WATCH ‘The Voice’ Recap: The Top 8 Sing ’80s Duets In The Semifinals

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Rose Short and Katie Kadan performing in the semifinals on "The Voice" Season 17NBC

Season 17 of The Voice continued Monday night, as the Top 8 performed in the semifinals. Each of the artists performed one song solo, as well as pairing up for duets of songs from the 1980s. Only four will move on to next week’s finals.

Voting is open until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. You can vote for your favorite artists on the Voice app or on the show’s website. You can also vote by streaming tonight’s performances on Apple Music. Four contestants will be eliminated in Tuesday’s results show.


WATCH ‘The Voice’ Top 8 Perform

Katie Kadan (Team Legend)

Katie kicked off the show by performing “Lady Marmalade” by Labelle. “I think you won a Grammy and a Tony doing that,” Carson commented. Kelly said she has to stand up when Katie performs. John told her, “We don’t deserve you.”

Kat Hammock (Team Blake)

Kat chose to sing “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane, surrounded by ballerinas. Kelly said her voice is “special,” and different from what you expect on The Voice. Blake called it her most “powerful” performance of the show so far.

Ricky Duran & Will Breman

Ricky (Team Blake) and Will (Team Legend) teamed up to sing “Your Love” by the Outfield. They both performed with guitars, including a badass solo in the middle of the song.

Marybeth Byrd (Team Legend)

John advised Marybeth to go back to her country roots after she was in the Instant Save last week. She performed Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.” John said he almost didn’t recognize her, and called it her “best vocal performance” so far.

Hello Sunday (Team Kelly)

Hello Sunday performed “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder, which even Kelly said she would never cover. Their performance included backup dancers. During her critique, Kelly said they “just nailed that.” John said it’s good that they’re competitive with each other, because it makes them better.

Jake Hoot & Marybeth Byrd

Jake (Team Kelly) and Marybeth (Team Legend) sang a duet of “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman.

Ricky Duran (Team Blake)

Ricky sang “Let It Be” by the Beatles on the piano. He called it his “family anthem,” remembering his father singing it. Afterwards, Blake called it “the vocal performance of your life.”

Will Breman (Team Legend)

Will performed “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars, and vowed to work on his “smolder.” John told him he’s “so much fun” to work with and watch, saying he wore a blue jacket in tribute to Will’s hair.

Rose Short & Katie Kadan

Rose (Team Gwen) and Katie (Team Legend) combined their powerful voices for a performance of “Express Yourself” by Madonna, complete with backup dancers in bright green outfits.

Hello Sunday & Kat Hammock

Hello Sunday (Team Kelly) and Kat (Team Blake) dubbed themselves “Hello Hammock” and performed “We Belong” by Pat Benatar as a trio.

Rose Short (Team Gwen)

Rose performed “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner, saying she was inspired by her parents’ relationship as well as the idea of self-love. The performance brought Gwen to tears. She said she’s “honored” to work with Rose. Kelly added that she’s a “gift.”

Jake Hoot (Team Kelly)

Jake performed “Desperado” by the Eagles, one his his mom’s favorite songs. John said his voice “feels like home,” and his high notes are “effortless.” Kelly praised him for delivering the story of the song, saying she’s “lucky” he’s on her team.

What did you think of tonight’s performances on The Voice from the Top 8? Who got your vote? Which artists do you think will make it to the finals? Let us know in the comments.

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