The top 12 singers on season three of The Voice have been chosen and last night (November 12), they hit the stage for live performances.
These performances were critical as there are no more saves from their coaches (Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera)–it is all up to America who stays and who goes home. The two acts with the lowest votes for the night will be eliminated each week–no matter what team they’re on. For the first time in The Voice history, coaches are not guaranteed an act in the finale. But no pressure, right?
So many great performances were packed into the allotted two hours. Here’s how it all happened:
Michaela Paige: Michaela tried her hand at one of Pink’s latest singles, “Blow Me One Last Kiss,” and gave a good but not great performance. Some of the transitions from low to high were just jarring and did this usually flawless teen no justice.
Dez Duron: Dez really stepped into his own with a hot, hot, hot performance of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”–the Lauryn Hill version. He showed off a more crooner side and completely wowed the coaches. Xtina couldn’t stop gushing and smiling along.
Adriana Louise: Adriana got all feisty and sexy with her performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl.” She stunned Adam by singing super close to his face–so points for stage presence and coach interaction. Points off for some of the vocal thinnest on the higher notes.
Cody Belew: After Cody’s wow performance last week, he took a step back this week with an OK performance of Tina Turner’s “Simply The Best.” The coaches liked it but Xtina wants to see more “bopping” from him. His coach Cee-Lo thought he was fabulous and raved about working with the singer.
Amanda Brown: Um, OK. Amanda will never sound bad but this performance of “Spectrum” was just not her best. You could tell the coaches felt this way but they all adore her anyway because, well, she’s slayed the stage in the past. Her coach Adam didn’t think it was perfect but thinks she epitomizes what the show is about.
Bryan Keith: Yes, Bryan! Bryan brought out his soulful side for a standout performance of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black.” Blake thinks he’s now taken the lead for Team Adam and Xtina agrees. His coach Adam thinks he’s created a moment with the performance.
Cassadee Pope: Cassadee gave a solid performance of Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes” but there was just something weird about the performance. It all centered around the monster high note that Kelly does in the song and if Cassadee could hit it. It felt as if she was saving all of her gas for the note, once she did hit it (yay Cassadee!), she could breathe. Her coach Blake just loved it and says she has that special thing where people love her. We do love Cassadee too!
Trevin Hunte: Slayage, thy name is Trevin. Trevin murdered (in a good way) his performance of “When A Man Loves A Woman.” He left nothing back and showed off this stunning vocal range, sending chills through the crowd and coaches.
Melanie Martinez: Melanie gave a really good performance of Young The Giant’s “Cough Syrup” although you could tell there were some nerves. Blake praised for her unique tone and Xtina loved the emotion behind it. Her coach Adam called her spectacular, also gushing over her unique vocal quality.
Nicholas David: Nicholas brought the party to the stage with a rocking performance of “The Power Of Love.” You can’t even fault some of the off notes–you were probably too busy dancing to notice anyway! Adam called him “strange and beautiful” and his coach Cee-Lo called him different and wonderful.
Sylvia Yacoub: Sylvia’s performance of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” was really just OK but the coaches raved. Adam thought it was great considering the monster of a song and her coach Xtina loved how fearless she was, praising her for making it her own.
Terry McDermott: Rock on, Terry! Terry closed the show with a fan-freaking-tastic performance of “More Than A Feeling,” looking like a seasoned pro on the stage. Cee-Lo called it “damn good” and his coach Blake called him a gift to rock music.