We’re really getting down to the wire on Season 10 of ‘The Voice.’ This week, the eight remaining artists will be cut down to four after another intense night of performances on the May 16 episode. Catch up with everything that went down in the Semifinals in our full recap here!
The pool of contestants on Season 10 of The Voice will be cut in HALF after the May 16 Semifinals! The artists are gave it their all with stellar performances performances, and we have a full recap of the episode ahead of May 17’s eliminations. Keep up with how Christina Aguilera, Pharrell, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine‘s remaining team members did right here!
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For this intense episode, Pink is in the house as a guest adviser — she worked with the coaches and the Top 8 to help the singers give the performances of their lives. What an incredible addition to the show for this huge episode! Rather than just taking the stage once, each remaining contestant will sing twice: Once with a song of their own, and then a second time as part of a duet.
Shalyah Fearing from Team Adam is up first, and this week, she’s singing a REALLY big song (Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going“) in hopes of showing her range. She does just that once she hits that stage, absolutely nailing the ridiculously huge song and doing it total justice.
Next up is a duet featuring Adam Wakefield (Team Blake) and Alisan Porter (Team Christina). The somewhat unlikely pair team up for a gorgeous rendition of “Angel From Montgomery,” with Adam playing guitar throughout the performance. Ummm…these guys totally have a future as a duo if this whole thing doesn’t work out, don’t you think!? (Although, Alisan is totally winning this show, right?)
Blake’s artist Paxton Ingram is next to perform solo, and it’s a HUGE week for him, considering he was in the Bottom 2 last week and just narrowly won the Instant Save. Every other singer who has been in the Bottom 2 this season has been eliminated the next week, so this performance is really important for Paxton, and he totally gives it his all while singing “I’d Do Anything For Love” by Meatloaf and making it completely his own. Wow!
Laith Al-Saadi, Adam’s second and final remaining singer, is next to take the stage, and he decides to put his own blues-y spin on “One & Only” by Adele for his performance. This one allows Laith to prove that he can take a current song and sing it just as good as anyone, even though he tends to perform older stuff. Of course, he also rocks out on his guitar and it’s totally epic!
Next up is another duet: Christina’s artist Bryan Bautista and Blake’s Mary Sarah join forces on “Break Free” — yup an R&B and country singer singing an Ariana Grande pop song! Somehow, it totally works, and these two are SO good together! They both sound great, and command the stage incredibly well at the same time.
Season 10 frontrunner, Alisan, prepares for her solo performance next, and once again wows the crowd with a rendition of “Desperado.” The former child star is just so consistently good, and this week was no different. She goes for the big moments when it counts, but knows exactly how to not overdo it, and once again, Alisan absolutely nails it.
Pharrell’s final team member, Hannah Huston, teams up with Laith in the next duet — they’re really making these pairings SO random, and it’s kind of amazing! Hannah and Laith give an upbeat performance of “Knock On Wood,” and it’s so fun and full of talent.
Adam is up next, and he actually sings a song by his very own coach, Blake! The 39-year-old actually chose the track “I’m Sorry” for his team member because it was written by Chris Stapleton, and Blake admits to seeing parallels between the two talented singers. Adam definitely sounds much more like Chris than Blake when he performs the song, and it’s totally amazing.
Returning to sing next is Bryan and he also sings one of his coach, Christina’s, songs, “Hurt.” He explains that he really connects to the emotional track because his dad has not gotten in contact with him once since he started his journey on The Voice, which is obviously hard to go through. It’s obvious how much he feels these strong lyrics, and it shows in his beautiful performance.
The final duet of the night features Paxton and Shalyah, and their big voices are just absolutely perfect together. The young artists sing “Masterpiece” by Jessie J and it’s just so energetic and refreshing! Oh, and of course, they sound awesome, too.
Mary Sarah of Team Blake is back to sing next, and after changing things up in her duet, she’s back to her country roots for the solo. She uses this major performance to do what she does best: Sing traditional country music. This time, she’s performing “I Told You So” by Randy Travis, and the stripped-down song allows the focus to completely be on Mary’s amazing vocals — it’s beyond breathtaking.
Closing out the night is Hannah, and as the last remaining artist on Team Pharrell, she has a lot to prove so she can keep her coach in this thing. Hannah absolutely delivers and makes Pharrell proud with her performance of “When A Man Loves A Woman” — what a way to close out the night. Absolutely incredible!
Make sure you’re voting for your favorites…because four of these eight amazing singers will be going home tomorrow! The four who are voted through, though, will move onto next week’s finals…so there’s clearly a lot at stake!
Who do you think will win The Voice, HollywoodLifers?!