Eight are left in the semifinals of ‘The Voice’! They each perform TWICE during the May 13 episode, with hopes of getting enough votes to earn a spot in next week’s finale.
The first artist to hit the stage during the May 13 episode of The Voice is Andrew Sevener, who sings Cody Johnson’s version of “Long Haired Country Boy.” The old-school country song is right in Andrew’s wheelhouse, and he gets a standing ovation from his coach, Blake Shelton, as well as Kelly Clarkson. Andrew is praised for his ability to ‘own’ the stage, and Blake and Adam Levine say that it’s the 22-year-old’s best performance of the season.
Up next is the first Beatles duet: Kim Cherry (team Blake) and Shawn Sounds (team John Legend) team up to perform “Eleanor Rigby.” There’s major emotion and talent in the performance, and although it’s quite dark, they definitely bring all the feels. Next, Gyth Rigdon takes the stage to sing “God Bless The U.S.A,” and it’s the perfect feel-good song for this moment in the competition.
Next, Kim Cherry, from team Blake, performs “Together Again” by Janet Jackson. Kim was almost eliminated last week and only made it through thanks to the Instant Save, so there’s a lot riding on this performance and she definitely delivers. Kim is followed by another epic duet — this time, it’s Maelyn Jarmon, from John’s team, and Rod Stokes, from Kelly’s team, who collaborate on a Beatles classic. The performance is absolutely epic and leaves the crowd going wild.
Another team Blake artist, Carter Lloyd Horne, takes the stage next to sing “Take Me To Church.” It’s a song that’s right in his wheelhouse, and he delivers a powerful vocal that definitely resonates with the crowd. However, Kelly admits that the performance is slightly pitchy and not the best Carter has ever done.
Kelly’s last remaining artist in the competition, Rod Stokes, is up next with his solo performance. He sings an amazing rendition of “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill. It’s a country classic that fits the bill of the artist Rod wants to be, so it’s the perfect song for him to pull out during this all-important semifinal round.
Next, two of Blake’s semifinalists, Gyth and Dexter Roberts, team up for their Beatles duet. It’s the perfect pairing, and the guys put a country twist on a classic hit by the band. Maelyn returns to the stage next for her solo performance of “Stay” by Rihanna. She has the entire crowd captivated from the very first note and delivers a stunning vocal to prove she definitely deserves a spot in next week’s finale.
Up next is the final Beatles duet, and it’s another pairing of team Blake artists — Carter and Andrew. They perform an epic rendition of “Help,” and they clearly have a great time doing it. Even though it’s a serious song, the guys bring some fun to the stage and wow the crowd.
Dexter is up next, and he sounds amazing on his rendition of 3 Doors Down’s “Here Without You.” His coach, Blake, assures him that he has what it takes to be a country artist, and Dexter definitely proves it with this performance. To close out the night, Shawn performs “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway/Leon Russell. It’s an extremely powerful vocal, and Shawn totally kills it. What a way to end the night!
Now, America will vote for their favorites, and the top three will automatically earn a spot in the finale. The final spot will be claimed by whoever wins the Instant Save — and all will be revealed during tomorrow’s episode!