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Why Blake Shelton Wanted to 'Quit' The Voice After This 3-Way Knockout

Picking a winner for this round was tough.

By Christopher Rosa
bodie, Kevin Hawkins and The Dryes Compete for a Spot on Team Blake | NBC's The Voice Knockouts 2022

Blake Shelton didn't make things easy for himself for his first three-way Knockout on The Voice Season 22. The new format—which sees three Artists competing for one spot on Team Blake—raises the stakes astronomically. And we saw this fully on display during the October 31 episode, where BodieThe Dryes, and Kevin Hawkins had a sing-off of epic proportions. 

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Each Artist got to pick their own song, and everyone played to their strengths. Kevin Hawkins performed "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush, Bodie did a take on "Better Now" by Post Malone, and The Dryes did "Chasing After You" by Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd. But because all the performances were strong, Shelton found it very difficult to pick a winner—so difficult, in fact, he was tempted to "quit" the show. 

"I quit," he said jokingly. "I'm quitting the show." 

Related: Every Winner of The Voice's First-Ever Three-Way Knockouts

"After 22 seasons," Coach Camila Cabello quipped, to which Shelton said, "You three [Contestants] broke me. I quit!" 

Of course, he was only kidding, but the deliberation to choose the winner of this Knockout was not easy. Shelton ultimately picked Bodie as the winner, though, and Gwen Stefani used her Knockouts Steal on Kevin Hawkins. Sadly, The Dryes were sent home. 

Related: How Gwen Stefani Says She's Changed Since Moving to Oklahoma With Blake Shelton

But it's still anybody's game. We still have the remaining Knockout rounds, and Live Shows are just around the corner, where fan voting comes into play. Who will win it all? To find out, watch The Voice on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock.  

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