The Voice 2015 Recap – Top 12 Rock the House: Season 8 Episode 17 “Live Top 12 Performances”

The Voice 2015 Recap - Top 12 Rock the House: Season 8 Episode 17 "Live Top 12 Performances"

Tonight on NBC the Emmy award winning music competition The Voice returns with an all new Monday April 13, season 8 episode 17 called, “Live Top 12 Performances” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, the Top 12 vocalists perform.

On the last episode of The Voice, the top 20 artists awaited America’s vote. The top two performers from each team moved through to the live shows and the coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams saved one remaining artist from their team. Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”) hosted.Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s episode per the NBC synopsis “the top 12 artists perform live in front of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams for America’s vote. Carson Daly (“TODAY Show”) hosts.”

Tonight’s Live season 8 episode 17 is going to be exciting. We’ll be blogging it right here for you. In the meantime hit up the comments section and tell us how excited you are for season 8 of The Voice.

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On #TheVoice tonight, it’s the final 12 performing live. Reba McIntyre is advising tonight. Reba says she loves the show and learns from it. The decision is in the hands of the fans tonight. Carson Daly introduces Reba then asks Blake about her. Blake says she’s a mentor to him too and has accomplished so much professionally and not just in country music. He says she’s great to be around and is a wonderful person.

First up is Hannah Kirby. We see Hannah run to hug Reba in the rehearsal. She’s performing Edge of 17 by Stevie Nicks. Reba says Hannah reminds her of Dolly Parton’s storytelling ability in songs. Blake says Hannah’s dance moves will keep her in it. Reba asks to meet Hannah’s mom who freaks out when she sees Reba and screams. Her mom asks for a piece of her hair and Hannah tells her mother not to be creepy.

Hannah performs and kills it from the first note. The crowd and coaches are on their feet when she’s done. Hannah’s voting number is 877-5-KEEP-01. Pharrell says she’s amazing and Adam says she’s a great performer and a great singer as well. Blake says she set the bar really high for all the other artists tonight. He says she couldn’t be a better vocalist. Alternately, to vote for Hannah, you can text 1 to 8642.

Next up is Brian Johnson. He meets Reba and says he’s fan-girling on her. Brian says his mom listened to Reba when she drove him to school. He also thanks Adam for saving him last week. Adam chose If I Ever Lose My Faith in You by Sting. Adam says he needs to find his sweet spot in the upper register to sing it and Reba gives him some emotional notes. Brian says his confidence was hit hard by some negative online comments.

Brian comes out and he really does justice to Sting’s incredible song. Everyone is clapping and grooving from the get-go. Brian’s voting number is 877-5-KEEP-02 and SMS voting is text 2 to 8642. Blake says he’s always powerful and moving when he sings. Christina says he did a great job and overcome all the struggles he had in rehearsal. Adam says he’s so proud of him and says singing Sting is hard for anyone. He thanks him for the hard work.

The next live performer is India Carney. We see India meet Reba and Christina assigns her Hozier’s Take Me to Church. Christina is looking for a rock edge and India says it’s pushing her out of her comfort zone. Reba says she thinks the song is a wow moment. Christina tells her to add some grit and evil aspect rather than being perfect technically. India works hard on adding some edge to her song so she can really rock it.

India’s first note is perfection and she only gets better from there. She wails like a pro and the crowd goes wild. Pharrell says she’s like a professional and it was like an India concert and they’re fans already. Adam says she has fans already and that’s the hardest thing to accomplish as a singer. Blake says he was ready to take her to church and says she meant what she was singing. Adam calls him stupid. Christina says she had a presence and conviction. Her numbers are 877-5-KEEP-03 or text 3 to 8642.

The next performer is Pharrell’s Mia Z. He assigns her to sing Miss You by the Rolling Stones and tells her to make it bluesy. Reba says she didn’t understand any of the words she was singing. He tells her to be sure to use her glass-cracking dolphin upper register. Reba says it’s going to be great live on the stage. She takes in all their notes and then gets ready to perform. Mia’s voting numbers are phone 877-5-KEEP-04 or SMS text 4 to 8642.

She comes out and hits all her high notes and then some huge power notes, some growls and then that high squeaky thing she does. Adam says it’s a cool song choice for her and says he loved her more subdued performance. Blake says he loves her inventiveness and whistle tone. Christina says it was a nice job. She says she agrees that she’s an inventive singer and says she hit the stratosphere part of her voice. Pharrell says she really killed it.

The next live performer is Deanna Johnson. She comes in and tells Reba she’s a huge fan of hers. Adam says Deanna will be doing Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United. They work with her and she and Reba talk about their similarities of coming from very small towns. She gets her notes and rehearses. Her voice is so rich it sounds like it’s a foot thick. She kills the song. The audience shows their love from the start.

Deanna’s voting numbers are 877-5-KEEP-05 and text 5 to 8642. She finishes with a big strong note and then a sweet lilt. Blake says he couldn’t hear the start of the song because of the mic and says she’s all confidence now. Christina says it was really beautiful and the song fit her voice. Pharrell says she’s done it again. Adam says it was hard because they couldn’t hear her voice over the music at first and then she hit this unbelievable note and the crowd went wild.

Next up is farm boy Sawyer Fredericks who is happy to meet Reba. He’s doing John Lennon’s Imagine and Pharrell says his voice is so different, it makes you feel so much. Sawyer says he’s always loved this song. Reba says he has a really powerful voice and gives him the note to try and smile to give it some more feeling. Pharrell tells him that his superpower is inspiring people and lighting them up. The crowd is already cheering the moment Sawyer takes the stage.

To vote for Sawyer, the numbers are 877-5-KEEP-06 or text 6 to 8642. The girls are screaming at every big note he hits. It’s amazing – he may have actually out-sung John Lennon. Adam says he fills the room with his voice and says he transcends coaching. Blake says he’s a champ. Christina says what he does works and says he has a natural gift. His coach Pharrell says he’s so proud of him and says he recovered from the missed note perfectly.

The next performer is Rob Taylor. Christina has him doing I Put a Spell on You which has been covered by a lot of big artists. Reba says she loves covers but you have to put your signature on it, especially when it’s been a song that’s been done that much. Christina implores Rob to push beyond and find his tipping point and not to be scared of cracking. Reba says he’s really connecting with eye contact. Rob’s voting numbers are 877-5-KEEP-07 and text 7 to 8642.

Rob takes it big from the get-go and really works out his falsetto. The crowd goes wild when he’s done. Pharrell says his family must be so proud of him and says it was masterful. Adam says he just pulled ahead in the race. Christina says she’s speechless and says it was exciting and she’s so excited that he really let go and lived in the performance. The audience is screams all through the judges comments in their excitement.

Next up is Corey Kent White. Reba is happy to meet a fellow Okey. Blake wants him to sing Why by Jason Aldean. He wants Corey to show some diversity and a bad boy aspect. Reba tells him to do some more acting and Blake says he and Corey are both good guys but can show 20% bad guy. Reba says he has sincerity and connection that country music needs today. Corey’s voting numbers are 877-5-KEEP-08 or text 8 to 8642.

The ladies are loving Corey’s bad boy song. Christina says it was a strong performance and says the ladies really like him. Adam says Corey is almost there and is really dangerous – he tells him to keep on. Blake says even when he doesn’t sing perfectly, he delivers the lyrics perfectly and is invested in what he’s singing. He tells him it was a great performance and says he feels like Corey is only going to get better.
[2015-04-13, 9:38:43 PM] Rachel Rowan: Next up is Koryn Hawthorne. She’s chosen Stronger by Kelly Clarkson and is shocked when Reba tells her that Kelly is her daughter-in-law. She has a new arrangement to try and Pharrell says to go with her creativity. She tries it out on them and Reba says Kelly will be thrilled to hear how she’s doing her song. Koryn’s voting numbers are 877-5-KEEP-09 or text 9 to 8642. She comes out and starts with a slow and strong version of the hook before she gets to rocking it.

The crowd eats it up and cheers. The coaches are all on their feet as well as the crowd. Blake says Koryn slayed it and made the most of her save – he says she’s a sure one for the top 10. Christina says her confidence is off the charts.

Joshua Davis is the next performer and he’s doing Simon and Garfunkel’s America. Reba says he has a cute smile and twinkly eyes. Adam tells him to put down the guitar and just sing it. Reba says your guitar is like a security blanket and performing without it can make you feel naked. Adam says he really likes it without the instrument. Adam tells him he need to be uncomfortable to win this. Joshua’s voting numbers are 877-5-KEEP-10 or text 10 to 8642.

The number is beautiful. Blake says he doesn’t know the song and the other coaches laugh at him. Blake says he’s a hillbilly. He says that didn’t matter because of how well Joshua did it. Christina says it was refreshing and Pharrell says he thought it was his best performance yet. Adam says he wants Joshua to perform the way he wants and says they have a lot in common. Adam says it was a perfect performance.

Next up is Meghan Linsey. She’s doing Girl Crush by Little Big Town to embrace her country roots. Reba coaches her on getting softer and more emotional at the beginning. Meghan says Reba is the best storyteller. She says when she was eight, she bought her first cassette and it was Reba. Reba tells her she kicked the dog poop out of that song. Meghan’s voting numbers are 877-5-KEEP-11 or text 11 to 8642. Her performance starts strong and never lets up.

She ends on an emotional and tearful note that’s amazing – the crowd goes nuts. Pharrell says she nailed it. Adam says his only problem is that she’s on Blake’s team and says she’s amazing and always is. He tells Meghan he loves her and Blake that he hates him. Blake says this was her breakout moment and he didn’t even know she was capable of the performance she just put out.

Last of the night is Kimberly Nichole who is doing House of the Rising Sun by The Animals. She sings for Reba and Christina and Reba says she was hoping she would wear the tutu. Reba says there are so many ways to sing it. Christina says to go for it and they can pull it back if they need to. Kimberly’s voting info is 877-5-KEEP-12 or text 12 to 8642. They work with her on making the song her own and then she’s ready to perform live.

She rocks the house and everyone is grooving on her rich song stylings. She ends on a huge note to cheers and the coaches on their feet. Pharrell almost can’t talk over the screaming crowd. Adam just says what and is stunned. Pharrell says he has to keep standing. Blake says Christina may win The Voice because of Kimberly. Christina says it was incredible and she interpreted it like nothing she’s every heard. She says it hasn’t been done and she’s going to buy it on iTunes.