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.
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