It’s the semi finals on season 15 of “The Voice” and only eight of the original 48 team members remain
During last week’s results show, Adam helped to up a major controversy when he passed over DeAndre after his last chance performance to plead for sympathy votes for his other team member in the bottom three Reagan Strange who sat in the audience with her makeup on and in a bath robe unable to perform with some undisclosed ailment.
As a result; DeAndre Nico and team Blake’s Dave Fenley were both eliminated and Reagan was saved via the east coast voted twitter instant save.
In the wake of the remarks and decisions, social media has been stirred into a frenzy by fans who are outraged by the events.
While nothing was said on the events of last week, the first time the television audience heard anything from Adam was well over an hour into the show when his singer came up.
The artists will have to perform two songs tonight – a new song and a mashup duet with a fellow contestant.
Last week two singers went home; this week four will be eliminated with the top four moving on to the finals.
Team Kelly’s Sarah Grace gets the night started with “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles. Saying that she is a fan of Sarah’s bravery and talent, Jennifer noted that Sarah Grace commanded the room. Kelly noted that Sarah’s voice is pristine and pure.
In the first duet of the night Kennedy Holmes and Reagan Strange paired up for “Happy” and “Tightrope”.
Team Jennifer’s MaKenzie Thomas took on Mariah Carey with “Vision of Love” and brought the coaches to their feet with rousing cheers from te crowd. Kelly said that MaKenzie is SO good; adding she is what the show is all about. Blake called it one of the best performances he has seen. Noting that she deserves to be here, Jennifer called MaKenzie amazing.
Country singers Chevel Shepherd and Kirk Jay pair up for some modern Country music with “She’s Country” and “Country Must Be Country Wild”.
Team Kelly’s Kymberli Joye continues on her Gospel journey with “Never Alone” by Tori Kelly. Host Carson Daly called it an inspiring performance. Jennifer said that it felt like a Gospel concert; adding that she felt like she was back in church. An excited Kelly called Kymberli so talented; adding that she sings from the heart.
In a taped appearance, Jennifer gives a special holiday performance.
Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze chose the Marshall Tucker Band hit “Can’t You See”. Speaking on Chris in the video package, Blake said that he brings the party to the room. Kelly said that Chris is nostalgic and can sing so many different things. An excited coach Blake, thanked Chris for giving the beer drinking, back road driving crowd someone to vote for.
Kymberli and MaKenzie paired up for a duet of “TO Be Real” and “The Best of My Love”.
Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes celebrated her birthday with a performance of “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”. Noting that Kennedy has grown, Jennifer said that she is very proud of Kennedy.
Adam’s only remaining artist Reagan Strange performed “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott. Blake said that always loves Reagan’s performances. Coach Adam said that he was proud and happy for Reagan; added that you don’t have to do much to do everything. Adam said that no matter what happens he believes Reagan has a bright future.
Chris and Sarah Grace mashed up “Jumping Jack Flash” and “Chain of Fools”.
Team Kelly’s Chevel Shepherd sang “Blue” and brought the coaches to their feet. Saying that he loved her, Adam said that he loved her voice and she did an awesome job. Kelly notedgthat they don’t make music like that anymore and wants Chevel’s record.
Team Blake’s Kirk Jay closed out the night with “I Swear” and brought the coaches to their feet. Saying that she doesn’t care what team he is on, Jennifer is a big Kirk Jay fan and is looking forward to seeing one of his concerts. Adam said that Kirk has a unique identifiable voice. Saying that Kirk deserves it Blake said that he couldn’t be more proud of hi.
After the east coast airing, five of the eight singers had their songs in the top 10 on one of the iTunes genre charts.