For their Voice battle, Wilkes and Jordan Kirkdorffer delivered their own rendition of Chris Stapleton’s “Nobody To Blame.” Blake Shelton picked Wilkes as the winner of the battle. He said the two of them worked their butts off. Blake said Jordan nailed it in his performance. Blake said Wilkes uses the same kind of energy but in a different way. Blake said both delivered a perfect performance.
Kelly Clarkson said she loved them both. Kelly noted Jordan’s style and how cool his vibe is. Kelly was excited for the both of them. Alicia Keys said it was really electric and live. Alicia noted that Wilkes was a little more husky and raw which she gravitated towards. Adam Levine said Wilkes is one of his favorites in the competition based on his presence. Adam called Jordan a fantastic singer.
In high school, WILKES joined a pop/rock band, High Flight Society, and toured with them for 12 years. In 2010, Sam Hunt, a country artist and WILKES’ former classmate, asked High Flight Society to accompany him on tour. That same year, WILKES’ daughter, Linley Jane, was born. Eventually, the strain of having a family and being on the road led WILKES to leave. He currently writes country music for a Nashville publisher while taking care of his wife, Chelsey, who suffers from lupus. WILKES writes country songs but wants to get back to his pop/rock roots.
Jordan grew up in a tight-knit farming community and got his musical start in church. He was on track to pursue music as a career with an acceptance into the vocal program at Belmont University in Nashville. Upon arrival, reality hit hard when he felt unprepared and promptly shut down musically. A degree switch led Jordan to work as an accountant after graduation but left him questioning if this is what he really wanted to do. Now, he’s taking baby steps back into music by writing, singing in church and posting YouTube videos.
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The Voice Battle Round Social Media Reactions
@WILKESmusic Congrats on moving to the knock out rounds amazing singer
— Toni (@englishtweetie) March 27, 2018
.@WILKESmusic Great sound tonight!! awesome!
— Shelly Austin Ellis (@shellynfl) March 27, 2018
CONGRATS!!! That is awesome! Go #TeamWilkes
— ME, YEP, THAT GUY (@TheHamerngPrcss) March 27, 2018
— Scott Bryant (@ScottieBezz) March 27, 2018
The four-time Emmy Award-winning “The Voice” returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s new season. Superstar singer-songwriter Clarkson makes her debut as a coach this season, with Season 12-winning coach and musical icon Keys taking a red chair alongside the show’s returning coaches, Levine and Shelton, and host Carson Daly.
Once the teams are set, the battle is on.
The coaches dedicate themselves to developing their teams of artists, giving them advice and sharing the secrets of their success, along with help from their celebrity advisers. During the battle rounds, the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must choose which of his or her singers will advance to the next round of competition, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals available during the battle rounds.
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