The Top 12 artists sang songs that were personal to them on “The Voice” Monday night. Who did you think was best among the dozen contenders? Do you have a favorite to win the Season 14 championship in a few weeks? Which one will be eliminated on the results show Tuesday night and who will join them in the bottom fighting for a social media instant save?
Read our complete analysis of the episode for Monday, April 23. Also enjoy our our live summary recaps of last week’s bloodbath as 24 artists were whittled down to 12: Monday, April 16, Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18.
Here is the complete list for the Top 12, with three artists each for the four coaches:
Team Adam Levine — Sharane Calister, Rayshun LaMarr, Jackie Verna
Team Alicia Keys — Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle, Jackie Foster
Team Kelly Clarkson — Brynn Cartelli, D.R. King, Kaleb Lee
Team Blake Shelton — Pryor Baird, Spensha Baker, Kyla Jade
8:00 p.m. – Pryor Baird topped all contestants on the iTunes chart for Monday night’s performances, followed closely by Brynn Cartelli, Kyla Jade and Britton Buchanan. Bringing up the rear were Sharane Calister, D.R. King and Rayshunn LaMarr, who all failed to crack the top 200 songs. Will they be also be the bottom three in America’s vote, forcing them to face off for the first instant save of Season 14? Let’s find out!
8:05 p.m. – Carson Daly kicked things off announcing a special “Happy Birthday!” to Kelly. He also noted that Britton was the most streamed artist on Apple music, despite not topping the sales chart. It sounds like tonight should be smooth sailing for the 18-year old. The first three artists announced as safe are: Britton (Team Alicia), Brynn (Team Kelly) and Sharane (Team Adam). The first two were no-brainers, but I’m glad to see Sharane live to fight another day after struggling on the charts.
8:13 p.m. – Team Kelly is joining forces to perform “Don’t Take the Money” with Coach in tow. Kelly allowed her team members to kick things off before she joined them on stage and blew them all out of the water. Awkward moments ensued as D.R. went way off key and Kaleb spoke an entire line instead of singing. This wasn’t the best showcase for Team Kelly, but at least they appeared to be having fun on stage.
8:15 p.m. – Time for more results! The next two artists who are safe are: Pryor (Team Blake) and Christiana (Team Alicia). No surprises there!
8:25 p.m. – Coach Adam brought his band Maroon 5 along tonight to perform their new hit, “Wait.” It’s a mid-tempo jam that doesn’t call for much energy on stage, and there’s not. There doesn’t seem to be any climax to this song. It looks like Kelly knows all the words already as she sings along, haha. She makes me laugh.
Artist directly advanced to the Top 12:
Kyla Jade – Advanced Monday
Pryor Baird – America Saved
Spensha Baker – Coaches Save
Brynn Cartelli – Advanced Monday
Kaleb Lee – America saved
D.R. King – Coaches save
Britton Buchanan – Advanced Monday
Jackie Foster – America saved
Christiana Danielle – Coaches save
Sharane Calister – Advanced Monday
Rayshun Lamarr – America saved
Jackie Verna – Coaches save