Playoff Round on ‘The Voice’

Thousands of singing hopefuls auditioned and 40 survived the blind auditions.  Of those 24 made it to the battle rounds.  Now 17 remain as “The Voice” prepares to go live for fan votes.

Super mentor James Taylor gets the night of music started off with a performance “Shower the People” with the remaining 17 singers joining in remotely as clips of people helping others and sharing hugs are aired.

Host Carson Daly is on “The Voice” stage with the crew; while the singers and coaches join in from their homes.

After Tod Michael Hall, Nelson Cade IIII, Samantha Howell, and Michael Williams all battled in a four way knockout, fans voted Michael Williams as the winner.

In one of the biggest fan voted eliminations, the number will be cut almost in half when 17 become nine.

Team Nick starts things off…
Team Nick’s steal, Thunderstorm sings the “Porgy and Bess” classic “Summertime”.  Carson said that it sounded great.  John called the performance magical; adding that it was a beautiful performance.  Nick said that it was the perfect way to get the night started off; adding that he was envious of the whistling.

Up next is Allegra Miles in Florida singing the Billy Joel song “New York State of Mind”.  Blake noted that everybody sounds better at home, he said that Allegra did a great job.  Nick noted that Allegra has been a force in the competition from the beginning; adding that she owned it and it was her best performance so far.

Also in Florida, Arei Moon performed “Finesse”.  Kelly loved the performance.  Nick called the performance fantastic; adding that she made the song her own.

Roderick Chambers performs “Lost Without You”.  John loved the song choice and the performance; adding that Roderick’s ability to go from regular voice to falsetto was impressive.  Nick was impressed by the performance; adding that he thought Twitter would blow up.

Rounding out team Nick’s singers, after winning the knockout fan vote Michael Williams sang “Sign of the Times”.  Kelly called the performance so cool; adding he made the song his own.  Carson noted that Nick’s team is setting the bar high.  Nick said that Michael also set the bar high.

Next up is Team Legend…
Up first is Zan Fiskum with the Bob Dylan classic “Blowin’ in the Wind”.  John called the performance beautiful; adding she took them on a journey.  Kelly called it the best version of the song she has ever heard.

Up next is Mike Jerel with “All My Life”,  While most of the singers are performing from their homes, Mike has taken over a theatre and is singing from the stage.  John loves Mike’s creativity; adding that it was really cool and electric.

Mandi Costillo chose to sing in Spanish with a black and white picture.  Kelly yelled, “way to sing girl.”  Saying that he didn’t understand a word, Blake said that Mandi had him in the palm of his hand.  John said that Mandi performed flawlessly.

Closing out Team Legend; original Team Legend member, Kelly steal, and John steal CammWess sang the Bill Withers classic “Ain’t No Sunshine”.  Former coach Kelly called CammWess so talented; adding that he made the song his own.  After shouting out to Bill Withers, who died recently, John said that Camm knocked it out of the park.

Up next is Team Kelly…
Megan Danielle gets Team Kelly started off with “Anyone”.  Megan also chose to use black and white for her performance.  Sitting in a red chair with his name on it, Nick called Megan so talented; adding that she made the world listen.  Sporting a Team Kelly jacket, Kelly called Megan so special; adding that she is very talented.

Next up is opera trained singer Mandi Thomas from a studio in Memphis with the Lee Ann Womack hit  “I Hope You Dance”.  Kelly said that the setup was cool; adding that she loved the song choice.  Kelly noted that Mandi can sing anything.

Micah Iverson chose the Sir Elton John smash “Your Song” for his performance.  Nick was directing while Kelly and John were waving their hands in the air.  Blake said that Micah explodes with his voice and seems to never run out of breath.  Kelly called Micah one of the best vocalists in the competition; adding that he was incredible.

Closing out Team Kelly is Team Kelly steal Cedrice with “Everything I Ever Wanted”.  Kelly called Cedrice crazy cool; adding that she is a stand alone artist.  Kelly said that she couldn’t wait to go to a Cedrice concert and buy her album.

Closing out the night is Team Blake…
Toneisha Harris performs one of Kelly’s songs with “Stronger”.  Kelly called the performance so good.  John noted that it was a bold move to sing one of Kelly’s songs; adding that she is a phenomenal singer. Blake kept saying yes; adding it was the best vocal performance of the night.  Kelly yelled if you need a backup singer call me.

Next up was country rocker Joei Fulco with the Dion hit “Runaway”.  Nick said that Joei’s voice is fun to listen to.  Blake called Joei’s voice infectious; adding that she killed it.

Blake steal Joanna Serenko chose the Hall and Oates hit song “Rick Girl” for her performance.  Kelly called Joanna fabulous; adding that it was a fun song choice.  A beaming Blake noted that Joanna’s voice is unique; adding that she made the song her own.

Closing out the night of music is Todd Tilghman went to church to perform his version of Peter Cetera song “Glory of Love” from the film “The Karate Kid II”.  Blake called Todd “The Karate Kid”; adding Todd is one of his favourite artists to have ever worked with.

The results will be revealed on Tuesday night with the return of the instant save.

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