NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — On Mondays episode of The Voice, the top 12 artists from Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams’ teams sang live for America’s votes. One of the artists will be eliminated on Tuesday’s results show.
Before the show, host Carson Daily, surrounded by the Voice coaches and contestants, offered “love and support for the people of Paris” on behalf of everyone associated with the show. The stage was lit in the colors of the French flag.
The youngest contestant in the competition, Braiden Sunshine, 15, led things off for Team Gwen. He choseStyx’ “Renegade,” explaining that rock was the music he first started singing when he was nine years old. Gwen advised him that he needed to command the stage and be “body confident.” Afterwards, she declared Braiden “nailed it.”
On the advice of her coach, Team Adam’s Amy Vachal performed a soulful version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” as a way to “elevate her game.” Adam was pleased with Amy’s performance, noting he wanted to own Vachal’s version of the song.
Blake, who along with Stefani, recently revealed they were romantically involved, commented that he hadn’t heard a more “elegant” version of a “booty call.” Adam was surprised he knew the song and Shelton answered back, “Gwen sang it to me on The Tonight Show,” which drew a reaction from fellow coaches, Daly and the studio audience.
Mark Hood, from Team Pharrell, sang Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds.” Pharrell warned him to keep the performance “stripped-down,” later explaining to the camera “Mark’s strength is when he feels.” Gwen called the singer one of her favorites. Pharrell praised Hood for showing people another side of himself.
Emily Ann Roberts, representing Team Blake was next with Patty Loveless’ “Blame It on Your Heart,” suggested by Blake because it was mainstream country, but touched on Emily’s bluegrass roots. Blake congratulated Roberts for commanding the stage as if it was hers.
Team Gwen’s Korin Buckowski tackled “Titanium,” by David Guetta featuring Sia. She also suggested Korin “shock people” by getting a new hairstyle, going from brunette to platinum blonde. Stefani praised the singer taking a risk and showing her range, adding that she felt “blessed” to be a part of Korin’s journey.
Barrett Baber put a country spin on Richard Marx’s rock ballad “Right Here Waiting,” with his coach Blake Shelton explaining that it gave the singer a chance to sell a story. After the performance, Shelton declared it a success, noting that Baber proved that he was a first and foremost a great singer.
Maddi Davis, a 16-year-old Texas native, took the stage next for Team Pharrell, putting her spin on Jewel’s “Who Will Save Your Soul.” Pharrell’s advice to his artist was to “get out of your head.” He complimented the teen for knowing exactly what she wants at such a young age — from her clothes to the way she handles a song.
Team Gwen’s Jeffery Austin sang James Bay’s “Let It Go,” explaining he connected with the song because he lost his dad when he was nine years old. Gwen declared that Austin took the song to a whole new place, adding she was proud of him.
Team Adam’s country singing contestant, 17-year-old Shelby Brown, performed Jamey Johnson’s “In Color.” Blake noticed that Shelby got a little ahead of the band towards the end of the song, but Adam praised the teen for not only recovering, but following it by delivering “one of the most powerful notes” she ever sang in her life.
Evan McKeel took the stage next for Pharrel’s team, singing Kenny Loggins’ “This Is It.” His game plan was getting “any thoughts out of my head and just being me.” Pharrell noted Evan went out there with his heart and “lifted people.”
Team Adam’s Jordan Smith sang the gospel standard “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” noting his fondest memory was singing in church with his family and performing at the Vatican with his church choir. Jordan got a standing ovation from all four judges. Referring to Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris, Levine thanked Smith for making “all of us feel like there’s a lot of hope.”
Zach Seabaugh of Team Blake closed the show with “My Love,” by Little Texas. Blake told Zach he’s never had an artist that was ready to “walk off the stage…walk out the door, get in your tour bus and go and be on your headlining tour.”
The Voice continues Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.
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