One of those solid choices is Justin Aaron, who impressed with a performance of “Glory” by Common and John Legend. Aaron, a paraeducator from Junction City, Kansas, lifted spirits once again during the games when he met Destiny Leigh with a rendition of Mary J. Blige’s “No More Drama.”
The contestants are now at the Knockout stage. As the name suggests, there is no second chance.
Aaron went up against fellow Team Gwen artists Cara Brindisi and Kayla von der Heide for what turned out to be an impressive round. And a difficult choice for Gwen.
“I’m so emotional right now, we had so much fun together,” she explained, choking back tears. “Just being able to share and to like, to see you grow is just so incredibly fulfilling to me,” she added. “I’m just proud, you see I’m proud right now.”
There could only be one and it was Aaron who advanced to the Live rounds.
When Aaron performed for Stefani during rehearsals, she explained, “I was like, ‘there was no swag.’ And it was like 10 times flirting on this stage right now. It was so good.”
What he has, it’s a “gift,” she noted, and he took it to “another level.”
There is so much more to come, believes the former No Doubt singer. “He doesn’t quite realize how gifted he is. He’s so coachable. There’s no way America isn’t going to fall in love with him. We’re just getting started.”