'The Voice' Top 10 recap: Chris Blue stuns, Blake Shelton predicts TSoul and Brennley Brown will make Top 8
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/09/2017
The Voice's Top 10 artists took the stage for home viewer votes on Monday night's Season 12 performance show on NBC.
The live shows continued last night with the 10 remaining artists singing for home viewers as well as the show's coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Alicia Keys. In a night of impressive performances, Chris Blue from Knoxville, TN, blew the roof off the place.
Chris sang "24k Magic" by Bruno Mars and received a standing ovation from all four coaches. Blake revealed he believes Chris is going to be in the finale and if someone can't recognize how talented he is, then he or she must be deaf and blind.
Alicia then told her team member how his performance made her feel like she was "flying through the sky."
Alicia was "super excited" to watch Chris perform his own vision in his own element. At 27-years-old, Alicia said Chris was doing his thing and celebrating life, adding that he's unstoppable in the competition.
Blake also predicted that Terry "TSoul" Pinkard from Richmond, VA, and Brennley Brown from Apple Valley, CA, will definitely make the Top 8 artists this season.
TSoul sang "At This Moment" by Billy Vera and The Beaters, and Alicia said his voice is so unique and he always gives his performances "300,000 percent."
Blake then told TSoul that he bought himself a ticket to the show's Top 8 because it's the best he's ever sang on the show.
Brennley performed "Anyway" by Martina McBride, and Alicia, Gwen and Blake all gave her a standing ovation. Blake admitted that Brennley made a believer out of him and she's so inspirational to young women everywhere at age 15.
After insisting Brennley will make the Top 8 because she always defies the odds, Gwen told her artist that the performance was beautiful and went better than she ever could have imagined.
Per usual, Jesse Larson from Minneaopolis, MN, also executed a killer performance when he sang "Jungle Love" by The Time. Blake thought Alicia was going to "combust" during the song, and then Adam told his team member that he's a "superstar" and "the most talented dude in the competition."
Adam gushed about how Jesse, although not a popstar, boasts "attitude, sex appeal and funk" and had a "nasty" performance.
Aliyah Moulden from La Habra, CA, broke down into tears during her performance of "Jealous" by Labrinth, and she could barely pick up the pieces.
However, Blake said he couldn't have been more proud of the 15-year-old -- who cried because the song reminded her of her father who had passed away -- because artists are expected to pour their hearts and souls into music.
Vanessa Ferguson from Greensboro, NC, took the stage with a rendition of "Doo Wop" by Lauryn Hill, which was a tough song to take on.
Alicia said Vanessa proved herself to be a poet, MC, lyricist, musician and pianist, adding that she's "everything" and always shows America who she is at the center of every performance.
Mark Isaiah from Mount Pocono, PA, who has been saved a total of three times on The Voice's twelfth season -- once by his own coach, Adam, during "The Live Playoffs" -- performed "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles.
Adam told America that Mark doesn't deserve to be at the bottom because he gets better with each passing week and works harder than anyone else on the show.
Lilli Passero from Los Angeles, CA, sang "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole, which is right in her lane of music. Adam expressed how she's on "a whole different level" than her competitors because she sings in the classic and traditional sense without all of the bells and whistles of today's typical vocalist.
Adam said she "carries the torch of a lost art" and performs in a retrospective way.
Lauren Duski from Gaylord, MI, took the stage with "Tell Me Why" by Wynonna Judd. Blake told viewers that Lauren lacked confidence in the beginning of the competition but reminds herself and everyone else that she can do this every time she steps onstage.
Blake added how Lauren is the "missing piece in country music right now."
Hunter Plake from Baton Rouge, LA, sang "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood on behalf of Gwen's team. Gwen said she's very proud to know Hunter and be able to watch him perform his art.
Gwen noted that Hunter is very comfortable and happy onstage and that he appeared to have a blast during this performance in particular. Gwen called him "the real deal" and said he did an "amazing job."
On The Voice's Tuesday night results show on May 9, two artists will be eliminated, leaving eight artists in the competition.