The Voice 2016 Recap – Alisan Porter Slays with Janis Joplin: Season 10 Episode 13 “The Live Playoffs, Night 1”

The Voice 2016 Recap - Alisan Porter Slays with Janis Joplin: Season 10 Episode 13 "The Live Playoffs, Night 1"

Tonight on NBC the Emmy award winning music competition The Voice continues with an all new Tuesday April 11, season 10 episode 13 called, “The Live Playoffs, Night 1,” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode the playoff round begins with the Top 20 performing.

On the last episode, the “knockout rounds” continue with coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams’ strongest team members remaining from the battle rounds. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it we have you covered with a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s episode as per the NBC synopsis, “we relived the best moments from the season so far during this original jam-packed special chronicling the journey of the Top 20 from the blind auditions to next week’s live playoffs.”

Tonight’s season 10 episode 13 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 your thoughts on season 10 of The Voice so far.

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#TheVoiceLive starts with a reminder that each coach picked one artist to come back that had been eliminated to come back. Team Christina and Team Blake are up tonight. The coaches are introduced and all are looking snazzy.

First is Paxton Ingram on Team Blake. He’s doing How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris & Disciples. He takes the stage after a glimpse at how he taught Blake how to do The Whip. Christina says she liked how he worked the stage and thinks there’s more to come from him.

Pharrell says he had a moment just then. Adam says he looked like he was having the time of his life. Blake also offers positive feedback and Carson reminds fans they can vote on the NBC.com website for The Voice or the app.

Team Christina’s Ryan Quinn is up next. He talks about his new nickname around town – Quinnsanity. Christina works with him then suggests he sing without his glasses. He’s doing I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith. He kills it and looks dreamy without the specs.

All the coaches are on their feet cheering then Pharrell says you’re a hater if you didn’t like that performance. Adam says he’s so happy that he and Christina cracked the code and he’s elevated and has thrived from a change in coaches.

Christina says it was beautiful and they just had to find his truth with the song and it was so tender. She says he was amazing and we’re reminded to vote on the NBS site, The Voice app or The Voice Facebook page.

Next is Team Blake’s Katie Basden and she’s doing Trisha Yearwood’s Georgia Rain. She hits some big notes that stun the crowd. Pharrell asks what she wants to do and she says she wants to inspire people and Blake says good answer.

Adam says he’s sad she’s not on his team anymore and says she has a great voice to listen to and already sounds like a big country star. Blake says her future is so bright and he feels good about her chances to be back next week and then Carson does the voting reminders – website, Facebook and the app!

Christina next works with Kata Hay and she’s doing Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman with a distinct Joplin vibe. She has the crowd cheering as she hits some huge notes with that funky voice of hers. Pharrell says that was super spirited and she worked hard.

He says she read the room and turned it up. Adam says it had a lot of sass and says it was like an exorcism and was wild and awesome. Christina says she moved people and she’s so proud of Kata’s performance. Carson reminds us that iTunes purchases count for 10x votes later in the competition.

Carson says the coaches got to pick someone to bring back but it didn’t have to be from their team which is a change this year. Christina chose Nick Hagelin who was on Team Pharrell but now is on Team Christina. He’s doing Rihanna’s Stay and she says it’s a perfect choice.

Nick takes the chance for his second shot at The Voice glory. He does a fantastic job and his son Bash is there cheering his dad. Pharrell says he deserves to be on the show and says he’s with the right coach since Christina is a vocal wizard who did a great job with him.

Adam says he’s happy to see him back and calls it a wonderful surprise and says he’s a fan. Adam says he’s still improving and doesn’t know where the ceiling is so it’s exciting. Christina says that was amazing and he deserves to be there and move forward.

Team Blake’s Joe May is up next and he’s happy to be on Blake’s team now that the coach stole him. Joe is doing Long Train Running by the Doobie Brothers. He sang his face off ad has the judges on their feet and Blake is applauding like a maniac.

Christina says that was so much fun and she misses him. She says it was his best and saw his fire again. Blake says he was happy that he got him onto his team and after this performance, he’s got him thinking they have a shot to win this together.

Adam Wakefield is up next for Team Blake and is doing Seven Spanish Angels by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. Adam takes the stage to do his soulful country number. The crowd digs it and is on their feet. Adam Levine goes first and says he has a radical name.

Adam says he’s his favorite and says he’s not a guy that dances around or entertains and just tells the story with his voice. He says that’s the essence of what The Voice is about. Blake says there are just three country singers that have that soulful thing he has – Ronnie Milsap, Travis Tritt and Chris Stapleton.

Blake says it’s so precious and excites him. Next up is Team Christina’s Tamar Davis who’s singing Rise Up by Andra Day and Christina is happy since it has a lot of soul. The song really shows off her range and strong voice.

The judges are on their feet cheering. Pharrell says that was so precise and says she’s like a crazy rainbow and says her voice has a vocal elevator. He says this is what she should be doing. Blake says she’s one of his favorites and has a presence that makes him smile.

Blake says that’s the best performance she’s had so far. Christina says wow and that performance was joyous and she loved it. She says it was challenging vocally and what she did was so hard but she did it and made it enjoyable. She calls it gorgeous.

Next up is Team Blake’s Mary Sarah who is doing Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson. Blake says it’s one of his favorites. She changed up the classic country song to make it more contemporary and rocks it out in honor of her grandmother.

Blake is on his feet and Christina says it was solid and she looks nice. Adam says he’s a fan of hers but says she came to life in the upper register, he really liked that. Blake says it was so good and fun and says she’s one of the fan favorites on Twitter.

Bryan Bautista is next from Team Christina. He’s doing Pillowtalk by Zayn. Christina likes the choice because it’s soul driven. He kills it and the judges are all on their feet clapping for him by the time he finishes up. The audience is cheering as well.

Pharrell says smart to wear a suit then says Christina is a great coach for him and says he didn’t know he can do this and Adam says it was crazy and he didn’t even know it could happen and says he was like damn it’s so high.

Pharrell says he can win this and Adam calls him a superstar then adds that tonight was just a moment where he was blown away. He says he murdered the song. Blake says the range and the perfect voice, he’s smooth and says the girls are loving him and then the screams start.

Adam says his GF better hold on for dear life. Christina says it was amazing and the ladies love him. She says she wasn’t surprised and knew he was special from the blinds. She says she wanted to elevate him and says he nailed it and it was a whole different song by the time he was done with it.

Next up is Team Blake’s comeback artist. He says this is one of his that he lost in the Battle Rounds on a tough decision. Blake chose Justin Whisnant. He’s doing Here’s a Quarter by Travis Tritt. Blake says he loves his red dirt country sound.

Justin takes the stage to do the country hit. He does Tritt justice. Blake is on his feet by the time Justin is done. Pharrell says he’s just at home on the stage and says it was awesome and he sang with so much passion.

Blake says that’s got to be weird to be at home then back live on The Voice. He says it was great and knows Travis Tritt watches the show and will probably tweet about it. Blake says he loves his pitch and the strength in his voice.

Team Christina’s Alisan Porter will close out the show. Alisan has chosen Crybaby by Janis Joplin. She absolutely kills it, runs her range and has people on their feet. Christina is bowing to her and Blake is also on his feet clapping.

Adam says he’s not surprised at all and said he thought she would win it when she first came on the show. Christina says it was insane and she’s so in love with what she did and says she murdered it. Christina says her range and voice are epic. She says it’s so accurate and phenomenal.

You can vote on NBC.com, The Voice Facebook page or The Voice official app. Voting is open and closes noon Eastern on Tuesday April 12.

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