Season 14 of “The Voice” has reached the semi finals; only half of the singers will survive the week after giving two performances each – a new solo song and a duet with a fellow singer. Duet performances are eligible for fan votes. A vote for a duet gives each singer a vote. The coaches do not comment on the duets.
Team Kelly’s Brynn Cartelli gets the night of music started out with “What the World Needs Now” and brought the coaches to their feet. Host Carson Daly noted what a way to get the show started. Blake said that Brynn is a master at mastering the performance; adding that she embraces the song and the moment. Kelly said that Brynn has depth, especially for one so young; adding that Brynn gives tasteful epic performances.
In the first duet of the night Pryor and Kaleb join forces fro a Hillbilly mashup. Blake was singing along and Kelly was on her fetet singing.
Team Alicia’s Jackie Foster takes on Whitesnake with “Here I Go Again”. Adam said that Jackie showed another side of herself and was having fun. Alicia said that Jackie owned the song and made it her own.
Kyla Jade and Spensha Baker paired up for a duet of “What’s Going On” and “Rise Up”.
Team Adam’s only remaining singer Rayshun LaMarr performed a song that he loved – “Imagine” by John Lennon. Adam was standing during the song and all of the coaches were on their feet at the end of the song and the crowd was screaming. Carson called it a moving performance. Kelly noted that there was so much joy in Rayshun; adding that it was a beautiful thing to watch him perform. Kelly called Rayshun a great escape with his performances. Saying that he doesn’t even know where to start, Adam called Rayshun a truly inspiring person with an inspired performance. Adam noted that the thought John Lennon would be proud of the performance.
Team Blake’s Spensha Baker performed the Maren Morris hit “My Church”. Blake noted that with that performance, Spensha broke the dam of everything she had been holding back all season; adding that he would see her in the finale.
Team Blake’s Kyla Jade performed The Beatles hit “Let it Be”. Carson said that she did a beautiful job. Alicia said that Kyla exposed another side of herself; adding that her confidence is getting stronger. Alicia called it an inconic performance. Blake said that he has never been more honoured to be associated with such a human being and vocalist on the show; adding that Kyla was incredible.
The two youngest singers on the show, Britton and Brynn performed a duet of “Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Four, Five Seconds”.
Team Kelly’s Kaleb Lee performed the traditional gospel song “It is Well with My Soul”. During rehearsals his family surprised him and brought Kaleb to tears. Kelly said that Kaleb killed it; adding that it was a perfect time for Kaleb to sing the song and it was beautiful.
Jackie and Rayshun perform a duet of Imagine Dragon songs.
Team Blake’s Pryor Baird took on the music of Eric Clapton with “Change the World”. Carson said that Pryor did some nice work. Kelly noted that there was a pleading and ache in Pryor’s voice when he sang. Blake called Pryor a great singer…and the guy next door.
In the final performance of the night, team Alicia’s Britton Buchanan finally got his wish to sing a Bruce Springsteen song and performed “The Rising”. Carson noted what a way to end the night. Alicia said that she was blessed to be working with Britton; adding that there is nothing Britton can’t do and he is refining more and more each day.