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The Voice Semifinals Recap

Lauren Mnayarji

Lauren Mnayarji

 


The end is near, and we’ve made it to the semifinals of The Voice‘s Season 14. Each contestant had two performances last night, their solos and a duet with another contestant. By tonight, the semifinalist will be cut in half and we’ll be left with four final contestants for the final live show next week. Let’s break down last night’s performances. 

Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) 


Introducing her performance of What the World Needs Now with an acapella intro, Brynn’s performance was solid and unique. Blake complimented her on her maturity and ability to get lost in her performances. Meanwhile, her coach Kelly focused on her undeniable depth not only in her performances but as a person.

Kaleb Lee (Team Kelly) and Pryor Baird (Team Blake)


Pairing these two country artists together made them the dream team. Pryor and Kaleb performed to the song Hillbilly Bone/Hillbilly Deluxe. Though their styles of country singing are different, their vocals complemented each other while still having their individual moments.

Jackie Foster (Team Alicia) 

Choosing the song Here I Go Again, Jackie brought her Rock vibes back to the stage and was flawless in this performance. She talked about how this song represented her journey on the voice and her mindset on never giving up saying “I want this to be my anthem.” Adam complimented her on finding her joy through this performance, while her coach Alicia said that she felt Jackie throughout the performance and loved how she made it her own.

Kyla Jade and Spensha Baker (Team Blake) 

Performing to the smash-up of Whats Going On/ Rise Up, this performance brought out a softer vocal side of Kyla, and truly showed the bond that is between these two contestants. It was a powerful performance to watch.

Rayshun LaMarr (Team Adam) 

Choosing an old classic this week, Rayshun sang his heart out to Imagine. Kelly says that Rayshun represents the joy that this world needs, and that watching his performances is an escape. His coach, Adam, says that he’s completely inspired by him and urges America to take Rayshun to the finals.

Spensha Baker (Team Blake) 

Pairing together her country style and gospel roots, Spensha performed the song My Church on last nights semi-final show. Her coach Blake tells her that she’s peaking at the right time and that he would be shocked if she’s not in the finale after this performance.

Kyla Jade (Team Blake)

Performing to the song Let It Be, this was a stand out performance for Kyla. From being the background singer to having an entire choir as her background during this performance shows how much of an incredible star she is. Alicia says that she felt a powerful confidence when Kyla was on stage and that this performance was iconic. Blake gives her the ultimate compliment, saying that he’s never been more honored to be associated with a human being and vocalist in fourteen seasons of doing this show. He ends his feedback with “you may have just won The Voice.”

Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) and Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) 

Performing to the mash-up Four Five Seconds and You Can’t Always Get What You Want, the two youngest contestants of the semi-finalist brought an incredible duet to the stage. Their chemistry on stage was fun to watch, not to mention their vocals are always on point.

Kaleb Lee (Team Kelly) 

Having waited all season to perform this song, Kaleb finally had the chance to bring It Is Well to the stage. To make it even more special, his kids had the opportunity to be there for this performance. His coach Kelly said that his family has to be so proud of how much you’ve grown and how he’s sharing his gift and purpose with the world. She says this was the perfect time for Kaleb to perform this song.

Jackie Foster (Team Alicia) and Rayshun LaMarr (Team Adam) 

Choosing the performance mix of Believer and Radioactive, Jackie and Rayshun brought an incredible energy to the stage.

Pryor Baird (Team Blake) 

Performing to the song Change the World during this semi-final show, Pryor continues to be consistent and a fan favorite. His coach, Blake, says that he feels America has fallen in love with Pryor because he’s relatable. He seems very confident that Pryor will be in next week’s finale.

Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) 

Requesting to sing a Bruce Springsteen song, The Rising, was a special moment for Britton giving that he’s been a huge inspiration for his music career. His coach, Alicia, says that when Britton is on stage, he evolves into a whole different person. She says that he is far beyond his years.

And there are your top eight semi-final performances. Who do you think is guaranteed to be called in the finals tonight? Let us know in the comments below.

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