The Voice season 14 Top 11 will be revealed tonight. Will the eliminated contestant be from Team Adam Levine, Team Blake Shelton, Team Alicia Keys or Team Kelly Clarkson? Carson Daly returns as host. We are live blogging every performance. The bottom two singers will perform for your instant vote. The winner lives to sing another week. The loser heads home.
Also Adam and his band Maroon 5 perform.
It’s Kelly’s birthday! Happy 36th (Oof Time Flies). Carson describes a BIG HUGE SHOW. Blake and Kelly will be performing with their teams!
Britton Buchanan was the most streamed artist on Apple Music overnight. Huh. Carson doesn’t mention the
crappy iTunes numbers. The top 12 line up. And after a few dumb questions (OH THOSE DUMB QUESTIONS) it’s time to call some singers safe. America saved…from Team Alicia…Britton Buchanan. America also saved, from Team Kelly…Brynn Cartelli. America also saved…from Team Adam…Sharane Calister!
Next, Brynn Cartelli, DR King, and Kaleb Lee perform Bleachers’ “Don’t Take the Money” with their coach Kelly Clarkson. Hm. Super pitchy performance from everyone but Kelly. Oh. Maybe even she’s a little bit off pitch. Actually, the performance improves once the singers find their groove. Nice harmonies!
Carson compliments Kelly’s festive “birthday” dress. She’s all sparkly tonight!
The remaining nine contestants line up. It’s time for more results. America saved…from Team Blake…Pryor Baird. America also saved…from Team Alicia…Christiana Danielle.
Next, Maroon 5 take the stage to perform their latest single “Wait.” Sure to be a hit.
Former The Voice contestant Dave Crosby’s overly precocious daughter and Youtube star, Clair interviews the coaches and Top 12.
MORE results. Seven artists remain. Blah blah blah dumb questions. I’m losing the will to live. America saved, from Team Blake, Spensha Baker! America also saved…from Team Kelly…Kaleb Lee!
Oh. Surprise performance brought to you by Marshalls! The cast of Rise performs “Scars to Your Beautiful.” The show’s ratings are a little disappointing apparently. I’ve got a bunch of episodes that I’ve yet to watch. Should I? One of the leads is Auli’i Cravalho from the Disney animated movie Moana. The sanging is pretty good.
Next, Kyla Jade, Pryor Baird and Spensha Baker join their coach Blake Shelton to sing the soul classic “I Thank You.” Hate to tell you Kelly. But you just been bested.
The five remaining artists take the stage. Too many dumb questions. Aw. Jackie V. tears up as she thanks coach Adam. America saved…from Team Adam…Jackie Verna! America also saved…Kyla Jade from Team Blake. All of Team Blake SAFE. America also saved…Jackie Foster from Team Alicia. Oh man. I came real close to predicting a correct bottom 2.
Rayshun Lamarr and D.R. King will sing for the Instant Save!
D.R. King – Papa Was A Rolling Stone by the Temptations – This is an odd choice for a save me song. Regardless, I like D.R. He’s got a unique style, great range. Kelly is puzzled that America would put D.R. in the bottom two.
Rayshun Lamarr – I Can’t Stand the Rain – Rayshun is a very good singer too, but he’s more flash than substance. Still, he pours so much passion into this performance, he may have it. Adam will give viewers a pass, because now they know Rayshun deserves to advance. “You are a spectacular talent…it would be a crime if this dude didn’t make it to the next week.” Adam has become an expert on how to manipulate America.
OK #VoiceSaveRayshun #VoiceSaveDRKing One tweet. But re-tweet to your heart’s content.
During the commercial, the vote sits at 64 vs 36 percent. Rayshun has got this. Welp. I voted for D.R. anyway.
D.R. thanks Kelly for believing in him. Adam interrupts Rayshun as he tries to thank him. “We’re going to be here next week! We’re going to be here next week!” he shouts. “Stop talking like that!”
Kelly stands up. She pulls the birthday card. “It’s my birthday! It would be horrible to make me cry. And you know I’ll cry!” Kelly adds, “HE CAN SING ANYTHING. I think people miss it. DON’T MISS IT” and then “FOR MY BIRTHDAY! FOR D.R. C’MON!”
“It’s not my birthday,” Adam admits. He says it’s shocking that either is in the Bottom 2. He apologizes for interrupting before. “I just want you to keep believing that you’re going to move on.” Adam prattles on about Rayshun’s talent and spirit. Me thinks we have some time to kill here. S.T.R.E.T.C.H the producer is probably telling him in his ear.
And America instantly saved…Rayshun Lamarr! Kelly looks crushed!
Next week the Top 11 perform songs that YOU picked on social media.
Top 11 (Safe)
Britton Buchanan – Team Alicia
Brynn Cartelli – Team Kelly
Sharane Calister – Team Adam
Pryor Baird – Team Blake
Christiana Danielle – Team Alicia
Spensha Baker – Team Blake
Kaleb Lee – Team Kelly
Jackie Verna – Team Adam
Kyla Jade – Team Blake
Jackie Foster – Team Alicia
Rayshun Lamarr – Team Adam (Saved by America)
D.R. King from Team Kelly ELIMINATED