‘The Voice’ recap: top 12 revealed
The first 5 artists from the teams of Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys performed Tuesday night on the second round of live playoffs on NBC’s The Voice, while the other 10 singers covering the teams for Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine performed in the episode on Wednesday. So now we have found out which eight of these 20 competitors will advance to the Top 12 next Monday (Apr.23).
First of all the winners were determined by live voting as well as selections from coaches Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine.
To be more precise we have to remind you that team Kelly’s Brynn Cartelli, Team Adam’s Sharane Calister, Team Blake’s Kyle Jade and Team Alicia’s Britton Buchanan were all voted through to the top 12 last Monday.
Then the top vote-getters from each team after Tuesday and Wednesday performances were announced at the end and advanced to the top 12. Finally, to round out the group, the coaches each picked one artist to move forward.
Alexa Cappelli sang “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic. D.R. King was up next, singing “All on My Mind” by Anderson East. Dylan Hartigan next sang “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tish Haynes Keys sang “At Last.” Reid Umstattd started with a performance of The Hollies’ “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress).”
Jackie Verna sang “Once” in a stripped-down and powerful pop-country performance. Drew Cole slowed things way down with his performance of “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones. Singing “Either Way,” Mia Boostroom also kept the slow-tempo trend going. Rayshun LaMarr closed things out with an electric performance of “I’m Goin’ Down” by Mary J. Blige.
Viewers voted Pryor Baird through to the top 12, and Shelton picked Spensha Baker to join him. Team Kelly went next: viewers voted for Lee, and an emotional Clarkson picked King. On Team Alicia, viewers picked Jackie Foster, and Keys sent Christiana Danielle. Team Adam went last, with LaMarr receiving the most votes. Maroon 5 leader then chose Verna as the final member of the top 12.