Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) — The top 11 artists on The Voice returned Monday night, hoping to earn the viewers’ votes with their singing ability.
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams all had artists take the stage during the two-hour show.
Team Adam’s Shelby Brown was the first artist to enter the spotlight. She belted out Lady Gaga’s “You and I.” Blake called it his favorite performance of hers this season, citing the range she showed. Gwen encouraged Shelby to save her growl for special occasions. Adam said he is so proud of Shelby.
Evan McKeel of Team Pharrell played the Nat King Cole classic “Smile” on the guitar. Gwen said he let his voice shine. Pharrell thought Evan did a great job.
Team Blake’s Barrett Baber was next up with “Delta Dawn” by Tanya Tucker. Gwen was impressed with the way he commanded the stage. Blake said Barrett “took us all to church.”
Korin Bukowski of Team Gwen tackled Mandy Moore’s “Only Hope.” Pharrell praised her for being herself. Gwen said she’s so happy that Korin has this moment to shine. She added that it was great that Korin was able to sing a song that meant something to her.
Team Adam’s Amy Vachal took some advice from her coach before putting a folksy spin on the Taylor Swift hit “Blank Space.” Pharrell encouraged people to download the performance on iTunes. Adam said more than any other artist in the competition Amy has triumphed in taking her own approach to songs.
Zach Seabaugh of Team Blake entertained with Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” Adam said Zach has the “chops” and can sing. Blake said Zach’s vocals were “spot-on.”
Madi Davis of Team Pharrell brought her dad to tears after delivering a haunting performance of Jack White’s version of the U2 song “Love is Blindness.” Adam declared, “I had no idea you had that in you.” Blake called it the performance of the night. Pharrell stood up and said it was unbelievable.
Team Gwen’s Braiden Sunshine took on Spandau Ballet’s “True” — a song released well before the teen was born. Blake said it was an odd song choice, but it fit Braiden. Pharrell liked the little “runs” that Braiden had in his performance. Gwen said it was so good and Braiden is so cute.
Team Adam’s Jordan Smith sang the Jessie J tune “Who You Are.” Pharrell said he could feel Jordan’s “intention.” Adam said Jordan is one of the best performers he knows because he keeps the audience mesmerized.
Emily Ann Roberts, 17, played The Judds’ “Why Not Me” for Team Blake. Blake said she’s going to stick around in the music biz for a long time.
Jeffery Austin of Team Gwen closed the night with his take on Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” Adam noted that Jeffery has a unique quality in his voice. Gwen said she was moved to tears, and that Jeffery is so gifted.
Also during the broadcast, Pharrell performed his song “Freedom.”
NBC will air a new results show Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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