For the first time ever, this season of The Voice (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV TWO) featured the Comeback Stage, a YouTube exclusive that featured six singers vying for a second shot after not receiving a chair turn during the Blind Auditions. After singer Lynnea Moorer won the coveted spot as the Comeback Artist during last week’s show, the teen singer did the impossible and beat out two favourites during Tuesday’s episode to make the Top 11. She cried, Kelly cried, we cried.
Team Adam Levine’s Reagan Strange was the first artist to make it through to the Top 11. Thanks to her performance on Monday of “You Say,” Strange earned the title of the most streamed iTunes artist on The Voice this week. It was good. We don’t know that it was ‘most streams’ good, but you know, the future is female, etc.
The results show included a group performance from Team Adam, with the coach picking Fleetwood Mac’s “Rihannon,” aka a song that didn’t work for any of his three artists. Reagan, Tyke James and DeAndre Nico all managed to find ways to make their verses suit them, but overall the performance felt jarring.
Team Kelly Clarkson looked like they were going down the same path as Team Adam after host Carson Daly announced they would be singing “I Will Always Love You.” It’s daunting enough for one singer to take on Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston, but four singers, plus their professional coach?
We’re prepared to admit when we’re wrong, and we were wrong. The women delivered one of the best performances of the season. The future is female!
When it was finally time to reveal the bottom three, Lynnea Moorer’s name wasn’t a huge surprise, with the singer still a newcomer to the televised portion of the show. Favourites SandyRedd and Tyke James did come as a shock, but not as shocking at Tyke’s decision to sing Michael Buble’s “Home” when it came time to sing for the save. Really dude? The song with the chorus “I’ve had my fun / Baby I’m done / I want to go home” was the song you sang to convince America to vote so you wouldn’t be sent home? Really? Really? Really.
Coach Adam said that Tyke’s song choice showed how out of the box and exciting he is as a performer. Nah, it showed that he’s a teenager and didn’t think things through.
In the end, Lynnea had the strongest performance out of the three, continuing to prove that first impressions aren’t always the most accurate impressions. Also, she didn’t sing a song about wanting to go home, so well played, Lynnea. We thought that went without saying, but apparently not.
Watch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV TWO. Catch up with new episodes online the day after broadcast.
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