The power has shifted to America’s hands on season 13 of ‘The Voice,’ and for the first time, the remaining contestants perform live for viewer votes on the Nov. 20 episode. Here’s our full recap!
The first artist of the night is Brooke Simpson from Miley Cyrus’ team. She’s singing “Praying” by Kesha, which she’s dedicating to America because it is a song of “strength and hope.” Her powerful performance gets rave reviews from the coaches, with Jennifer Hudson gushing, “I do not know where to start. What you just did tonight, you represented the power of music and what it can do, but not only did you do that — you did what this show is about. You showed us you have a voice.”
Up next, Blake Shelton’s classic country singer, Red Marlow, takes the stage with a rendition of “The Church On Cumberland Road.” He dedicates his performance to his dad, the man who taught him how to play guitar and introduced him to bluegrass music. “You made so many country music fans happy out there and made some new fans for yourself,” Blake tells his artist. “What a night for you, man.” Jennifer’s young team member, Shi’Ann Jones, is up next, and she’s taking on a big song with Mariah Carey’s “Vision Of Love,” which she dedicates to her proud coach. “I’m just super jealous right now,” Blake raves. “I swear, you picked the perfect time to become the highlight of this show. That was so good.”
Jon Mero, who’s on Adam Levine’s team, is the next artist to take the stage. He gives a powerful performance of “Why I Love You,” dedicated to his hometown and church in Des Moines, Iowa. “What you do is, you’re not jut a technically amazing singer…there’s a lot of those on the show and beyond,” Adam says. “But what you do modernizes it so much.”
The next performer is Ashland Craft from Team Miley. The ladies have trouble choosing a song for the gritty country star to sing, but eventually land on “Delta Dawn” by Tanya Tucker, which Ashland dedicates to her parents. It’s the exact kind of performance we’ve come to know and love from Ashland, and as always, the coaches are super impressed. Up next is Adam Cunningham from Adam’s team, who dedicates his performance of “Against All Odds” to his family. It’s quite a surprising song choice that we wouldn’t expect from the country rocker, but he pulls it off epically, despite a quick hiccup at the beginning.
Blake’s artist, Chloe Kohanski, is up next with a rendition of “Thank You” by Dido, which she dedicates to her boyfriend. Chloe seems to struggle through a bit of the performance, but stuns, nonetheless, bringing all the coaches to their feet. For his performance, Davon Fleming, of Team Jennifer, takes a big risk by channeling Beyonce with “Love On Top,” dedicated to his hometown in Baltimore. As always, his vocals are beyond insane, and he has the audience captivated.
Addison Agen, of Team Adam, is the next artist to take the stage, and she sings “She Used To Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles. She dedicates the performance to her mom, who raised six children while working three jobs. Addison shows off her unique voice during her performance, and it’s completely flawless. Next, Keisha Renee, from Blake’s team, sings “Midnight Train To Georgia,” giving off a soulful country vibe, with specific arrangements from her coach. As always, it’s an amazing performance.
Team Jennifer’s Noah Mac is up next, and he’s singing “Speed Of Sound” by Coldplay. However, he arranges a completely different version of the track, and shows off his musicality by playing guitar during the performance, as well. Totally epic! Closing out the show is Janice Freeman from Team Miley, and her performance of “The Story” absolutely brings the house down….unsurprisingly.
Now, it’s in America’s hands to vote for the artists they want to move on to the Top 11, as one will be eliminated during the live results show on Nov. 21.
HollywoodLifers, who is your favorite artist on season 12 of The Voice?