On Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice” three artists — Chris Blue, Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden — were sent through to next week’s finals based on their votes and sales on iTunes. They are joined by Jesse Larson who won the Instant Save and will also compete to be crowned Season 12 champ. Duski and Moulden may have the edge as they are on Blake Shelton‘s team and he has won five of his 11 seasons on the show. Larson is mentored by Adam Levine who has gone 3 for 11 while Blue is coached by Alicia Keys, who lost her previous season of the show.
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Chris Blue: “Take Me to the King” (Alicia Keys)
Blue picked “Take Me to the King,” a 2012 platinum seller for gospel star Tamela Mann. He delivered a powerful performance, full of passion and emotion. Keys loved it and told him “I knew you could do it and let all the walls down and find that place in yourself that is so true. You just did that. I am so proud of you. You got out of your way.”
Lauren Duski: “Ghost in This House” (Blake Shelton)
Duski did herself proud with her version of “Ghost in This House,” a 1990 tune by Shenadonah that has been covered by Alison Krauss and the Dixie Chicks. Levine enthused, “YI love this because it’s pure. I think you are amazing.” And her coach was equally enthusiastic: “What you just did was absolutely monumental. I can’t wait to see how country fans respond to that.”
Jesse Larson: “I Was Wrong” (Adam Levine)
Lasrson tackled “I Was Wrong,” a brand new track by Chris Stapleton. Larson who has favored introspective songs like this for most of in the competition. The coaches endorsed his decision with Levine observing, “My belief in Jesse is so real. I was the only one to turn around for this guy. I genuinely believe this guy is the best we’ve got. ”
Aliyah Moulden: “I Can Only Imagine” (Blake Shelton)
Shelton has saddled his teen talent with songs that were written long before she was born, including this 1990 tune by MercyMe that is the only gospel song to ever sell 2 million copies. Shelton revealed, ““I signed on to do this show as a coach in 2011, hoping that someday I would be able to meet and work with an artist like you, somebody who comes onto this show with talent and we can see a development and growth. ”
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