‘The Voice’ Recap: Team Pharrell Is Out Of The Top 5 Semifinals
Pharrell Williams was left without a contestant in the Top 5 after both Luke Wade and DaNica Shirey were eliminated during the Top 8 results show of The Voice.
Christina Grimmie, RaeLynn Return
The first triple elimination show began with a performance from Voice alum Christina Grimmie, who made it to the finals last season on Team Adam Levine.
Returning Voice champ, RaeLynn, who won a few seasons back on Team Blake Shelton, also returned to the show to perform her song, “God Made Girls.”
After Christina’s performance, Carson Daly went straight into the results. The first artist saved was Team Adam’s Matt McAndrew, whose cover of “The Blower’s Daughter” is still sitting pretty in the Top 10 songs on iTunes at number two, just below Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” Matt was quickly followed by fellow Team Adam artist, Damien and Team Gwen Stefani’s Taylor John Williams. Finally, Team Blake’s Craig Wayne Boyd was ushered in to the Top 5, leaving Team Pharrell’s DaNica Shirey and Luke Wade in the bottom four, along with Team Adam’s Chris Jamison and Team Gwen’s Ryan Sill.
Bottom 4 Fight For #VoiceSave
The bottom four took the stage to make a bid for the #VoiceSave, and first up was DaNica, who performed Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind.” DaNica’s emotional performance had Pharrell and Blake Shelton standing and Carson getting a little bit misty eyed.
Luke Wade performed next, singing “Stand By Me.” Luke introduced the song, saying, “This is a thank you to all of my fans.”
For his third time singing for his life, Ryan Sill sang Bryan Adams’ “Heaven.”
Finally, Chris Jamison took the stage with the Ray Charles classic “Georgia on My Mind.” The crowd went crazy for him, as did coach Adam. “This kid has worked so hard for every single thing he has achieved…His work ethic, the way that he approaches singing with so much sweetness and so much passion…He’s an absolute monster,” Adam gushed.
America Saves Chris Jamison
Chris’ willingness to show audiences a different side of himself – performing a slower classic as opposed to a R&B pop song – won over viewers at home, who tweeted for him in the #VoiceSave and sent him into the Top 5.
The Voice Top 5
Team Blake: Craig Wayne Boyd
Team Gwen: Taylor John Williams
Team Adam: Matt McAndrew, Damien, Chris Jamison