Jamaican singer, Anita Antoinette has become the second Jamaican in the last year to advance to the live performance round of the popular NBC talent show, The Voice after fending off country singer, Craig Wayne Boyd in the knockout phase of the competition Monday night.
Antoinette once again dipped into her island roots, performing the Reggae fusion song, Rude by Canadian rock band, Magic! as she looked to repay the faith shown in her by coach, Gwen Stefani when she selected her in September. Not only was Antoinette’s vocal range typically on point, but the Boston-based songstress added more performance savvy to her rendition of the Billboard chart-topper as she showcased some sultry dance moves and an added energy to her set.
She went up against fellow Team Gwen singer, Boyd, whose rendition of Can’t You See by the Marshall Tucker Band also possessed much of the same vocal clarity and convincing performance traits as he put on a strong showing of his own.
In the end, Stefani chose Antoinette as the final member of her live show round roster, pointing out her performance upgrade in particular. However, despite losing out in the matchup, Boyd ended up a winner himself as he was stolen by Blake Shelton, who originally took him as a member of his team following blind auditions.
The live performance round kicks off next Monday night, starting at 8 p.m.
Watch Antoinette’s knockout round performance in its entirety in the video below.
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