After the disappointing culling last week, we're down to the final 12, and from here on out, only audience votes will help our favorites move through -- no more coaches' saves.
I'm running out of things to say about these musicians, so here's how it works this week: vote for your favorites. If they make the cut, they make the cut. If they don't, they don't, and since this is entirely in your hands, dear audience, it's entirely likely that a coach will NOT have a representative in the final rounds. Feel the pressure? Good.
Michaela Paige — Mohawk-free and barely recognizable, sang Pink's "Blow Me One Last Kiss." It blows my mind how young and self-assured Michaela is; she was born to be on stage. Adam called her performance "elegant and graceful," which I guess are good words to describe a rendition of a Pink song?
Cassadee Pope sang "Behind These Hazel Eyes," and I feel like the producers are just grasping at straws to keep these contestants interesting, as we learn more about them. For example, Cassadee said she thought of her father when she sings this song, and she thought that maybe, being on "The Voice" would prompt her absent father to reach out to her. It hasn't happened. After a toneless start to the song, Cassadee kicked it into high gear, and the coaches applauded her for finally connecting in a way that made them see "who she really is."
Terry McDermott closed the night (yes, we are going out of order here, I'm sorry) with "More Than A Feeling," and while this was AWESOME, the classic rock is starting to wear thin for me. Like, trying something — anything — else. But Blake applauded Terry for knowing who he is, and sticking with it.
Dez Duron was first up with
Sidenote to highlight the adorable that is Blake Shelton: As he gushes over how much he loves the Frankie Valley song, and Dez's R&B spin on it, Christina pipes up: "It's Lauryn Hill." "Oh, that's who did that version," Blake muses. "I'm an old bastard, look at me."
Adriana Louise sang
Sylvia Yacoub appeared to have taken Christina’s advice on “My Heart Will Go On” by “making it more
And Christina, that beacon of guidance, gushed that once, she had to sing a
Team Cee Lo
Cody Belew sang
Trevin Hunte sang "When A Man Loves a Woman," and I think the coaches are running out of good things to say about him, too: Cee Lo kept referring to "the miracle" of Trevin and described him as an angel. "You're going to be a blessing to so many lives," he said.
America, Cee Lo has spoken. Make sure Trevin is the final four, or I'm sorry, I won't be able to look you in the eye.
Nicholas David sang "The Power of Love," and every single time he gets on that stage, he gets more relaxed, more comfortable, and owns more and more of what he does. Adam said that it sounded, once or twice, like Nicholas was "trying to catch up" with the song, but Blake said he liked that: "Every time you're on stage, you're doing something different."
Amanda Brown tried her hand with
Bryan Keith, who I don’t think we’ve ever seen without his hat, sang “Back to Black,” because he “wanted to bring an old feeling back to rock.” It worked. There was less of a tragic note to