'The Voice' season 15: Our top 5 picks from the live performances
On Tuesday, the top 13 contestants will be announced, which will include one contestant from Kelsea Ballerini's Comeback Stage'
After weeks of pre-recorded episodes, the live shows of 'The Voice' finally commenced on Monday. All 24 contestants who advanced from the Knockouts performed and did their best to get as many votes as possible. On Tuesday, the Top 13 contestants will be announced, which includes one from Kelsea Ballerini's 'Comeback Stage'.
With over half contestants on the verge of being eliminated, the rest will advance to the next round. After a close look at all the performances from the Live Playoffs on Monday, here are the top five performers of the day who have the highest chance of advancing to the next round and being frontrunners among the rest in the show.
There is no doubt that Kennedy Holmes will be on this list. Though she is one among the youngest contestants in the competition, she is definitely one to look out for this season. With the highest chance of winning, she performed her version of 'Halo' by Beyonce. All the pressure she seems to be under after being compared to the likes of Whitney Houston does not seem to affect her at all. She took to the stage looking calm as ever. She radiated so much confidence and vocal strength with high pitches, phrasing, and control, she brought the judges to their feet. She was the last performer and she definitely ended the Live Playoffs with a bang.
She is for sure the frontrunner and powerhouse for Kelly Clarkson's team. She gave a stellar performance of 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons. She made her performance stand out with her bold voice and confidence. She got Jennifer Hudson on her feet. She gave this rock anthem her entire soul and as she hit the climax of the song. And, that was it, she stole hearts of the judges and audience as well. She proved that she can sing any genre and still wow everyone. With this performance, there is no way that Joye can ever be in danger of getting eliminated in this round. She definitely has a lot more time left in the competition.
Seems like the ladies ruled the Playoffs this season, starting with Kennedy Holmes, and Kymberli Joyre, next up on the top five list is Sarah Grace who performed her rendition of “When Something is Wrong With My Baby" by Sam and Dave. For the first time in a very long time, we witnessed someone jamming it out on an organ which made her performance stand out amongst the rest. For someone her size, her voice definitey came out big and loud and made a huge impression. Vocally, her performance was no match to Holmes or Joye but she is getting there and, if she continues to wow everyone with each performance of hers, she will be on top sooner than one can expect.
Tyke surely was a heart throb throughout his entire performance not just by his looks but by his voice as well. And the way he used the entire stage during his performance just shows that performing is what he was born to do. Singing his version of 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon, he brought out some messy vocals that we have never seen before. For the first time, we noticed him without his guitar in his hands and he brought out the raspier side of him. He even worked well with the audience which was a plus because the fate of him being on the show is left in their hands right now. With his performance apart from getting the audience on their feet, he even got the judges to their feet applauding him for his great performance. I wouldn't be suprised to see him in the finale, he definitely has the winning capacity in him.
During his performance of 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain' by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kroeze surely entered the top five list because, compared to the rest, his solid vocals matched his charm and stage presence. This genre always worked well with Kroeze, though it might seem like he made a safe choice with the song, he definitely has a higher chance to advance to the next round when compared to the other performers from Blake Shelton's team. His baritone notes are among the best we've heard in the show so far. He does have a lot he needs to improve on but if he continues to give amazing performances like this one he might have a chance to get to the finals.
These were not the only contestants that stood out during the Playoffs, Reagan Strange might be a 14-year-old but her voice is twice her age with the same level of maturity. She is someone who we can easily see step into the finals as well. Patrique Fortson from Team Hudson also gave it his all his bombastic voice is not too hard to miss and America will definitely give it their all to have him in the finals. If you go to see most of the best performers this season, all belong to Team Hudson, so it wouldn't come as a shock if we see her team takes the trophy this season.
'The Voice' season 15 airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.