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Alisan Porter and Daniel Passino Square Off In Epic Knockout on The Voice 2016 (VIDEO)

Alisan Porter took on Daniel Passino in an epic Knockout Round match-up on The Voice 2016 for Team Christina Aguilera!

Alisan is up first with her rendition of “River” by Joni Mitchell, and it’s exactly as gorgeous as you’d expect. It’s also deeply emotional, as Alisan clearly connects with this song on a personal level. At the risk of sounding as cliche as coaching criticism often sounds, it doesn’t feel like I’m watching a contestant on a reality singing show at all. It feels like I’m watching an awards show performance from an established artist. It’s not surprising to be impressed by Alisan, but she took a relatively sleepy sounding song and made it compelling. Daniel is up next with his take on “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations, and it’s an energetic performance, although the vocal isn’t as strong as it should be, in my opinion. That said, I like how much he’s committing to the performance aspect of the song, throwing out some fun dance moves and generally bringing the song to life. Watch the performance videos below:

Alisan Porter and Daniel Passino Square Off In Epic Knockout on The Voice 2016 (VIDEO)

Result: Alisan Porter wins this knockout! Unfortunately, no one steals Daniel Passino.

Download: Alisan Porter, “River”

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