'The Voice' recap: Top 13 artists perform -- Joana Martinez, Will Breman, Katie Kadan and Rose Short stun coaches
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/19/2019
The Voice featured the Top 13 artists taking the stage for home viewer votes, and several artists -- including Joana Martinez, Will Breman, Katie Kadan and Rose Short -- brought the house down during Monday night's two-hour performance show on NBC.
Joana, a 15-year-old from Miami, FL, from Gwen's team, performed "Get On Your Feet" by Gloria Estefan in a hometown dedication.
Joana received a standing ovation from all four coaches following her performance.
Blake said Joana's talent combined with her determination has put her in the right lane and she apparently had a blast onstage. Her former coach predicted great things to come for her.
Gwen admitted she was "in shock" Joana was able to pull this off because it's a "very hard song to do." Gwen called her performance "unbelievable" because she was able to sing, dance and get the crowd going all at the same time.
Will, a 25-year-old from Santa Barbara, CA, sang "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz on behalf of John's team. He paid tribute to his mother, who never gave up on him after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.
Will received a standing ovation from all four coaches, and Blake told Will that he was amazed how connected the artist was to the song. Blake admitted he was shocked America didn't vote to advance him last week, but he predicted that wouldn't happen this week.
John expressed how Will showed passion, emotion and vulnerability this time around and it was "really, really beautiful." John could almost see the energy exuding from Will.
Katie, a 38-year-old from Chicago, IL, took the stage with "I'm Going Down" by Mary J. Blige, representing "Team Legend." Her song went out to her single girlfriends, who lift her up when she's down, as well as all the single ladies who have had their hearts broken.
Katie's performance got all four coaches up on their feet, and The Voice host Carson Daly noted how Katie had "electrified" the room.
"Wow, that was something. That was something! That felt like the finale for a minute," Carson said.
Kelly said the performance was so good that she stood up and lost her microphone. Kelly called her "fire" and "a force," saying she absolutely loved her.
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"That was the best performance we've seen this season -- by far, I think," John insisted. "And we have some amazingly good singers... but we haven't seen anything better than that this season. That was incredible, Katie!"
"Team Gwen" member, Rose, a 34-year-old from Killeen, TX, took the stage with "I Turn To You" by Christina Aguilera, paying tribute to her coach.
Rose received an enthusiastic standing ovation from all four coaches, closing out the show on a high note.
Gwen said the dedication meant so much to her and she felt so proud that Rose trusted her.
"You're so cool, you're so talented, you're so incredible... I'm so happy we have this moment together," Gwen said. "I'm really proud of you."
Ricky Duran, a 29-year-old from Austin, TX, from Blake's team, took the stage with "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray Lamontagne. He dedicated the song to his girlfriend Alyssa.
John noted it's no secret he had loved Ricky from the beginning because he always carries himself like an artist. John said he was born to be on the stage based on the way he performs and presents, and he called it an "outstanding" and "impressive" performance.
Blake told Ricky that everyone loves him and it's solid performances like that people tend to remember. Blake admitted that when he travels, everyone gushes about Ricky -- from security guards to friends and fans.
Max Boyle, a 23-year-old from Toledo, OH, performed "Unaware" by Allen Stone and dedicated it to his family, specifically to his niece and nephew.
Max's former coach, John, said he nailed a very challenging song with "power and charisma." John said he's really good at performing, and then his current coach Kelly noted Max has "so much talent."
Kelly explained that Max is basically "super human" because of his gift given he can deliver impressive falsetto, intimacy, and a powerful chest voice as well. She said no one should sing this song except for people like him.
Myracle Holloway, a 44-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, belted out "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston in honor of her late grandmother, who raised her when her mother wasn't able to care for her.
Kelly gushed about how Myracle from "Team Gwen" was "a champion" because that was such a difficult song to sing, and Gwen insisted the performance was "incredible" and every moment was "perfect."
Kat Hammock, an 18-year-old from Encinitas, CA, performed a stripped-down version of "Danny Boy" in honor of her two sets of grandparents who had both passed away.
Gwen admitted she's a huge fan of Kat and if the "unique" singer doesn't land a record deal, something is seriously wrong with the world because her voice is "so magical" and "mesmerizing."
Blake told his team member that he was so proud of her as a friend and coach and she's "one of the most important artists" he's ever had the privilege to work with on The Voice.
Cali Wilson, a 28-year-old from Salem, IA, took the stage with "Butterflies" by Kacey Musgraves for "Team Blake." Cali dedicated the song to her girlfriend.
Gwen stood up and told Cali her voice on a record is the type of record she'd want to listen to because of her tone and the air coming through her voice. Gwen thanked Blake for saving Cali, saying she's one of her favorites on the show this season.
Blake agreed that type of music is her lane because she was able to show off her beautiful falsetto as well as her "shockingly powerful" full voice.
Shane Q, a 29-year-old from Sacramento, CA, from "Team Kelly," sang "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. He paid tribute to his mother, who has always worked so hard for him.
Blake gushed about how Shane was "incredible" and he was a frontrunner in the competition. Kelly complimented Shane on opening his eyes and connecting with the audience. She wanted Shane to have total confidence in himself because he's an "incredible vocalist."
Hello Sunday, a duo on Kelly's team comprised of Myla Finks, a 14-year-old from Atlanta, GA, and Chelsea Glover, a 13-year-old from Atlanta, GA, performed "Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie J.
John said Hello Sunday was impressive and fun to watch and this performance was "far and away" their best yet because it was "perfection" and joyful.
Kelly told her act that they're so talented and so young. Kelly appeared blown away by them and hoped to sing with them one day.
"America, you are insane if you don't pick these kids! They are so good!" Kelly yelled.
Marybeth Byrd, an 18-year-old from Armorel, AR, sang "Go Rest High On That Mountain" by Vince Gill for John's team as a tribute to her grandfather who passed away.
Marybeth broke down into tears following her performance, and Blake recalled how he had been blocked from having her on his team.
John knew how hard it was for Marybeth to perform this song given it's so emotional, but he was so happy she could share her grief with America and show who she is as a person. John, who was a bit choked up himself, dubbed it "a wonderful performance."
Jake Hoot, a 31-year-old from Cookeville, TN, belted out "Danny's Song" by Loggins & Messina on behalf of Kelly's team. Jake dedicated his performance to his daughter, who recently had to handle her parents getting a divorce.
Gwen loved that song for Jake and said it was "perfect." She appreciated the growl in his voice and called his delivery magical.
Kelly admitted she was bawling throughout that performance and he can sing anything. Kelly said Jake sounded like the music she had grown up listening to.
Carson revealed two The Voice artists will go home on Tuesday night's results show no matter what team they are on.