‘The Voice’ Top 10: Critical episode Monday will determine which 2 artists are eliminated this week [UPDATING LIVE]

We’re now at a critical stage of “The Voice” for Season 13 with the Top 10 artists performing Monday night. Team Adam Levine has already lost a player. Team Miley Cyrus is also down to just two singers remaining. Teams Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson still have three contenders each, but that could certainly change this week. For Tuesday’s results show determined by the home audience, two more competitors will be eliminated, giving the Emmy-winning program a Top 8 going in to the next-to-last week on December 11.

Don’t miss our live blog below for the Top 10 performance episode. We’ve got minute-by-minute analysis of everything that happens in this two-hour episode on NBC hosted by Carson Daly. Give your own thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this article. Find out all about last week’s performance show and results show from our live blogs. Our most recent Top 10 power rankings have Chloe Kohanski as the best artist in the Season 13 race for the championship.

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7:59 p.m. – Last week Chloe scored the season’s first #1 iTunes hit when she blew viewers away with her take on Bonnie Tyler’s classic, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Will she continue to coast as the front-runner or will a different artist deliver this week’s top performance? Let’s find out!

8:04 p.m. – Team Jennifer’s Baltimore soul singer, Davon Fleming, is up first and he’s planning to church-up Christina Aguilera’s heartbreaking hit, “Hurt.” I’m a little concerned only because this is just ANOTHER diva song from Davon. I’d like to see him branch out more. But let’s see how this goes.

8:07 p.m. – First things first, I’m digging Davon’s haircut. Wise choice. More importantly, I love his control in this performance. He’s singing a straight-forward melody, something he doesn’t always do. It’s a full-throttle performance that requires a lot of power. Davon is talented enough to transfer into falsetto if he ever feels he is hitting the top of his belting range. Overall, a solid performance!

8:09 p.m. – Adam complimented Davon’s jacket before calling his voice stunning. Blake said if Davon is not in next week’s episode, or the finals for that matter, something is wrong. Jennifer added that he represents everything “The Voice” is about and if he doesn’t move on she won’t understand why they are there in the first place.

8:15 p.m. – Team Adam’s determined country rocker, Adam Cunningham, is up next. He’s tired of being in the bottom two and was convinced he was going home last week. This week he’s getting back to his country roots with “Maybe it Was Memphis” by Pam Tillis. It’s about time!

8:19 p.m. – Just moments into the song and Adam already looks more comfortable than he has in weeks. This is the style of music he needs to be singing. His raspy voice soars over the chorus and he sounds great. A much needed improvement from the season’s king of the instant save. Adam and Jennifer were on their feet.

8:21 p.m. – Blake complimented Adam’s song choice and said he would have never envisioned that for him. Miley said she was happy to see him on the stage despite the fact that he sent home Janice Freeman last week. Levine admitted that he has sucked as a coach for Adam so far this season. I couldn’t agree more. So this week the coach let his artist choose his own song and it was his best performance of the season.

8:27 p.m. – Team Jennifer’s California vocalist, Noah Mac, is up next with “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran. Noah wants to do something different this week by stripping things down and simply singing the song. Jennifer liked his arrangement but thought it needed some “thunder.”

8:30 p.m. – Noah is sitting at the piano, which I wasn’t expecting. This song shows off the naturally low timbre of his voice. He eventually left the piano as he continued. I can tell he put a lot into this performance, but I can’t help but feel like I want to enjoy this more than I do. It was overall one of his weakest performances.

8:32 p.m. – Miley loved the performance and hopes people at home can feel what they felt in the live audience. I, for one, did not. Jennifer admitted she lets Noah take control of his performances and thinks he is a captivating artist to watch.

8:38 p.m. – Team Jennifer’s 15-year old pop singer, Shi’Ann Jones is up next with Rihanna’s smash, “Diamonds.” Why is Jennifer’s team already finished? It’s generally a better thing to perform later in the show, so I’m not sure what is going on behind the scenes, but I wouldn’t be happy if I was J-Hud.

8:41 p.m. – Shi’Ann has a new look and she is the spitting image of a young Monica when she burst onto the music scene in the 90’s. Vocally she is on point, but I think diction is a weakness for her and it is evident in this song. It’s not the showpiece I think they were hoping for, but she kept it simple on a more modern song than we’ve heard from her before. By the end she unleashed the power and finished off with an impressive whistle note. It was a good performance for the teenager!

8:44 p.m. – Adam started things off by complimenting her beauty, which always seems like it’s preparation for a negative comment. But Adam thought she was great. Blake said the character of her voice is his favorite thing about her and believes when she hits the radio she is going to stand out. Jennifer loves that she blends Rihanna, Beyonce and Mariah Carey into her vocals and that’s what makes her Shi’Ann.

8:51 p.m. – Gwen Stefani returned to “The Voice” stage with the sexiest man alive, Blake, to spread some holiday cheer with their new song, “You Make it Feel Like Christmas.” Is this there way of putting those breakup rumors to rest? It’s a catchy tune. Meanwhile, it looks like the cast of an off-Broadway production of “Grease” is dancing around them. If you like the performance, check out Gwen’s Christmas special following “The Voice” on December 12 where she welcomes guest stars Blake, Chelsea Handler, Seth MacFarlane, Ne-Yo and Ken Jeong.

8:57 p.m. – Blake’s alternative rock artist, Chloe, is up next hoping to match her magical #1 hit last week. This week she is taking on “Call Me” by Blondie. What a song choice! I can’t imagine this going badly and it could very well be another showstopper for the singer.

9:00 p.m. – Chloe looks like a stunning 80’s queen in a red jump suit and blue eye shadow. Her voice is perfect for this song and she’s selling it like a superstar. I would argue this is even better than last week. She’s not really moving at all, but she’s still captivating to watch. That’s the mark of a star. Blake and Jennifer are on their feet. That was electric!

9:03 p.m. – Miley said this performance made her so happy. There’s no such thing as too much makeup. Blake said there’s not much left to say after that and he doesn’t have to sell anything to people who just saw that performance. He said she’s a star. Period.

9:10 p.m. – Team Blake’s L.A. country singer, Keisha Renee, is next hoping to put her stamp on Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.” This is a big risk because everyone is going to be waiting for THAT note. It’s a make or break for her. It’s a chance to show she’s a world-class vocalist.

9:13 p.m. – Keisha has one of my favorite voices in the competition. It’s like butter! She’s wearing a gown that has a train flowing all the way down a flight of stairs. Her intricate runs go up the scale when you think she’s going to go down it. Those musical choices are fun to watch, although this arrangement is lacking. Did she hit the big note? Yes! As a pack of female violinists in matching dresses accompanied her. Overall, this was a tour-de-force that brought the coaches to their feet.

9:15 p.m. – Jennifer said she deserved to stand on that stage by herself. She earned it. Adam acknowledged some hateful comments directed toward Keisha online and applauded her for letting those “cowards” know none of it affects her. Blake said it was time for Keisha to separate herself from the pack and she did just that.

9:22 p.m. – Team Miley’s Ashland Craft is letting out her rock side this week with “I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett. Ashland plans to remind people of her classic country roots but show off her wild side.

9:25 p.m. – Covered in rhinestones and sporting a short, red skirt, Ashland hit the stage like she had a point to prove. She sounds pretty good, but I would like her to pick up the energy a bit. She finally pulls the mic off the stand and drags the mic stand around to show a little personality. When Ashland performs you can see her thinking about what she is going to next. She just needs more experience performing because it doesn’t seem to come as naturally for her as it does others.

9:28 p.m. – Jennifer said she was proud of her and she couldn’t take her eyes off of her. Miley loved the performance and the all-female band that surrounded Ashland.

9:33 p.m. – Team Miley’s North Carolina powerhouse, Brooke Simpson, is taking on one of the most iconic songs in history, “Amazing Grace.” This is the type of song, that if done correctly, will explode on social media and iTunes. It’s a genius decision.

9:37 p.m. – Brooke began her performance a capella, which is always risky because the pitch has to be perfect. She sounds amazing and if her purpose for this was to remind everyone that she can still win this, she is succeeding! She poured her heart into this performance and when she belted out the chorus at the top of her range, I got chills. This was the moment I have been waiting for Brooke to have all season. Everyone is on their feet.

9:39 p.m. – Jennifer said Brooke’s spirit is universal and she is grateful she could witness that performance. Blake said that the night had already been amazing, but she just took it to another level. Miley said Brooke just put a band-aid on her broken heart because she knows after that performance, Brooke won’t be going anywhere!

9:44 p.m. – Team Blake’s country crooner, Red Marlow, is on deck with the song “That’s What I Love About Sunday” by Craig Morgan. They were talking about the song’s impact, but I was distracted by Red’s fun quotes like, “I have a memory about the size of a rat turd.”

9:48 p.m. – These classic country ballads are where Red soars. Two are going home tomorrow night so I’m not surprised to see them playing it safe this week. Red broke into the top 10 on iTunes last week with a similar song, so why not stick with the same theme? I can’t say anything bad about Red’s voice, the guy can sing! He’s not always the most interesting performer to watch, but he delivered another solid performance.

9:50 p.m. – Jennifer said Red is so lovable and she always enjoys watching him. Blake said Red will last on this show for a long time because he has the gift of storytelling.

9:55 p.m. – Team Adam’s Addison Agen is closing this show this week with an unexpected song choice: “Lucky” by Britney Spears. Brilliant! Any time you can strip down an over-produced pop song and show the beauty of the lyric it hits home with viewers.

9:58 p.m. – Addison is one line into the song and I already love everything about it. Her hat looks ridiculous but she sounds gorgeous. She probably has the most unique tone of the season and she gains confidence each week. She further sells the performance this week with a look of total hopelessness on her face. I just want to give her a hug. It wasn’t a flawless performance, but I absolutely loved the creativity behind it. Bravo!

9:59 p.m. – Miley said she’s obsessed with Britney and Addison made her so happy by singing that. Adam said there were a lot of great singers in the competition, but he truly believes Addison is the best artist.

10:00 p.m. – What a great night! I think the women dominated once again. I particularly liked Brooke, Chloe, Addison and Keisha. Who were your favorites tonight?

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