The Top 12 singers of ‘The Voice’ took the stage for the first time during this week’s Monday night performance episode! Each contestant killed it — America has some tough decisions on their hands!
Team Pharrell‘s unique 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks stole the show with his beautiful, inspiring and emotional performance of John Lennon‘s “Imagine!” We have the full recap of all 12 singer’s performances as they took the stage for the first time as The Voice Season 8’s Top 12!
‘The Voice’ Top 12 Perform
Reba McEntire joined the Top 12 this week to help mentor all of the contestants — what a special treat!
Firecracker Hannah Kirby set the bar high as the first contestant of the night to take the stage.
She was so excited to see Reba when she met with her coach Blake for rehearsals. This week, she sang “Edge Of Seventeen” and seriously crushed it! “You are amazing,” Adam told her afterwards — we agree!
Up next, Team Adam’s pop singer Brian Johnson took on a classic song, “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You.” He channeled his love for his wife for the emotional performance.
The judges were so impressed with his vocals! Christina told him he has made some great strides so far in the competition.
Team Christina’s India Carney sang the popular song “Take Me to Church” and put her own unique twist on the tune. Her performance was SO fun and intense at the same time!
Christina and Pharrell were on their feet by the end of the song. “I was ready to take you to church!” Blake joked afterwards — so funny, Blake!
Team Pharrell’s 16-year-old pop singer Mia Z sang The Rolling Stone‘s “Miss You.” During rehearsals, she had a bit of trouble enunciating the words in the song but she nailed in when it came time for her live performance — as usual!
“You have the ability to do things that only a handful of artists in the world have the ability to do,” Blake told her and he’s right! She’s one of the best singers the show has ever seen for sure.
Team Adam’s Deanna Johnson sang “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and while she had a bit of trouble finding her power during rehearsals, she pulled it together and gave a knockout live performance.
Pharrell’s unique singer Sawyer Fredericks took on John Lennon‘s “Imagine” next. He gave such a beautiful performance — this kid’s got some serious talent! And he’s only 16-years-old — so crazy!
Adam called his voice “one in a million” and he could not be more correct with his statement!
Team Christina’s soulful singer Rob Taylor sang “I Put A Spell On You” next and all we can say is WOW. He’s so, so good! The judges all agree, they were speechless as well!
Team Blake’s only country singer Corey Kent White sang “Why” and we loved every second. He’s so cute AND talented! “You have the girls vote,” Christina said over the screaming girls!
Team Pharrell’s Koryn Hawthorne sang “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” next! She did such a great job — the audience and judges were loving it!
Team Adam’s Joshua Davis sang “America” next and he proved that he deserves a spot in the Top 10! His warm voice really impressed the judges and all of America, no doubt.
Next, Blake’s Meghan Linsey sang “Girl Crush” and she sounded like a true artist. She made the song her own and really rocked that stage!
Last but not least, Tam Christina’s Kimberly Nichole took the stage with a performance of “The House of the Rising Sun.” She may just have the one of, if not the best voice in the Top 12!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Sawyer has what it takes to win? Vote and let us know in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio