On the April 18 live two-hour episode of “The Voice,” the five artists on Team Adam Levine that made it through the knockout rounds performed as did his pick from those previously eliminated. Two — Jesse Larson and Lilli Passero — won the public vote and made it through to the top 12. Levine then had to choose from his four eliminated acts — Hanna Eyre, Johnny Hayes, Mark Isaish and Josh West — to also take on to the next round.
He went with Isaiah but was that the right choice? Below, take a read of our recap of each of the performances and then weigh in with your choice as to the best of these four artists by voting in our poll and sounding off in the comments section.
Hanna Eyre: “Skyscraper”
Eyre chose to cover “Skyscraper,” one of Demi Lovato‘s first hits that ruled the charts in 2011. She struggled to make anything new out of this sassy number and delivered a low-key version that earned praise from Keys who called her “the sweetest human being” but failed to impress viewers.
Johnny Hayes: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”
Levine kicked off his sextet by having his Coach Comeback pick sing “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” a big hit for The Temptations back in 1966. That Hayes was able to make this music sound contemporary is a testament to his talent. While he won Levine who praised him for his attitude — “You came out here as if nothing ever happened in the negative” — he lost the public vote.
Mark Isaiah: “All Time Low”
Isaish tried his best with”All Time Low,” the 2016 hit that launched singer/songwriter Jon Bellion but he was in over his head. Levine realized this and pleaded with viewers to “please vote for him, because I will do good.” When the public didn’t come through with the votes needed, Levine chose to bring him through to the next round.
Josh West: “More Than a Feeling”
West tackled “More Than a Feeling,” the signature song of the 1970s rock band Boston. While he gave it his all, in the end his performance of this classic was found to be lacking. Levine praised his tenacity by noting, “you’re a badass and you’re so good for the show because you kick ass,” he did not choose to rescue him after he fell in the public vote.