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The Voice Recap: “Holy Buckets, That’s Jennifer Hudson!”

November 19, 2012 10:37 PM by Shayla Perry

This week on NBC‘s The Voice, the Top 10 artists take to the stage, performing for your votes, but this time, they’ve got a little help from some new mentors, like American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson. Nicholas David couldn’t be more excited about that one. And we’re happy to have a new catch phrase to throw around. (Thanks Nicholas!) PLUS, a performance from…Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton?! Yes! All the highlights after the jump.

Tonight on The Voice, after each losing one of their artists to eliminations last week, Christina and Blake kick off the show with a performance of their single from Aguilera’s album, Lotus. (Yes, Christina goes a little bit country, and we likey!)

Afterward, Sylvia Yacoub heats things up with “Girl on Fire,” going back to the piano-playing that seemed to help her win over the audience in the first round of live shows. She has some trouble with the chorus, which may cost her a few votes, depending on how well everyone else does tonight, but the coaches seem to think that that girl was on fire.

Terry McDermott is working on his ability to work the stage and the crowd this week. And what better song to do that with than, “Summer of ’69″?! Can we just say that we’d be perfectly fine if he just skipped singing altogether and recited the phone book with that accent of his. But as it turns out, he was absolutely perfect yet again, reminding Cee Lo and Blake of everything they love about rock ‘n’ roll. And we’d say that’s a pretty good compliment.

Melanie Martinez of Team Adam is taking on The White Stripes’ (perfect with her hair) “Seven Nation Army.” Adam is urging her to let her hair down this time and amp up her performance. Can she do it? The other coaches seem to think so, but once again, Christina isn’t exactly showin’ Melanie much love. Our opinion: Brilliant rendition of a timeless song.

Team Cee Lo’s Cody Belew is bringin’ back the bam bam with “Crazy in Love.” We’re not in love with the vocals, but it’s Cody… How can you not like him?

Bryan Keith reps Team Adam and the state of New York with “New York State of Mind.” Perfect song choice for this throwback vocalist. And we thought he gave his best last week! He just keeps getting better.

Hoping up to make up for her performance last week, and regain her frontrunner status, Amanda Brown is singing “Stars.” Two words: Mission accomplished.

Crowd fave, Nicholas David is still striving to prove himself in the competition. This time, he’s singing “Lean on Me” and is showcasing his talent as a musician, playing the piano. And who doesn’t sound good with a gospel choir?!

The performance even has coach Cee Lo in tears.

This week, Trevin Hunte’s doing something a little upbeat. Make that a LOT up beat. He wants to do “Scream” by Usher, but Cee Lo isn’t too sure that they should take the risk. Trevin wants to remind everyone that he’s still 18 though.

It’s not his best, but with so many great performances, a good one every now and then isn’t half bad.

With a very personal song for her and coach Blake Shelton, Cassadee Pope’s “Over You” has us still trying get over how emotional Blake got talking about how proud he is of her after this performance. So sweet!

Closing out the show is Christina’s Dez Duron. He’s digging deep with “A New Day,” and we think this performance marks a new day for the heartthrob in the competition. He already won over the young girls with his looks, but tonight, he’s made a fan out of everyone else.

What was your favorite performance of the night? Who do you think will go home this week? Sound off in the Comments section below.

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5 Responses to “The Voice Recap: “Holy Buckets, That’s Jennifer Hudson!””

  1. Art Says:
    November 20th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Frankly I think they should just call it a 10 way tie!

  2. stewie Says:
    November 20th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I loved last night’s show, I thought it had some of the best singing performances I’ve heard on any singing show. The singers are well mentored and they have wonderful singing voices and in many ways The Voice has been better than American Idol and X Factor could ever be. Those shows aren’t bad but The Voice showed last night why it’s the best singing show out there.

  3. gail Says:
    November 20th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I don’t know if I’ll watch next week. Dez and Cassidy, the two weakest singers, have already been saved. At this point, Nicholas is the only valid save, and maybe Cody. If Terry, Treviin, and Amanda don’t make it, I won’t be watching. I may just check in every so often.

  4. Me Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 9:35 am

    @gail cassadee is not the weakest save. And Cody is not a valid save…he has bad vocals but hes very entertaining but doesnt have the voice. btw the song dez sang is “Feeling Good” not “A New Day”

  5. Stacy Says:
    February 19th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to find out what’s going on with Nicholas David. I loved this guy, he’s a old throw back, that got it going on. I for one will buy his album. What’s is he doing now!!!!


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