If you’ve missed some episodes of this season of The Voice (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2), you’re in luck. All four coaches, including Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani, told their contestants to deliver their best performances of the season on Monday night and deliver they did, with the Top 10 proving they earned the right to be on that stage. Every single contestant truly did put on an amazing shoq Monday night, which means Tuesday’s double elimination is going to be, in a word, brutal.
KATIE HAD IT ALL
The typical reaction to a singer announcing they’re going to cover Adele is one of discomfort and fear—for the listener since the expectation is that any artist is not going to come even close to hitting the Grammy winner’s soaring notes. Katie Kadan is not just any singer though and proved she has the vocal prowess so audiences at home could relax and get lost in her impressive Adele cover. The fight in Katie’s voice and personality was the perfect match for “Rolling In the Deep” and instantly became the performance of the season. Give this woman a record deal already.
MAMA KNOWS BEST
Song choice has tripped up many great artists on The Voice, which is why someone should hire Mama Short as next season’s mentor. Rose’s mother suggested she perform Blake Shelton’s massive single “God’s Country,” which will go down as a singularly great moment for Rose on The Voice. Blake said Rose’s performance made him rethink the arrangement on his own song and Kelly said it stayed true to the original but still played to who Rose is as an artist. Rose brought out the gospel in the country track, with the song choice a brilliant move at this stage in the game. She’ll get votes from the country fans while still giving the song enough of a crossover feel that it will appeal to non-country fans. Mama knows best.
HELLO SUNDAY, HELLO TEARS
Hello Sunday continue to show huge improvements with each performance, proving time and again that they’re on The Voice because they deserve their spot not because their age is a gimmick. On Monday night, 14-year-olds Chelsea and Myla delivered a stunning rendition of Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” a song with a huge level of depth and maturity that the teens captured with the passion and seriousness the track demands. Even the breakdown at the end of the performance felt like a beautiful moment that showed just how far they’ve come as performers.
WILL’S EXPLOSIVE FINALE
In the wide landscape of pop music there may not be a more perfect match for Will Breman than Young The Giant’s “My Body,” a song about a person’s body not being able to contain them. It’s entirely possible the producers of The Voice dressed Will in a suit to restrict his movements and hopefully stop him from crowd surfing on live TV. Will Breman may not be the best singer on the show but he continues to be one of the most entertaining to watch every week. Flip an imaginary ball and hand it to Will, he’ll mimic a touchdown every time.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2.