The Voice Recap: The Top 5 Perform
“The Voice” Top 5 entered the semi-final round on Monday night and every artist brought their A game.
From Sasha Allen covering the Whitney Houston version of “I Will Always Love You” to Michelle Chamuel taking on Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” the show was packed with standout performances.
Here’s how it all went down.
The Swon Brothers performed Bob Seger’s “Turn The Page”
The Oklahoma siblings received a standing ovation from their coach, Blake Shelton, who said he was “blown away” by their performance. Blake also noted their progress across Season 4 has been impressive. “We’ve seen the biggest growth in The Swon Brothers throughout this competition over anybody else. Week to week you continue to blow people away. … I’m impressed. I’m a fan.”
Sasha Allen performed Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”
Coach Adam Levine said she did a “great job” on one of the two toughest songs he thinks are the most difficult to sing (the other being the National Anthem). Usher said Sasha did an “amazing job” and her powerful voice will keep her on the show.
Michelle Chamuel performed the Zedd song (feat. Foxes) “Clarity”
Yet again, Michelle won over Adam who said he had nothing else to say “other than I love you.” “You’re amazing,” he added.” Blake complimented Michelle’s performance and said he was “amazed at how dramatic” she can be on a song.
Danielle Bradbery performed Tim McGraw’s “Please, Remember Me”
An impressed Adam told her she couldn’t have performed the song any better. Blake added that Danielle has no “weaknesses” in her singing voice. “How is that even possible?” he added.
Amber Carrington performed Katy Perry’s “Firework”
Blake was won over and told Amber, “the power of your voice is just phenomenal.” Adam told Amber she sang “Firework” better than anyone else who has performed it on the show.
The Swon Brothers performed Loggins & Messina’s “Danny’s Song”
Adam, who recognized the number, was impressed. “I was excited because that’s one of my favorite songs… and it’s the first one that I know really well that you guys have done. … It’s really close to my heart and you guys did an incredible job,” he said.
Sasha Allen performed Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls”
Usher praised Sasha for doing justice to the original performer. “Donna Summer is an incredible legacy and I was really happy to see [you pay tribute to] that,” he said. Sasha’s coach, Shakira, called her performance “so much fun.” She also thanked Sasha “for… making this so magical.”
Danielle Bradbery performed Jessica Andrews’ “Who I Am”
After seeing Danielle’s mom join her on stage during her performance, Usher was prompted to thank his own family members, who he named on the spot. He then told Danielle that she gave an “incredible performance.” Shakira called Danielle “such a little star,” and “the cutest thing ever.”
Amber Carrington performed Maroon 5’s “Sad”
Blake used the moment to make a little joke at Adam’s expense. “The fact that you can make one of Adam’s songs that beautiful — that’s doing something,” Blake said. “I can’t wait to buy your record one of these days. You’re such an emotional singer.”
Michelle Chamuel performed Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”
Shakira said Michelle is one of her “favorites in the competition,” and Usher told her, “My God, you’re the winner.” “You are medicine for the whole world,” he added. “I love you, Michelle.”
“The Voice” continues on Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.
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