Four-Way Knockout and see if America will send you to the next round,” Legend told her.
While she awaited her fate, Cooper said, “Thank you so much, John. I know that I’ve learned so much, just from the blind (auditions) and from being in those rehearsals with you and your feedback.”
The other judges also praised Cooper’s performance.
Gwen Stefani liked her “cool, swaggy vibe,” and Blake Shelton said she is a “master” with her head voice.
“I actually couldn’t stop listening to all your cool little intricate things you were doing, and they were unexpected,” Kelly Clarkson said.
The Knockout rounds are scheduled to start Nov. 17 on “The Voice,” which airs at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on NBC.