The Voice has narrowed its field from hundreds of would-be stars to eight elite competitors, and Monday night, the stakes were high.
Higher than ever, in fact, given the format.
After The Voice results last Tuesday, it’s abundantly clear that no one is safe, and this week, the margin of error will be next to none:
Only four will make it to the finals.
With that said, let’s break down all the performances from this epic musical night and handicap who we think will make it to the finale.
Hunter went with “With or Without You” by U2. The judges seemed to take a shine to the performance, but he chose one of those songs that almost everyone likes. It was not entirely the best song to open the show with, but it was still an alright performance.
Will it be enough to send Hunter to the finals? I’m not so sure. It all comes down to the other performances on the night.
Vanessa Ferguson and Chris Blue
In an effort to fill the two-hour slot the show paired some of the contestants up for performances. Vanessa and Chris went with “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys.
They actually sang together really well. Like, it could pass for a professional duet. I don’t know whether that’s a testament to Alicia Keys or them.
TSoul went with “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin. This was a surprisingly lackluster performance for him. He’s been so strong all season long and did not choose the right time to falter.
It resulted in him screeching the final verse. It was not good. Will he be saved? I’m not so sure.
Brennley went with “Suds in the Bucket” by Sara Evans. It was great. Brennley has proven time and time again that she has the vocal chops to succeed in any situation.
Blake and Gwen were quick to pick out the flaws, but it was good.
Hunter Plake and Aliyah Moulden
The second team up of the night performed “Let It Go” by James Bay. No, it was not the song from Frozen, and we are so thankful for that.
This was a horrible performance. Both performers just don’t sound good together, and that’s a shame.
Lauren went with “Ghost in this House” by Shenandoah. It was a riveting performance that showed off her vocal range.
Should Lauren advance to the final? Definitely.
TSoul and Jesse Larson
This duo went with “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder. Like the duo performance that came before it, it was terrible.
Chris went with “Take Me to the King” by Angela Mann. It was so much better than some of his recent performances. Everything about it was great, and I can’t wait until he makes it to the finale.
Vanessa being in the bottom three last week was just uncalled for. She has been a solid competitor all season long, and there were others who should have been in the bottom.
This week, she performed “Superstar” by Luther Vandross. It was another solid performance that proved why she was still on the show.
Brennley Brown and Lauren Duski
A poor song choice ruined this performance. They went with “A Good Hearted Woman” by LeAnn Rimes. The two country women should have turned in a solid performance, but it was all over the place.
Jesse went with “I Was Wrong” by Chris Stapleton. It was not that great. At this stage, it should have been much better. It was all over the place, and he will probably wind up in the bottom three.
Aliyah went with “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe, and it was a solid performance. It was slower, but it complimented her voice well.
She should make it to the finale.
What did you think of the performances?
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