The Voice aired its semi-finals last night with the top five contestants – Will Champlin, James Wolpert, Tessanne Chin, Cole Vosbury and Jacquie Lee – taking the stage.

The Voice Recap: Group Performance

The five contestants opened the show together, performing the upbeat song “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors.

Individual Performances

Wolpert from Adam Levine’s team opened up the individual performances with the powerful ballad “With Or Without You” by U2. Wolpert gave a strong performance, catching each note exactly and conveying the emotionality of the song.

Champlin sang fun.’s hit single “Carry On” next. Champlin added small changes to the arrangement to make it his own but still maintain the melody. His performance was fun and original, and his coach expressed his happiness with seeing Champlin smile while performing.

Christina Aguilera’s contestant Lee took on the emotional “Angel” by Sarah McLachlin. Lee sang the angelic, so to speak, song aggressively, as if it were any of the other songs she has performed. It made Lee’s performance difficult to listen to at times. However, coach Cee Lo Green calling it “amazing.”

Vosbury, who is the ‘joint custody’ contestant of current coach Blake Shelton and former coach Green, took on Billy Joel’s “Shameless.” The solid singer gave a strong performance, though it was nothing particularly exciting. Green called the rendition “very special.”

Chin, as always, proved the strength of her voice by performing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel to close the show. Her voice was controlled yet emotional, lending to her great performance. Coach Levine looked on in awe. Her single reached #1 on the iTunes charts.

Tune into The Voice tonight at 9:00 to see the live eliminations.

—Ava Butler

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