Pharrell Williams hit it right on the nose when he described The Voice artist Amy Vachal as the type of singer who could brighten a person’s day. Though “Sunday Kind of Love” was her strongest performance thus far, Pharrell went with Madi Davis during the Knockout rounds. But Vachal’s journey on The Voice continues, as Adam Levine and Blake Shelton went for the steal, with Vachal picking Levine as her new coach.
One of this season’s most talked about performers, Evan McKeel made a lasting impression during the Blind Auditions. Though he did a great job performing the Mutemath track “Typical,” he displayed his diverse vocal skill set with an impromptu rendition of the Stevie Wonder tune “Overjoyed” (Gwen Stefani’s reaction was priceless and, from where I sit, justified).
It’s pretty impossible to give Bill Withers a run for his money, but The Voice artist Mark Hood delivered the goods with his rendition of “Use Me” during the Blind Auditions. With Pharrell as his coach, Hood advanced through the Battle Rounds after a memorable duet with Celeste Betton on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (Gwen Stefani described it as her favorite battle).
After her standout performance of “Fever” during the Blind Auditions, The Voice artist Siahna Im picked Pharrell Williams as her coach. Her journey continued through the Battle Rounds as she advanced over Ivonne Acero during their performance of “You Keep Me Hanging On.” Im, whose stage presence and swagger is out of this world for a 15-year-old, talked about her experience working with Pharrell and taking part in The Voice.
Though she grew up in the small town of Crandall, Georgia (pop. 300), no moment on The Voice has been too big for Ellie Lawrence. Her compelling rendition of Jermaine Stewart’s “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” received a three chair turn (Blake Shelton, what were you thinking???), and her subtle self confidence and unique flair makes her a perfect member for Team Gwen.