Ricky Duran The Voice Top 8
Season 17 of “The Voice” is almost over, and it’s time for the Top 8 performance show on Monday. The Top 8 artists perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani on Monday, December 9, 2019, with the results following on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Three artists were automatically moved on to the finale. The two artists with the fewest votes were immediately eliminated and the middle three contended for the remaining spot in the next finale via the Instant Save.. This week’s theme is “80’s Week.” The artists will perform duets of songs from the 80’s.
Team Blake Shelton – A Woman Like Her by Ricky Duran (written by Charles Kelley, Eric Paslay & Laura Jeanne Veltz) – Ricky thinks the song is an authentic representation of who he wants to be. He compares the storytelling to something Dyland would do. Blake mentions the country writers on the song. He’s just hinting!
As a woman, I find these lyrics kind of condescending. Men looking for their manic pixie dream is not my thing. But the melody is beautiful. Ricky shines on songs that allow him to connect. In that regard, this song is a good pick for him. Ricky reminds Kelly of Bruce Springsteen. “Such a perfect song,” she says. John is jealous he wasn’t pitched the song. He thinks it will be the most streamed original song of the night. Wow. Blake believes it’s the best performance of his entire run. Naw, that was Let it Be last week. Blake begs America to vote for Ricky. Fun fact: Charles Kelley is a member of Lady Antebellum, performing tomorrow
Ricky Duran – Team Blake Shelton – Let it Be by The Beatles – Ricky chose the song because his family sang it together. Both his parents have passed–it’s a healing song for his family. Ricky tears up sharing his feelings about the song. It’s like his mother, who died of cancer, comforting him. Now, this is the right song at the right time. It’s also a bit of a departure from his previous repertoire. He’s playing both piano and guitar. It’s the most passionate performance from Ricky so far. He needed a performance like this! Ok I’m tearing up a little wow. Blake calls it the vocal performance of Ricky’s life. Ohh. Running short on time. Nobody else comments.
This is a full list of the Top 8 contenders performing on Monday:
Will Breman – Team Legend
Rose Short – Team Gwen
Ricky Duran – Team Blake
Kady Kadan – Team Legend
Jake Hoot – Team Kelly
Hello Sunday – Team Kelly
Kat Hammock – Team Blake
Marybeth Byrd – Team Legend
What song he will sing for his The Voice Top 9 live performance tonight