Tuesday’s episode of The Voice (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV TWO) was the first live elimination of the season and our nerves are already shot. The two singers from each team with the most votes automatically advanced to next week’s show, leaving coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton with the decision of picking which of the remaining four singers they would save. Oh, and they had about one minute to do it. Do we think they know who is going through before the show airs? If they do, the coaches are doing a great job of selling the stress. We’re second-hand stressed just from watching.
There’s been a lot of questionable voting happening in the US this month and that continued Tuesday night. Some singers who made it through to the next round were obvious choices, like Team J Hud’s MaKenzie Thomas and Team Adam’s DeAndre Nico. But there were some huge missteps, like Team Kelly’s Kymberlie Joye not being voted into next week’s show. She was saved by Kelly, because duh, but what the heck, America? Get your act together.
As for Team Adam giving the save to Tyke James over Radha, well, this kid better start living up to the hype of his long blonde locks. And Team Blake taking Dave Fenley instead of Funsho or Natasia GreyCloud? We like Dave, but he’s got some big cowboy boots to fill.
If you’re a pretty teenage girl, The Voice is your show. Reagan Strange, Kennedy Holmes, Chevel Shepherd and Sarah Grace were all voted through, making up one third of the Top 13. Throw in Tyke James and the children really are the future.
Tuesday’s night show included a handful of performances, including country artist Kane Brown and ultimate boy band Backstreet Boys, who, let’s be real, still got it. Fun fact, the group’s new single “Chances” was co-written by Shawn Mendes, who wasn’t even born when the group formed in the early 1990s. Annnnd we feel old.
This week’s results show also included the first live performances by the final two Comeback artists, Ayanna Joni and Lynnea Moorer. The pair were part of the YouTube series that brought back six singers who didn’t get chair turns during this season’s Blind Auditions. The group was coached by Kelsea Ballerini and Joni and Moorer both performed on Tuesday’s show, with Moorer voted in during a commercial break and choosing Team Kelly. Moorer is 18, adding even more credence to our advice that teens should be loving The Voice.
We’re still not 100 per cent clear on how this will work. So, now we have a top 13 and Team Kelly has one extra singer, so is this a really good or really bad time to be on Team Kelly?
STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 1 OF THE LIVE SHOWS
Dave Fenley – Saved
Tyke James – Saved
SandyRedd – Saved
Kymberlie Joye – Saved
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