‘The Voice’ Season 21, Episode 17: Full Recap of Last Night’s Incredible Live Rounds

by Anna Dunn

The Voice season is nearing its end, with its live round portion in full swing. Last night featured some seriously incredible performances that stunned the audiences at home. Here’s what remaining competitors really shined:

Considering the fact that we’re at the top 13, the performances keep getting better and better. In this live round, each singer was tasked with singing a song that reminded them of someone important in their lives. This time, the field will be cut down to 11.

Each Singer on ‘The Voice’ Shined in their Own Way

First, we had Paris Winningham with team Blake. Winningham dedicated his top 13 performance to his late grandparent. He covered, What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.

While the performance was beautiful, it didn’t quite “wow” like some of the others did. Still, listening to his vocals is always quite the treat.

Next up on The Voice was Jeremy Rosado. He dedicated his performance of Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion to his father.

Over on team Ariana, Ryleigh Plank gave what was arguably her best performance yet with a cover of Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. Plank was saved by Ariana Grande.

Girl Named Tom once again proved how powerful they are as a group with their cover of Dust in The Wind. John Legend described the performance as “haunting” but in the best way.

Meanwhile, Team Legend’s Shadale surprised the audience with a cover of “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. The performance showed a really new, interesting side of her and Legend was proud of how well she matched the vibe of the song.

Hailey Mia’s cover of Stand By You showed just why the Team Kelly singer won the instant save last week. She dedicated the song to Kelly Clarkson to thank her for believing in her.

One Singer Earned a Standing Ovation

On Team Legend, Jershika Maple wowed with “God only knows” and earned herself a standing ovation from the coaches. Joshua Vacanti performed ‘You will be found” from Dear Evan Hansen the musical and seemed perfectly at home in the musical theatre genre.

Team Ariana also saw Jim and Sasha Allen take the stage, getting better and better each time. Holly Forbes wowed with her tender rendition of The Dance.

On team Kelly, Gymani made a big impact with her cover of “Made a Way” and just like every performance she does, it was breathtaking. On team Blake, the show’s last country artist, Lana Scott, sang “Humble and Kind.”

The beautiful message of the song was really conveyed in her voice.

Of course, Wendy Moten absolutely stole the show. The team Blake Contestant seems to be miles above even the coaches in her abilities, and her cover of Blue Bayu was a softer side of her that still showed off how powerful of a vocalist she is.

If you want to see how these performances will resonate and whose going home, tune in to The Voice tonight at 8/7 central on NBC.