‘The Voice’: Watch Gwen Stefani & Adam Levine Perform
The future was not bright for Pharrell Williams on Tuesday (November 24) night’s results show of The Voice, which is perhaps why he actually removed his shades. The coach, who already lost one of his contestants during last week’s single elimination, had another one singing for Instant Save salvation in the bottom two.
Before that vocal Hunger Games, Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani performed with their teams, and former Blake Shelton mentor Brad Paisley had a moment to croon about America. It’s all part of the pre-Thanksgiving smorgasbord of programming, minus the presidential pardon for one axed contestant.
Nothing says Thanksgiving patriotism like a country singer singing about both country music and America in front of a graphic of the United States, so in that way Brad Paisley’s performance of “County Nation” is…topical? Blake certainly enjoys it, as his shouts of, “YEAH!” can be heard over an entire audience of applause.
Gwen Stefani performs the New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give” with team members Jeffrey Austin, Korin Bukowski and Braiden Sunshine. Not that these results show performances are a competition, but — actually, who are we kidding; it’s all a competition and Jeffrey Austin wins it, with a close runner up being the confetti cannon.
Adam Levine then takes it up several octaves when he performs the Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” with team members Amy Vachal, Shelby Brown and Jordan Smith. It pushes the top boundaries of all of their ranges, and “God Only Knows” how they survive it.
With turkeys to brine and pies to bake, there is no time to waste before ruining one contestant’s Thanksgiving. Here’s who scored the highest with audience votes and downloads.
Team Adam: Amy Vachal, Jordan Smith and Shelby Brown
Team Pharrell: Madi Davis
Team Blake: Zach Seabaugh, Emily Ann Roberts and Barrett Barber
Team Gwen: Braiden Sunshine and Jeffrey Austin
That leaves Team Gwen’s Korin Bukowski, performing for an Instant Save (again), this time against Team Pharrell’s Evan McKeel. Evan McKeel dons his favorite cool dad sweater to sing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” It’s on par with the rest of his performances, but not necessarily enough to inspire audiences to tweet up to 140 characters to save him.
“That was as good a singing as anybody in this competition,” says Blake. “It just comes down to a week to week situation.”
“The most important thing is your growth, and that you realize you’re only running one race: your own,” says Pharrell.
Korin Bukowski sings Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved,” a song she says sums up her entire adolescence. Just like last week, she has a stronger performance during the Instant Save than during Monday night’s performance.
“Hard not to go with you, here,” says Adam, who loves the sound of his own music.
“I’ve never heard a female vocal on that song. That’s so awesome. I love you doing that song.”
She’s so talented and such an amazing singer and her personal growth has been so amazing to watch,” says Gwen.
Coach love aside, it all comes down to a bunch of tweets. And the not-loser is…
With a narrow margin Korin Bukowski defeats Evan McKeel.
Ouch! Pharrell is now outnumbered 3 to 1 by all three other coaches going into the Top 10. Madi Davis is about to get a lot of individual attention if Pharrell’s team wants to live to see the finals.
The Top 10 perform on Monday, along with special guest Sia!
Are you thankful for these results, or do you think another contestant deserved to go home?