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‘The Voice’ Recap: A ‘Superstar’ Is Born

Top eight take the stage on Monday night.

By Emilie Cruz
Team Adam separated from the rest of the top eight Monday night (May 5) while new “Voice” coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell proved why they’re qualified with electric performances.

Pharrell, his hat, and his awesome Mickey Mouse sweater graced the “Voice” stage to perform his newest hit “Come Get It, Bae” before joining fellow newcomer and longtime friend Gwen Stefani for a classic performance of “Holla Back Girl” that was nothing short of B-A-N-A-N-A-S (we couldn’t help ourselves).

When it was time to get down to business, Team Adam came to make some noise. Maybe it was the smell of bleach from coach Levine’s newest ‘do that got to them, but whatever it was, we’re not complaining.

Here’s a closer look at Team Adam’s incredible performances:

Kat’s Breakout Moment

After being instantly saved last week, Kat Perkins and coach Adam knew that it was time for a “huge, bold risk” – and they definitely delivered. The rocker took on Daft Punk’s funk tune “Get Lucky” and rearranged it to an almost-unrecognizable-yet-awesome heavy metal song fully equipped with pyrotechnics. Levine was rocking out in his chair throughout the performance before giving his artist a shouting standing ovation. Perkins received prolonged applause from the audience and Usher simply pointed to the crowd instead of giving any critique.

Delvin Believes

Taking on R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” could not have been more fitting for Delvin Choice. The singer went from no coach hitting his/her button during his season five blind audition to being a frontrunner in this season’s top eight. The singer’s voice soared much like the message in the song, and when the choir came in at the climax of the performance, it was hard for us to keep our emotions in check. In fact, even Choice let tears shed as his coach gave him a standing ovation.

Superstar Sightings

Christina Grimmie closed out the night with a show-stopping and powerful performance of Lil Wayne’s “How To Love.” Although she expressed some worry about this song selection being too similar to last week’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” performance, Grimmie put all her trust into coach Levine, and got massive love for it. Much like the other artists on Team Adam, the audience gave Grimmie a prolonged applause while Levine gave his singer a much-deserved standing ovation. Shakira was left in awe of Grimmie’s “insane” vocals, while Shelton declared the singer a “superstar.”

Be sure to tune in Tuesday night as three singers are sent home. Only the top five will continue on to the semi-finals.