Kimberli Joye Causes Tension Between Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson on “The Voice”

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It’s not often that a contestant on “The Voice” comes along that will make coaches Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson go at it. But Kimberli Joye did just that when she performed Whitney Houston’s “Run to You” during the Blind Audition round Monday night (Oct. 1).

As soon as the song began to play, both Jennifer and Kelly recognized the Whitney Houston tune and got ready for a fight. Kimberly didn’t even finish the first verse and Kelly slammed on her buzzer. As soon as she hit the chorus, JHud tapped her buzzer, only to realize that Kelly had blocked her from being Kimberli’s coach.

The block button prevents a coach from adding a new artist to their team. Coaches can only use their block buttons on one artist for the entire first round of the competition.

Shocked that she was out of the running, Jennifer got out of her chair and stood up in utter disbelief

“That is not right,” shouted Jennifer. “Wait, wait, wait, wait. No. No. No. This was not the agreement. I thought we was friends. Why would you do this?”

“Because! I don’t want to fight with you on this one. I just want her,” Kelly replied. All the while, Blake hit his buzzer too, but no one noticed. And Adam was just deliriously happy that Jennifer and Kelly were finally fighting. Jennifer even went to six-time “The Voice” champion, Blake, for some help.

“Blake, I thought you were the king of this show, do something,” she said.

“I hit my button too and nobody’s acknowledging that. Look at that,” Blake said.

Kelly went on to apologize for blocking Jennifer but we’re sure she wasn’t really sorry. It came down to Kelly vs. Blake, and Jennifer took the side of Blake since Kelly blindsided her. Blake made his best pitch, but in the end, Kimberli went with her new coach Kelly.

“I knew I was going to have a hard time choosing. But since Jennifer is out, Kelly, I pick you,” Kimberli said. Chalk up another win for Team Kelly.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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