The top 11 artists on ‘The Voice’ performed to escape elimination on Nov. 26! It was fan night, which means fans at home were able to select the songs for each artist! Kennedy Holmes stole the show, Kelly cried and more!
We’re down to the top 11 artists on The Voice! Tonight, the top 11 will take the stage to perform a song picked by the fans! The songs are selected by fans via the Suggest-A-Song feature. Tonight is special because it’s all about the fans showing their favorite artists support. Throughout the night, host, Carson Daly will introduce fans all over the globe via call-in, video and even in person, having viewing parties or supporting their favorite artist. After tonight, the top 10 will be announced on tomorrow’s episode!
Dave Fenley (Team Blake) — The raspy-voiced rocker sings “Use Me” by Bill Withers and had the crowd on their feet with his electric performance. Dave’s stage presence was so full life… he was running across the stage and engaging with the audience. GRADE: +B
Chevel Shepherd — (Team Kelly Clarkson) – The 16-year-old potential frontrunner (in my opinion) performs “Space Cowboy” by Kacey Musgraves. In rehearsals, Kelly said Chevel was made for this, and expressed that she has real star power. And, she proved that with this mature and emotional performance. Her voice is so mature, which helped her nail the the song. GRADE: +A
Reagan Strange (Team Adam Levine) — The other young singer in the competition performed “Complicated” by Avril Levigne and, it was so good that Blake Shelton even told her she sang “perfectly!” While I didn’t think this was her strongest performance, Reagan is just that good that this is still stronger than what some others have pulled out already! GRADE: -A
Kymberli Joye (Team Kelly Clarkson) — Wow. She absolutely won over everyone watching with her powerful rendition of “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs. This was a song that was so special to her because she felt as though she wanted to break through her own chains in life. Kymberli is one of those singers that can steal all of the attention in a room because her voice is that strong and powerful. Kymberli got a standing ovation from the coaches and honestly, (I believe) she could have won The Voice with that performance. GRADE: +A
Kirk Jay (Team Blake Shelton) — The Alabama country singer performed “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt. He opened his performance playing the keyboard, and then got up to show off some of his dance moves and personality. Kirk is a unique talent because not only can he bring the country feel, but he also could veer into the pop/R&B space. Blake was overly impressed with Kirk, and I really enjoy it to be honest. He’s naturally addicting to watch! GRADE: +B
Chris Kroeze (Team Blake Shelton) — The country rocker is planning to sing “Long Train Runnin” by The Doobie Brothers. This is a special one for Blake because Chris isn’t like any of his other artists. He’s got this raspy, old school, country rocker voice, and Blake is hoping for him to bring back that old sound. And, he certainly did with his performance, which included an amazing guitar solo! Chris has got to be the competition’s most improved artist, and Blake knows it. GRADE: +A
Lynnea Moore (Team Kelly Clarkson) — The Comeback (Stage) kid became emotional when talking about her parents. She even teared up. She performed “Consequences” by Camila Cabello and while she sounded incredible, it seems like Lynnea is holding back. But, it’s hard to read her, because she personality is warming and confident. GRADE: +B
MaKenzie Thomas (Team Jennifer Hudson) — The Kentucky R&B artist showed her more vulnerable side, with a beautiful rendition of “Emotion” by the Bee Gees. MaKenzie always ALWAYS delivers, that’s all I can say. GRADE: A
Sarah Grace (Team Kelly Clarkson) — The young blues singer (who is a major frontrunner) is taking on a challenging song tonight. — “Dog Days are Over” by Florence + the Machine. Kelly says this will be different for Sarah because she’s always performed old classics. This marks her first modern song in throughout the competition. Sarah Grace, who is a solid +A 99 percent of the time, may just need a bit more coaching form Kelly on tackling this type of song. BUT, she still made it her own and sounded amazing. Still an A… GRADE: A
DeAndre Nico (Team Adam Levine) — He performs an emotional rendition of “Cry for You” by Jodeci. He left this damn heart out on the stage! His range and high notes both gave me a Brian McKnight vibe. GRADE: A
Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer Hudson) — The youngest singer in the competition (she’s in 8th grade; Age 13), honors a legend tonight. She’s performing “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston. This is a song her fans unanimously chose because Kennedy channels Whitney so well… THAT’S how good she is! I believe this girl just may be The Voice! I can’t express how mature and grown her voice sounds. J.Hud even said she’s ready for a full on music career at this point! YUP, this was thee best performance I’ve seen this entire season. GRADE: +A