The competition is heating up on ‘The Voice.’ With only 12 singers left, every performance counts, and the contestants took the stage live on April 18 to give it their all once again. Catch up on everything that went down in the episode with our recap here!
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell and Christina Aguilera each have three artists left on their teams on Season 10 of The Voice, but now it’s every artist for themselves as they fight for a spot in the Top 11. Read our full recap of the April 18 episode here!
Kicking off the night is Blake’s artist Mary Sarah, who’s actually the whole female country artist left in the competition. She picks a vocally big song in Carrie Underwood’s “So Small” in the hopes of inspiring viewers with a positive message. The performance is beyond beautiful and chill-inducing, and Mary totally proves she can take on the biggest and best country singers perfectly.
Next, Laith Al-Saadi from Adam’s team prepares for his performance of “Born Under A Bad Sign” by Albert King. The blues jam is perfect for Laith to sing the type of music he excels at, and his growl and guitar skills are front and center yet again during another incredible set.
Daniel Passino from Team Pharrell is up next and really goes for it by choosing Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” to perform. In case you forgot, Daniel was practically eliminated from the show when he was sent home by Christina in the Knockout rounds, but took advantage of his second chance in the Live Playoffs and is clearly loved by America…because they voted him through. Tonight, he proves yet again why he belongs to be at this stage of the competition. Amazing!
Another Team Pharrell artist, Emily Keener, takes the stage next to give an emotional performance. She shows off her ability to connect to song lyrics during her rendition of “Lilac Wine” by Jeff Buckley, proving that it doesn’t take a huge voice with major runs to win a crowd over. So captivating, and it brings all four coaches to their feet!
Christina’s comeback artist, Nick Hagelin, is up next, and uses his Top 12 opportunity to dedicate a song to his wife — and it’s actually Blake’s ballad “Mine Would Be You.” It’s always nerve-racking to sing a coach’s song right in front of them, but Nick doesn’t falter and totally has the crowd swooning with his unique version of the country song.
Adam Wakefield from Blake’s team goes next, and chooses “Soulshine” by The Allman Brothers to sing because of the special meaning the song has to him — his late brother used to sing it in bars all the time. Adam has been consistent all season long, and tonight was no different, but we finally also got to see him connect to a song in a big way, and it’s pretty incredible — he gets a standing ovation from the coaches!
Christina’s contestant Bryan Bautista is up next to sing a beautiful rendition of “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal. As usual, he completely slays the performance and validates his coach’s decision to choose him as her final save in last week’s elimination episode.
Next, Team Adam’s Owen Danoff puts on a gorgeous performance of “Seven Years,” proving that his coach made a smart move by sending him through to the Top 12 after the Live Playoffs. The crowd is absolutely entranced by Owen and Adam is on his feet applauding once the song is over. I absolutely loved it, too!
Christina’s final artist, Alisan Porter, who has been a front-runner throughout this entire season, is next to take the stage. She chooses a “monster” song in Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” which is her first contemporary performance all season. Just like Demi, Alisan has been open about her sobriety, so she’s able to connect to this on a deeper level, and it totally shows. As usual, Alisan is beyond incredible — words aren’t even needed to describe her talent.
Up next, Blake’s unlikely final singer, Paxton Ingram, gets ready to win America over. Paxton makes an interesting choice by choosing Selena Gomez’s “Hands To Myself,” slowing it down to totally make it his own. In the past, Paxton has upped his performances with dance moves, but this stripped-down rendition is something a bit different…and equally as amazing.
Pharrell’s third and final singer, Hannah Huston, is next to take the stage. Hannah is always solid, and when she sings “Something’s Got A Hold On Me” by Etta James tonight, that’s no different. The song is a great way for her to show off her powerful vocals, and when she goes live, that’s exactly what she does.
To close out the night, Shalyah Fearing gives an unforgettable performance of “Up To The Mountain” by Kelly Clarkson. The things Shalyah can do with her voice at such a young age is absolutely unreal, and she’s at it once again this week. I mean, was that even real!?
America — the power is in your hands! 11 of these 12 singers will be voted through based solely on viewers’ votes in tomorrow’s episode, meaning one, regardless of what team he or she is on, will be sent home. Eek!
Who is your favorite singer left in the Top 12, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think is going to win?