Ouch. The semi-finals have gotta be the most brutal leg of this entire competition. Not only are there four hopefuls unceremoniously discarded in one fell swoop, but they’ve also gotten just far enough to possibly believe they belong in the finals at this stage. Tonight, two singers leave with nary a question or a coaching comment thrown their way as adieu (although one of them has had more than his fair share of those moments before tonight).
Tomorrow is the cutthroat elimination round. The Voice’s season 11 contestant pool will be sliced in half, with just four of the eight remaining singers advancing to next week’s finale. Clearly, those nerves are starting to get to these singers — with few exceptions, they all seem a little off their games tonight. Is it the return of the heinous duets, which force them to once again share the stage after so much time spent alone and with songs that are cherry-picked for them, instead of both?
Over the past few years, Miley Cyrus’ music has been influenced more and more by hip-hop, EDM, and psychedelic indie rock — but that doesn’t mean she’s lost her country roots. On Tuesday night’s episode of The Voice, Cyrus joined Dolly Parton for a version of Parton’s classic “Jolene.”
The two were also joined by Pentatonix, who provided an acapella backing. The singers were fanned out on stage, with Parton naturally front and center.
Well, that was unexpected… Although, maybe it shouldn’t have been.
Tonight’s “save me” performances prove it’s really not over until it’s over for someone, even when they’ve had a pretty awful live performance the night before an elimination round. Tonight, two contestants are sent packing from Studio 12, and in the process, the bottom-three member who convinces voters another chance is due might have just become a dark-horse contender in the process. What?!
First thing’s first. Here’s who America saved, in order of their announcements:
Billy Gilman continued to wow audiences on The Voice Monday night with his incredible performance of Martina McBride’s “Anyway.” The 28-year-old former child star has been impressing judges and viewers alike with his talent.
Country music star McBride saw Gilman’s cover of her hit song and could not help but praise the contestant’s pipes. “Billy Gilman, just saw u do Anyway on The Voice,” McBride tweeted before adding, “and it blew me away. And that clip of u onstage w/ me..remember that like it was yesterday!”
It’s crunch time, guys, and while some artists are stepping up in impressive ways, others are starting to show signs of fissure in both their voices and song choices. Two artists are on the chopping block this week as we inch ever nearer to the finals, and while previous weeks’ send-offs have been a little difficult to figure out, it looks like we might be able to tell from tonight’s performances alone who’ll advance (and who will say goodbye).
Here’s what happened in the Top 10 performances on The Voice.
Welp. Tonight’s elimination-round results for The Voice’s Top 11 might not come as too much of a gut-punch to audiences at home, but having two contestants in the bottom two fighting for their future on the show has gotta be tough stuff for any coach to endure, especially a newbie.
Good luck choosing your Top 10, America, because, frankly, I’m not seeing a legitimate straggler in the Top 11 right now. Not after tonight. This is a rare set when everybody brings something impressive to the stage, making it difficult to single out a particular contestant who doesn’t deserve to go forward. As Carson Daly puts it, “What a night for music.”
Here’s what went down during tonight’s Top 11 performances.Ali Caldwell (Team Miley)
“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton
Aaaand now we’re at the number of the season: 11.
Tonight’s elimination round features the first true coaching performances of The Voice’s 11th run — apart from those random impromptu duets that came together during the blinds, of course — and they’re arguably the strongest of the entire series, particularly when it comes to their timely relevance.
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