The blind auditions are over. The battle rounds long gone. Knockouts have been delivered, and 16 singers have found a way to survive all of it.
Now for the hard part!
Adam Levine and Usher watched their singers compete with stripped down performances Monday night (Shakira and Blake Shelton will do the same tonight).
Who was the best? Let's take a look ...
Taking on a Rihanna song that’s well beyond the country genre, Team Adam's Amber Carrington put her pipes to the test with “Stay,” showing off her alto range.
Team Adam's Sarah Simmons attempted a rendition of “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan, complete with the signature falsetto switches that the musician is known for.
Singer-songwriter Caroline Glaser tackled “The A-Team” by Ed Sheeran, a great incide choice for the college freshman and current Team Adam member.
Judith Hill treated the crowd to a well-received rendition of “Feelin’ Good” by Nina Simone, even though Adam's protege was nursing a damaged vocal cord.
Though initially struggling with longer notes, Josiah Hawley picked up his electric guitar for Muse’s “Starlight," a risky choice for the Arkansas model and Usher mentee.
After a few ballroom dancing sessions with Usher, Cathia conquered her nerves to champion the memorable moments of Whitney's “I Have Nothing.”
Usher gave Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds” to Vedo to see if the aspiring R&B artist can hold a performance without churning out any dance moves.
Rocker nerd Michelle Chamuel was handed Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and sang from the heart, forging a connection to Usher and the audience.
Who do you think was the best? Which singers deserve to advance beyond this week? Share your take on the eight vocalists above in the comments!