Week 4 of the live shows began Monday night on “The Voice” Season 13, with pop/soul artist Brooke Simpson representing Team Miley Cyrus in the Top 8. As Cyrus’ final team member, Simpson was given the added pressure of closing out the semifinals with a rocking version of Journey‘s “Faithfully.” Do you think Simpson did good enough to advance to next week’s Top 4 season finale? Watch Brooke Simpson’s performance from “The Voice” 2017 live shows above.
Our writer John Benutty live-blogged the episode, and as he said, “Even before the first verse ends you can tell that this was the very best song that Brooke and Miley could have chosen for this week. Brooke is bringing the drama and power that you’d expect from a rock ballad like this. She’s remaining reserved in the vocal and in the last half she lets her voice break free and strike like thunder. Whew, this is the kind of performance that wins the show for an artist.”
Back in her blind audition of the reality TV show, Simpson performed “Stone Cold” and had all four coaches turn their chairs around: Cyrus, Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton. The next time we saw Simpson in the battle rounds, she and Sophia Bollman sang “You’re a Big Girl Now” and Simpson was declared the winner by her coach Cyrus. In the knockouts Simpson was paired up against Stephan Marcellus and Simpson prevailed thanks to her performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Simpson’s rendition of “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” in the playoffs was good enough to send her through to the current live shows. She sang “Praying” during Top 12 week, “What About Us” during Top 11 week and “Amazing Grace” during Top 10 week.
Simpson is 26 years old and currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Here is her official NBC bio: “Brooke is a full-blooded Native American from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe. She grew up on tribal grounds with 4,000 Native Americans, including most of her family. Every year they have a powwow and celebrate their traditions just like their forefathers. She discovered her love of music at age seven when she started singing with her parents. They are full-time evangelists and would take trips every weekend in their RV to different churches to sing as a family, leading praise and worship. Brooke has been performing for many years and it’s gotten to the point where she has started to look for a plan B, so a lot is riding on this audition.”
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