The Top 11 contenders will perform Monday night for Season 15 of “The Voice.” Coaches Adam Levine and Jennifer Hudson have two artists remaining. Blake Shelton has three competitors, while Kelly Clarkson has four singers on her team. Enjoy our live updating blog item below as we offer you minute-by-minute analysis of each crucial performance to stay on the show.
Could this be the end of the road this week for Comeback Stage artist Lynnea Moorer? She was in the bottom three on the previous results show, and that’s never a good sign for future advancement.
Here is a full list of all 11 singers performing for the Monday episode. Just one of these artists will be eliminated on the results episode for Tuesday:
Team Blake — Dave Fenley, Kirk Jay and Chris Kroeze
Team Adam — DeAndre Nico and Reagan Strange
Team Jennifer — Kennedy Holmes and MaKenzie Thomas
Team Kelly — Sarah Grace, Kymberli Joye, Lynnea Moorer and Chevel Shepherd
And now keep refreshing this page as we provide you with a full live updating blog item recap for the Monday, November 26 episode:
8:00 p.m. – It’s “Fan Night” at “The Voice”! That’s right, fans have chosen tonight’s songs using the official app. Don’t like what everyone is singing? You should have voted! Let’s find out who is first!
8:08 p.m. – Dave Fenley from Team Blake is up first, singing “Use Me” by Bill Withers. This is off the beaten path for Dave, who plans to show off his beat boxing abilities. Who would have thought Dave would be the guy to bring beat boxing to “The Voice”? Sure enough, Dave begins his performance with his secret talent before moving to center stage and breaking into song. Vocally, Dave is doing fine but everything about this feels awkward. He’s working the stage, but it feels more like someone’s uncle hijacked the band at a wedding. I just want it to end.
8:10 p.m. – Adam isn’t sure what he has just seen. He’s happy to see Dave do “whatever he wants” but appears as surprised as I was by that. Blake thinks Dave just “had a moment” and threw himself back into the heat of the competition. Did he? Maybe I’m dead wrong, but I think Dave will be in trouble after that.
8:17 p.m. – Team Kelly’s Chevel Shepherd is up next with “Space Cowboy” by Kacey Musgraves. This is right in the wheelhouse for the young country singer and will bring out the more tender side of her. Chevel begins sitting next to a piano on stage and the purity in her voice is magnified brilliantly. She continues to nail it each week and I’m not sure anyone’s stock has risen more in this competition in the last two weeks. I love the breaks in her voice and nothing seems forced. Well done! I think she’s done enough to be safe this week.
8:19 p.m. – Kelly is bursting with pride and applauds Chevel for nailing the big note. She points out Chevel’s great ability to tell a story through song and runs up to hug the 16-year old.
8:28 p.m. – Team Adam’s Tennessee pop artist, Reagan Strange, is up third with “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne. Adam calls the song “deceptively difficult to sing,” but Reagan can handle it and it’s time for her to show a more fun side on stage. She looks great tonight, the 14-year old is just adorable there’s no denying it. Vocally, this performance is a little predictable. She’s not really bringing anything new to the song and at times sounds short of breath. If she is the top streaming artist again this week there is no question she’s the favorite to win.
8:30 p.m. – Blake says Reagan is special and has a ton of charisma. Adam wishes he had a half hour to talk about Reagan and we’re all glad he doesn’t. He thinks Reagan can win it all and become a huge star.
8:40 p.m. – It’s time for Team Kelly’s fearless powerhouse, Kymberli Joye, singing “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs. I’m so happy Kymberli is singing gospel this week because it’s her passion and I have not been impressed with her other song choices recently. First of all, she looks absolutely stunning tonight. Throughout the whole first verse you can feel her voice revving up like she’s about stomp down on the gas pedal. Sure enough she does, exploding in the chorus with a powerful crescendo that forces Jennifer off her seat in praise. Now THAT is a moment! All of the coaches are on their feet and the audience has erupted!
8:41 p.m. – Carson felt compelled to thank Kymberli for her performance. Jennifer said Kymberli opened up the doors of “The Voice” church and anointed the audience. Kelly said Kymberli actually reminds her of Jennifer when she sings and informs fans that Kymberli wants to be a gospel artist after the show. This may have been directed at fans like me who have complained they weren’t sure what Kymberli’s direction was with her confusing song choices. Well, we hear her and Kymberli deserves to stay with that performance!
8:50 p.m. – Team Blake’s Kirk Jay is up next, singing “Body Like a Back Road,” by Sam Hunt. I love this song choice because we need to hear Kirk do something more fun after weekly ballads. Kirk is starting off at the keyboard and I’m already digging his soulful take on this country hit. He’s a bit stiff throughout the second verse and I’m waiting for him to loosen up. Finally he makes his way to the crowd and seems to settle into the song a bit better. It wasn’t my favorite performance from Kirk, but he’s so charismatic he should easily be safe. Jennifer and Blake were on their feet.
8:52 p.m. – Blake calls Kirk “one of a kind” and says he’s so proud to be his coach. He urges everyone to vote for Kirk.
9:00 p.m. – At the midway point tonight, Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze is going back to his Southern rock roots with “Long Train Runnin'” by The Doobie Brothers. Chris has a massive watch party going on in his home state of Wisconsin, don’t sleep on this guy! Right off the bat, Chris seems more comfortable with his song than any artist tonight. It sounds like his own record. He’s a bit more relaxed this week and sounds great. Midway though the song he stepped forward to show off a great guitar solo. I’d have to say this was Chris’ best performance to date. Well done! Besides Blake, Kelly is on her feet as well.
9:03 p.m. – Blake is overjoyed calling Chris’ performance “incredible” and says he keeps getting better with every performance. “You can see Barron, Wisconsin from space right now.”
9:13 p.m. – The comeback kid, Lynnea Moorer from Team Kelly is up next singing “Consequences” by Camila Cabello. Lynnea has had an emotional journey so far and Kelly wants her to captivate the audience with her vulnerability. She looks beautiful tonight, but the entire first verse seemed a tad off key. She settled in pretty quickly and seems to get back on track before falling off again. Lynnea is stunning to watch, but her voice is all over the place. It felt like a struggle to watch her. My guess is she will be in trouble yet again this week.
9:15 p.m. – Jennifer says Lynnea looks and sounds like a star. Kelly is proud of Lynnea for making each moment count and representing something different this season.
9:25 p.m. – We finally get a look at Team Jennifer tonight with MaKenzie Thomas singing “Emotion” by the Bee Gees. PERFECT song choice. Finally! MaKenzie begins the song with that gorgeous, soft tone we loved from her blind audition. The staging is simple and I love the acoustic vibe she’s got going on. Vocally, this is more Destiny’s Child than Bee Gee’s, and when she hits that high note in head voice it was everything I was hoping for from her this week. Both Kelly and J-Hud are on their feet.
9:26 p.m. – Jennifer is impressed with how skillfully Makenzie sings. She says her voice is “like butter” and also mentions that this was the Destiny’s Child version of the song more so than the Bee Gee’s, but that’s irrelevant. I think MaKenzie should be safe this week.
9:36 p.m. – Sarah Grace will be wrapping things up for Team Kelly, singing “Dog Days are Over” by Florence + The Machine. Sarah is excited to sing a difficult, uptempo song this week. I love that she’s being accompanied by a harp. Sarah’s lower tone sounds great and this was a perfect song choice for her. What’s great about Sarah is that she has such a unique tone and halfway through the song she appears to get more comfortable on the stage. I would say this week was a success for Sarah!
9:37 p.m. – Blake loved seeing Sarah step away from the piano and get out on the stage and perform. Kelly was surprised with the song the fans chose, but is so happy with it.
9:48 p.m. – Team Adam’s DeAndre Nico is next singing “Cry For You” by Jodeci. Adam thinks this song choice is bad ass and is ready for him to go “full DeAndre” on this song and show all the tricks in his bag. I hope so because DeAndre needs a big week! Side note, who is this woman hosting his watch party in Texas? Someone get her a hosting gig I love her. DeAndre takes the stage and I’m happy to see some old school R&B this week. It’s smooth, sexy and soulful. I’ve been waiting for DeAndre to just sing his face off and we’re getting it this week. Yes! Yes! Yes! He nailed it. But those stubborn coaches stayed planted in their seats.
9:50 p.m. – Jennifer said DeAndre took her back in time and said “You…did…THAT.” Adam said DeAndre just sang a song that everyone wanted to hear, they just didn’t know it. He applauded DeAndre’s command of the stage and congratulated him on a job well done.
9:58 p.m. – For weeks now 13-year old Kennedy Holmes has drawn comparisons to a young Whitney Houston for her poise, grace and natural beauty. Tonight she is giving the fans what they asked for by singing “Greatest Love of All.” I love this song choice for her because it’s age appropriate and not as predictable as “I Will Always Love You” which we have heard enough of in singing competitions. Jennifer gave Kennedy a Whitney class, teaching her the legend’s arm movements and signature bow. I love the opening of this performance, with Kennedy slowly caressing each note. She’s so statuesque, how is this girl 13? She sounds great and has these arm gestures down pat! I am loving the DIVA coming out of her! YES! Kennedy is back! The coaches are on their feet.
10:00 p.m. – Jennifer said Kennedy is beautiful and “Mama Whitney is up there proud.” Voting is now open! Which artist will go home tomorrow night? I’m guessing Dave and Lynnea will duke it out for the Instant Save but we never know how those votes will fall. We will find out Tuesday night!
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