Tuesday’s result show of The Voice (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV TWO) brought this season’s lineup down to the Top 10, with coaches Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine all still alive and kicking with their singers making the cut. Unfortunately for Comeback Artist Lynnea Moorer, her run on the reality series came to an end on Tuesday night, but we think she should take the experience as a win. The young singer managed to knock out heavy hitters and survive for a few weeks of live shows with barely any exposure this season.
Also, we need to talk about Kelly Clarkson’s hair. Girlfriend is here with some Scarface realness and we are feeling it. Was her hair enough to distract us from Adam’s awful track suit? Almost. That’s saying A LOT.
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Reagan Strange was once again the most streamed artist this week, seemingly following in last year’s winner Brynn Cartelli’s footsteps as a pretty teen pop singer. She’s not the strongest singer, but she’s safe. In 2018, people like safe.
Lynnea was joined in the bottom two by Team Adam’s DeAndre Nico, who went the religious route with his song choice of “Take Me to the King.” It was a well thought out play. Sure, DeAndre performed well enough to get a shoe launched dangerously close to his head by Jennifer Hudson, but the song also likely sat well with much of middle America. DeAndre has a great voice and he’s also been one of the smartest contestants this season. He’s spoken openly about losing his home in Hurricane Harvey and suffering a miscarriage with his girlfriend earlier this year. As one of the only singers this season to open up about his personal life, you can’t help but want to see DeAndre do well. Plus, he’s got Adam doing the hard sell. Levine’s coaching is at its best when he’s fighting for singers, but he’s at his worst when he’s shushing the audience. It’s rude. Stop it, Adam.
Also smart with her song choice was Lynnea, whose decision to perform Ariana Grande’s “Tattooed Heart” was a trifecta. It fit perfectly with her voice, it appealed to young viewers who love Grande (who doesn’t?!), and the Motown-vibe was an easy sell to older viewers. Lynnea’s performance wasn’t strong enough to oust DeAndre, but she did everything possible to stay in the competition. Kelly called her a fighter and we agree.
Tuesday night also featured two strong group performances. The one time that it helps to have a team that all sing the same genre is when it comes time for the group performances. For Team Blake, that means beautiful harmonizing for “Dixieland Delight,” which was so country that even ‘Country-til-I-die’ Kirk Jay did a jig at the end. That’s real country, y’all.
It’s so difficult to compare singers on The Voice when everyone is performing different songs in different genres, but thanks to the group performances it’s easier to judge apples to apples. And with Team J Hud, the group performance showed that MaKenzie Thomas has an added level of maturity and emotion in her voice over Kennedy Holmes. Also, J Hud slays all day. We like them vocal apples.
STANDINGS AFTER WEEK FOUR
Lynnea Moorer – Eliminated
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