After the epic performances from Blake and Christina’s teams last night on ‘The Voice’, Adam and Pharrell’s singers had a lot to live up to on the April 12 episode of the show! Catch up on everything that went down with our full recap right here.
The spotlight was on Adam Levine and Pharrell’s teams on the April 12 episode of The Voice! The five remaining singers on each team, along with one artist each who they’ve chosen to give a second chance, performed in the second round of Live Playoffs, and we have a full recap of the entire episode for you here. Check it out!
Kicking off the night is actually the previously eliminated contestant Pharell decided to bring back for a second chance. He goes with Christina Aguilera’s team member, Daniel Passino, who was sent home in the Knockout Round after a TOUGH match-up against frontrunner Alisan Porter. This time, he sings Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” and it definitely proves why he deserves to still be here. That high note?! UNREAL!
Emily Keener, 17, another artist from Team Pharrell, is up next. For her performance, she’s playing piano on the show for the very first time, and it’s the perfect addition to her rendition of “Still Crazy After All These Years” by Paul Simon. To have such a grip on older music at such a young age is always impressive, and Emily takes things a step further with her earthy and angelic tone that never falters. SO incredible!
Next up, Adam’s contestant Laith Al-Saadi prepares to take the stage. He works with his coach to perfect a rendition of “With A Little Help From My Friends,” and he’s really able to show off his powerhouse vocals while rocking out on the guitar to this one. “You’re singing the crap out of this song,” Adam tells him during rehearsal. And that’s just what he does when live onstage, too!
Pharell’s artist Moushumi is up next, and she’s singing her very own version of Justin Bieber’s No. 1 hit “Love Yourself.” She says she wants to use this performance as her opportunity to show the world what she’ll do as a solo artist, and with Pharrell’s help, she makes her arrangement of the track a memorable one. Nothing like seeing an artist make someone else’s song completely their own, right?!
Another team Pharrell contestant, Lacy Mandigo, is up next. Lacy has been all over the place this competition: She started with Christina, was stolen by Blake Shelton in the Battles, then stolen by Pharrell in the Knockouts! So, obviously, she has a lot to prove, and she goes above and beyond with her amazing performance of the classic “Love Is A Battlefield.”
Next, Owen Danoff from Adam’s team gets ready to perform. He and Adam have been close from the very beginning and have formed quite a bond as the competition’s gone on — it’s clear he’s one of his coach’s favorites! And during his Live Playoff performance, Owen proves why with a killer, stripped-down rendition of “Hero.” So good!
Shalyah Fearing, another Team Adam artist, who was stolen from Pharrell’s team in the Knockouts, is next to take the stage (Shalyah actually started out on Team Christina, but was also given a second chance after the Battles). She’s singing quite a tough track with “Listen” by Beyonce, but with some great advice for Adam, the 16-year-old powerhouse doesn’t falter once throughout the incredible performance. How is she SO young with a voice like that?!
Next, Adam chooses Nate Butler, who he eliminated himself in the Knockouts, as his comeback artist because “it doesn’t make sense that he left in the first place.” For his second chance, Nate is singing “Sarah Smile,” which Adam points out is a great choice for his smooth voice. With a confidence boost from his coach, Nate totally crushes his performance — what a comeback!
Pharrell’s singer, Caity Peters, takes a big risk by choosing an Adele song, “I’ll Be Waiting,” for her Live Playoff performance, and as her coach points out, it’s a great chance for her to show off something different than the ballads we’re used to seeing her do. It’s not my favorite performance of Caity’s, but I do love seeing her do something new, and let’s be real, that voice is amazing!
Caroline Burns from Team Adam, who auditioned in Season 9 but didn’t get a chair to turn, is up next, and she puts a ton of emotion into her performance of “All I Want.” How can such a little girl like this have such a powerful voice!? Perhaps some rejection and practice time is just what she needed last season, because now, Caroline definitely belongs here!
Adam’s final contestant, Brian Nhira, is next to take the stage. He makes a bold move by choosing “Alive” by Sia as his Live Playoff song, but with that insane voice, there’s no one better to do it. Brian absolutely kills it, while also showing some vulnerability, and it’s the perfect performance to show what he can REALLY do.
Closing out the night is Pharrell’s Hannah Huston, and with a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way,” there’s no better way to end the show! She has been killing it from the very beginning and tonight is no different — girl is on FIRE.
It’s hard to believe it, but these teams, along with Blake’s and Christina’s, will be cut in HALF during the April 13 episode! Two singers from each team will be voted through by America, and then each coach will get to pick a third artist to represent them in the Top 12. SO much is at stake, so make sure you’re voting for your faves!
Who are your favorite singers on Adam and Pharrell’s teams, HollywoodLifers? Who are you rooting for to win this season of The Voice?