‘The Voice’ Week 8 Recap: Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green Push Their Teams Out of Their Comfort Zones
Tonight’s episode of ‘The Voice‘ saw the elimination of four contestants — two from Christina Aguilera‘s team and two from Blake Shelton‘s team — as well as the live performances from the teams of Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green.
There were some surprising choices among the judges on who they chose to save, with Blake Shelton’s team narrowed down to Xenia and Dia Frampton, and Christina’s down to Frenchie Davis and Beverly McClellan. Meanwhile, Levine and Cee Lo worked to push their team members out of their comfort zones as possible, and also performed two songs — Levine’s team took on the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ and Cee Lo Green’s team belted out Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘Everyday People.’ Here’s how the rest of the performances shook out tonight:
Casey Weston: Casey Weston’s husky voice sailed through KT Tunstall’s ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.’ Her voice is stunning, but she knew she was out of her comfort zone. The coaches thought she needed to step out a little and distance herself from her backing band, but she still sounded terrific. (Watch Here)
Devon Barley: Devon Barley used his mic stand to his advantage during his performance of ‘Stop and Stare,’ making nerd chic cool and letting his true vocal talent shine through. (Watch Here)
Jeff Jenkins: Jeff Jenkins sang Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Jesus Take the Wheel,’ which has tons of range and lots of emotion. Levine raised the key; It was a risk, but Jenkins rose to the challenge, despite his initial fears and he performed the song like the tearjerker that it is. (Watch Here)
Tori and Taylor Thompson: Sisters Tori and Taylor Thompson did the old-fashioned thing with ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.’ Shelton called their coordinated outfits “sick,” in a good way. (Watch Here)
Vicci Martinez: Vicci Martinez tackled Dolly Parton‘s heart-hurting classic ‘Jolene,’ surrounded my candles and ambience. She “worked the stage like a professional” and handled the sentimental song in a way that would have had Parton herself grinning ear-to-ear. Her range was broad and this girl can belt out a ballad with the best of ’em. (Watch Here)
Nakia: The big man Nakia took on Kings of Leon‘s ‘Sex on Fire,’ which was out of his comfort zone, as well. However, he nailed it with a ten-ton hammer. He scored major points for spinning while performing in his suit and sneakers. He’s our favorite — we admit it. (Watch Here)
Curtis Grimes: Country singer Curtis Grimes put a country edge on ‘Addicted to Love,’ with Cee Lo again pulling his team member out of the comfort zone. He said his team was kicking a– tonight, and they did just that. (Watch Here)
Next week, we find out who stays and who goes for Cee Lo and Levine.
Watch Cee Lo Green Perform ‘Everyday People’ With His Team on ‘The Voice’