New coach Kelly Clarkson once again found unexpected passions stirring on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice.
The Since U Been Gone star had earlier praised how sexy co-star Alicia Keys is, admitting: ‘I am married, but I’m telling you what, if I liked women, I’d like Alicia.’
But Kelly, 35, has found a new target for her feelings, gushing over contestant Christiana Danielle and telling her: ‘I’m in love with you!
In love: Kelly Clarkson declared that she was in love with singer Christina Danielle who is a member of a rival’s team on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice
‘I said I would go for Alicia — but I would go for you.’
Her strong feelings were clear even before Christiana had finished her Live Playoffs performance of Hozier’s Take Me To Church, with Kelly on her feet and almost blushing as she covered her face with her hands and told Alicia: ‘I love her!’
She was so moved she even made a faux pas as a judge, making it clear Christiana is her favorite — even though she is not on her team but on main rival Alicia’s.
‘I probably shouldn’t say what I’m about to say, but literally I think you might be the greatest person on this show,’ Kelly admitted.
Live playoffs: Christiana evoked strong feelings from new coach Kelly
High praise: Kelly told Christiana that she ‘might be the greatest person on this show’
Good times: Carson Daly and Christiana smiled as Kelly and her coach Alicia Keys heap praised on her
‘I love my team — my team is flawless, I love my team — I just mean if I’m looking at anybody on anybody’s team you are so the one to beat. You are ridiculous — I’m in love with you.’
As she continued gushing, Kelly joked: ‘I sound like a stage five clinger, it’s fine, but I love her Alicia.’
Not to be outdone, Alicia also found new heights of hyperbole for her team member, calling Christiana a ‘goddess descended upon the earth’ with a ‘one-of-a-kind voice.’
Being honest: Kelly admitted that she sounded ‘like a stage five clinger’ but was unapologetic
‘Incredibly high praise,’ host Carson Daly said as the two women gushed over one of 10 live performances of the evening.
Both Alicia and Blake Shelton watched their remaining five team members each perform to try to win one of two spots from each team to get to the final 12 next week, with one place to be decided by online votes and another by coaches’ picks.
Adam Levine and Kelly’s teams will perform Wednesday night when the results will also be announced at the end of the show, with two from each team joining the four sent through on Monday — Brynn Cartelli, Britton Buchanan, Kyla Jade, and Sharane Calister.
Alicia made it clear how stressful the idea of losing so many performers would be, joking: ‘I’m gonna quit tonight so I don’t even have to come tomorrow.’
Powerful voice: Christiana belted out Hozier’s Take Me To Church
The Girl On Fire star had high praise for all of her remaining contestants — but got beat by Adam when he said Terrence Cunningham’s jazzy rearrangement of Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody was ‘from another planet.’
‘That’s the highest compliment as far as I’m concerned,’ the Maroon 5 frontman clarified, telling Terrence: ‘I don’t even know if people really truly understand what you do because it’s so seasoned and it’s also so left of center and so jazzy and so complicated and sophisticated.
‘But at the root of it and the heart of it I think you are what the show should epitomize, which is a fresh, original, different, unique voice.
Other worldly: Terrence Cunningham left Adam Levine claiming he was ‘from another planet’
Piano man: The 36-year-old singer performed a jazzy version of Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody
Big fan: Adam told Terrence that he was what The Voice should epitomize
‘Amazing, man, amazing,’ Adam said.
Alicia agreed, calling Terrence ‘special’ and telling him: ‘You arrange all your own music, you create it in the way that you hear it in your spirit. You follow no one, you march to your own drum, you march to your own beat,
‘For everybody that loves music in that way, that touches you and moves you in a place that you can’t even explain, that’s what Terrence is here to do for you. So vote for Terrence if you want to feel like that in your life.’
Fan favorite: Alicia stunned in an all-black ensemble
Alicia called Jackie Foster ‘so unique and powerful and genuine’ after her version of Heart’s rock classic Alone, telling her: ‘That was flawless — vote for Jackie.’
And she told Kelsea Johnson she was ‘swagging so hard on everybody right now’ after her performance of Jazmine Sullivan’s Need U Bad, telling her she was ‘unique’ and ‘carving out your own space.’
She then praised Johnny Bliss for singing One And Only in Adele’s original key, telling him: ‘There is not one style of music you cannot conquer. Your voice is a one-of-a-kind voice, it is so beautiful and strong.’
Rock classic: Jackie Foster took on Heart’s rock classic Alone
Unique talent: Kelsea Johnson was praised after her performance of Jazmine Sullivan’s Need U Bad
Original key: Johnny Bliss was praised for singing One And Only in Adele’s original key
One of Blake’s performers, meanwhile, had the kind of mishap performers must dread during the live performances — but turned it into a literal ‘mic drop’ that the judges felt should seal his place in the next round.
Wilkes had been near the end of his reworking of No Doubt’s Don’t Speak into a rock ballad when his mic stand extension suddenly fell down, but he effortlessly fell to his knees and was able to carry on singing as if it had been part of his routine.
When he admitted it had been ‘very much not intentional,’ Adam insisted: ‘You deserve to get through just because that was the illest improvisation I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m stealing that move… thank you for giving me a new move.’
Rock ballad: Wilkes retooled No Doubt’s Don’t Speak into a rock ballad
Smooth move: The Georgia singer took an equipment mishap in stride during his performance
Good one: WILKES made the mishap look like part of his routine
Loving it: Kelly and Blake stood up and applauded his performance
Alicia also told him: ‘You don’t try to do it, you just are it. You’re really special Wilkes and I think you really deserve to be here.’
Blake, meanwhile, could not avoid referring to how his artist had picked a song by the coach’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani, smiling: ‘What a great song choice.’
‘The unintentional mic drop … just to sing and react to it the way you did man, you’re a pro,’ he told him.
Pro move: Blake told Wilkes that his reaction was a pro move
But Blake let on to a special soft spot for his team member Spensha Baker, admitting: ‘You try not to have favorites, but she’s definitely one of my favorite artists that I’ve had a chance to work with as a coach. I just think you’re so special.’
Kelly, meanwhile, teased her for not choosing to be on her team when she turned for her, telling Spensha: ‘You picked the wrong team but it’s fine.’
After praising her for her cover of Carrie Underwood’s Smoke Break, Kelly admitted: ‘Blake is right, you’re gonna be a force in country music. Everything about you is really rad, I’m a big fan.
Country singer: Spensha Baker performed Carrie Underwood’s Smoke Break
Coach’s favorite: Blake has been open about his adoration for Spensha and her potential to bring a new voice to country music
Blake and Adam traded barbs while praising country rocker Pryor Baird, with Adam telling him: ‘I’ve always been a huge fan of yours even though you’re on Dum Dum’s team.’
Blake then shot back: ‘I have to agree with Moron Moron down there that you do deserve to be on the show.’
Pryor had picked an unusual cover with 9 To 5 that Carson said ‘sounded like Bob Seger doing Dolly Parton.’
Cool cover: Pryor Baird delivered a spirited performance of 9 To 5
‘I feel like you have to be on this show because there’s all these songs I want to hear you sing,’ Adam told him. ‘It’s a foregone conclusion this dude belongs on this show for the rest of the run.’
Austin Giorgio, meanwhile, was encouraged by Alicia to stick to his usual classics after switching to a modern pop song with Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself, with Alicia insisting: ‘You have such a light inside of you, you really do.’
After joking that his team member was wearing a ‘nude camo’ suit, Blake insisted: ‘You’re not like anybody else out there, and that’s super exciting for me as a coach and for me as a fan of this show and someone who loves this show. You’re a gift to us, man.’
Pop song: Austin Giorgio strayed away from the classics and sang Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself
After Gary Edwards sang America the Beautiful, host Carson told him: ‘I felt like I was at the Super Bowl right before the big game.’
After Kelly praised his ‘true artistry,’ Blake told him: ‘You have made your presence known. Talk about kicking the door in and telling America, ”I’m here, I want to win this thing.” That was a big move.’
The performers will learn their fate on Wednesday as the remaining contestants from Team Adam and Team Kelly also perform live.
Nailed it: Gary Edwards sang America The Beautiful
Big move: The Dallas singer made his presence known