The Voice 2018 Top 11
We’re live-blogging the Season 14 results episode of “The Voice” tonight!
At the start of the show, the Top 12 remaining contestants include:
- Team Kelly Clarkson: Brynn Cartelli, D.R. King and Kaleb Lee
- Team Alicia Keys: Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle and Jackie Foster
- Team Adam Levine: Sharane Calister, Rayshun LaMarr and Jackie Verna
- Team Blake Shelton: Pryor Baird, Spensha Baker and Kyla Jade
The Voice 2018 Top 11 revealed:
Spensha Baker – Public's vote
Kyla Jade – Public's vote
Pryor Baird – Public's vote
Brynn Cartelli – Public's vote
Kaleb Lee –Public's vote
Britton Buchanan – Public's vote
Jackie Foster – Public's vote
Christiana Danielle – Public's vote
Sharane Calister – Public's vote
Rayshun Lamarr – Instant Save
Jackie Verna – Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson joins Brynn Cartelli, D.R. King and Kaleb Lee to sing "Don't Take the Money" by Bleachers during the live Top 12 eliminations.
The cast of Rise sings Alessia Cara's "Scars to Your Beautiful" in a surprise performance on The Voice.
The Voice 2018 – Top 12 Instant Save
Live updating recap and analysis below for Monday, April 30:
8:01 p.m. – Team Blake kicks off “Fan Pick Week” with a performance of “Night Moves” by Pryor. The fans picked the Bob Seger track and Blake is surprised he hadn’t realized how similar Pryor’s voice was to Bob’s, pointing out the vibrato and gravelly sound as something viewers haven’t really seen from him yet.
8:03 p.m. – I’ve got to give to the fans on this one–what an excellent song choice for Pryor. Not only does the song fit his voice so well, but he also seemed genuinely happy to be performing it. Center stage with his guitar, Pryor gave a pretty classic rock ballad performance with an effortless only pros have. The highlight was the break in the song midway through where he hit some strong, smooth notes with only a faint background by the band. This could be a series-defining performance for him.
8:12 p.m. – Sharane is dedicating her performance of Mariah Carey‘s “Hero” tonight to her twin sister. Adam is convinced that Sharane has the range and ability to take on a big, iconic song of Mariah’s, but warns her not to take too many liberties because of how well-known of a song it is.
8:14 p.m. – For a huge song like this, Sharane started it out delicately, giving us a more timid delivery of some lines that Mariah would always make really big. I think the song finally became her own when Sharane stepped down from the dais (beautifully framed by a sextet of violinists) and moved about the stage closer to the audience. And then, of course, the crowning moment of some big notes at the end that she hit with the right mix of grit and emotion.
8:24 p.m. – Kelly’s first artist tonight is Kaleb, giving his rendition of “Trouble” by Travis Tritt. We didn’t get to see the footage of him performing this once in elementary school, but Kelly was excited about the choice because it’s the first time he’ll get to show some personality through a song.
8:26 p.m. – I think it’s interesting when coaches think that an upbeat song is going to allow the artist to serve “more personality” because that’s not always the case. Look, this performance is solid and it’s probably very close to the type of music that Kaleb will make after the show, but while I got personality from the song, I didn’t see much by the way of personality from him. Overall it felt like I was supposed to be excited, but Blake put it best by saying that it showed his energy so I’ll give him that.
8:34 p.m. – Jackie Foster opens up the night for Team Alicia with “Love, Reign O’er Me” by The Who. The choice is a sign to Jackie that the audience sees her as a powerful rock balladeer. During rehearsals Alicia was shocked by how quickly Jackie picked up the feeling and power of the song, calling the preparation unbelievable.
8:36 p.m. – I loved the drama of the song, but what’s more is that Jackie, in her voice and style, delivered drama that matched the tone of the track. Though the vocal might have been lacking in spots, Jackie exuded a confidence and charisma that I’m not sure I’d seen in her yet. This was the kind of song that I think showed the personality of the performer and now we have a more complete sense of Jackie as an artist.
8:47 p.m. – Fans are giving Adam’s Jackie Verna a chance to get back to her country roots this week with “Strawberry Wine.” Jackie’s excited about the song because it’s a classic within the genre and she hasn’t done anything like it yet, despite being a country artist.
BEWARE! SPOILERS AHEAD
8:31 p.m. The audience is getting a special treat… the cast of "Rise" is singing "Scars to Your Beautiful."
8:30 p.m. So far, Blake, Alicia and Kelly each have 2 safe contestants, while Adam has 1.
8:29 p.m. Who else is safe? Kaleb Lee from Team Kelly!
8:28 p.m. Time for more saves! America has saved Spensha Baker from Team Blake!
8:25 p.m. Now, former contestant Dave Crosby's daughter Claire is interviewing the coaches and contestants… and it is the cutest thing ever.
8:21 p.m. Maroon 5 is up next singing their new hit "Wait"!
8:16 p.m. Christiana Danielle from Team Alicia is also safe!
8:15 p.m. Carson has the results! He announces America has saved Pryor Baird from Team Blake!
8:14 p.m. The contestants are onstage and opening up about their experiences on the show as they prepare for the next round of results.
8:10 p.m. Kelly Clarkson is bringing her power vocals as she sings "Don't Take the Money" with her team.
8:05 p.m. Who else is safe? Sharane Calister from Team Adam!
8:04 p.m. America also saved Brynn Cartelli from Team Kelly!
8:03 p.m. America saved… Britton Buchanan from Team Alicia!
8:01 p.m. The Top 12 takes the stage, as Carson ramps up for the first round of results.
8:00 p.m. It's time for the Top 12 results show!