The Voice season 21 continues with LIVE shows. On Monday (Dec. 6), the Top 8 performed for viewer votes (Read our Recap). Tomorrow night (Dec. 7), 4 acts will be declared safe. Then, the remaining 4 artists will perform for the Instant Save wildcard. The winner joins the The Top 4 to make a Final 5, which will compete in next week’s finale.
The artists mostly played it safe tonight with song choices. But can you blame them? At this point of the competition, it’s probably a good idea to show people why they liked a singer in the first place.
See the full The Voice 21 schedule HERE.
I assumed that producers would give Jim & Sasha Allen every advantage to make the Final 5 so that Ariana Grande wouldn’t go into the finale empty handed. But they performed first! That song choice was so terrible, it would have ruined the show’s emotional flow if they had sung near the end. Singing first is the best spot in the front half of the show. But that performance was so lackluster, it’s hard to imagine them winning the Top 4 public vote.
I’m going to say it: Ariana is a delightful panelist. But she is NOT a good coach. Move over Shakira and Miley Cyrus…
Jershika Maple fought her way through to the semi-final, but tomorrow is probably the end of her The Voice journey. She is always fantastic and would be a worthy finalist. And maybe in a season less stacked with R&B talent she would have been. John’s other artist, Joshua Vacanti delivered a personal best performance tonight in the last spot. Owning a singular lane, he could make the Top 4. I placed him at N0 7 in my power rankings. It goes to show how an artist’s prospects depend on performance, performance order, how the competition fares, etc.
But the semi-finals are typically unpredictable. But past semi-final rounds had more than half of the singers leaving the competition. With five out of eight moving on to the finale this season, the results may actually be less surprising.
Lana Scott did a solid job with a Carrie Underwood Christian crossover hit. She was better last week, however. Nevertheless, as the only country singer left, she will probably make the Top 4. Girl Named Tom and Wendy Moten brought it tonight with A+ performances. They are still my No 1 and No 2 picks, respectively.
Paris Winningham is coasting. But he’s such a great vocalist, he may coast right into the finale. He’s got major Ruben Studdard vibes (remember Ruben winning American Idol season 2, despite turning in the same performance week after week?)
Hailey Mia is a Wildcard. She has steadily gained momentum week after week and could make the Top 4. Or not! Plus, she has already won an Instant Save, and could do it again.
As they usually are, the throwaway duets allow the contestants to perform in a less stressful, more lighthearted environment. Which was your favorite?
So what do you think? Vote in our POLLS. Look for PREDICTIONS tomorrow afternoon.
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The Voice 21 Top 10: Favorite Performance
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