Being a male singer on Monday’s two hours of “The Voice” playoffs was not a good thing. Only one man survived out of the 10 performances featured.
The first hour of Monday’s show was completely devoted to Shakira’s remaining contenders.
Kristen Merlin opened the program with a rowdy rendition of Carrie Underwood‘s “Two Black Cadillacs.”
Up next was Deja Hall with her stirring “Battlefield” from Jordin Sparks.
“Human” by Christina Perri was the song selection for Tess Boyer.
The fourth performance was from Patrick Thomson, who sang “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne.
And finally, Dani Moz even got a standing ovation from her coach with the Lady Gaga tune “The Edge of Glory.”
The entire quintet was excellent, making it incredibly tough for Shakira to eliminate two of them. Boyer, Merlin, and Moz will move on to the live shows next week.
The second hour was a showcase for Levine’s team. He coached the winner for the first season of the NBC reality program, then lost out to Blake Shelton the next three years, and returned to the winner’s circle last season.
His first singer was Delvin Choice with the Al Green classic “Let’s Stay Together.”
Jake Barker then made an unusual decision to sing Levine’s own Maroon 5 hit “She Will Be Loved” in front of the man who would determine his fate.
Kat Perkins was up next belting out the Journey ballad “Open Arms.”
Rocker Morgan Wallen changed his tune by singing the country tune “Stay” from Florida Georgia Line.
The last person on the show was Christina Grimmie performing the slowed-down “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz.
It really wasn’t a difficult decision by Levine, because Grimmie, Choice, and Perkins were clearly better than the other two who are now gone. Choice was the only male singer to win Monday.
Shelton chose his three contestants for the live shows last week. That only leaves Usher to sift through his five artists on Tuesday’s episode. The show will then have 12 people remaining in the competition.
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