‘The Voice’ Recap: The Top 6 Perform [Video]
On tonight’s (June 3) episode of Season 4 of ‘The Voice,’ The Top 6 performed, with three coaches on the cusp of elimination. That is, everyone but the country coach. Here’s how things shook out and who sang what. Each singer sang twice — one song chosen by their coach and one of their own choosing. Only one contestant will be eliminated this week, instead of the usual two.
Amber Carrington: A. Lev chose the ’80s hair metal power ballad ‘I Remember You’ by Skid Row. Levine wanted this performance to spotlight what he heard that made him the only coach to spin his chair. It was countrified. She chose ‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline and delivered a measured performance that didn’t go over the top.
Danielle Bradbery: She sang the classic ‘Shake the Sugar Tree,’ introducing the audience to a timeless country track at her coach’s behest. She chose Sara Evans’ ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ to show she can tell a story with her voice, which is critical in country music.
The Swon Brothers: The Bros. nailed the harmonies on ‘Wagon Wheel’ and made Shakira interested in country music. They returned to the stage to give ‘Okie From Muskogee’ the Swon Brothers stamp. It was classic country that was so good it made us think they ain’t going anywhere.
Holly Tucker: The country cutie got sassy with Martina McBride‘s ‘When God Fearin’ Women Get the Blues,’ belting it out with fire in her belly. When it was up to her, she chose Rascal Flatts‘ ‘My Wish.’ The two songs showed both sides of her style.
Michelle Chamuel: The queen of quirk sang an emotionally resonant version of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know.’ She wanted to show her mainstream appeal by singing Taylor Swift‘s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble,’ and even got a positive critique from T. Swizzle herself, who guested on the ep. Swift commended Chamuel for her emotional delivery.
Sasha Allen: The New Yorker belted Aretha Franklin’s ‘Ain’t No Way.’ No one else still in the competition could have done what Allen did with the Queen of Soul’s song. Shak assigned her Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Before He Cheats’ and demanded she believe every note she sang. She did something while performing that made Usher say there is another Sasha Fierce in the hizzy. Watch the clip to see what it was.