The ‘Playoffs’ continued in season 18 of The Voice on Monday, April 14th. Last night’s episode featured the four singers from both Team Adam and Team Shakira facing elimination on the spot. After watching last week’s episode which saw some of our favorites from Team Blake get cut, we knew anything could happen. So who made it?
Here’s the rundown:
Kristen Merlin (Team Shakira): Kristen performed Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” and absolutely killed it. She received a standing ovation and praise for her performance. Blake Shelton called it “flawless”.
Deja Hall (Team Shakira): The 16-year old performed Jordin Sparks’ “Battlefield”. It was a strong performance that lead Usher to say she almost sang above the track.
Patrick Thomson (Team Shakira): The lone guy on Team Shakira performed Ray LaMontagne’s classic “Trouble”. Adam loved his performance and we thought it was very solid.
Dani Moz (Team Shakira): The last performer for Shakira put on an interesting performance of Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory”. The unique, stripped down performance drew immense praise from all the coaches. Levine said Shakira would be crazy if she didn’t keep Moz.
Delvin Choice (Team Adam): Choice decided to sing “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. It was an extremely solid performance that had most of the judges singing his praise and fearing Team Adam from the jump.
Jake Barker (Team Adam): Barker decided to take a risk and sing Adam’s own “She Will be Loved”. Overall, we think it was a victory. Blake and Usher were full of praise for him, while Adam said he should be proud of himself.
Kat Perkins (Team Adam): Perkins decided to sing Journey’s “Open Arms”. Levine said this was only the beginning for Kat after her strong performance. He also said it was the best performance thus far.
Morgan Whalen (Team Adam): Whalen selected Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay”. Returning to his country roots, Whalen put on a terrific performance that lead Adam to say he was “unaware he was that good”.
Christine Gimmie (Team Adam): The internet sensation from Jersey selected Jason Mraz’ “I Won’t Give Up”. Her performance may have been the best of the night. The coaches were full of praise and Blake said that she was Adam’s best singer after all the amazing performances.
In the end, Shakira eliminated Patrick Thomson and Deja Hall. Adam decided to eliminate Morgan and Jake. We think the coaches made the right choices on this one. The performers who were eliminated we great, but this should be an incredible Top 12.
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