There were plenty of ambitious attempts of the contestants, and although not all were hits, Usher Team showed it to be a force this season!
TJ Wilkins , Melissa Jimenez, Stevie Jo , Bria Kelly and Josh Kaufman made by all the affection of URSH , leaving him with a difficult decision at the end of the night. Here's how they did it, and how voice Top 12 live rounds was made up.
TJ Wilkins starts the night with Rufus & Chaka Khan’s "Tell Me Something Good” written by Stevie Wonder one success. It is the first of several orders height overnight, and TJ delivers the goods.
“The audience loved it," says Shakira. “I did too, because you are so touching and so committed.”
“You are a breath of fresh air, as I really want to entertain people," says Adam.
"That was solid," said Blake, adding that although once questioned the choice of Usher to advance on Biff TJ Gore, "I'm on board now, 100 percent.”
“You killed altogether," says Usher. "Unfortunately I have to choose two dropouts, and three who remain. This is going to be difficult."
Usher Melissa Jimenez is trying to make the transition to “MJ” but as the music box learned the hard way: though Carson Daly introduced him to the blind auditions, which is the name you're stuck with. Melissa / MJ does it reveal a new fun fact, though:
once she was pulled on stage to dance during the tour of Usher’s Truth! The whole situation is very reminiscent of Courteney Cox and "Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen time, which is never a bad thing.
Melissa sings a simplified version of Beyonce "Halo”, and unfortunately, viewers can feel every bump in the road.
"It was a very brave decision to take this down," says Shakira. “I think it was a great reward.”
"There is no way to really excel in this program unless you take risks," Adam says, but notes that he heard some problems. "I think there were times that were really beautiful, I think there were times when we had problems.”
"I thought it was solid,” Blake countered. "There was a time when you probably did not get a big enough breath to reach that note," he adds.
“You understand that this was a live or die moment," says Usher. "It's the effort you put into it you got here.” Then goes on to tell you to love music but this nets, which is a good track to begin preparations for the trip home.
Soul singer with the heavy metal lineage, Stevie Jo, is still around, despite only winning a seat back in the blind auditions. He makes a risky choice with blues classic "The Thrill is Gone " by BB King, and does it well. The performance has some shaky notes, although his falsetto is the point.
“I like to see Stevie Jo perform, because it's like you're sneaking up on a rabbit," says Blake, who is the most accomplished Oklahoman ever done. “I know you're the real deal.”
"When you're singing the blues, to me, all technical analysis goes out the window.’s about how to emote," says Adam.
"I enjoyed many things about his performance," says Shakira. "I enjoyed his falsetto and his husky voice.”
"I 'm a fan of how brave you are as a singer," says Usher. "I think what made the great record justice.”
Raspy singer Bria Kelly Blue takes on classic Rolling Stones. The four- seat Turner sings "Wild Horses" and, aside from using his guitar only to accessorize your outfit (girl, at least leave the hands near the ropes if you want to be convincing!), was his best performance to date.