The 11 best songs chosen by fans


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The voice Season 21 returned Monday night, as the live broadcasts continued. The top 11 artists performed songs chosen by fans for the chance to advance to the next round. Voting is open viewers until 7 a.m. ET Tuesday morning.

Tonight, the artists performed songs chosen by fans, with video messages from viewers supporting them. Kelly Clarkson entered this week’s show with the most performers at four, while Blake Shelton has three. Ariana Grande and John Legend each have two artists.

Only 10 of the artists will pass after Tuesday night’s results show, with one artist being eliminated. Make sure you get those votes for your favorites.

“The Voice” star Lana Scott sings Gabby Barrett’s hit

The worlds of talent shows collided on Monday night, as Team Blake star Lana Scott performed “I Hope,” the former hit song. American Idol star Gabby Barrett. The song was chosen by Lana’s fans, which she called “Lanterns”. His trainer Blake Shelton offered “Fanas” as an alternative.

Lana said she was thrilled to have the chance to cover a contemporary country song as this is the path she would like to enter as a musical artist. She sang the fierce song, prompting Ariana Grande to say that she felt like “at a Lana show”, adding that she “never sounded better”.

Team Blake star Wendy Moten also delivered a powerful performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway of Love”. John Legend called her a “flawless singer”, pointing out that she does things vocally that “hardly anyone on this planet can do like Wendy can.” Shelton said she was “already playing like a legend”.

Paris Winningham completed Shelton’s Incredible The voice Team this season with a touching performance of Bill Withers’ “Use Me”. It was fun to see him connect with the backing vocals while he was performing. Shelton said he saw Kelly Clarkson stand up three times during the performance.

Jershika Maple overcomes nerves to get him out of the park

Another standout performance on Monday night was the cover of Lisa Fischer’s “How Can I Ease the Pain” by Jershika Maple. Jershika admitted that she “almost threw up” with nerves before the performance, but you would never know from watching her sing.

Jershika’s coach John Legend encouraged her to tap into her own pain for emotional performance. Despite the subject, Shelton told him, “You made me really happy.” Clarkson, meanwhile, said she had never even heard the song before, but would download it.


Hailey Mia closes the show with a powerful Sia cover

The final The voice The evening’s performance came from Team Kelly artist Hailey Mia, who sang Sia’s “Elastic Heart”. At just 14 years old, Hailey continues to show talent beyond her years. She made Instant Save just a few weeks ago to be voted America’s Top 11 last week.

Hailey delivered a touching and nuanced take on the song, wearing a yellow dress while standing in a yellow heart shape on stage. The crowd went wild for the performance and the coaches gave him a standing ovation. Shelton said he was so engrossed in the song that it was “hard to see you sad.” Meanwhile, Clarkson predicted she would make this season’s finale.

If Clarkson does not to have an artist in the finale, that will be a huge shock. She also has the Girl Named Tom trio, who returned after their hugely popular performance of “Dust in the Wind” to go country with “More Hearts Than Mine” by Ingrid Andress. Meanwhile, Jeremy Rosado performed Cory Asbury’s Christian song “Reckless Love”, and Gymani returned after winning last week’s Instant Save to perform Rihanna’s “Diamonds”.

Tell us in the comments who had your favorite The voice performance of the evening, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites to reach the Top 10.

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Jill o’rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor to Talent Recap, writing features and recaps for shows like “AGT”, “The Voice” and “American Idol”. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous signings at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time watching sitcoms and daydreaming about the hobbit life

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