'The Voice' concludes live "Playoff" performances with Shakira and Blake Shelton's teams
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/08/2013
The Voice concluded its live "Playoffs" round during Tuesday night's fourth-season episode.
The live "Playoffs" performance broadcast began with The Voice coaches Shakira and Blake Shelton's team members taking the stage and singing live for America's votes.
In addition to a "Team Shakira" and a "Team Blake" group performance, each of the eight contestants performed individually.
Shakira's four-person team sang Queen's "We Are the Champions" together, while the four members of "Team Blake" joined forces to perform a rendition of "Boondocks" by Little Big Town.
For "Team Shakira," Garrett Gardner from Ringwood, NJ, sang "Imagine" by John Lennon. Kris Thomas from Memphis, TN, performed "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars. Sasha Allen from New York, NY, took the stage with a rendition of the Beatles' "Oh! Darling." Karina Iglesias from Miami, FL, performed "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green.
For "Team Blake," Danielle Bradbery from Cypress, TX, sang "Maybe It Was Memphis" by Pam Tillis. Holly Tucker from Lorena, TX, performed "How Do I Live" by Leann Rimes. Colton Swon and Zach Swon from Muskogee, OK -- a duo who perform as The Swon Brothers -- took the stage with a rendition of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Fishin' in the Dark." Justin Rivers from Bowling Green, KY, sang "Meet in the Middle" by Diamond Rio.
Also during the live show, Shakira and Blake performed a take on "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum together.
Wednesday night's broadcast will be a live results show in which America's votes will advance two artists from each team -- as there are currently 16 artists still in the running -- to the Top 12, leaving each coach to then determine which of his or her two remaining artists he or she would like to save. The three chosen artists on each team will move on to next week's live shows.
Three-time The Voice coach Cee Lo Green, who was replaced by Usher this season, will also perform during Wednesday night's show.