‘The Voice’ Live Blog: The Live Playoffs Begin

The ‘Live Playoffs’ begin on ‘The Voice’! Tonight’s episode will consist of 24 performances, with only 12 artists moving on! — Follow along with our live blog for timely updates!

The competition is getting down to the wire on The Voice! Tonight’s episode (November 12) marks the fourth round of the competition — The Live Playoffs, meaning this is the first time they are singing LIVE for their coaches. This portion of the competition will include 24 straight performances during Monday’s show. After tonight, only 12 contestants from Team Blake, Team Kelly, Team Adam and Team J. Hud will make it past this round.

Here’s how the Live Playoffs work: During the Playoffs, 24 artists (six per team) will perform against each other for a spot in the Live Performance Shows. Each contestant chooses their own song and performs individually. Then, the top two artists who get the most votes  on each team automatically advance. To fill the final position on their team, each coach selects one of their remaining artists to move on to the final phase of the competition.

Host, Carson Daly is going to speed through performance after performance tonight since there are 24 to get through. But, remember, only 12 artists will move on after tonight. Team Blake will kick things off. — Check out our recap!


Michael Lee — He performs “Every time I Roll The Dice” with his guitar.

Dave Fenley — The Oregon singer performs “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” with his guitar.

Natasha Greyhound — The soul singer, who Blake stole from Jennifer, performs “God Is A Woman”. Natasha’s pretty good, but it’s also hard to perform an Ariana Grande song. But, she did hit a great note at the end that could have sent her to the top of the leader board.

Chris Kroeze — The country rocker from Wisconsin performs “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” also incorporating his guitar, along with a full band.

Funsho — The Maryland R&B singer from Nigeria performs Charlie Puth’s “How Long” on the guitar. Out of Blake’s entire team, Funsho had the best performance. He hit crazy high notes, and had a performance that was different from the rest of the country/rock singers.

Kirk Jay — Alabama country singer performs “One More Day”



Abby Cates — The 17-year-old pop singer form Cincinnati performs “Next To You” and she did not disappoint.

Keith Paluso — He performs an acoustic, raspy version of Adele’s “Someone Like You”.

Sarah Grace — She sings and emotional rendition “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”, while playing the piano. There is just something so mature an powerful about Sarah’s voice. She absolutely nailed it!

Zaxai — The soul singer performs a beautiful, touching version of “When I Need You”. His voice is absolutely incredible, soulful .. almost like he gives you a Bruno Mars effect.

Chevel Shephard — 16-year-old country singer from New Mexico performs “Grandpa, Tell Me About The Good Old Days”.

Kymberli Joye — Connecticut powerhouse puts her own spin on “Radio Active” by Imagine Dragons and the risk was worth it! She brought the entire building to their feet with her big ending!


Steve Memmolo — The Boston pop singer performs “More Today Than Yesterday”. His stage presence is so upbeat and on point. Steve’s performance reminds me of a Frank

DeAndre Nico — He’s a major threat in this competition. Remember, the Texas soul singer got a 4-chair turn during the Blinds. He sings and emotional rendition of “Ordinary People”.


Here’s the team standings so far:

TEAM BLAKE: Chris Kroeze; Dave Fenley; Funsho; Kirk Jay; Michael Lee; Natasha Greyhound;

TEAM ADAM: DeAndre Nico; Kameron Marlowe; RADHA; Reagan Strange; Steve Memmolo; Tyke James

TEAM J. HUD: Colton Smith; France West; Kennedy Jones; MaKenzie Thomas; Patrique Fortson; Sandyredd;

TEAM KELLY: Abby Cates; Chevel Shephard; Keith Paluso; Kymberli Joye; Sarah Grace; Zaxai;

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