The Voice Recap: Top 8 Perform; Who Was the Best?

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The Voice Season 5 picked up Monday night with the top eight singing for their lives once again. Did the favorites continue to outshine the competition?

Team Christina's Matthew Schuler, Team Adam's James Wolpert, and Team Christina's Jacquie Lee came in with the best shot, according to oddsmakers.

Team Blake's Cole Vosbury and Ray Boudreaux, and Team Adam's Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin were next, followed by Team Cee Lo's Caroline Pennell.

Can any of the also-rans become contenders before it's too late? Let's break down Monday's performances and see where The Voice top eight stand ...

Tessanne Chin returned to he roots with the reggae influence of No Doubt’s “Underneath It All,” showing originality, range and talent beyond any cultural hook.

James Wolpert chose Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” backed up by a choir of Wolpert clones onstage. He certainly sold the theatrics as well as the timing well.

Caroline Pennell took on Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” and while she fell short of the climaxes that the song requires, she did sell its tender moments.

Cole Vosbury was tasked with Vince Gill’s “I Still Believe in You,” opting again for the stripped-down acoustic approach that calls out to The Voice country fans.

Matthew Schuler was assigned Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time,” and his stage presence appeared more charismatic than ever, to match his considerable talents vocally.

Will Champlin took on a classic in Etta James’ “At Last,” a song that felt refreshed by a voice that isn't a female powerhouse, but did it make the emotional connection?

Ray Boudreaux took on the Spencer Davis Group’s rendition of “Gimme’ Some Lovin’” and once again fit in well with the quick rhythms and a hefty horn section.

Jacquie Lee found herself challenged to let loose for a performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You” by Smokey Robinson. Cee Lo said she swallowed an old lady:

That's it! Who do you think stands the best chance of moving on, and going home, after this set of performances? Share your comments with us below!