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‘The Voice’: Full Recap of Round of 8 Live Performances

by Amy Myers
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This week, The Voice took us back to the 90s and demonstrated whose voices were timeless and who would be left in the past. As we know, three contestants will be eliminated tomorrow, so the stakes were higher than ever.

Let’s walk through what we heard.

Team Ariana’s duo, Jim & Sasha Allen, kicked off the night with their cover of an upbeat classic, “Mrs. Robinson.” Simon & Garfunkle’s hit song has a fairly simplistic melody, and the harmony was elementary at best. The two vocalists didn’t add all that much flair to the song, and if we’re being honest, it sounded like something they would perform at a karaoke night.

Next up on The Voice stage was Jershika Maple whose performance was as golden as her outfit. Everything about the Team Legend contestant’s cover of the Elton John classic, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” was stellar. Following Maple was the first duet of the night – Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham. And, come on, we already knew this was going to be iconic. The Voice contestants perfectly blended their talents to master Eric Clapton’s “Change the World.” No doubt, this was a tough duet to beat.

‘The Voice’ Contestant Scott Plummets, Mia Soars

Team Blake’s Lana Scott was next at the microphone, and though she committed to her choice of Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” she committed to a flat pitch. Thankfully, Team Kelly’s Hailey Mia saved the stage with her beautifully sad cover of “Someone You Loved.”

Following the two soloists was the duet of Scott and the Allen’s. This time, it seemed all three did a bit better in their performance. Together, the three covered Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Hold My Hand,” adding a bit of twang and harmony that satisfied both parties’ talents.

Maple and Vicanti Make Odd Song Choice

Next up was the original trio, Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom, who has yet to disappoint with their performances on The Voice. The three vocalists covered Joni Mitchell’s “River,” and the song would have been perfect if Bekah would have just stopped popping her “p’s” into the microphone.

Then Maple returned to the stage with fellow Team Legend member Joshua Vicanti. The Voice contestants performed the anthem of the 90s, Alanis Morrisette’s “Hand in My Pocket.” But really, the song wasn’t the best choice for either competitor.

How About a Quartet?

Following the bizarre duo was Wendy Moten’s performance of “You’re All I Need to Get By.” And somehow, the Team Blake contestant made the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell duo into a flawless solo. All of her artistry truly came out at the end of the song.

Next up were two of The Voice favorites, Girl Named Tom and Hailey Mia with their rendition of “Hold On.” Not only was the upbeat tune an adorable mash-up, but it also complemented the range of octaves that the four vocalists could cover.

Team Blake’s ringer Paris Winningham then blew us all away with his version of Teddy Pendergrass’ “Close the Door.” Vicanti reappeared for his solo performance of Celine Dion’s “Ashes,” and goodness, those high notes were nothing short of angelic.

It’s anyone’s guess who could be going home, and at this stage in the competition, the judges will have to nitpick to make their own decisions.