‘The Voice’ recap: finalists’ performances
The top 12 artists of The Voice season 14 were tasked with singing songs that have a very special meaning to them. And that’s what they did live for America’s vote on Monday night (Apr. 23). Here’s what happened:
Rayshun LaMarr (Team Adam) went first, singing “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. On stage, he was, as we’ve come to expect him to be, a ball of energy; it was engaging and dynamic and the coaches were satisfied.
He was followed by Team Kelly’s Kaleb Lee, singing “Amazed” by Lonestar and dedicating it to his wife. Not a flawless performance but nonetheless impactful. Clarkson praised the song choice and his tone.
Then it was Jackie Foster‘s turn (Team Alicia), who sang “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Her coach compared her edgy sound to Pink and Gwen Stefani.
Team Blake’s Spensha Baker was up next, singing “Down On My Knees” by Trisha Yearwood. This performance solidified her as the strongest country artist this season as she delivered on the emotional and vocal fronts.
Team Alicia’s Christiana Danielle sang A Great Big World’s “Say Something,” which she said helped get her through a past breakup. The song was well suited and Clarkson compared her to Toni Braxton.
Up next, Team Kelly’s D.R. King sang “White Flag” by Dido with a brilliant arrangement that made the song something new entirely. When he started off singing a cappella, it sounded beautiful.
Team Adam’s Sharane Calister sang “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, telling viewers that the song represents overcoming obstacles to her.
Pryor Baird from Team Blake followed, singing “Pickin’ Wildflowers” by Keith Anderson. After his disastrously straightforward cover of “9 to 5” in the Live Playoffs, Pryor was primed for a comeback and everything went fine.
Team Kelly’s Brynn Cartelli sang “Up To The Mountain” by Patty Griffin. The singer brought the right level of emotion and power to her singing. Seriously excellent.
Jackie Verna (Team Adam) sang “I’m With You” by Avril Lavigne, to which she brought some of her country sound, giving one of her personal best performances. Levine praised her growth in competition.
“Small Town” by John Mellencamp was Britton Buchanan‘s choice (Team Alicia). He commanded the stage and brought a lot of charisma and personality to this singing.
Finally, the last artist of the night was Team Blake’s Kyla Jade, singing “One Night Only” from Dreamgirls. It was a great performance and her powerful voice showesd the reason why the singer advanced in the competition.
Are you wondering what happens now? Tuesday night’s episode will reveal which 10 are safe as the bottom two contestants will sing and hope for the most votes from the instant save from Twitter votes. One will join the Top 11 on April 30 while the other is eliminated.