"The Voice" Season 7 Live Playoffs kicked off on Monday with 10 of the 20 contestants performing to impress their coaches and the audience with the hope of advancing to the next round.
Coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine have five contestants each in their respective teams but their teams will be filtered to three this week. Two members of every team will progress to the next round based on viewers' votes, while each coach will save one of his/her favourite contestants.
"The Voice" Season 7 Live Playoffs 1 Recap:
Team Blake: Taylor Brashears sang "Long Time Gone" by Dixie Chicks and it was a decent performance. She did infuse her personality into her rendition but it sounded a little weak.
Team Adam: Chris Jamison sang "Don't" by Ed Sheeran. It was a tough song and even seasoned artists would find hard to do justice to the song but Chris did a great job, earning the praises of the coaches.
Team Blake: Jessie Pitts performed on the song, "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler. It was a decent performance.
Team Blake: James David Carter rendered "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" by Garth Brooks and it was an average performance.
Team Adam: Matt McAndrew sang The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and it was a beautiful rendition. His stage presence may not be good but it should improve over time. The emotions that he poured out during the Live Playoffs should push him to the next round.
Team Blake: Reagan James sang the song, "Try" by Colbie Caillat and it was a beautiful performance. She may be just 15 but she has the talent to go all the way and win the competition.
Team Adam: Taylor Phelan performed "Cool Kids" by Echosmith. It was an average rendition.
Team Adam: Mia Pfirrman rendered the song, "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey. It was an average performance but her coach Adam was all praises for her.
Team Adam: Damien sang "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith and he belted out the song with lots of power, earning the praises of the coaches.
Team Blake: Craig Wayne Boyd sang "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six and it was a wonderful rendition. He should go to top 12 with this performance.