Ricky Duran Wins Again, Moves on to ‘The Voice’ Playoffs

by | Oct 29, 2019 | Entertainment, Arts, Headlines, News

The dance continues for Ricky Duran.

The Worcester singer moved on from NBC’s The Voice knockout rounds on Tuesday night to secure his place on the singing competition’s live playoffs starting in mid-November. 

SEE VIDEO BELOW: Duran Moves on to Playoffs


Duran, 29, sang “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes. Just before Duran’s performance, fellow competition coach John Legend said to Duran’s coach, country music star Blake Shelton, “That’s a great stage name. Ricky Duran.”

Shelton chose Duran over 15-year-old Joanna Martinez of Miami, FL who performed “California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & Papas. 

“Ricky Duran is not only soulful, he also rocks. I know I’m going to be able to count on him in these live performances,” Shelton said after choosing Duran to move on. 

Alongside Shelton, Duran and Martinez were coached by pop and country music star Taylor Swift prior to their performance.

Tuesday night’s performance was Duran’s third thus far on the show. 

In last week’s battle rounds, Duran “Valerie”


The first live shows of the season, The Voice live playoffs start with the Top 20 on Nov. 11 and 12.

Live episodes continue through early December as the competitors are narrowed down from 20 to 10:

  • Live Top 13 – Nov. 18-19
  • Live Top 11 – Nov. 25-26
  • Live Top 10 – Dec. 2-3


Watch Ricky Duran move on to The Voice live playoffs here:


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