The semifinals of “The Voice” Season 17 kicked off Monday night with a rockin’ performance from Katie Kadan of Team John Legend. The Chicago native took on Patti Labelle‘s iconic “Lady Marmalade,” which has also been covered by former “The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, in the live Top 8 show, with all four judges giving her a standing ovation. John chose the song for Katie because he wanted her to show off her personality one last time before next week’s finale. Do you think Katie did enough to advance to the finals? Watch “The Voice” video above and then make your predictions before Tuesday’s results show.
“Every week is a perfect song for Katie,” John said in response to host Carson Daly‘s question about whether he purposefully held onto “Lady Marmalade” until this very moment. “Everything she sings, she makes it sound like it’s her song. She makes it sound magnificent. She’s a superstar. We’re fortunate that she’s even on our show. We don’t deserve you, Katie!”
John continued on, “You own every performance and you do it so professionally. Carson’s right — you already deserve awards. You deserve more than ‘The Voice.’ You deserve Grammys, all that. You’re just a fantastic performer.” John would know, of course, since he’s an EGOT winner.
Rival coaches Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani also had nothing but love for the Season 17 front-runner. “You’re just so fun to watch,” Kelly expressed to Katie. Gwen chimed in, “You demand everybody’s attention and it’s just so professional and so incredible.”
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about Katie’s performance: “Katie emerged on a staircase followed by a quartet of female background singers and a couple of ladies on guitar providing a theme of female empowerment. It takes a powerhouse vocalist to pull this song off and Katie definitely has the chops. There isn’t anything surprising or terribly original about this performance but Katie definitely delivers. It should definitely be enough to get her into next week!”
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