‘The Voice’ Live Round Recap: The Top 10 Perform
On tonight’s (May 20) live rounds of Season 4 of ‘The Voice,’ the Top 10 performed for America’s votes, singing tunes selected by their coaches, who no longer have any say in who stays and who goes. Although if they choose the wrong song, they could be the indirect force which sends their contestants home. Here’s how things shook out.
Judith Hill: Hill was Michael Jackson‘s backup singer, and she was torn about singing the King of Pop’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’ A. Lev chose the song so Hill could have a little fun and show off a lighter side, since we already know she can belt out a weighty ballad. But it was tough for her, since she worked with Jackson and was emotionally attached. She funneled that personal passion into her perf.
Amber Carrington: The country-pop cutie sang Kelly Clarkson‘s power ballad ‘Breakaway,’ which was right in her wheelhouse, mixing both generes. It was quality and solid from stem to stern.
Sarah Simmons: The vocalist stepped away from the ethereal and angelic power tracks she has become known for in favor of a bluesy, rock song with ‘Mamma Knows Best.’ She was able to show off her bad girl side and that first note? She suh-layed it.
Holly Tucker: She belted a classic gospel track in the form of ‘How Great Thou Art’ and it was powerful, and, well, great.
The Swon Brothers: The twosome performed ‘How Country Feels’ by Randy Houser, giving it folky-country tinge. The Bros. are from Oklahoma, which was rocked by a tornado tonight, and they sent out their love.
Danielle Bradbery: She rocked the country track ‘Heads Carolina, Tails California’ while seated. It was excellent and upbeat.
Josiah Hawley: The Robin Thicke-coiffed singer rocked out to Coldplay‘s ‘Clocks.’ It was inconsistent but it was also a risky song to do. The ladies love this crooner. Ush is convinced people will one day “get” Josiah.
Michelle Chamuel: The nerdy indie singer delivered a surprising and rousing rendition of Pink‘s ‘Just Give Me a Reason.’ Who knew she had it in her?
Sasha Allen: The NYC’er delivered a gorgeous version of Emeli Sande‘s ‘Next to Me.’
Kris Thomas: Shakira wanted to show Kris’ sexy and upbeat side with Miguel‘s ‘Adorn,’ since we’ve already seen the fragile Kris. It was modern and fun.