The Semifinals brought the feels on ‘The Voice’! Tonight, the 8 artists in the competition performed solo and in duets for one last time before next week’s finale! And, Adam finally spoke about DeAndre’s elimination!
The Semifinals begin on the December 10th episode of The Voice! — Aka this is the last round before next week’s finale! Tonight, the top 8 (Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze, and Kirk Jay; Team Adam’s Reagan Strange; Team Kelly’s Chevel Shepherd, Kymberli Joye, and Sarah Grace; Team Jennifer’s MaKenzie Thomas and Kennedy Holmes) will perform for the last time before the finale.
The competition will continue on the same format — the remaining artists will take the stage to perform a song (live), and will be narrowed down through America’s votes until a season 15 winner is crowned. But, tonight, the competition will be cut in half, meaning, the competition will go from 8 artists to 4.
Sarah Grace: Team Kelly Clarkson — The young artists performs “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles and makes it her own. She nailed it with her unique sound and musical abilities. The judges continue to be impressed by her each week.
The competition takes a different turn when host, Carson Daly announces that the artists will be paired in duets for a chance to gain extra votes! This is in addition to their individual performances.
[DUET] Reagan Strange (Team Adam) and Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer) — They performed “Happy” by Pharrell. It was definitely a well-earned vote-getter, because the two young artists equally killed this one.
MaKenzie Thomas: (Team Jennifer) — She performs “Vision of Love” by Mariah Carey, a bold choice, but something MaKenzie can definitely handle. She is one of the most, if not the most vocally-gifted artist in the competition. Hands down, this was her best performance of the competition. Kelly even called her “THEE” Voice.
[DUET]: Kirk Jay (Team Blake) & Chevel Shephard (Team Adam) — The country singers team up to perform Jason Aldean’s hit, “She’s Country”. While the overall sound was good, it was obvious that Chevel felt more comfortable with this song. But, it could still go either way with America’s votes.
Kymberli Joye: (Team Kelly) — The 27-year-old gospel singer easily had her best performance of the competition and it’s going to be hard for her to top it. She had the entire place on their feet when she took them to church, Kelly, who calls her a “preacher” would say.
Chris Kroeze (Team Blake) — “Can’t You See” The Marshall Tucker Band. The classic country rocker has a gift of just being himself and it always works out. He doesn’t veer off the path when it comes to what he’s good at and what he knows his voice is capable of. While it could be perceived as playing it safe, Blake even notes that it’s what makes him special.
[DUET] MaKenzie Thomas (Team Jennifer) & Kymberli Joye (Team Kelly) — The two powerhouse voices and former roommates sing an upbeat gospel version of two songs, “Best of My Love” and “Got to Be Real” and it was my favorite duet of the night. They nailed it, completely.
Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer) — She performed a near flawless rendition of “This is Me” by Keala Settle, a song from the Greatest Showman soundtrack. Per usual, she grabbed the attention of everyone in the room with her powerful vocals.
Reagan Strange (Team Adam) — The 14-year-old singer, who was too sick to sing last week but managed to escape elimination, performs “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott. But, not before Adam, who hasn’t spoke all night until now, can attempt to right his wrong from last week. If you didn’t catch last week’s episode, then you missed the bottom two, DeAndre Nico and Reagan Strange. DeAndre was eliminated after Adam campaigned for America to vote for Reagan over DeAndre. And, he received major backlash. Fast-forward to this week and Adam addresses the controversy. “DeAndre’s my boy, I love him, we talked,” Adam tells Reagan during rehearsals. Then DeAndre FaceTimes Reagan to wish her luck before her performance.
Chevel Shepherd: (Team Kelly Clarkson) — The young artist did right by LeAnn Rimes, performing a beautiful rendition of “Blue”.
Kirk Jay: (Team Blake Shelton) — The country artist was the last artist of the night to take the stage and he completely moved everyone watching. He dedicated his performance of “I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery to a fan of his who’s been fighting cancer. This was the perfect song for Kirk because he has a country/pop twist; his voice is like no other; when he’s on stage, you know it’s him. It’s really powerful. And, what a way to end the night with Kirk’s best performance of the competition.