While the four coaches on “The Voice” — Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — no longer have veto power over which of their team continue in the competition, they do perform with them during the results show, which can tip the scales. On Tuesday’s Top 12, the bottom two contestants facing elimination were Aaron Gibson from Team Miley and Sa’Rayah from Team Alicia. Each had to perform and hope for an Instant Save as viewers voted for their favorite via Twitter.
Gibson pulled off an upset, helped perhaps by the fact that he had been part of the Team Miley performance of just a few minutes earlier. He, along with Darby Caldwell and Ali Walker, sang “There’ll Always Be Music” with Cyrus. Dolly Parton penned this tune for “Love & Music,” her tenth duet album with Porter Wagoner that was released in 1973. The team’s voices blended well together at times and each contestant had a moment in the spotlight.
Sa’Rayah’s coach, Keys, did not include any of her three acts when she sang a medley of her new single “Blended Family” and “Holy War.” Both tracks are from her chart-topping album “Here.” Keys went solo, accompanying herself on the piano with another coach, Levine, joining her on guitar.
That was Levine’s second time performing on Tuesday, having joined his three proteges — Brendan Fletcher, Josh Gallagher and Billy Gilman — earlier in the evening for a rendition of “For What It’s Worth.” Fletcher, Gallagher and Levine all played guitar on this tune that dates back to 1967. Stephen Stills wrote it for his group Buffalo Springfield. The single, from their self-titled debut album, peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Which team performed better? Watch both performances below and then vote in our poll and make your voice heard!