The top 10 artists on NBC’s The Voice were back in the spotlight Monday night, again performing for viewers’ votes.
Helping the contestants in rehearsals were four new mentors. Fall Out Boy singer and Sing-Off judge Patrick Stump assisted Adam Levine‘s team; on-again, off-again Voice coach Christina Aguilera tutored Gwen Stefani‘s team; Colbie Caillat dispensed advice to Blake Shelton‘s crew; and Motown legend Diana Ross teamed up with Pharrell Williams‘ artists.
The two-hour broadcast began with the top 10 singing a medley of Rascal Flatts songs.
The Voice later featured footage of the artists meeting with legendary record executive Clive Davis, who was also in attendance for the live show.
Matt McAndrew of Team Adam delivered the first individual performance of the night: a rendition of the Coldplay hit “Fix You.” Patrick urged him to show more confidence during the lyric, “Tears stream down your face.”
Following Matt’s performance on The Voice stage, Blake said Matt has the drama, range, and stage presence. Gwen said Matt’s last note was unlike anything she’d heard from him before. Adam said his artist did Coldplay proud.
The first member of Team Gwen to enter the spotlight was Anita Antoinette. Christina immediately remembered her from her brief appearance during season three. Anita put her reggae spin on the Passenger single “Let Her Go.”
Pharrell marveled at Anita’s resiliency after she was rejected on the show several seasons ago. Gwen said Anita took over the song, adding that it sounded like something Anita would record.
Team Adam’s Damien performed “You and I (We Can Conquer the World)” by Stevie Wonder. Patrick warned him in rehearsals not to constrict his air flow while singing.
After Damien received a long applause from the studio audience for his live performance, Pharrell said the artist’s family members in attendance must be so proud of him. Adam said he felt the entire crowd “get on board” with Damien.
Team Blake teen Reagan James sang a more poppy version of the Iggy Azalea rap hit “Fancy.” Colbie suggested to Reagan in rehearsals that she stop at one point in the song and make contact with the studio audience.
In critiquing Reagan’s live performance, both Adam and Blake gave her credit for taking on such a complicated song. Blake called it Reagan’s best showing to date.
Team Pharrell’s Luke Wade covered the Otis Redding song “Try A Little Tenderness.” Diana recalled her experiences with Otis, and said Luke’s performance needs to come from his soul and his heart.
Adam said Luke bounced back after a rough outing last week. Pharrell simply said it was a job well done by Luke.
Craig Wayne Boyd of Team Blake played the Johnny Cash classic “I Walk the Line” on an acoustic guitar.
Pharrell said there’s no artist like Boyd in the competition. Adam declared that it was obvious Boyd has become “crazy, crazy good.” Blake described Boyd’s performance as “magic.”
Gwen assigned Ryan Sill the Muse song “Starlight.”
Adam said Ryan has been going through the process of what he wants to be as an artist. Pharrell added that it’s been interesting to watch Ryan’s journey on the show. Gwen called Ryan’s performance beautiful.
Team Pharrell’s DaNica Shirey belted out Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” Diana advised her in rehearsals to visualize singing it to the house band’s music.
Gwen said DaNica never messes up. Blake proclaimed this was the best live Voice show he’s ever seen. Pharrell said his “mind is blown” to think of how far DaNica has come.
Team Gwen’s Taylor John Williams sang The Beatles classic “Come Together.” Christina told the cameras that Williams has to “own” the song on stage.
Blake observed how much fun Williams had during his live performance. Pharrell said it was one of the “craziest” performances the coaches have seen this season. Gwen admitted she was worried about the song choice, but thought it worked out. She said if she was 15 and in high school she’d have a crush on Williams.
Chris Jamison of Team Adam closed out the show with “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Patrick told Chris he should slur some of the words to give them a bit of an edge.
Gwen said Chris commanded the stage. Adam said he usually has artists on his team who are not afraid to try something different.
Two artists will be eliminated on Tuesday night’s results show, which airs on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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