After two nights of what were mostly average performances by the Top 20 remaining singers on Season 7 of “The Voice,” tonight’s (Nov. 12, 2014) live results show hands most of the power to decide the fate of these singers to the viewers. Tonight each team will have two members saved by the voters and a third saved by the coach. When it is all said and done the Top 20 will be cut to the Top 12.
First on the chopping block is Team Blake. America votes to save Craig Wayne Boyd and Reagan James. Craig had a very good live performance and showed why he was worth being stolen twice in previous rounds (once by Gwen then stolen back by Blake). He has the talent to go deep into this competition. Blake opted save ethereal voiced Jessie Pitts. She has one of the most unique voices in the completion. It will be interesting to see if they can find her songs to showcase her strong points without it getting repetitive. James David Carter and Taylor Bashears are both eliminated from the show. I’m a little surprised at Blake’s save since he has done nothing but gush over James David Carter, but Jessie has a unique voice and unique voices tend go further in the shower.
Next up is Team Pharrell. After a group performance, we find out that America has voted to save Luke Wade and DaNica Shirey. This leaves Pharrell a very difficult choice. He has championed Elyjuh Rene since day one, but also has professed love for Sugar Jones and Jean Kelley. In the end he chooses to save Sugar Jones. Elyjuh Rene and Jean Kelley are eliminated from the competition. It’s a bit of a shock, but I think Pharrell sees Sugar as someone who could win the show.
It’s then Team Gwen’s turn to take the stage and sing then face the chopping block. There aren’t a lot of big surprises here. America votes to save Taylor John Williams and Anita Antoinette then Gwen saves Ryan Sill. Ricky Manning and Bryana Salaz are both sent home. Ricky and Bryana are both good singers, the problem is that that Ricky is very similar to Ryan Sill so there likely wasn’t going to be room for both of them. That left Bryana to battle it out with Anita and Taylor for a spot on the team and I don’t think she has their potential.
This leaves Team Adam up last. The viewers vote to save Damien and Matt McAndrew. This isn’t a big shock since Damien had one of the few very good performances during the live shows and Matt has been solid all along. Adam chooses to save Chris Jamison which means Mia Pfirrman and Taylor Phelan are sent home.
That finishes off the first week of eliminations for Season 7 of the “The Voice.” Next week the Top 12 will take to the stage once again to sing for your votes and downloads.
Recapping the “The Voice” Top 12:
1. Reagan James
2. Craig Wayne Boyd
3. Jessie Pitts
4. Luke Wade
5. DaNica Shirey
6. Sugar Jones
7. Taylor John Williams
8. Anita Antoinette
9. Ryan Sill
11. Matt McAndrew
12. Chris Jamison