And we’re LIVE! All 20 remaining artists on Season 11 of ‘The Voice’ sang for America’s votes for the first time this season during the Nov. 7 episode, but unfortunately, eight were eliminated by the end of the night. Keep up with everything that went down in our recap!
With the election on Nov. 8, there’s only room for one episode of The Voice this week, so things are a little different for the Live Playoffs during Season 11. Team by team, each individual artist will perform on Nov. 7, and America will vote for their favorites via Twitter or the show’s mobile app in real-time. By the end of the episode, the two most popular artists from each team will move on, and then each coach will pick one of their remaining three singers to complete their teams for the Top 12.
Alicia Keys’ team is the first group of the night to perform, and the rookie coach has a group of majorly talented singers. Up first is Christian Cuevas, who gives a powerful, stripped-down performance of “Yesterday” — just him, his voice, and his guitar, and the coaches are all on their feet by the end. Kylie Rothfield is next to sing, and her rendition of “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” is the exact epic, rock tune we’ve grown to know and love from her. SO GOOD!
Next up, 17-year-old We McDonald gives an amazing performance of “Home,” once again completely captivating and amazing the crowd with a voice beyond her years. Josh Halverson sings “Cupid” next, and proves why it was a smart move on Alicia’s part to Steal him in the Knockouts and keep him in the competition. The final member of Alicia’s team is Sa’Rayah, who performs “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and it’s beyond incredible.
Blake Shelton’s artists are next to hit the stage, and first up is Dana Harper, who completely wows with a rendition of “Maneater.” Country singer Austin Allsup is next, and he shows off both his vocal and guitar skills with a high energy, flashy performance of “Jailhouse Rock” that completely pumps up the crowd. Jason Warrior, who Blake stole in the Knockouts, sings a unique version of “One Dance” which he makes totally his own and allows him to show major talent. Next, Sundance Head sings a stripped down version of “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” and for the most part, he lets his voice do all the talking — and since he can siiiiing, it works. The last singer from Team Blake is Courtney Harrell, who ends us on a powerful note with a performance of “It Must Have Been Love,” during which she shows off major crowd interaction and an INSANE voice.
The results are now in for Team Alicia, and the two singers who received the most of America’s votes are Christian Cuevas and We McDonald! Now, it’s up to Coach Alicia to choose one of the remaining three to keep around, and after a massive deliberation, she goes with….Sa’Rayah!
Miley Cyrus’ team is up next, with Sophia Urista as the first singer to take the stage. She performs “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” once again showing off her powerful vocals and stunning style. Darby Walkrer performs next, and her rendition of “Those Were The Days” is just the type of different, standout performance we’ve come to love from the unique singer. Next, Aaron Gibson gets the audience going with “Round Here,” showing off his raspy vocals and even playing guitar. SO GOOD. Indie singer, Belle Jewel, who Miley stole in the Knockouts, sings “Runaway” for her first Live Show performance, and it’s soft, sweet and on-point, as always. Finally, Ali Caldwell closes things out for Team Miley with “Times Have Changed,” and it’s basically perfection!
Time for some Team Blake results! America’s votes save Sundance Head and Austin Allsup, meaning both of the country singer’s country guys are headed to the Top 12. Now it’s up to Blake to chose his third and final team member, and he picks…Courtney Harrell.
Finally, Adam Levine’s team takes the stage. His first contestant to sing is Brendan Fletcher, and he has us swooning with his sexy voice once again on a rendition of “To Love Somebody.” Simone Gundy performs “Diamonds” next, and flaunts her incredible range on the Rihanna track. She’s followed by Josh Gallagher, Adam’s country singer, who belts out “Colder Weather” perfectly. Next, 16-year-old Riley Elmore croons “Luck Be A Lady” in the way only he can, and the crowd goes absolutely wild over it. The final performer of the night is Billy Gilman, who sings “Crying,” and closes things out in the best way. How will America choose?!
The results from Team Miley are next, and Carson Daly reveals that America voted to save Aaron Gibson and Ali Caldwell, and now, the 23-year-old has to make a tough decision. Ultimately, she goes with her mini-me, Darby Walker, completing her team of three.
Finally, we find out the fate of Adam’s team. Billy Gilman and Josh Gallagher are saved by America, and in a quick, last minute decision, Adam decides to keep Brendan Fletcher. Wow!
Here’s the Season 11 Top 12:
Team Alicia: We McDonald, Christian Cuevas, Sa’Rayah
Team Blake: Sundance Head, Austin Allsup, Courtney Harrell
Team Miley: Aaron Gibson, Ali Caldwell, Darby Walker
Team Adam: Billy Gilman, Josh Gallagher, Brendan Fletcher
HollywoodLifers, who is your favorite contestant left on The Voice? Who do you think will win Season 11?