This season’s first live playoffs of The Voice were like no other. Really. It was different in that all 20 singers from Teams Adam, Miley, Alicia and Blake sang in one show, leaving the live voting to take place within the two-hour window. Not only did it make the night more stressful, but it also meant that Americans on the East Coast (sadly, Canadians don’t get a say) were the only ones who got to vote in that teensy amount of time. Blame Hillary and Donald for the new format (you know, because of that OTHER important vote that needs to be cast in the U.S. today), because, well, it’s their fault.
Aside from that major change, the show proceeded as results shows typically do: America’s top two vote-getters go through, while each coach chose one more singer to advance to the Top 12. It’s always a bittersweet night, especially with the talent pool this deep.
So with the Top 12 set, we’ve picked out ones to watch from each team. While all are fabulous in their own ways, these four just shine a little extra.
Christian Cuevas, We McDonald, Sa’Rayah
While we’re still baffled by the enigma that is We (her speaking voice vs. singing voice remains a mystery), Christian sings with all kinds of emotion and is easily the most likable voice left.
Austin Allsup, Courtney Harrell, Sundance Head
Country boys Austin and Sundance might cancel each other, leaving Courtney to swoop in and be Blake’s last singer standing.
Ali Caldwell, Aaron Gibson, Darby Walker
Darby‘s just so quirky and unique and adorable, why wouldn’t you keep her around?
Brendan Fletcher, Josh Gallagher, Billy Gilman
Billy‘s got such range, is the most technically gifted singer in the bunch and, more importantly, might have the most to prove. Hands down, he’s the favourite.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and NBC (except tonight).