Tonight in The voice, we have the Top 13: the eight saved by America, the four saved by the coaches and the saved by The return stage – competing for an opportunity in the Top 11. Let's see how all the singers did in tonight's live performance round.
Team Blake: Chris Kroeze
"Let it be" by the Beatles
Dedicated to: his hometown of Barron, OH
Have we talked about the fact that Chris Kroeze still looks like Richard Marx? Why does he do this. So much. His voice is a mixture of sweetness and gravel, which has obviously inspired some interest in the audiences that voted last week. Tonight, Chris is venturing out of the rural area again to please this person. In theory, it's a good option, but I would like you to have saved this number for a later week, when you could have enough time to keep your original pace and not speed it up that much. Unless that was an intentional reordering, in which case … [Imagine the “Not great, Bob!” GIF here].
Team Adam: Tyke James
"(Everything I do) I do it for you" by Bryan Adams
Dedicated to: his mother mel
This guy. In the rehearsal images, this seems to be a disaster waiting for it to sound good for this song, but coach Adam Levine gave it a very good orientation to play this with a simple Hawaiian style, and yes, it's basically amazing. It's a bit like the way that Iz Kamakawiwo-ole finally managed to revolutionize "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" after so many people became literal with him and returned it to him alone, to a ukulele and to a cheerful disposition. Tyke, too, has all those elements working tonight and offers exceptional performance. This is exactly the kind of version that will court the iTunes downloads you need, because who does not want to hear an original and thoughtful version of a song like this. So well played. I want to hear it again and again. I'd better not be in the block again tomorrow or if not [waves fist feistily].
Team Adam: DeAndre Nico
"I can only imagine" by MercyMe
Dedicated to: his girlfriend Crystal.
DeAndre Nico catches you, does not he? It's not a blow to his talent to say that I did not anticipate it in the Top 13, but now that he has it, it makes a lot of sense. He has a lot of heart and a serious style of delivery that makes it easy to overlook any defect that may exist in his execution. He takes this modern ballad from the church and dedicates it to his girlfriend while she mourns the loss of her unborn child, and all the time. Yes. He feels abundant. He seems to struggle with the roof of his voice, which is something he should work on in later rounds.
Team Kelly: Kymberli Joye
"Diamonds" by Rihanna
Dedicated to: your sister
Kimberli Joye has already shown us time and again that she can cut those power notes like no one else's, but since she was in danger of being sent home last week, this time she's trying something new. Instead of going to the maximum with his inestimable vocal strength, he is giving it back a bit so we can hear something softer from the beginning. It is certainly effective to start small and build your usual boom, although I wish this arrangement was a bit slower.
Team Jennifer: Kennedy Holmes
"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Dedicated to: his parents.
Okay, this song is not fair because it's so heartbreaking that if someone delivers a version of it that can be passed in half, it will navigate. Then, when Kennedy Holmes sings it wonderfully, oh boy. I like to play it safely and concentrate on delivering clean notes at first, but the power of the lyrics sinks, begins to interest more and, when the power notes are activated, it is really selling. Hi boy, now I have to see again. Beaches again.
Team Jennifer: Sandyredd
"It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" by Boyz II Men
Dedicated to: his late mother.
At this point, either you like Sandyredd or not. She is very consistent from week to week with who she is and how she will sound. Tonight, she is especially emotional because this song reminds her of her late mother, but it's not very different from what we've heard from her before. His low, plaintive notes are still just as incredible, and his singing cries are there raising the ceiling again. She has clearly given us everything she has every week, so if the fanfare for her has not yet developed, I am not sure that this will change anyone's mentality.