After Monday night’s two-hour race on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET with a bonus episode on Wednesday on CTV) saw all 24 contestants perform, Tuesday night felt much more relaxed. Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton were eager to give their thoughts on the evening’s ten performers after all four coaches sat in silence on Monday night. I really enjoyed not hearing Adam and Blake insult one another for an entire night, but they were unfortunately right back to the grown man version of schoolyard bulling on Tuesday. It’s not a good look.
With one performer from each team deemed safe on Monday’s episode until next week, Tuesday night featured performances from the remaining five members of Team Alicia and Team Blake. We love all the contestants equally (eh kinda), but Team Alicia is here to WIN.
MOST IMPROVED – Team Blake
Spensha Baker’s performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” had the energy that was lacking on Monday night. Kelly said that choosing a big vocalist like Underwood and nailing it goes a long way and we agree, with “Smoke Break” one of Baker’s best performances.
MOST ADELE – Team Alicia
I was disappointed in Johnny Bliss’ performance on Monday night. He’s been one of my favourites all season and Monday night was a big misstep. Thankfully, Johnny got his groove back on Tuesday with freakin’ Adele. Who nails Adele other than Adele? Johnny Bliss. Of course, we can’t agree with Alicia when she said no other male singer has taken on female powerhouses the way Johnny Bliss has on The Voice. My Season 13 fave Davon Fleming slayed on a weekly basis, but I’m happy to have Johnny as our Davon this season.
MOST BEYONCÉ – Team Blake
It’s been 23 years since No Doubt released their massive single “Don’t Speak,” but in all that time I don’t think I’ve ever heard a man sing the song. Wilkes’ gritty and raw voice didn’t sound at all like Gwen Stefani, but still captured the same desperate emotion of the track. While hitting one of his biggest notes, the mic slipped down the stand, but like a true pro Wilkes kept going, with Adam saying that he deserved to get voted through just for having the ‘illest improv’ Levine has ever seen. Kelly compared Wilkes’ literal mic drop to Beyoncé getting her hair stuck in a fan and not missing a note. Slay, Wilkes.
MOST DOLLY – Team Blake
Much like “Don’t Speak,” I don’t know that I’ve heard a man sing Dolly Parton’s “9-5,” but Pryor Baird put his mark on the 1980s hit, bringing a rock edge to the pop song. Somewhere we can hear Miley Cyrus yelling at Baird that Dolly is her godmother.
MOST CANADIAN – Team Blake
Austin Giorgio doing his Michael Buble impression while performing Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” in a turtleneck was the most Canadian moment of the night. While I kid (kinda), I will say that Giorgio’s decision to stay still for most of his performance allowed for him to focus on his vocals and hit his notes, something he missed last Monday night.
MOST PATRIOTIC – Team Alicia
I don’t know if Gary Edwards just really loves singing “America The Beautiful” or is trying to line up some gigs at major sporting events in case The Voice doesn’t work out, but I can’t be the only one craving a hot dog and overpriced beer after that performance.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE ON TUESDAY – Team Alicia
Christiana Danielle took us all to church. If you only have time to watch one performance from Tuesday night, this is the one.