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Jordan Smith wins 'Knockout,' advances to live playoffs on 'The Voice'

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Lee University’s Jordan Smith has done it again, with a stunning vocal performance that wowed the judges and audience alike Monday night.

He beat his Knockout Round opponent, Viktor Kiraly, with a stunning rendition of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain." It left the judges grinning and they gave him a standing ovation.

Gwen Stefani seemed blown away by Smith's performance calling him a "freak of nature" and describing the song as mind blowing.

Throughout the song, his coach Adam Levine beamed with delight as the other judges looked on.

"Jordan commands your attention so much to the point where you're completely just swept away by what he does, it's really special. Jordan can win this entire competition, no doubt," Adam said after picking Jordan to move on. 

Blake Shelton complimented Smith's opponent, but said the one thing that was wrong was that he was up against Jordan.

Although Kiraly lost the round, Gwen Stefani jumped in to steal him from Adam's team.

Smith seemed truly thrilled that his opponent also got to move on.

A sneak peek of Jordan's performance received more than 700,000 views on YouTube by the time the show began.

On Monday night, Smith joined his friends and family to watch the performance at a party at his former high school in Harlan County, Kentucky.

The show was recorded earlier this year, so Smith had the opportunity to watch from the comfort of his hometown. But now that all changes.

He'll appear next in the live playoff rounds where he will fight for a spot in The Voice Top 12. The live playoff round begins November 8. Viewer voting will determine who moves on. The top 2 from each team with the most votes will move on plus each coach gets to pick one person from their team to join the Top 12.

Smith isn't the only local contestant still on The Voice. Calhoun, GA's Ellie Lawrence was eliminated Monday out the Knockout Rounds.

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