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‘The Voice’ Recap: Top 9 Has Jam-Packed Fans’ Choice, Taylor Swift Night

Jacquie Roar, Nini Iris, and Mara Justine on 'The Voice' season 24 Top 9Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

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During the beginning of the episode, The Voice host Carson Daly explained how this episode would work. The episode alternated between all Top 9 singers, performing songs that fans picked for them and singer coming together as trios for the Taylor Swift songs. Here’s everything you might have missed.

Fan Choice, Taylor Swift Night Brings Out The Best, Worst in Season 24 Artists

The first singer of the night was Team Reba’s Ruby Leigh. The young singer took the stage singing “Take Me Home, Country Road” by John Denver. This rendition was good, but it was clear Ruby had some nerves going into the performance.

Following Ruby was the first trio of the night, Mac Royal, Lila Forde, and Huntley. Their Taylor Swift song is “Exile.” The audience absolutely loved this performance, since each singer was able to really impress. I thought that Mac was clearly below his song partners, probably due to nerves.

The next solo performer was Team Gwen’s BIAS. He took the stage singing “Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. This was clearly one of BIAS’ best performances yet, no doubt. Fans picked a wonderful song for him.

Team Reba Puts a Country Twist on Their Fan-Choice Songs

After this, Team Reba’s Jacquie Roar took the stage singing “Alive” by Sia. The singer decided to find a rendition that fit her a bit more, so she chose one that was arranged by Chris Daughtry.

Continuing the night with Team Reba is Jordan Rainer, singing “Ole Red” by Blake Shelton. Reba McEntire said that Jordan did all of America proud in this rendition. Hopefully, she doesn’t fall subject to the Instant Save again this week.

Following Jordan came Nini Iris, Mara Justine, and Jacquie Roar. The trio took the stage singing “Don’t Blame Me” by Taylor Swift. The three powerhouse vocalists seriously put on the show of the night.

Jacquie Roar, Nini Iris, and Mara Justine on 'The Voice' season 24 Top 9
Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC THE VOICE — “Live Semi-Final Performances” Episode 2421A — Pictured: (l-r) Jacquie Roar, Nini Iris, Mara Justine — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Team Niall Secures Their Spot in The Finale

Finally, Team Niall came to the stage. This team’s portion of the episode began with Huntley. He took the stage singing “Way Down We Go” by Kaleo. This was easily the best solo performance of the night.

Up next came Mara Justine. The Team Niall singer took the stage singing “Parachute” by Chris Stapleton. Once again Mara dominated the stage, clearly earning her place in the Finale. Even coach John Legend said he regretted letting Mara go after that performance.

The final trio was Jordan, BIAS, and Ruby. The country trio was picked to perform “Mean” by Taylor Swift. This was my favorite trio of the night, since it stayed so true to the song itself, while showing off the artists.

Trae Patton/NBC THE VOICE — “Live Semi-Final Performances” Episode 2421A — Pictured: (l-r) Ruby Leigh, BIAS, Jordan Rainer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

The Night Rounds Out With Stunning Performances

The first Team Legend singer to take the stage was Mac Royal. The final R&B artist left in the competition sang “Love T.K.O.” by Teddy Pendergrass. Once again, this is not the best we’ve seen from Mac, it’s clear his nerves got to him this round.

Next, Team Niall returned to the stage with Nini Iris. Fans picked “No Time to Die” by Billie Eilish as her song for this round of the competition. This was quite literally the best song fans could’ve picked for Nini, it suited her voice so well.

The final singer of the night was none other than Team Legend’s Lila Forde. After being asked in multiple rounds whether or not she’s sang Joni Mitchell yet, Lila’s fans took it upon themselves to vote in “River” by Joni Mitchell as her song.

The Voice returns on Tuesday, December 12 at 9 P.M. This results episode will announce which singers will remain in the competition for next week’s finale.

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