It was absolute carnage on “The Voice” Tuesday night, when coaches Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine were forced to cut their teams in half. In total, 13 artists were sent packing: three from each team as well as one comeback artist who was competing for the Instant Save. Now, we want to know who YOU think was cut prematurely from Season 15? Vote in our poll below. And be sure to read through our own power rankings for the remaining 13 singers.
On the live results show, two artists from each team were saved by America’s vote. Next, each coach had the opportunity to save one more singer to form the Top 13 that will compete next week. Which of these discarded artists deserved to stay? Below are a few excerpts of what we had to say about each of them during their live performances.
Steve Memmolo – Steve 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.
Kameron Marlowe – I don’t like the song Kameron is singing, but I like Kameron.
Radha – Radha is singing “Dusk Til’ Dawn.” 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.
Abby Cates – Leading off is Abby with “Next to Me.” 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.
Keith Paluso – Keith is up next with “Someone Like You.” It’s interesting to hear his gritty voice over this Adele classic. The beginning was a bit boring and he’s really struggling to hit the high notes on the chorus.
Zaxai – With “When I Need You,” Zaxai is up next. 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.
Patrique Fortson – Leading off is Patrique with “Ain’t Nobody. 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.
Colton Smith – Up next with “Scared to be Lonely” is Colton. He 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.
Franc West – Franc is at the keyboard tonight with “Apologize.” It’s vocally okay, but he stamped his ticket home with this. Sorry Franc.
Funsho – 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.
Natasia GreyCloud – Natasia changes things up with a pop tune, “God is a Woman.” It’s a more difficult song to sing than it might seem, but I’m not sure this will translate well to the audience. Natasia may have blown this opportunity.
Michael Lee – Team Blake is kicking things off, beginning with Michael singing “Every Time I Roll the Dice.” I’ve never heard this song before and he’s not exactly selling to to me, despite his solid vocals.
Kelsea Ballerini Comeback Artist:
Ayanna Joni – First up was Ayanna with “No Tears Left to Cry.” It’s an interesting song choice because it didn’t provide many opportunities for her to show off her vocal ability. Vocally her voice was shaky and thin, but she also had trouble staying on top of the tempo so it all was just a big jumble unfortunately.
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