'The Voice' Recap: Live Playoffs Episode 2

By Chelsea Lewis,

The hit reality singing competition, The Voice, returned tonight to continue the live playoffs. On Monday night, Team Adam and Team Blake took to the stage for the playoffs. Tonight, Team Christina and Team Cee Lo take the stage to see which vocalists will advance.

To kick off the night, after recaps of the performance of Monday night, Team Cee Lo and Team Christina took the stage together to perform “Sing,” by My Chemical Romance.

Team Christina took the stage first with Adriana Louise. Louise took on the Katy Perry classic, “Firework.” Green started off the judges' comments by saying that he considers Louise worthy competition. Levine said that Louise did an incredible job. Shelton said that Louise is taking big steps in the competition. Aguilera said that Louise is truly genuine and that Louise really hit the notes constantly.

Following Louise’s opening performance was Team Cee Lo and vocalist Cody Belew. Belew performed George Michael’s hit, “One More Try.” Levine started off the comments by saying that Green picked a brilliant song for Belew to perform and that he believed in Belew’s talent. Shelton said that Team Cee Lo is a big threat with so much talent. Aguilera said that Belew is one of her favorites on the show. Green said that he was proud of Belew’s performance and that he really blew him away.

De’Borah took the stage next for Team Christina. De’Borah created a unique version of Pink’s “Who Knew.” After an impressive round of applause from the studio audience, Green said that De’Borah has been a favorite of his from the start of the competition. He said he could feel the pain and soul in her performance and he loved what she did. Levine said that nothing about De’Borah is regular and that her soul comes through in every performance. Shelton added that the way De’Borah moves on stage is impressive and ended his comments by clapping. Aguilera reminded the audience that De’Borah is real and honest as a performer.

Following De’Borah was Diego Val from Team Cee Lo. Val sang “Bailamos,” which was originally performed by Enrique Iglesias. Levine said he thought Val did a good job, but you could tell he wasn’t as comfortable with the performance. Shelton said that Val is just cool and he can even get away without wearing socks. Aguilera said that she really agreed with Levine, that Val wasn’t 150 percent into the song choice. Green said that the song choice was sexy and that people will vote for Val regardless, even though it wasn’t his best vocal performance.

Mackenzie Bourg took the stage next from Team Cee Lo. Bourg performed the pop hit from One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful.” Levine said he felt like Bourg is a throw back to the Buddy Holly era and that he is dialed into pop culture today. Shelton added that Bourg really snuck on him in the competition and that he always makes the record his own. Aguilera said that Bourg is adorable and really recreates popular music. Green said that Aguilera made a few good points and that he wants to see more energy from Bourg.

Devyn Deloera from Team Christina took center stage. Deloera performed “Bleeding Love,” by Leona Lewis. Green said Deloera did a great job performing that song, even though it wasn’t her best vocal performance. Shelton added that he was looking forward to a softer side of Deloera and, in the end, it became a powerhouse performance. Aguilera said that her whole team shines and they have strong performances. Adding that she thought Deloera did an amazing job overall with the performance.

Team Christina took the stage again with Sylvia Yacoub. Yacoub sang “The One That Got Away,” by Katy Perry. This was the second Katy Perry song of the night. Green said that Yacoub looked like a princess tonight and that was his favorite performance of the night so far. Levine said that it was cool to see Yacoub strip down the performance to just her and a piano. Aguilera said that she really understands Yacoub as an artist and that she appreciates Yacoub. Yacoub got emotional during Aguilera’s comments.

The final performance of the night from Team Christina was Dez Duron. Duron performed the Hunter Hayes country hit, “Wanted.” Levine started off the judges’ comments by saying that the girls really love Duron and that he has a really good voice. Levine was not a fan of the song choice. Shelton said how dare Duron not pick him to be a coach when he wants to perform a country song. Aguilera gave Duron a standing ovation.

Closing the night was Trevin Hunte from Team Cee Lo. Hunte sang a stripped down version of “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” by Michael Bolton. Shelton started off the comments by saying that Hunte truly moved him and that he has everything it takes to win this competition. Aguilera seconded what Shelton said and that she was captivated by Hunte. Green was left speechless by Hunte’s performance. When he could form words, he said that Hunte’s talent is undeniable and that he could win this entire show.

The live result show will be on NBC tomorrow night. America will save two members from each team and the coaches for each individual team will save one vocalist.

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