The Voice Season 16 Recap – Top 13 – Live Blog and Videos

THE VOICE -- "Live Top 13" Episode 1614A -- Pictured: Maelyn Jarmon -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Tonight, The Voice season 16 Top 13 will perform for the coaches, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and your votes.

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The Voice 16 Top 13 Song Spoilers – What Will the Contestants Sing?

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Tonight is all about us the viewers, welcome to fan week (AKA bus songs week!)

Fans picked the songs and we are going to meet the super fans and check in with viewing parties throughout the country.  5 singers will go home tomorrow and our votes will determine who goes home.  Voting is open now!

Kicking off the night with the cowboy Blake Shelton and we are meeting some of Gyth’s biggest fans.  They are holding up a sign that says Gyth.  The fans love that he is the whole package.  Gyth is doing a Blake song.  Blake says the fans made the right decision, he knows how to work the crowd and get intimate.  Gyth’s first concert was a Blake concert and he’s a big fan.  Blake says this guy is going places!

Gyth Rigdon “Nobody But Me” Team Blake

He is standing at the mic with his guitar.  He also has a piano and other instrumentalists behind him.  He sounds decent he’s a little hard to understand in the lower register.  He puts guitar down and now it’s just him and the mic as he walks around the stage.  He sounds better in the chorus and bridge where he is in his higher register, strong ending.  Blake on his feet.

John loves Gyth, he was great up there.  He carries himself with star presence.  Blake says he agree with John, he does belong here.  He owns the stage, and is an undiscovered talent.

When we come back Kim Cherry takes the stage!

Blake tells Kim we’ve had artists try what she has and not get very far.  Kim is worried about how it will be received.  Clips of fans and TLC tweeting that they are rooting for her.  Hmmm not sure about this song choice.  Blake tells her to do the song straight.  Kim loves the song, and says it fits her awesome man.  Blake reminds us that rap is hard, it requires rhythm and personality.    Indiana in the house as two of Kim’s fans are on the camera, they love her mad rapping skills.  They get the honor of introducing her…

Kim Cherry “Whatta Man”  Team Blake

Neon columns, as Kim comes out on the stage, she has no glasses on.  Two back up singers on the stage.  She starts out rapping immediately.  She is a good rapper, and looks very confident and comfortable on the stage.  She laughs during the song when it talks about laughing.  Pretty sure we’ve never heard this on the Voice.  She’s singing to her boyfriend now.  This is mostly rap and not really showing off her voice.  Somewhat big note at the end, but never really broke out into big notes.  Blake on his feet.

Kelly says Kim did exactly what she expected, but she would like to hear her sing something.  Her attitude and rap separates her, but she wants to hear her wail (I agree).  Blake tells us it’s fun to see what the fans choose, that song choice was perfect.  Great performance, great job.

Up next Jej, Andrew, and Oliv

Up next is Jej Kelly’s save.  He’s excited to represent the Philippines in the top 13.  Kelly thinks he will be in the finale.  Kelly is throwing papers at him during rehearsals.  He had a watch party during his blind audition.  Kelly is pushing Jej to be vulnerable.  Jej is ready to show us the beast in him.   Live from the viewing party in Glendale, CA of Jej fans (about 20 maybe haha).

Jej Vinson “Close” Team Kelly

He’s starting off on the keyboards.  He is starting off more vulnerable we’ve heard and in tune so that’s good.  He leaves the keyboards and now it’s him and the mic on the stage.  Adding his signature runs.  There are a lot of back up vocals in this song while he sings oooo…  He breaks into bigger notes and runs and ends on a big, tender ooooo..  That was okay. His runs are overdone for me, but better then he has been.

Adam loves Jej’s voice, he loves his tone.  Adam envisions him in the finale, he did great.  Kelly’s favorite thing about him is that he has style and grace with his runs, sexy, and angelic.  She will be shocked if he is not in the finale.  (Um, good luck with that).

Andrew’s up next, followed by Oliv and Dexter

Gyth is shown screaming for Andrew going through.  Blake tells Andrew he’s connected with country fans across the nation.  Hi fans made cookies and T-shirts in his hometown of 4,000 people.  Blake says Andrew is in awe of this opportunity.  The fans gave him a contemporary country song, he infuses a Southern rock sound.  He doesn’t back down from any song.  We go to Burleson TX viewing party for Andrew.  Hmmm this is Kelly’s hometown, and they are copying Idol with these hometown/viewing watch parties.

Andrew Sevener “She Got the Best in Me”  Team Blake

Andrew stands at the mic with his guitar as we would expect.  There’s a tree backdrop behind him, drums and some back up singers, and guitarists.  His voice is so solid and pure, he sounds really good.  I’m not a country fan but he’s good.  He throws his guitar behind his back and heads to center stage, hits some wailing, big notes.  Solid, predictable performance.

John loved his energy, wanted more finesse and he felt his passion in the performance.  Blake says Andrew is on 10 all the time, and that’s why he has a huge fan base, but he realizes every second that goes by that’s he here.  Blake appreciates his attitude.

Coming up Oliv, Dexter, and Shawn!

Reminder: Five go home tomorrow, and lol that we have already seen almost Blake’s whole team before 9:00.

UP next Oliv Blu’s Blake save.  She was so grateful for the opportunity to be saved.  Blake loves that she is jazz.  He thinks the fans will love her even more after this song, because she will take it to the next level.  Her sisters are her three biggest fans.  Blake says Oliv is unique and special.  She is talking to her sisters on her laptop and her twin sister Brooke gets to introduce her.  (Wow they couldn’t find any fans other than her family?)

Oliv Blu “Smooth Operator” Team Blake

Saxophone behind her, excellent lighting on her face.  She is doing an expected jazzy take on this song.  Not a huge fan of the song, but it does allow her to show her different take on things.  Her face is so animated as she sings.  she’s wearing a long red dress, she moves away from the mic stand now but she sounds a little nervous.  The song never really takes off it was okay.  Blake is on his feet.

John regrets that he’s her former coach, she was impressive.  Comments on her hair (it’s huge) and her look.  He says it takes discipline to sing with clarity and she pulled it off.  Blake tells her she sounded incredible and he feels like she came out of her shell and embraced the moment she became an artist on stage tonight.

Coming back to back performances of Dexter and Shawn followed by Celia…

Reminder that you can stream on Apple music, and the artist with the most streamed artists has theirs streams multiplied by 5.

Dexter has a lot of fans outside.  Blake glad to see him representing the early 2000’s. Dexter loves the song and the facts that the fans know he is country.  He has a special fan back home named Abby, she has cerebral palsy she comes to his shows and she loves to sing.  Blake says Dexter works so hard but also someone you want to be buddies with.  The Voice flew Abby out to the show to see Dexter perform.  Abby is now with Carson and she gets to introduce Dexter.

Dexter Roberts “Something Like That”  Team Blake

He doesn’t have a guitar he sounds like he’s talking a bit at the beginning of this.  He is wearing a leather jacket and a ball cap interesting for a country singer.  Some of the girls are screaming in the background.  He is playing the audience but we are losing his voice as he walks.  A few big notes, classic country performance.  Is anyone else bored with all these country songs?  That was good but I’ve seen him do better.  Blake is on his feet.

Kelly says she loves the song pick and thanks the fans.  Kelly says country is a lifestyle and the song connected to it.  Blake tells us Dexter was worried about the song not being vocally challenged enough, Blake says he did a great job.

Shawn says he has an outpouring of support from the fans, including clips of his students.  This is one of my favorite songs.  John says Shawn is amazing.  Shawn’s Mom was his biggest fan, and he wants to draw on the emotion that he misses her.  John says grab America by the heart and make them fall in love.  A viewing party in Houston, TX introduces Shawn.  These crowds are so small (maybe like 40 people in this one).

Shawn Sounds “A House is Not a Home”  Team Legend

Love the hat and the sparkly jacket.  He has an interesting lower register and it’s just his voice and a piano.  He is putting some runs into it, John is on his feet.  Maybe a bit much embellishment, but he has a great voice and this is good.  He is keeping it jazzy and tender.  I’m waiting for some belting.  One big note…  but that never turned into a wailing song like i was expecting.  But it was good.  All four coaches on their feet.  First four coach standing O tonight.  Carson fawning over that.  Definitely better then everyone else so far tonight.

Adam tells him he’s incredible, and it was the best of the night, his personality, his flair.  John says it was one of the best performances this season.   He’s happy to have him on his team.

When we come back Celia is up, along with LB and Mari  haha all of Team Adam together.

Another Team Legend up

Celia was picked because her performance of Chains was his favorite of the season.  He loves that the fans picked a Gaga song for her it’s never been sung on the show before.  Celia says the fans chose a great song and it’s a huge honor.  Her babini babies have been sending in videos for her.  Her Mom makes most of the stuff she wears on the show.  Babini babies are the names of her fans and one of them is on video from Orange County California who thinks she’s unique and has passion.  She introduces…

Celia Babini “Shallow” Team Legend

Interesting pick, song suits her voice.  The stage is dark with just her and the mic.  She falls as she sings, and this causes her to lose her note for a minute.  Her voice is definitely unique, and this song shows her range.  She hits big notes, and goes back to back with the guitar player on the stage.  She is on full volume for the whole rest of the performance.   She is so good at visual enactments of the song she sings.   That was one of her better performances.  She dives into the audiences, and the fans are lifting her across them in the pit as she ends.

Adam her former coach says he misses her.  He’s happy she’s still on the show, he loves watching her perform.  John tells the audience that Celia was concerned about the pressure in the song, but she made it her own, visual performance..

LB, Mari, and Carter on deck…

Now it’s the comeback artist LB Krew on Team Adam.  LB says he chose Adam because he started with him.  This performance is for the fans, Adam calls him the comeback champion.  He’s one of the best singers in the competition, he’s a beast.  The fans chose a Boyz to men R&B song, and the fans might cry a long with him.  The Mayor of El-Dorado talks about how hot LB was by turning four chairs.  We flash to a viewing party in Little Rock Arkansas introduce him (again, very small crowd).

LB Crew “I’ll Make Love to You” Team Adam 

LB is wearing a white jacket, cloud background two back up singers hidden in the background.  This song is a little iffy for him but he’s a good singer.  Have I mentioned that I hate fan pick week?  The songs always suck.  He breaks into some big notes, but this song doesn’t allow for a lot of that.  Now he’s doing some runs, and going into his falsetto.  Dude can sing for sure.  He’s jumping on stage after he’s done.  Crowd on their feet, and so is Adam.

Adam was thrilled to get LB back, he’s a true talent, a kind, good human.  Adam tells him he loves and he’s incredibly talented, and he always brings it.  No other coaches comments….

Back to back from Mari and Carter when we come back….

And now we see last season’s winner Chevel in a Toyota commercial.  Wow we finally see last season’s champ.

https://youtu.be/0xjuc5RHuIA

Adam hugs Mari as she comes into rehearsals.  It means the world to her that Adam saved her.  Mari is gifted musically and she has stage presence.  This Ashanti song has never been done on the show.  Mari is glad that her fans wanted her to do R&B, some of her fans have drawn pictures of her.  She loves her salon family and they send her a good luck message.  One of Mari’s biggest fan is from Taiwan who sent in a video with her drawings of Mari, she loves her vibe… give it up for:

Mari “Foolish”  Team Adam

She’s wearing a short checked dress and there’s a black and yellow background that matches her dress.  She is standing on risers  and the yellow and black are flashing on the stage too.  She’s really into the performance but it’s not really going anywhere.  Definitely better then last time we heard her.She sounds pretty good, and is really getting into it but shes’ not that memorable to me.  That was better then she usually is.  Adam on his feet.

Adam thinks she’s a super star, she has arrived, and she has reached the point to where she’s an artist.  She is her thing, he loves her, and she should be on the show.

Moving right on to Team Blake

Carter got his braces off.  This song will show off his vulnerable side.  Blake tells him to reach through the living room and smack people around.  Carter has had a 100 prom invite videos.  He thought his demographic would be his Mom but he was wrong.  Blake says the girls love Carter, but he needs Carter to focus.  One of Carter’s biggest fans from NC is on live, she says he has an old soul and he throws his songs out of the ball park.  She introduces Carter.

Carter Lloyd Horne “Let It Go”  Team Blake

It’s just Carter and the acoustic guitar standing at the mic stand.  Tender, quiet opening.  He is just playing and singing concentrating on his voice.  This song is boring, this performance is boring.  He has a good voice but this isn’t memorable enough but he’s Team Blake so he probably doesn’t need to be too memorable.  Blake standing but that was meh…

Blake says the fan-picked songs make him nervous, he was worried a little bit.  But he takes everything that gets thrown at him and runs at it head-on.  He killed it tonight.

Rod up after the break and Maelyn closing it up!

Now we are onto Kelly’s country soul singer Rod Stokes.  He brings his wife Kimberly his biggest fan to his rehearsal.  Never show the demo his wife, haha.  He’s going to sing the song to his wife, he tears up talking about her.  Massachusetts mother and son fan on video saying he has the perfect Southern raspy songs that his Mom loves.

Rod Stokes “When a Man Loves a Woman” Team Kelly

This guy’s voice is so good, it’s a little twangy for me but the power is undeniable.  He is tearing this up, pitch perfect, powerful.  Kelly is standing up already.  He even puts a little run at the end, he hit all the right notes.  That was good one of the best tonight.  Kelly is on her feet.

Blake gets to comment and says he is so good and used to be on his team.  He keeps delivering every time.  Kelly says she adores him, he has a God-given talent, it’s beautiful, majestic power and passion.

The Queen Maelyn closes the night when we come back!

One of Maelyn’s biggest fans on the stage he loves that she has overcome so much and not let that get in the way of her dreams.  Maelyn is touched by all the people with hearing impairments who have reached out to her.  She loves to do songs originally sung by male artists.  John says she reminds him of Celine Dion and Joni Mitchell.   Maelyn talks about dating a musician, John says she’s the best singer on the show.

Maelyn Jarmon “The Scientist”  Team Legend

It’s dark and it’s Maelyn and a piano.  Her voice has so much emotion and tenderness.  This is very subdued and tender yet powerful.  Her black glitter dress is beautiful too.  She is hitting all these notes perfectly and she is wailing now as she moves away from the microphone.  Gorgeous, John is on his feet.  She’s almost crying in her voice.   Only John standing that deserved more.  I was almost in tears.

John says she’s the best singer in the competition.  Her skill level is beyond and we are all blessed to hear her.

Tomorrow night we lock in the semi-finalists and Blake and John both perform with their teams.  See you tomorrow!

 

About Dana Meyers 27 Articles
I have a Masters degree in Human Resources & work in that field. I like to travel, read, decorate my house, play board games and spoil my three dogs and two grown daughters. I've been an American Idol fan since the first season and have watched The Voice since season 6.

865 Comments

  1. Hopefully the Blake bunch cancel each other out in votes these next 2 weeks, thinning the herd

  2. can confirm, they were like 1000s at 5:30 (Maelyn is ahead)

  3. also i saw the unfortunate reality that mostly blake is left

  4. This song is old school Blake.

    I found a YT of him duetting on it with Miranda.

  5. The sad thing is he’s the frontrunner and this is what he gives :/

  6. He was much better last week – a bit bleaty on this song. But he has good stage presence.

  7. Hi guys. I have to says I was obsessed with Gyth’s performance last week. I think he’s a star and will probably win, he was most streamed last week and I doubt no one can beat him except may be Dexter

  8. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    2. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)

  9. Ive been trying to be nicer lately on the blogs after many people called me out on it. How am i doing

  10. I rewatched some of her performances lately and they were a lot better than I remember damn

  11. I actually wasn’t that upset and I’m a big idol fan and I liked Jeremiah but he was getting awfully boring to me

  12. Honesty, team Kelly is the weakest, imo. Give me team Adam’s Mari over either of her artists

  13. Jej does the same fucking thing week in and week out. I like none of it.

  14. Hate country. Loathe it entirely actually, but for whatever reason, it’s always been more tolerable on this show than on American Idol. At least it is for me. It’s hard to explain what I mean exactly. I guess they just blend it in better on this show and on American Idol it stands out more obnoxiously.

  15. How come Jej had over a million youtube views but didn’t get voted through by the audience ?

  16. Usually we say that the contestants should sing something current. Jej would benefit from singing something older.

  17. This isn’t good vocally at all and he’s a bore. His tone has nothing special about it

  18. He has to be struggling to hear himself because it was all over the place.

  19. He has no upper range. He’s butchering this. This is borderline F material. I’ll give him a D though because I know I’ve probably heard worse but not much

  20. STILL ANGRY AT HOW ROBBED SHE WAS, if we had KO’s instead she’d still be here

  21. So why are people hear hating on country and bitching about so so country singers getting through?

  22. Adam literally fielded a Jej clone like 2 seasons ago. I forgot his name, but he was a teen heartthrob singing the from the same Nick Jonas/Shawn Mendes song bucket.

  23. Andrew wouldn’t have survived if we had last season’s format smh

  24. Yup, that was so cringeworthy that the word cringeworthy would be deeply offended to be associated with it.

  25. I liked Paige too until she did that. It was just horrendous. Bless her heart! Lol

  26. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    2. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    3. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    4. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)

  27. Okay, so, what’s the point of having the guitar if you’re just going to leave it strung across your shoulder? I missed half the performance for a bathroom trip and my not giving shit, so did he not play it at all? Lol

  28. All of Blake’s Country Male contestants are going through. Get used to it.

  29. Hi wonderfull people. I’ll be home in 30. Hope y’all enjoy the episode in the meantime :).

  30. Agree. Jej seems like he is trying to be something that he is not. Andrew does what he feels best. He is just not any good.

  31. Me too. I wish he had given us a bit more this season. The show needs honest comments.

  32. You are also underestimating the power of the public vote, which Maelyn is a fave

  33. and blake having 6 in the top 13 isn’t fair? it’s revenge :P

  34. Now that is how you make the best of a difficult song choice. Great job Oliv

  35. I love this. Yes it wasn’t perfect vocally but it’s a super tough song to sing. I mean I wasn’t wowed but I love her as an artist.

  36. This is the best performance so far but I don’t think it’ll get her the votes. Just not enough buzz

  37. Like a breath of fresh air tonight Oliv is so good and she looks so exotic in that outfit.

  38. She looks gorgeous. She sounded very good. She did far better than I expected. She is the real deal.

  39. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Oliv Blu: B+ (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    2. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    3. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    4. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    5. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)

  40. I just noticed we haven’t had a single singer from Adam go yet

  41. Really I remember all of her lives as being pretty pitchy. I did like her style though.

  42. I thought Oliv was best so far. I think unbreak my Heart by Toni Braxton would have been a better song choice for her.

  43. It’s like 3am where I am. I can’t believe I am sacrificing my sleep time for this crapfest

  44. A minus for Oliv. That song is impossible to pull off, especially where she wants to change things up and give it that jazzy flare.

  45. They sabotaged Oliv with that song, and although not perfect, she passed the test with flying colors. She no doubt will have the most difficult song to sing tonight. A moody and beautiful 90 seconds of music,with the usual interesting twists from the great OLIV BLU!

  46. If Dexter is in a Twitter save you can tweet #VoiceSaveSexter and it will still count

  47. Hey party people.
    I’m not watching. Just here to see if everyone is doing as bad as I hoped and anticipated given I’m still simmering over last weeks results and then AI’s results too for good measure.
    Whats the tea, who was bad? No excuses for them, were they bad? >:)

  48. Gyth can probably do more artistically but Dexter has more star power!

  49. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Oliv Blu: A- (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    2. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    3. Dexter Roberts: C+ (Boring. But vocally slightly better than Gyth. More in tune but drowned out.)
    4. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    5. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    6. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)

  50. Was that not just good karaoke? I do not know country music at all, but that is what it sounded like.

  51. Let me guess: one of Adam’s two singers will be in the pimp spot.

  52. Well I thought Dexter did good with that fan choice song. For me, actually one of his better performances. I’m still waiting to hear Carter, my fav country, planning on voting for him.

  53. You and me both on those AI results. It was shameful. Not surprising though given America’s track record with these shows.

  54. I know. YOu can not screw with Dionne Warwick. Plus this song. Oh my.

  55. I remember that performance too. It was one of, if not then the best performance of that season. The original season at that.

  56. this is spectacular. This and Oliv is what i have been looking for

  57. His tone is good but his timing was off to start so it’s gonna bug me the whole performance.

  58. A bit over-embellished at parts, but still great and probably the best of the night.

  59. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Oliv Blu: A- (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    2. Shawn Sounds: B (Solid. His timing was off in several spots but his control and tone were great)
    3. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    4. Dexter Roberts: C+ (Boring. But vocally slightly better than Gyth. More in tune but drowned out.)
    5. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    6. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    7. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)

  60. Why does he dress like a clown? For me, it actually distracts from the vocal.

  61. That was good but not great. Several timingissues if you listen closely.

  62. It’s not fair, they are bussing Blake tonight having most of his team go first

  63. Is Adam’s team required to sing or are they just getting a pass?

  64. So true. Actually, did she not slay everything? What a great singer.

  65. So true. Actually, did she not slay everything? What a great singer.

  66. I’m not a fan of too many runs but I think he showed enough restraint, there were moments of beauty in the song but not for the whole song.

  67. Ok. That certainly could be. Yep. He is a dime a dozen singer. I am not knocking him. He did a good job, but good job on great song, gets overrated. Meanwhile poor Oliv had to get thru Smooth Operator. So unfair.

  68. She doesn’t have the voice for this. She should’ve went for Always Remember us this way

  69. Agree entirely. Just another brilliant song from Bachrach/David, The song lends itself to moments of beauty, so any good effort will produce much good, but he hardly killed that song, like not even close.

  70. To be fair though, she owns just about everything she sings. She is in a world of her own vocally.

  71. To be fair though, she owns just about everything she sings. She is in a world of her own vocally.

  72. Gaga’s performance is too fresh in everyone’s mind and it is too sad a comparison.

  73. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Oliv Blu: A- (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    2. Shawn Sounds: B (Solid. His timing was off in several spots but his control and tone were great)
    3. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    4. Dexter Roberts: C+ (Boring. But vocally slightly better than Gyth. More in tune but drowned out.)
    5. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    6. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    7. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)
    8. Celia Babini: D- (Vocally about the same as Jej but this is such a beloved song that ranking wise I’m putting it below Jej. This was bad.)

  74. Just finished Dionne Warwicks House is not a Home. I am now crying. That is the power of that song. Done

  75. I think Maelyn is the only one this season I would trust with Shallow

  76. Twitter hated her. Celia’s gonna be eliminated without singing for the save.

  77. I know it’s not relevant to her performance, but Celia has THE best fan army name:

    Babini Babies

  78. I’m thinking Rod. They probably want a kelly to have someone go far and that’s probably Rod

  79. Candice Glover had a version of this song on her Facebook page that always has that same effect on me.

  80. That was so bad, she was off key, just no, that is too much song for her. Apologies to Lady Gaga.

  81. So many bad performances tonight. I’m waiting for Carter & Maelyn & maybe Rod.

  82. Well if Bradley Cooper could sing Shallow then so should Celia. I mean it is a nice ballad.

  83. That was bad in so many ways, that I shall just write what was good about it. .

  84. I don’t think anyone tonight could be worse than Celia, even if they tried.

  85. Im pretty confident Celia’s going to end up in bottom 3 and get eliminated. Initally I thought Jej was front-runner, until he needed coach save. It shows that he’s not that type of contestant where he can “flop” but still make it through. He might be in bottom 3 as well. But, maybe middle 3.

  86. So Jej is the worst contestant ever why do we still support him .Theres your honesty Blirel

  87. True but Celia, LB, and Andrew are as bad as most seasons worsts. This is the worst season of any talent show. I’m convinced. Literally like 4 decent to great singers.

  88. If Dexter, Carter, Andrew, and Gyth make it tomorrow I’ll be really happy

  89. So after listening to all the posted versions of A House Is not A home, I stand by my opinion that Shawn was mediocre.

  90. This is excellent so far. It wont get any votes. What else is new?

  91. Ooh she’s giving me the feels. I would buy this girls music I think.

  92. Yep. She can sing. I did not like her to start, but she is changing my mind and quickly.

  93. This girl clearly is a great performer and knows how to convey the song with her performing ability. She kinda of reminds me a bit of Fantasia with her ability to stand out from the pack with a tremendous ability to perform.

  94. That was an A minus. She’s good but she was flat in some spots. And Adam with his hyperbole, just shut up Adam.

  95. I had to turn up the volume a bit to hear him. I almost thought it was Alejandro for a minute there and then I remembered that this was a different show lol.

  96. Carter did the best he could with that terrible song choice – I will be heartbroken if he doesn’t garner enough votes.

  97. Glad to not disappoint :). Not lying anyways. He’s not Britton though.

  98. My 2 favorites Carter and Oliv got dealt some piss poor song choices. Oliv did well with hers. Carter gave it the old college try but fell just a little short. Still, it was better than several tonight. He is readily likable. He should be ok for next week.

  99. I’m still voting for Carter. I agreed with Blake from rehearsal about his softer voice, he needed to put a little more into it.

  100. REMINDER:

    THIS CLOSE TO BANNING. Ignore my mods at your own peril. ;).

    No name calling. No lectures. No finger wagging.

  101. Do you guys think Mari’s performance was better than last week’s?
    And I hope she gets voted through. It would suck for her to not make it because of her coach.

  102. I hope one of them make it but country tends to win over pop and rnb.

  103. I think it was and she’s got a better shot than Oliv simply because she sounds more modern

  104. I really liked her. Maybe not that high a chance since she had to be saved. Hoping she goes through tho.

  105. Oh my God, the Rod Stokes fan boy and his mother made me cringe so hard.

  106. It’s just an odd focus to have for someone who isn’t 18. He’s a grown man. Don’t make his segment about high school girls asking him out to prom.

  107. I almost could not find Oliv to vote for her. They stuck her on the bottom. Wonder what TPTB are hoping for.

  108. Rod would be really good if I was at a lounge or bar but he just doesn’t sound like something that I would ever buy or go see for money. Good karaoke singer.

  109. This song never fails to get votes, he’s not in danger I guarantee it

  110. thanks for the Keisha album i love it and she was excellent always

  111. Wow. Keisha sounds excellent but girl you still aren’t country. You are R N B with a bit of twang.

  112. I’m his “type of guy” myself so I figured if anyone could get away with going there it would be me. We play for the same team! LOL

  113. I don’t want to break the spoiler rule, but Holly Henry sang it.

  114. Honestly, if I had to choose a top 8 based on quality and just uniqueness as in bringing something new it would be.
    1. Maelyn
    2. Gyth
    3. Celia
    4. Mari
    5. Oliv
    6. Shawn
    7. Rod
    8. Kim

  115. That’s what I thought initially but his performance kinda fell apart midway through – somewhat unpleasant.

  116. That moment when the 12/13 contestants were opening acts for queen Maelyn

  117. Maelyn is taking on my all time favorite the voice audition song (at least in my top 5 for sure). Can she breathe new life in it?

  118. I guess my three favorite auditions are probably Ellie Lawrence, Holly Henry, and Sarah Simmons

  119. Yep, so am I so I have a special place in my heart for her. Plus, she’s super talented.

  120. I love the song. I have heard it done way too much tho. Hope you enjoy.

  121. This folksy style has started to come back. It’s becoming more popular.

  122. John flat-out saying she’s the best singer means he basically said she’s her favorite

  123. It is a good one for sure. I have many that I like more, but I have just heard it done too often. Think Matt Corby, did my favorite version.

  124. I posted at one time, the kid with Tourettes from The Voice Australia. He did a gorgeous version

  125. First time this evening I’m getting chills. The body doesn’t lie.

  126. For finale i want to hear her do Girl with One Eye by Florence

  127. I am too, she’s doing great.. I’m sure it does effect her. I know I have trouble knowing how loud I’m talking so that must effect singing too.

  128. Maelyn: A+

    Mari/oliv: A-

    Shawn: B+
    Carter: B-

    -50 feet of garbage-

    Everyone else

  129. I listened. I loved him. He’s way too adorable for his own good.

  130. She’s insane. She’s like got the vocal prowess of Jordan Smith and the style of Sarah Simmons. I’m in love

  131. This girl is incredible! You have gold right here America, don’t mess this one up!

  132. There’s legit no other option. No one this competition is even remotely as deserving to win this as Maelyn. She’s the real deal.

  133. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Maelyn: A+ (One word: Wow)
    2. Mari: A (She sounds amazing. She sounds modern too. Love this girl. I may like her better than Oliv now. Hmm)
    3. Oliv Blu: A- (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    4. Shawn Sounds: B (Solid. His timing was off in several spots but his control and tone were great)
    5. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    6. Dexter Roberts: C+ (Boring. But vocally slightly better than Gyth. More in tune but drowned out.)
    7. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    8. Carter Lloyd Horne: C- (This just wasn’t very good but he was still listenable unlike a lot others. Just disappointed)
    9. Rod Stokes: C- (Oversinging. He probably would be a good lounge singer but artistically does nothing for me)
    10. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    11. LB Crew: D (This was about the same as Andrew. A pitchy mess but still better than the below two who completely butchered their songs)
    12. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)
    13. Celia Babini: D- (Vocally about the same as Jej but this is such a beloved song that ranking wise I’m putting it below Jej. This was bad.)

  134. Good night everyone and enjoyed seeing you be able to blog with us on this Side Mj.

  135. Why did The Joke have to be done by Betsy and Lisa? Wish I could’ve heard Maelyn do that

  136. I’d say Kim is next probably. She probably vocally was slightly better than Carter

  137. Ok I need Maelyn Oliv Mari and Carter. I shall likely only get 2. Oh well. Gn all.

  138. I like her even better. I just love how she’s like alt pop (Florence style) mixed with earthy folk. Such a beautiful mix

  139. Sure, that’s true. Personally I like Britton better because he was more real to me (lookwise). Noah was ripped out from model’s magazine.

  140. Prediction:

    Not sure how many sing for the save but my guess is 3 with 1 going home?

    Safe
    Maelyn
    Gyth
    Dexter
    Rod
    Shawn
    Kim

    Saved
    Mari
    Carter

    Going home
    Andrew
    Oliv sadly :(
    LB
    Jej
    Celia

  141. Did you enjoy the kid from The Voice Ecuador. I do not remember if you responded?

  142. Wow I thought that Shallow would be a good chouce for Celia, but she sounded just as bad if not worse than with A Thousand Years.

  143. It didn’t last season when the final four were 3 country singers and Kennedy Holmes. But Chevel Shepherd won anyway.

  144. I would like Maelyn (of course), Oliv, Mari, Carter, Gyth, Shawn, Kim to be safe. This isn’t based on tonight’s performances alone but who I have come to admire their performances in general this season.

  145. That was a breakout performance by Maelyn. After sitting through 2 nights of sub par performances, I was finally impressed.

  146. especially the first part wow, that was high school talent show bad.

  147. I try hard not to over comment on my favorites but Maelyn was amazing tonight. Like seriously a breakout performance. I couldn’t help my fangirl self after that.

  148. very much like the young artist she covered last week , Maggie Rogers..Maelyn has that same vibe.

  149. Also, I genuinely dislike Kim and this rapping shtick.
    If you’re gonna rap, write your own verse for the breaks otherwise it’s karaoke nonsense to come up on the stage rapping someone elses song. Her being this well received just ain’t it especially considering her skill is exaggerated and showcases nothing that would suggest she’s gonna be a good rapper.
    Just a fine imitator at best.

  150. Poor Oliv. Sabotaged with that song. To be honest, they did the same to Carter. Oliv handled it better. IT shows just how great she is. I remain obsessed

  151. Yes I have that problem too, and life can be frustrating because if there’s background noise and someone is on my deaf side I can’t hear them – it can be embarassing in social situations and especially in crowds. Plus, I can’t track where a sound is coming from, so things like an ambulance when I’m driving, or searching for my cell phone, ugh.It’s a totally invisible disability. But Maelyn shows such poise and confidence, she’s very brave and determined.

  152. Very impressed by Maelyn. This is the first time all season I’ve watched The Voice and overall, not wowed by the contestants. But Maelyn…that ws one of the best performances I’ve heard on either AI or The Voice in the last couple of seasons.

    What is her backstory? Something about a hearing problem?

  153. All the people they show are grandmas because that’s all the show’s got

  154. I don’t know if I should laugh or be embarrassed for Kim. Her man is cute though.

  155. I’d love to hear the unspoken thoughts of her back up singers right about now.

  156. This is the first time I have seen this girl this season. I’ve really only cared for Maelyn to be real honest, but I must say, this is rather cool. Never seen this sort of thing on these shows before. A big thumbs up for originality to this girl!

  157. You know kidz bop? This would fit on a “white bop” album that covered rap songs

  158. Gosh Jej was so much better when he auditioned. He should try an Ariana Grande vibe. Smoother and more nuanced.

  159. Kim’s probably the best contestant remaining when it comes to “putting on a show” but we get it she raps. get another song like Here, that was such a good performance

  160. I’m watching but couldn’t blog for a while. What were your opinions on the first two?

  161. There you go. You just gave Kim a lucrative career path.

    Her rap name can be KC Whitewash

  162. Didn’t seem to fit her style so I guess she can adapt to anything thrown at her.

  163. I’m just saying he’s been decent before but tonight wasn’t it. He was poor

  164. So, after the disaster that was the American Idol results last night, I’ve decided that The Voice will be it for me this season. I’m on a hiatus from that show for awhile. So, good evening Voice fans! Lol

  165. Legit Kelly has a really strong team after the auditions and now she’s the only coach with no contestants I like, tragic

  166. twitter thought he was a mess. He may not even make the middle 3, ouch.

  167. Honestly, I’m surprised that Jej isn’t on Team Adam. That was what I’d expect from an Team Adam member.

  168. honestly both Adam and kelly could lose both their contestants this week

  169. I still remember Tamyra Gray blessing the Idol stage with this song (before they robbed her).

  170. I’m just waiting for some uniqueness… Oliv and Mari and then also some technique from Maelyn. And some tone from Carter.

  171. wow some people are calling jej’s performance the worst performance ever I-

  172. I think Blakes favorite is Dexter. I prefer Carter from his team.

  173. Paige Miles version of Against All Odds was also wayyy worse! Lol

  174. He looks like he could be my uncle. And I’m 2 years older.

  175. My dude andrew, Alvarado is like 25 miles from Ft. Worth, you aren’t in the middle of nowhere

  176. This is probably slightly better than Jej but not by much. Wow. Two awful performances in a row.

  177. I just mentioned this previously. He’s the oldest 22 year old I’ve seen in a while.

  178. I couldn’t hear half his words.
    The other half were pitchy af. Send him home.

  179. He needs to stop pulling away from the mic. Can’t hear half of the words.

  180. John Legend “It could have used a little more finesse” Understatement.

  181. Kim was ok so hopefully we might eliminate some of these country singers

  182. I’ve missed most of this season so far, but I caught the beginning. Whatever happened to Rizzi Myers?

  183. Oliv come on, you can do this.
    Also Dexter and Shawn I guess

  184. Whether I like it or not Dexter is giving the best country performance tonight so far but still don’t like it

  185. The jacket I wanted was Nick whatever his name was, who Katy flirted with. That kid knew how to dress

  186. One thing to thank for Blake’s amount of contestants is it left room for him to save Oliv.

  187. She’s like the better version of Belle Jewel who got robbed. Hopefully Oliv goes far. I love this.

  188. It still rankles that Oliv had one of only 2 mini montages during auditions

  189. Well Shawn and Celia are coming soon, we haven’t even heard mention of LB or Mari

  190. Trouble. Why everyone refuses to sing that? I will never understand.

  191. It’s pretty obvious that this girl is on a whole different level compared to the rest of these contestants.

  192. Guess I had better duck. The song is beautiful. Anything close will sound great. That was a bit meandering to me. A good try, but he missed some notes, he was off to start, he did not make me feel a song that is so readily felt. Not rushing to listen again.

  193. They are bussing Blake’s team so that way it evens out and he doesn’t remain having such a majority. We will see how that goes.

  194. I agree with John. Very impactful performance. (In my very best Randy Jackson voice) That’s how you do it dawg!

  195. Because Youtube is probably the worst indicator for fan favorites

  196. The save seemed very bizarre – it was like Katy. Lionel and Luke were listening in their earpiece as to who the producers wanted to be saved.

  197. Don’t forget to vote everyone! Unless you’re voting for someone other than Maelyn Oliv or Mari, in which case, keep posting here instead! Lol

  198. Maelyn should win this. But – song choices will play a part in votes too I think.

  199. Going for my bathroom break, can’t stand Maelyn for some reason I ain’t connecting with her

  200. This is the 3rd song that Rod has performed that Michael Bolton has hit the Top 40 with:
    When a Man Loves a Woman
    How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
    To Love Somebody
    ENOUGH ALREADY, ROD!!

  201. I just think they should all be better singers at this point of the competition! Maybe I’m just missing some past seasons where there were several really good ones that stood a chance of winning – in my opinion.

  202. Maelyn was incredible tonight. Surprisingly (to me) I also quite enjoyed Rod as well — he’s got a great tone. They definitely saved the best for last. But Maelyn was in a whole other stratosphere from everyone. I had chills.

  203. Presley should have been put through based on that performance.

  204. So if Maelyn closes tonight she won’t close next week’s bloodbath… then again I don’t think she’ll need it.

  205. Agreed. We had better contestants this season too. So sad. At least Idol the not so good contestants were listenable besides Eddie but these contestants have more pitch problems than I’ve seen on a season of a singing show in the history of singing shows I think.

  206. Who wasn’t happy? All I saw was a bunch of people saying they loved it! Lol

  207. Someone tried this on TVF. NO TURNS. Great comment by John on how difficult that song is to pull off. She made some interesting choices, as usual. It will not resonate with America, but she killed it.

  208. Oliv was pretty good. Ignore everyone else, it was all country except Jej and Kim

  209. Oh yeah, I actually know what one you are talking about. He had a great sense of fashion.

  210. No shot. I wish they gave her something that she could have bit into and spit out something special. However, she honestly did great with what she got.

  211. Great song. I shall get to it after Dusty Springfields version of HINAH

  212. I always thought LB was better than Matthew and Shawn. More soul for sure.

  213. Poor LB —- how many people were at that listening party? Seven?

  214. I still miss Ciera Dumas who should’ve made it out of the comeback stage.

  215. I miss the woman that John did not save during the new battles ..I think her name is Beth? But I wish she won the Comeback as she was my favorite from the blinds and on

  216. Did the mexican voice really have a black woman as their first winner, just wow

  217. Last night Jeremiah was eliminated so this night can’t get any worse.

  218. Top 7 go through automatically. Bottom 3 go home. Middle pack (8-10) sing for the last spot in T8 live tomorrow night.

  219. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Oliv Blu: A- (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    2. Shawn Sounds: B (Solid. His timing was off in several spots but his control and tone were great)
    3. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    4. Dexter Roberts: C+ (Boring. But vocally slightly better than Gyth. More in tune but drowned out.)
    5. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    6. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    7. LB Crew: D (This was about the same as Andrew. A pitchy mess but still better than the below two who completely butchered their songs)
    8. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)
    9. Celia Babini: D- (Vocally about the same as Jej but this is such a beloved song that ranking wise I’m putting it below Jej. This was bad.)

  220. I thought LB was ok, better than some tonight. I am not a big fan but he was ok

  221. Really? Awww, I’ve followed her on YouTube for years before she auditioned. She’s a great singer.

  222. It is close.Celia never hit a note in tune. Jej seems pretentious with his attempt at singing in some unnatural way and LB, well, he just sucked.

  223. The Voice Argentina winner was someone from another country. And he wasn’t even good.

  224. If I had a voice like hers and was dismissed early from a show like this I probably would throw a fit to! Lol

  225. I’m excited for mari! I’m rooting for Maelyn. Knowing Oliv didn’t get public vote. I still feel like she ATLEAST will be in middle 3. That performance was nice :D. Mari’s my 3rd favorite. I feel like she has a unique vibe different from everyone else currently.
    Edit: Hope Mari does well.

  226. Dionne Warwick is a treasure. The first 45 I bought was Do You Know The Way To San Jose? By Dionne Warwick (of course Bachrach/David)

  227. I thought Carter was a bit too nasally in tone but he is popular and he will do well.

  228. I liked it. I know she’s good, I haven’t always liked what she sang, but I did like tonight’s! (hmmm, maybe that was a good fan choice for a change then)

  229. Can we just hear Kelly and John sing? They both sounded excellent when they sang in rehearsal

  230. I thought there were some pitch issues and once again, he did not play with the dynamics enough to truly hammer home a song that is so full of emotion.

  231. I am so enjoying the singers who are not country which are very few. I don’t usually feel that way ( I am fine with country ) but so many are country artists with this new Voice battle system….it gets boring …more like Nashville Star or a Country show.

  232. Team Adam, don’t take it personally that some of us dislike your coach ..lol

  233. Mari probably has a better chance for votes than Oliv because she’s more modern but I’m rooting for both.

  234. I think a lot of those pitch issues were due to him being a few notes off in timing. He’s got a decent voice but nothing new.

  235. Country artists,especially Blake’s, seem to be doing very well so you probably will be happy.

  236. This is slightly better than Oliv but it also was a better song so that’s probably why.

  237. A few underwhelming performances, but the most disappointing was Carter. I guess it was the song choice, but that’s what viewers came up with. Oh, well.

  238. Fantasia is my number 1 contestant from any reality television singing competition. So, believe me, it was meant as a tremendous compliment. She isn’t Fantasia, but really nobody is Fantasia, she is in a league of her own. However, she does have the performing chops that Fantasia has. That much is obvious.

  239. Out of the performances that I could catch up on Youtube so far, Oliv whipped the floor with everyone that went before her. I didn’t enjoy the song choice, but she did a terrific job with it.

  240. I feel like his look alone and him being on Team Blake will take him further than Noah Mac went sadly because hes good but no Noah.

  241. Mari was also excellent. The soul performances have been the best tonight

  242. He’s safe. People are going to eat that up. It wasn’t perfect, but the sound of his voice is captivating.

  243. They eat Carter up even though he’s had like half a good performance

  244. I think he tried to hard to sell the lyrics. In doing so, his vocals were not spot on. Still, his tone is special. I hope he continues on the show and sings something a bit more in his lane next week.

  245. His voice sounded so weak – he picked it up on the bridge a little bit, but this was very underwhelming.

  246. The Voice Top 13 Rankings & Grades
    1. Mari: A (She sounds amazing. She sounds modern too. Love this girl. I may like her better than Oliv now. Hmm)
    2. Oliv Blu: A- (So artistic. Not perfect vocally but interesting and still solid vocals. Love her)
    3. Shawn Sounds: B (Solid. His timing was off in several spots but his control and tone were great)
    4. Kim Cherry: B- (Bad song choice but she did her best with it)
    5. Dexter Roberts: C+ (Boring. But vocally slightly better than Gyth. More in tune but drowned out.)
    6. Gyth Rigdon: C (His worst yet and I’ve never got the hype)
    7. Carter Lloyd Horne: C- (This just wasn’t very good but he was still listenable unlike a lot others. Just disappointed)
    8. Andrew Sevener: D (Woah pitchy too. He was only slightly better than Jej)
    9. LB Crew: D (This was about the same as Andrew. A pitchy mess but still better than the below two who completely butchered their songs)
    10. Jej Vinson: D- (This was a mess… didn’t get an F due to me hearing a tad worse performances but not many)
    11. Celia Babini: D- (Vocally about the same as Jej but this is such a beloved song that ranking wise I’m putting it below Jej. This was bad.)

  247. I’ll check her out when they allow us to see the video. Usually it takes longer for me to see them. She’s not my style at all but I think she’s a very good singer who’s being dragged down by her coach’s reputation.

  248. Yes lol,few parents like the idea of their 17 year old or even a high school 18 year old going to prom with a 20 year old..in real life with non celebs . Friends have kids who are 15,16 going to Junior Prom.which in my region …is like Senior Prom but without a dinner and just a gym dance in formal wear. ..