‘The Voice’s top 13 artists took the stage for live performances on ‘Dedication’ night! They dedicated a song of their choice to someone special in their lives! Check out our recap and tell us who YOU think should make it to the top 11!
The top 24 artists were narrowed down to the top 13 last week on The Voice! Tonight, the top 13 artists will take he stage for “Dedications” night, where they will dedicate a song of their choice to someone special. After tonight, the competition will be narrowed down to 11 artists, who will continue to battle it out in live performances in hope of being season 15’s “The Voice”!
Here’s how it will go down: During the final rounds of the show, the top performers (in this case, tonight’s top 13) will compete against each other each week during live broadcasts. From here on out, the remaining artists will perform a song each week, and viewers will vote for their favorites. The two contestants with the lowest number of votes will be sent home. The show will continue to narrow down the competition this way until only three artists remain. Then, the artists will compete for the chance to be this season’s “The Voice.”
TEAM BLAKE: Chris Kroeze — He dedicates song, “Let it Be” by The Beatles, to a 13-year-old little girl from his hometown who was abducted. His performance had passion, it was emotional, and he used his raspy tone to his advantage while playing the guitar. GRADE: B
TEAM ADAM: Tyke James — The 18-year-old indie artist brought his mother along to dedicate his song to her. “I came from an island in the Pacific. I’m here because I want to spread Hawaii’s aloha spirit,” James said. He sang “(Everything I Do) Do it For You” by Bryan Adams, along with ukulele and he completely made the performance his own, in a way no other artist has ever attempted, which Adam praised him for. All in all, he didn’t have a bad performance, but it wasn’t his best. Will it be enough at this stage in the competition? GRADE: +C
TEAM ADAM: DeAndre Nico — He performs “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy, a spiritual song, and dedicates his song to his girlfriend, Christal. Nico explains that his girlfriend, who he’s been dating for a year, got pregnant during ‘The Knockouts’ portion of the competition. But, he becomes emotional when he admits that she lost the baby. Nico says it was the hardest thing for him and gushed over how strong his girlfriend is. So, he flew her out to CA to dedicate his performance to her. Nico’s performance was evidently emotional and the most powerful of the night thus far. He played the keyboard while belting out deep, wide-ranged notes. GRADE: -B
TEAM KELLY: Kymberli Joye — The CT powerhouse is singing an No. 1 hit tonight … Rihanna’s “Diamonds”. She dedicates her performance to her 10-year-old little sister, who also wants to be a singer. Joye wants her sister to know she can conquer her dreams. This is a vulnerable performance, she admits, adding that she’s going to leave it all out on the stage tonight. She performs a slowed down version of the song with a piano background and powerful runs. She had the best performance of the night so far, hands down. GRADE: A
TEAM J. HUD: Kennedy Holmes — She dedicated her song, Bette Midler‘s “Wind Beneath My Wings” to her parents. She talks about how her parents have sacrificed everything for her. And, per usual, Holmes blew everyone away with her incredibly strong voice. She may just win this competition! GRADE: A+
TEAM J. HUD: SandyRedd — The Chicago-basd singer dedicates her performance to her late mother. She said her mother was gone too soon and that she never got the recognition she deserved. SandyRedd became emotional and cried with her coach during rehearsals. She sings an emotional version of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday “by Boyz II Men. SandyRedd cried during her performance, and the judges praised her for it. GRADE: -A
TEAM KELLY: Chevel Shepherd — The 16-year-old fireball dedicates her performance to her best friend, her father. She says her song, “Little White Church” by Little Big Town is also about empowerment, because her father is always telling her not to talk to boys. Ha! GRADE: B
TEAM J. HUD: MaKenzie Thomas — The Kentucky R&B artist dedicates her song, “Changes” by J. Hud TO J. Hud! She says this is special for her because last season, she didn’t get a chair turn. This season, J. Hud gave her a chance. Thomas also add that she wants to showcase that there’s more to her voice than “rifts and runs” — something she says J. Hud does so well. Her coach really wants her to show her personality tonight. Thomas had one of her best performances of the competition, so much that J. Hud says she’s going to dedicate a song to her! GRADE: A
TEAM KELLY: Sarah Grace — The 16-year-old singer dedicates her performance to her fellow artists at her performance arts school. “It’s a song kind of about drawing and I go to school with a bunch of artists who are all dreaming,” she says of her song choice, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John. What sets Sarah apart form the rest is that she’s not only a singer, but she’s an extremely gifted musician with a powerful, mature, unique sound. Sarah’s performance was near perfect as she played the piano on stage. GRADE: +A
TEAM BLAKE: Dave Fenley — The Texas rocker dedicated his song,” Hard to Love” by Lee Brice, to the love of his life, his wife. Fenley says the lyrics to this “man’s man love song” (as Blake says), are the words to his biography. He explains how lucky he is to have his wife. GRADE: +C
TEAM KELLY: Lynnea Moore — The CA pop artist is actually the first ever “The Comeback Stage” artist to make it into the competition to become “The Voice”. She performs “Wolves” by Selena Gomez. Kelly says, what separates Moore from the rest, is her unique voice that no one else in the compeition has. Kelly says she has a John Legend, Erykah Badu mix to her voice. GRADE: -A
TEAM BLAKE: Kirk Jay — This stage in the competition means a lot to the Alabama country artist, who was saved by America’s votes. He dedicates his song, “I’m Already There” by Lonestar, to his mother Kimberly, who he says has sacfrriced everything for him. This is also a special night because this is the first time Jay’s mother will see him perform LIVE! Blake describes him as an undiscovered diamond in the rough, who has a legitimate shot at making it in country music. His mother was spotted with tears rolling down her face. His emotional performance and high notes won over the judges, especially J. Hud! GRADE: +A
TEAM ADAM: Reagan Strange — The teen dedicated her song to her grandfather, who cried when he heard her sing “You Say” by Lauren Daigle, the song she chose for tonight. She also dedicated her performance to her grandmother as well. GRADE: +A