On Monday’s episode of The Voice, the live shows kicked off with the top 12 artists chosen by the celebrity coaches laid it all on the line.
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus each chose the top three singers on their teams to represent them last week.
Did they make the right calls? We're about to find out!
Brooke Simpson - “Praying”
Brooke's rehearsal was not the best. If anything, it looked like she was setting herself up for failure. However, when she finally performed she was pretty great.
The big note was always going to be problematic, but she nailed it with ease and proved she should remain in the competition.
Red Marlow - “The Church on Cumberland Road”
Red has been one to watch since the season kicked off in September. His vocals have always been on point, and audiences seemed enamored with his blend of country vocals.
He should have no trouble in advancing to the next stage of the competition.
Shi’Ann Jones - “Vision of Love”
Shi'Ann made it through the playoffs by the skin of her teeth, and her performance of this classic song was a shaky number that showed there were much better people in the competition.
Will she slip through the cracks once again, or is her time up?
Jon Mero - “Why I Love You”
Jon genuinely seemed like he was a diamond in the rough during the first live show. Jon's mission for the night was to show off his vocal range, and he did so in winning fashion.
His rendition was emotional, and without flaws.
Ashland Craft - “Delta Dawn”
We are still trying to wrap our head around the fact that Ashland advanced to this stage of the competition. She seems like more of a novelty act, and that's not a good thing.
Her voice may sound great on karaoke, but that does not mean it will work for all of her performances.
Adam Cunningham - “Against All Odds”
Adam went with a surprising song that was well-polished. He knew what he had to do to emerge from the pack. Despite a questionable opening, it quickly turned into a solid performance.
Chloe Kohanski "Thank You”
Chloe's first live performance was great. You could easily believe that she indulged in some singing lessons during the time from the pre-taped shows and the live ones.
The Dido song is a great one, and Chloe put her own stamp on it.
Davon Fleming - “Love on Top”
Covering a Beyonce song can either be a big fat failure or a huge success and who better to take on one of her songs than Davon? While he struggled to hit the dizzying heights of Queen Bey, it was still a solid performance.
Addison Agen - “She Used to Be Mine”
Addison managed to keep her intonation in line throughout the whole performance, and she looked fantastic on the stage. She was like one of those seasoned popstars.
That's a compliment, by the way.
Keisha Renee - “Midnight Train to Georgia”
Keisha Renee's performance lacked a whole lot of spark, and that was a bit disheartening when you consider the heights she scaled on her other performances.
She would be wise to dial her performance back next time and stick to what she does best.
Noah Mac - “Speed of Sound”
The Coldplay song should be banned from singing competitions because it's guaranteed to hit you right in the feels. It was a mediocre performance when benchmarked against his other ones, so there's that.
Will he make it through on popularity? Probably.
Janice Freeman - “The Story”
Janice had the best performance of the night, and it was clear she was going big or going home. The others would be wise to take a few notes from this vocal powerhouse.
The Voice continues tonight, and there will be some departures!
What did you think of the performances?