‘The Voice’ Recap: The Top 24 Sing for America’s Vote
The top 24 artists of season 16 performed on The Voice Monday night. Blake Shelton had eight artists, John Legend had six, Kelly Clarkson had six, and Adam Levine had four. The contestants sang for America’s vote, vying for spots in the top 13. Those results will air Tuesday night, and each coach will have the opportunity to save one artist.
Team Kelly’s Rod Stokes was up first, singing “Midnight Rider” by the Allman Brothers. He showcased his strengths, telling a story and delivering a solid vocal country-rock performance.
Next up was Matthew Johnson from Team Kelly. He sang “Ordinary People” by Legend, his former coach in the competition. He also delivered a strong vocal, and the song choice suited his tone.
Team Kelly’s Rebecca Howell followed with a performance of “Wild One” by Faith Hill, a reliable country-pop performance
The 16-year-old artist Presley Tennant from Team Kelly was up next, singing “Nothing Breaks Like the Heart,” which showcased impressive range and style.
Next up, Team Kelly’s pop-country singer Abby Kasch sang “I Got The Boy.” The power ballad allowed her to show off the technical skills to her voice, and her runs stood out.
Jej Vinson closed out the Team Kelly performances by singing “Love Lies” by Khalid. He showcased his artistry and range in the performance.
Team Legend was up next, starting with Lisa Ramey, who sang “The Weight” by The Band. It was a shrewd song choice, playing to her throwback rock sound.
Jacob Maxwell from Team Legend was up next, singing “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. His phrasing was strong, and his emotional delivery of the song stood out.
Team Legend continued with Jimmy Mowery, who sang “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer. It played to his pop sensibilities, and he brought some of his own personality to the performance.
Celia Babini sang “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, sounding particularly strong in her lower register.
Team Legend’s Maelyn Jarmon next sang “Fallingwater” by Maggie Rogers, showcasing her artistry and range. Her phrasing stood out, and she proved herself as a well-rounded vocalist.
Shawn Sounds closed out Team Legend with a performance of “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder. He played it close to the original, but his vocals were impressive throughout, along with his showmanship.
Team Adam was up next, starting with Kalvin Jarvis, who sang “Mine” by Bazzi. He gave an entertaining performance, and his lower register made an impression.
Betsy Ade followed with a performance of “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet, showcasing a solid rocker voice as well as guitar skills.
Team Adam’s Mari was up next, singing “Work It Out” by Beyonce. She gave it a soft funk that made it her own, and she remained captivating throughout. Domenic Hayes sang “Love Is A Losing Game” by Amy Winehouse, bringing grit and emotion to his performance. His tone was well suited for the song choice.
Team Blake was up next, starting with Andrew Sevener, who sang “Boots On” by Randy Houser. He gave a crowd-pleasing country performance, involving the audience with skill.
Next up was Selkii, who sang “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. She showcased her versatility and brought a lot of personality to the song.
Oliv Blu was next, singing “The Girl From Ipanema.” She brought a soulful jazz sound to the song, showcasing originality.
Team Blake’s Gyth Rigdon followed, singing “I Want To Be Loved Like That” by Shenandoah. He showcased storytelling abilities and gave a solid country performance.
Then Team Blake’s Kendra Checketts sang “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish and showcased some of the best artistry for her team, choosing a surprising song and making it her own.
Her teammate Carter Lloyd Horne sang “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley, and the arrangement stayed close to the original, but it suited his voice.
Team Blake’s Kim Cherry was up next, singing “Waterfalls” by TLC. She accompanied herself on the piano and also had a memorable rap performance in the song. She showcased exactly who she wants to be as an artist.
Closing out the very packed night of performances, Dexter Roberts from Team Blake sang “Ain’t Nothing Bout You” by Brooks & Dunn. He put on a good show and delivered a solid country vocal.
The top 13 will be announced on NBC Tuesday night. Who has your vote?
This article originally appeared in THR.com.