It was the final night of the Playoffs on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and that means Miley Cyrus had to cut her team from six singers to three. It’s a cut that’s already been made by Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and the World’s Sexiest Man Blake Shelton.
Next to J Hud, Miley has the strongest team, which made Wednesday’s cut one of the hardest to watch. After tonight? It’s all up to public voting on the Live Shows.
“It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” Brooke Simpson
There are very few contestants we don’t need to see perform to already know they’re going to make it to the Live Show. Brooke Simpson is one of those singers. Her voice is incredible and her performance is always captivating. Plus, she just seems like a lovely person to be around. That counts for a lot. It’s a man’s world, but this is Brooke’s competition to win.
“Coat of Many Colours,” Karli Webster – COMEBACK ARTIST
Not only did Miley bring Karli back to the competition, but she also gave her a song by her godmother, Dolly Parton. So yeah, Miley really likes Karli. We were surprised when Miley picked Karli over Addison Agen during the Battle Rounds, but then we were impressed when she went head to head with Janice Freeman on “Blue Bayou.” After watching her Playoff performance we were reminded once again why Miley initially picked Karli over Addison. Her voice is just so darn pretty.
“Love Hurts,” Adam Pearce
Adam is the only ‘rock dude’ and, for that matter, the only dude on Team Miley. Every time he opens his mouth we’re shocked we’re not looking at Chris Cornell and for that reason we were hoping Adam would stick around for the Live Shows. Plus, his hair is begging for a Pantene sponsorship.
“When I Think About Cheatin’,” Ashland Craft
There are only a few country artists left on this season of The Voice and while country front runner Red Marlow (Team Blake) has never made us want to throw a pair of cowboy boots, Ashland Craft continually makes us question why we aren’t listening to more country music. Her performance of Gretchen Wilson’s “When I Think About Cheatin'” was strong and beautiful and had a few moments of Janis Joplin’s rasp that made country cool again.
“World Without You,” Moriah Formica
We don’t know how adults handle the pressure of singing on reality TV shows, which makes teens being able to take the stage and perform even more impressive. Moriah may only be 16, but she has the stage presence of someone who has been performing for years. Moriah was the only performer on Team Miley to have some nerve issues, but again, SIXTEEN.
“Fall For You,” Janice Freeman
We’re always so relaxed watching Janice because she kills every song she takes on. With “Fall For You” we finally got to see the softer side of the powerhouse singer and no big surprise, it’s just as amazing as her other sides. We thought we had heard everything Janice could do, but tonight’s performance was left until the end of the episode for a reason. Janice 2020.
MOVING ON TO LIVE SHOW: Brooke Simpson, Janice Freeman, Ashland Craft
ELIMINATED: Karli Webster, Moriah Formica, Adam Pearce