Part two of “The Voice” live shows continued Tuesday night with Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera’s teams rounding out the top 20.
The coaches were excited to put their teams’ talents on display with Aguilera providing precise notes and Green appearing much more coherent than the first night, where he was caught smoking something on-camera.
The tone was set early on when Aguilera opened the show with the relatively unknown band A Great Big World, performing a gorgeous duet to “Say Something.” The world premiere performance was a soft, emotional, piano collaboration that put the band on the map.
But some of the night’s contestants did the same, and here were some of our favorite performances of the night:
The boy who got the fastest four-chair turn came in like a “Wrecking Ball,” indeed. The crowd went wild for the charismatic Schuler’s pitch-perfect and unique rendition of the Miley Cyrus hit. The coaches, on the other hand, had nothing but disdain for the frontrunner with Green exclaiming, “I hate how much I love you dude,” and Adam Levine admitting Schuler makes him work harder as a coach for his team. Blake Shelton went so far as to warn his team to watch out because “this is the guy.”
“The Voice” saved their youngest for last. Lee hypnotized the audience with a dark, mature and super emotional performance of “I Put a Spell On You,” that went far beyond her 16 years. The unassuming singer made herself a clear frontrunner, leaving coaches in pure shock, awe and Cee Lo Green a bit angry as he screamed at the audience to “shut up” and stop their endless cheering for the singer. When he gathered himself, though, Green did admit, “That was the past, the present and you are most certainly the future … Blake can’t win this season.” Aguilera revealed her kindred connection to Lee calling her an “old soul” and admitted feeling “honored” at being her coach.
Team Cee Lo:
The gospel singer turned into an ultimate diva with her fierce rendition of “I Will Survive.” While Shelton pointed out the song was a “tall order,” coaches sang praise for the “girl power” performance that was energetic and vibrant. Green admitted he was trying to instill music education into younger audiences with his song choice and, after her impressive act, was sure Chauniece would “survive.”
Green wanted the world to get a “cavity” from Pennell’s sweetness, and boy, do our teeth hurt. The young songstress sang a beautiful, simple cover of “We’re Going to be Friends” accompanied by a band. Levine complimented her for finding a way to incorporate her own style in the unique melody, and Blake revealed, “I don’t know what it is about Caroline … you’re mesmerizing.”
Now that the top 20 have performed, it’s time for results. Only three members of each team can advance to the top 12 and the final tally will be revealed on Thursday, when “The Voice” returns for its third night this week on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.