Week 3 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 10. Simpson sang a bone-chilling a capella version of “Amazing Grace,” which Cyrus said mended her broken heart. Do you think Simpson did good enough to advance to next week’s Top 8? Watch Simpson’s performance from “The Voice” 2017 live shows above.
Our writer Denton Davidson live-blogged the episode, and as he said, “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.”
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 and “What About Us” during Top 11 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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