After weeks of pre-recorded episodes of “The Voice” for Season 15, it’s finally time for live shows! All 24 artists who advanced through the blind auditions, battles and knockouts will perform Monday for Night 1 of the Live Playoffs. Which 12 of these singers will make it through to another round?
You’ll be able to vote for your favorites over the next day before the results episode on Tuesday, November 13. A dozen people will advance and another dozen will be eliminated. Another new feature on this results show: two remaining Comeback Stage artists from bonus coach Kelsea Ballerini will perform to provide a 13th contender in the next round.
Here are the remaining contestants for Monday evening:
Team Adam Levine has Tyke James, Steve Memmolo, Kameron Marlowe, DeAndre Nico, RADHA and Reagan Strange. Power rankings here.
Team Kelly Clarkson has Abby Cates, Sarah Grace, Kymberli Joye, Keith Paluso, Chevel Shepherd and Zaxai. Power rankings here.
Team Jennifer Hudson has Patrique Fortson, Kennedy Holmes, SandyRedd, Colton Smith, MaKenzie Thomas and Franc West. Power rankings here.
Team Blake Shelton has Dave Fenley, Funsho, Natasia GreyCloud, Kirk Jay, Chris Kroeze and Michael Lee. Power rankings here.
And now enjoy our live updating recap blog for Monday, November 12 below:
8:00 p.m. – 24 performances in two hours is intense! Half of these hopefuls will move on and the other half will be sent packing tomorrow night. Who will rise to the occasion and who will crash and burn? Let’s go!
8:08 p.m. – Team Blake is kicking things off, beginning with Michael Lee singing “Every Time I Roll the Dice.” He’s looking sharp with slicked back hair and a dinner jacket, which contrasts with his husky, blues delivery. I’ve never heard this song before and he’s not exactly selling to to me, despite his solid vocals. I’m just not sure he has the charisma to make the Top 13 this season.
8:11 p.m. – We move straight into Dave Fenley next, with “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.” This is yet another song I’ve never heard, but within seconds I’m sold. He’s a natural storyteller and his baritone notes are a welcome contrast to the high belts we hear constantly on this program. Halfway through the performance he modulates to some power notes to show a little range, but the simplistic song was just enough.
8:13 p.m. – Natasia GreyCloud changes things up with a pop tune, “God is a Woman.” This contemporary song is a bit of a risk, but she’s pulling it off so far. It’s a more difficult song to sing than it might seem, but I’m not sure this will translate well to the audience. She’s got pipes, but his song choice simply isn’t working. Natasia may have blown this opportunity.
8:17 p.m. – Chris Kroeze takes the stage to sing “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.” This is a great song the audience will be able to get behind. The country/rock genre has always performed well on this show and with Chris’ vocal prowess, he may just pass through with the audience vote. He’s not the most comfortable performer on stage, but his voice can’t be denied. I think he’s in constant battle with Dave and in this round, I’d give Chris the edge.
8:20 p.m. – With “How Long,” R&B crooner Funsho is up next. He’s showing some versatility this week by also accompanying himself on guitar. His falsetto is a little shaky, but he has more natural charisma than any performers thus far. He sounds great belting out the chorus, but this is another song choice I would have vetoed. Kelly is already on her feet though so clearly she’s enjoying it.
8:25 p.m. – Wrapping things up for Team Blake is Kirk Jay with “One More Day.” Every time he sings it takes him about three seconds to convince me he’s the most heartbroken human on Earth. The sincerity in his performances just sets him apart. He is ranked #1 in our power rankings and this only solidifies it. My guess is he’ll sail through with America’s vote, but if viewers make a royal mistake there is not a chance Blake won’t save him.
8:27 p.m. – My guess is Kirk will advance with the audience vote. The second audience vote will go to Chris or Dave and considering I don’t think Blake wants BOTH of them on his team, he will save Funsho. That would mean Chris or Dave along with Natasia and Michael will be sent home. What do you think?
8:32 p.m – Team Kelly is up next. They are from all different genres of music so this could be totally up in the air. Let’s find out how they live up to the pressure of live television! Leading off is Abby Cates with “Next to Me.” The skin-tight leather jumper on this teenager is making me uncomfortable and her voice is just okay. She actually pales in comparison to the entirety of Team Blake, so I hope Team Kelly improves from here. It wasn’t a disaster by any means, Abby was just uninspiring. Next.
8:35 p.m. – Keith Paluso is up next with “Someone Like You.” It’s interesting to hear his gritty voice over this Adele classic. He’s buttoned up and not performing with an instrument tonight, putting his vocals on full display. Honestly, I find myself wanting to like this so much more than I do. The beginning was a bit boring and he’s really struggling to hit the high notes on the chorus. Kelly’s team needs to STEP IT UP!
8:43 p.m. – We move right along with Sarah Grace singing “When Something is Wrong With My Baby.” Is she jamming out on an organ? That might be a first on “The Voice.” I love this throwback song and the power in her voice certainly doesn’t look like something that would come from her pint-sized body. Vocally, I am not blown away but she’s pulling it off.
8:45 p.m. – With “When I Need You,” Zaxai is up next. He is working that feather in his hat! If Kelly has a STAR on her team, it’s Zaxai and she was lucky to snag him off of Team Jennifer. He’s probably the best looking man in the competition and he knows how to work the stage. Was it perfect? Not at all but it was by FAR the best from Team Kelly so far.
8:53 p.m. – Chevel Shepherd is singing the country classic, “Grandpa Tell Me Bout the Good Old Days.” She looks adorable in her age-appropriate flowered dress and sounds ready for radio. She effortlessly sings as she slowly graces across the stage. This is a diamond in the rough Kelly will definitely need to keep around.
8:55 p.m. – Anchoring Team Kelly is her powerhouse vocalist Kymberli Joye with “Radioactive.” This is an unconventional song choice for Kymberli and I’m certain I totally approve, but she can sing anything. She’s injecting this rock anthem full of soul and as she hits the climax, I’m sold! She’s losing her mind on the stage and I love when a singer goes for broke. She got Jennifer on her feet!
8:58 p.m. – In my opinion Team Kelly got better with each performance. I would choose Kymberli, Chevel and Zaxai to move on. If any of them are in danger, I would say Zaxai could lose his place to Keith if Kelly wants to keep more musical diversity on her team. Neither Sarah or Abby are ready for prime time.
9:05 p.m. – Switching focus to Team Adam, Steve Memmolo is leading off with “More Today Than Yesterday.” I’m sorry, but I just can’t help but think I’m watching Ben Affleck at karaoke. Steve actually has a good voice, so he deserves more respect than that, but I can’t take this seriously. But overall he gave a nice performance!
9:08 p.m. – We move right along with DeAndre Nico singing “Ordinary People.” Vocally, DeAndre is near the top of the list this season and he continues to prove that tonight. He is lacking the star power I think it takes to WIN, but I’ve seen that develop throughout the course of a season before. There’s no way Adam will let go of him this week. He’s a vocal beast.
9:15 p.m. – Up next is the soulful pop singer, Radha, singing “Dusk Til’ Dawn.” I actually like her voice much more this week than I did in the Knockout round. Her lower tones and head voice are nice, but when she reaches her upper belting register she has a tendency to get a bit nasal and lose control of her vibrato. In general, she exhausts me when I listen to her. Next.
9:18 p.m. – With “I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This,” Kameron Marlowe is bringing a little country to Team Adam. He’s the most charismatic country singer of Season 15 and I’d have to say Blake “screwed the pooch” when he let Kameron go. But for as badly as Adam wants a country singer each season, he’s never known what to do with them. I don’t like the song Kameron is singing, but I like Kameron.
9:25 p.m. – We’re moving along with blonde, surfing hipster Tyke James singing “Use Somebody.” He’s such a bizarre creature to watch on stage and I love that about him. He’s really working the audience too, he learns fast! I prefer his more sensitive sounds with a guitar in his hands, but it’s nice to see this grungier side of him. I can hear the teenage girls screaming from here. This guy needs to stick around. He got the coaches on their feet!
9:27 p.m. – Wrapping things up for Team Adam is Reagan Strange with “Worth It.” What’s strange is that this 14-year old sings with the emotional maturity of someone twice her age. Reagan is exactly the type of artist viewers fall in love with throughout the season. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see her in the finale. She’s safe!
9:30 p.m. – If I had it my way Team Adam would consist of Reagan, Tyke and DeAndre. The spoiler here could be Kameron, but Steve and Radha have to go.
9:38 p.m. – Team Jennifer is closing out the show and leading off is Patrique Fortson with “Ain’t Nobody. Nobody can nail the vocal gymnastics better than Patrique and the whole first verse of this song was absurd. This man is larger than life, has a ridiculous vocal range and is strutting his stuff in pink pants and the most blinged out jacket of the night. Werk! His bombastic voice just has to be too huge for Jennifer to deny. I’m not sure America will get behind him off this performance though.
9:40 p.m. – Up next is MaKenzie Thomas singing “I Believe In You and Me.” If you told me after the blind auditions that MaKenzie would be attempting a Whitney Houston ballad I would have pitied the fool, but this girl has completely made it her own! I don’t know that it was the BEST choice because in general she’s not a power singer, but the girl can run up and down the scale like no other with those runs!
9:47 p.m. – Franc West is at the keyboard tonight with “Apologize.” This is a different direction for the funk/soul singer from what we’ve seen so far this season. I may have spoken to soon, because he stood up and injected his own style into it, but it’s not working with this song. It’s vocally okay, but he stamped his ticket home with this. Sorry Franc.
9:50 p.m. – Okay Sandyredd Riding Hood, you better bring it with this “No More Drama” performance! She’s so dramatic, which is ironic. Nobody on the show this season pours their heart and soul into every word more than Sandyredd. This is a little TOO Mary J. Blige for me, but she’s still killing it. There’s no way America will vote her through, but she may have won over Jennifer.
9:56 p.m. – Up next with “Scared to be Lonely” is Colton Smith. I’m glad to see him slow things down after his mishap last week. I’m also digging his Freddie Mercury mustache he’s rockin’. Colton has a decent voice but this is all just too little too late. He doesn’t have the charisma it takes to win and Jennifer’s team is too stacked right now for him to advance.
9:59 p.m. – Kennedy Holmes is closing out the night with “Halo.” This 13-year old girl has been called the early front-runner and drawn comparisons to a young Whitney Houston. That’s too much pressure for this girl! She doesn’t look phased at all, taking the stage looking as poised as ever. This isn’t the most impressive vocal performance of the night, but she radiates on that stage and the coaches jumped to their feet!
10:00 p.m. – Yowza! I thought Jennifer struggled a bit to build her team in the blinds, but she had the team of the night followed closely by Team Blake. I would like to see MaKenzie, Kennedy and Patrique move forward. Clearly, Sandyredd is in play while Franc and Colton should just be happy to be there. That’s a wrap! Half of these artists will be leaving tomorrow night. Can you predict the top 13? Vote in our prediction center now!
You can now predict which of these artists will advance to the Top 13 next week on “The Voice” in our predictions center. You can also make picks for other reality programs such as “Survivor” and “Dancing with the Stars.” You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. You can also predict nominations for Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammys and more. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.