‘The Voice’ Recap: Top 8 Revealed, Christina Aguilera Sings ‘Let There Be Love’
Tonight’s episode of the ‘The Voice’ (Nov. 20) was pivotal and epic, determining which 8 contestants are safe in the running for the ultimate victory. The show kicked off with an energized performance by Team Christina of ‘Let There Be Love,’ a track from Christina Aguilera’s brand-new album, ‘Lotus.’ Sylvia Yacoub, Dez Duron and Aguilera herself rocked the stage and got the crowd pumped and ready for the night’s exciting events.
It's up to America to decide which singers remain based on last night’s performances, and while this obviously made the judges a little nervous, they seemed to be taking it all in stride. “It’s way out of my control at this point,” said judge Cee Lo Green. “But as long as they’re happy, then I can support that, and I can encourage them to grow.”
The episode also featured snippets from recent confessionals, revealing quirky tidbits about contestants and coaches alike. For instance, did you know that Nicholas David wears two pairs of glasses at a time, or that Adam Levine is routinely mocked for his t-shirt obsession?
A wide range of talent was celebrated tonight, including an appearance by country superstars Rascal Flatts. Accompanied by Team Blake’s Cassadee Pope and Team Cee Lo’s Cody Belew, the group sang ‘Changed,’ the title track from their latest studio release. (In case Pope’s rendition of ‘Over You’ during last night’s episode didn’t convince you that the girl was born to sing country, then maybe tonight’s performance helped!)
Later in the evening, Levine took the stage with his team’s remaining contestants: Melanie Martinez, Bryan Keith and Amanda Brown. The quartet delivered a rocking version of Queen’s ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love,’ during which Levine was sure to show off his wealth of impressive tattoos.
To wrap things up, the members of Team Blake and Team Christina joined up to perform ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ by Pat Benatar.
Elimination rounds are always bittersweet, but tonight's show still managed to be upbeat and entertaining. Check below for the list of singers who will be moving on, as well as those who were unfortunately sent home.
Here are the contestants on each team who are safe:
Team Cee Lo:
- Nicholas David
- Cody Belew
- Trevin Hunte
- Cassadee Pope
- Terry McDermott
- Dez Duron
- Melanie Martinez
- Amanda Brown
Going home are Sylvia Yacoub (Team Christina) and Bryan Keith (Team Adam).
Be sure to tune in to next week's episode of 'The Voice' for live performances from the top 8!
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