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‘The Voice’ Recap: The Top 13 Deliver Emotional Live Performances

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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The Voice Season 21 returned on Monday night, as the live shows continued. The Top 13 artists performed for their chance to move on to the next round. Voting is open to viewers until 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning.

Tonight, the artists performed songs dedicated to important people in their lives. Only 11 of them will move on after Tuesday night’s results show, with two artists being eliminated regardless of which team they’re on. Be sure to get those votes in for your favorites.

Could Girl Named Tom Be the First Group to Win ‘The Voice’?

One of the most memorable performances from Monday night’s show came from the sibling trio Girl Named Tom. The group was saved last week by America’s vote. Their coach Kelly Clarkson speculated that they could become the first group act to win the entire show.

Tonight’s performance certainly didn’t hurt their chances. The siblings performed “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas in honor of their grandmother, who used to sing with her twin sister. Bekah’s lead vocals were haunting on the stripped-down rendition, backed by simple acoustic guitar and her brothers’ voices. John Legend called it “magical,” and Clarkson reiterated that they have a “solid chance” to win.

And they’re not the only group who’s doing well this season. Father-son duo Jim and Sasha Allen on Team Ariana were also saved by America’s vote last week. They returned Monday night to perform “Your Song” by Elton John, dedicated to Sasha’s late cousin.

Much like Girl Named Tom, Jim and Sasha kept things simple, showing off their beautiful harmonies and Jim’s guitar playing. Blake Shelton commented that they keep getting better every week, while Grande said she was “so moved by you both.”

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Kelly Clarkson Regrets Letting Jershika Maple Go

Team Legend member Jershika Maple performed “God Only Knows” by For King & Country on Monday night, dedicating it to her former teachers. It was a powerhouse performance, and Jershika (who was voted through by viewers last week) brought to so much emotion to the song.

The performance brought Clarkson to tears, as she told Jershika it was “packaged so beautifully.” Jershika used to be on Clarkson’s team, and Clarkson said she was “such an idiot” for letting her go, adding, “I hope you come back and kick my behind.”

It wasn’t the only emotional performance for Clarkson on Monday night. Her artist Hailey Mia, who was saved by the Instant Save vote last week, performed “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders, dedicating it to her coach. She said Clarkson has believed in her.

At just 14 years old, Hailey once again showed off a voice beyond her years. Clarkson was touched by the tribute and blown away by the performance, saying, “I will be shocked if you are not in the finale.”

Wendy Moten Blows the Roof Off ‘The Voice’ Once Again

Wendy Moten continues to prove herself as a frontrunner on Team Blake. The singer, who was saved by America’s votes last week, performed “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt, dedicating it to her high school teacher who told her that conquering classical music is the key to singing any genre.

The performance left Grande speechless, as she tried to express how amazed she is by Moten’s talent. Shelton, meanwhile, said the performance had “so much finesse,” telling Moten of her chances of winning, “I think this is possible, sis.”

Meanwhile, another Team Blake star, Lana Scott, held her own as the last country artist in the competition. She performed “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw in honor of her dad. Shelton told her he’s “never been more confident in a country artist on this show.”

We’ll find out on Tuesday night’s results show which artists will make it to the Top 11, and who will be sent home.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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