'The Voice' Recap: Top 12 Performances
'The Voice' Recap: Top 12 Performances
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Voice season 14 is moving to the next round of the competition as the top 12 contestants perform songs that tell the stories of their lives for tonight's two-hour live event. As usual, America gets to decide who stays and who goes home through the show's voting app. The results will be unveiled on Tuesday's elimination show, where the two singers who received the lowers number of votes will perform once again for the audience. The contestant with the most votes will earn the Instant Save and will move forward as part of the Top 11 while the other one will be eliminated.

Adam Levine's Team

Rayshun LaMarr ("When Love Takes Over")

Rayshun picks "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland which describes how he feels when he takes the stage and reflects his love for his partner. He's confident and extremely energetic but he's also pitchy and all over the place. Nevertheless, Adam believes that he just became the front-runner of the competition.

Sharane Calister ("In My Blood")

Sharane chooses Shawn Mendes' "In My Blood" which is all about having strength to overcome obstacles in her life, recalling her separation from her twin sister. The performance wasn't flawless but it was powerful. 

Jackie Verna ("I'm With You")

Jackie sings Avril Lavigne's "I'm with You" which is about being lost and alone-- something she can relate to. Adam thinks it's a hard song to perform live but she rose to the challenge.

Kelly Clarkson's Team

Kaleb Lee ("Amazed")

Kaleb chooses the Lonestar cover, which he dedicates to his wife. Blake thinks his performance was amazing and feels regretful about letting him go while Kelly appreciates his emotion in the song. 

Brynn Cartelli ("Up to the Mountain")

Brynn picks Patty Griffin's "Up to the Mountain" which she relates to because of all the people who support her. Kelly is fond of her eclectic taste in music and thinks she nailed this performance.

D.R. King ("White Flag")

D.R. sings Dido's "White Flag" which is all about him being saved by music. Kelly thinks he makes hard stuff look effortless. 

Alicia Keys' Team

Jackie Foster ("Toxic")

Jackie performers her edgy rendition of the Britney Spears cover and it's "sexy and cool" as Kelly describes it.  

Christiana Danielle ("Say Something")

Christiana performs "Say Something" by Great Big World which reminds her of the strength she had during the end of a past relationship. Alicia is proud of the performance and says there isn't anyone in the competition who sounds like her.

Britton Buchanan ("Small Town")

Britton chooses John Mellencamp's "Small Town" which reminds him of last summer when he heard the song live with his friend. He's confident and engaging. Kelly calls him an old soul while Alicia says this is his destiny. 

Blake Shelton's Team

Spensha Baker ("Down on My Knees")

Spensha picks Trisha Yearwood's "Down on My Knees" and she did not disappoint. Adam praises her soulfulness and her ability to sing on key while Blake calls her one of his favorites on the show.

Pryor Baird ("Pickin' Wildflowers")

Pryor sings Keith Anderson's "Pickin' Wildflowers" which reminds him of his wife and where he came from. He comes on strong and makes the song his own.

Kyla Jade ("One Night Only")

Kyla sings "One Night Only" by Jennifer Hudson, whom she used to sing backup for, and she nails it. Besides getting a boost of confidence from Jennifer, she also wins the crowd.

Who do you think had the best performance tonight? And who do you think is in danger?

The Voice season 14 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. Want more news? Like our Voice Facebook page.

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