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Nostalgic For THE VOICE Season 11 Top 12 Announced!

Posted on November 07 2016 by Editor

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Nostalgic For THE VOICE Season 11 Top 12 Announced!

NBC’s “The Voice” had it’s first ever Live Playoffs elimination show which allowed fans to vote for their favorite artists in East Coast real-time via Twitter. The votes tallied-up the top two favorite artists on each team. The remaining vote was cast by each coach. That meant each team lost two singers tonight, and the remaining artists rounded-out the Top 12 going into the remaining live shows.

Most of the songs sang on tonight’s show were nostalgic, older tunes. Next week, the artists will be working with Garth Brooks who just won the CMA entertainer of the year award.


The artists on Team Alicia are: We’ McDonald, SaRayah, Josh Halverson, Kylie Rothfield, Christian Cuevas.

Alicia called Josh like Bruce Springsteen and stole him back from Miley during the Knockouts. Alicia called Kylie a strong woman and predicted “we haven’t remotely seen what she can do yet.” Alicia will make one choice of which one of these artists will stay, and the fans will choose two.

Christian performed first with “Yesterday” by the Beatles. Kylie sang “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones.

Next, We’ sang with Alicia Keys. Then, after the break, We’ came back onto the stage by herself to sing “Home”. Josh sang “Cupid.” Sa’Rayah sang “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Alicia closed off her team with a performance of her own.


The artists on Blake’s Team are: Sundance Head, Dana Harper, Jason Warrior, Austin Allsup, and Courtney Harrell.

Dana Harper sang “Maneater”. Austin Allsup sang Country song “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”. Sundance Head brought more Country to the stage when a smooth and soulful performance of “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban. Jason Warrior brought more smoothness and soul to the stage by singing Drake’s “One Dance” (featuring Kyla and Wizkid) and giving it his own signature. Courtney Harrell brought the 90’s back to life with “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette.

America’s Votes (Team Alicia):

The Voice season 11 Live Playoffs Team Alicia

Pictured (l-r): Christian, Josh, Kylie, Sa’Rayah, We’

It was time for host Carson Daly to reveal the results of America’s votes for Team Alicia. The two singers with the most of America’s votes were Christian Cuevas, and We’ McDonald. Alicia had to select the last artist going to the Top 12.

Before she chose, Alicia stated, “I’m full for so many reasons. I’m able to live my truth through my music and I’m ale to watch you on that stage live your truth right now. Music is about being who you are. I love you all so much and I believe in you all so much.” With that, she announced she’d be taking Sa’Rayah to the Top 12.

TEAM ALICIA – Christian Cuevas, We’ McDonald, Sa’Rayah


Making-up Team Miley are artists: Ali Caldwell, Darby Walker, Sophia Urista, Aaron Gibson, and Belle Jewel.

Sophia Urista sang “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart and gave it her own twist.
Aaron Gibson sang “Round Here” by The Counting Crows and it was the perfect choice for his raspy voice. Belle Jewel re-invented a beautiful and haunting version of Del Shannon’s “Runaway” in a Lana Del Rey style.

Darby Walker sang resurrected “Those Were the Days” by Mary Hopkin from 1968. Then, power-house voice Ali Caldwell came on and sang Irma Thomas’ “Times Have Changed” knocking it out of the park, giving it her all.

America’s Votes (Team Blake):

The Voice season 11 Live Playoffs Team Blake

Pictured (l-r): Austin, Courtney, Dana, Jason, Sundance

Team Blake took to the stage to see who would be saved by America’s votes.
Sundance Head was the first to be announced as saved, followed by Austin Allsup.

The three left were Dana Harper, Courtney Harrell and Jason Warrior. Blake said “this is happening too fast! Nothing makes sense because I’m looking at the three of ya’ll…any of the three of you could win this thing!” He said they are all “incredibly talented.” Then, he warned Miley that she’ll hate this part (as Miley cringed). Blake picked to move Courtney forward.

Team Blake – Sundance Head, Austin Allsup, Courtney Harrell.


Brendan Fletcher performed “To Love Somebody”. Simone Gundy sang “Diamonds” by Rihanna. Josh Gallagher was up next. Adam stole him from Blake. Josh sang “Colder Weather” by Zach Brown Band.

Sixteen-year-old Riley Elmore was next singing “Luck Be a Lady”. Then, Billy Gilman sang “Crying” and it was all over! He did a fantastic job from fist note to the last.

Carson Daly asked Alicia her opinion on the voting for Team Miley. She said she’d choose to keep Darby and Ali on Team Miley.

America’s Votes (Team Miley):

The Voice season 11 Live Playoffs Team Miley

Pictured (l-r): Aaron, Ali, Belle, Darby, Sophia

It was time to find out who’d be staying on Team Miley. America saved Aaron Gibson, and Ali Caldwell. That means Belle Jewel, Darby Walker and Sophia Urista were left.

Miley told Sophia she loves how she performs in front of a crowd and she was born to perform in front of an audience. Miley ultimately saved Darby Walker.

Team Miley – Aaron Gibson, Ali Caldwell, Darby Walker.

Blake said he’d pick Billy, and Riley to keep if he was Adam.

America’s Votes (Team Adam):

The Voice season 11 Live Playoffs Team Adam

Pictured (l-r): Billy, Brendan, Josh, Riley, Simone

Adam said to his team “Wow! Every single one of you was amazing tonight.”
He continued to say all five of them would be saved if they continued on the show to next week. Adam said Billy is a no-brainer and kind of unbelievable to the ear. He said there’s an oak tree in Brendan’s body. He told Josh he is an awesome guy and amazing singer. He told Riley that he did the Frank Sinatra song with ease and praise. And Simone – “bubbles, sweet, sweet bubbles.” He said she’s a unique spirit.” As a singer he called her “tremendous.”

America saved Billy Gilman, and Josh Gallagher. The three left were Simone Gundy, Riley Elmore and Brendan Fletcher. Adam had only thirty seconds to choose. He said “it’s unfair.” He chose Brendan Fletcher.

Team Adam – Billy Gilman, Josh Gallagher, Brendan Fletcher


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