Live Performances Begin on "The Voice"

Sherrill Fulghum By Sherrill Fulghum, 17th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The live performances begin with the 12 finalists on "The Voice".

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Last week in a special three night event fans of The Voice” chose eight singers – two from each team – to move on to the final live rounds. The coach then chose one of the remaining singers to fill out each team.

Tonight they all take the stage to perform live for fan votes. The coaches will mentor their singers but only the fans will decide who moves on – no matter what team they are on.

The night of music begins with the youngest member of the singers – Braiden Sunshine from team Gwen. The young rocker takes on “Renegade” and brought Gwen to her feet. Adam called Braiden a great kid and a talented dude. Blake said that Braiden can do anything; adding that Braiden should do a Country song. Pharrell was super impressed. Coach Gwen said that Braiden nailed it and did an amazing job.

Team Adam's Amy Vachal took on the Drake song “Hotline Bling”. Amy played guitar on the song. Blake said that he didn't think he had ever heard a more elegant and classy performance of a song about a booty call. Pharrel noted that Amy can make any song her own; something not everyone can do. Calling Amy an amazing artist, Gwen called the performance so cool and gorgeous. Coach Adam said that Amy took a risk and did something cool; adding that he wanted that version of the song in his life.

Pharrell's steal Mark Hood performed the Phil Collins hit “Against All Odds” bringingt coach Pharrell to his feet and had the audience screaming. Gwen said that it was fun to see a different side of Mark; adding the song was so full of heart and spirit. Noting that you can feel Mark wants “it” real bad, Adam said that Mark has a great voice and gives it 200% every time he takes the stage. Pharrell said, “let's do it again;” and the audience screamed.

Emily Ann Roberts took on Patty Lovelace with “Blame it on Your Heart”. Calling the performance so good, Gwen said that Emily Ann feels like a star already. Calling the performance awesome, Adam said that Emily Ann has grown up right before their eyes. Coach Blake noted that Emily Ann has always been a great singer but now is treating the stage like it's hers.

A blond headed Korin Bukowski performed “Titanium”. Blake told Koring to keep thinking that she is not cool because that is what makes her cool. Agreeing with Blake, Pharrell said that it is coold to see Korin living in the moment. Coach Gwen said that she is blessed to be a part of Korin's journey; adding that she felt like the song was written about Korin's life. Gwen said that Korin nailed the vocals.

Country singer Barett Baber performed the Richard Marx song “Right Here Waiting”. Adam loves how Barrett attacks his songs. Agreeing with Adam, Blake said that what comes out of Barrett is real and passionate; adding that Barrett is a great singer and a real artist.

Team Pharrell's Madi Davis put her hat and guitar aside for a performance of the Jewel song “Who Will Save Your Soul”. Gwen said that it was so much fun to see a different side of Madi. Agreing with Gwen, Blake said that Madi did a great job. Pharrell said, “ladies and gentlemen 16 years old;” and brought cheers from the crowd. Pharrell noted that Madi knows exactly what she wants to do.

Team Gwen's Jeffrey Austin performed the James Bay song “Let it Go”. Adam noted Jeffrey's unique and powerful voice; saying that Jeffrey is a dream for the show. Blake said that Jeffrey's voice is so strong and he has a perfect pitch; adding that he is envious of Jeffrey and Jeffrey could win the show. Calling the performance crazy, Gwen said that Jeffrey took her to another place.

Team Adam's Country music artist Shelby Brown sang “In Color”. Blake called her a pwerful singer. Adam noted that Shelby got a bit ahead of the band at one point but recovered with a very powerful note.

Evan McKeel from team Pharrell took on Kenny Loggins with “This is It”. Gwen said that there was something so free about Evan; adding that he went for it. After asking Evan how he felt, Pharrell said that it just goes to show that when stick with who you are, people will feel it and believe it.

Team Adam's Jordan Smith performed the gospel hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness”; opening the song A Cappella and then with only him playing the piano. Jordan's performance brought the coaches to there feet with Adam coming on the stage to give Jordan a hug. Calling the performance beautiful, Blake thanked Jordan for the song; especially after this past weekend's events. Pharrell said that Jordan had him standing up halfway through the song; adding that he thinks everyone should go to iTunes and buy the song. Saying that Blake took the words out of his mouth, Adam said that Jordan makes them feel that there is hope.

In the final performance of the night Zach “Elvis” Seabaugh performed “My Love” by Little Texas. Pharrell said that Zach's range is crazy; adding that Zach is a professional and that this is the beginning of Zach's future. Gwen said that Zach is so natural with seasoned stage pressence that is effortless; adding that she felt like she was watching Zach at some awards show. Gwen said that Zach is going to be a big star. Saying that he would like to see more like the performance last week, Adam said it felt like the 15th song of a concert set; adding that Zach can't do any wrong. Blake said that he didn't think he ever had anybody who could walk out the door, get on a tour bus, and headline a tour right now.

By the end of the east coast broadcast nine of the singers had their songs in the top 10 of one of the iTunes singles charts with one singer topping one chart and having the song at the number two spot on the overall singles chart.

On Tuesday night “The Voice” will reveal the results and eliminate the singer with the lowest number of votes.


Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Live Performances, Pharrell Williams, The Voice

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Sherrill is an award winning journalist with a speciality in music and entertainment. She is also a photographer.

Sherril is a writer for thedailyvoice

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