On night two of the Playoffs on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and on a special night this Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CTV), it’s time for Coach Adam Levine to cut his team from six singers to three. Hopefully those cuts also include Levine cutting off that terrible mustache. It’s a no from us with zero chance of a steal.
Coaches Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson already had the tough task of cutting their teams in half on Monday night, with Miley Cyrus and her band of pop and folk singers able to enjoy the show until Wednesday’s special episode, which marks the final night of the Playoffs.
Now on to Team Adam for Night Two!
“Have A Little Faith In Me,” Adam Cunningham
Adam stole Adam Cunningham from Team Blake, a move Blake now realizes was a poor decision on his part. While night one of the Playoffs focused on Coaches Blake and Jennifer not always picking the best songs for their singers, Team Adam started on the right foot with Levine picking the Joe Cocker classic for rock country singer Adam. Levine loves Adam for making Blake feel stupid and for pulling out as a front runner at the best time in the competition.
“If It Makes You Happy,” Whitney Fenimore – COMEBACK ARTIST
Whitney is a singer that can’t be kept down and we love that about her. First she was stolen from Team Adam by Team Miley and now she’s back as Adam’s Comeback Artist. Even better, Adam picked Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy” for Whitney and is two for two with his song choices. Unfortunately, Whitney’s nerves got the best of her and her Playoff performance wasn’t as strong as what we heard in rehearsals, with Whitney confusing a few of the lyrics.
“Lovesong,” Emily Luther
The Cure’s “Lovesong” has been covered by everyone from 311 to Adele and now Emily is using it to show the audience more of her personality, something we haven’t seen a lot of from the perfectly polished singer. During rehearsals, Emily said she wanted to give the track a cinematic James Bond makeover. Nailed it. The song felt like a mash up of Celine Dion and Michael Buble, but unfortunately we still didn’t get much of a feel for Emily’s personality. As for her voice? She has a voice for daaaaays.
“Perfect,” Anthony Alexander
Anthony has the high register to take on an Ed Sheeran song and he’s got the age (18) to hit the same target market as Sheeran. This Adam Levine knows what he’s doing. The song has a bit of a Motown feel to it, which fits with Anthony’s vibes. His nerves showed throughout the performance, but again, the kid is 18. If anything it just makes him more relateable.
“When We Were Young,” Jon Mero
We’re always shocked when people take on Adele. Like, it’s ADELE. There are so many great songs in the world covered by great artists, but Adele. Seriously, Adele. Jon has spent the entire competition speeding through his performances with a huge amount of energy, but “When We Were Young” forced him to slow down and let his voice do all the…singing. Jon’s performance was impressive, but he’s no Adele, and that’s the problem when you perform Adele.
“Angel From Montgomery,” Addison Agen
Why wasn’t Addison given Adele? It’s the number one singer she’s compared to, but instead she’s singing Bonnie Rait. We’re okay we’re that, we just thought the other singer was a better fit for the 16-year-old. We would have loved to hear Addison take on Adele or Jewel or a Cranberries song, but she still managed to get some of her beautiful trademark warbles into the final notes.
MOVING ON TO LIVE SHOW: Addison Agen, Jon Mero, Adam Cunningham
ELIMINATED: Anthony Alexander, Emily Luther, Whitney Fenimore