Tonight, the top nine of “The Voice” will be hitting the stage once more in hopes of trying to impress America enough to get a spot in the top 8. Next week is when the show is gutting half the cast, so we really think that this week is extremely important when it comes to building momentum for that. Otherwise, you run the risk of putting yourself in a place where you have to really blow people away next week (if you make it there) and hope some others disappoint.
As always, we have for you now the full list of song spoilers as discovered through some of our research on iTunes.
Mary Sarah, “My Church” (Team Blake) – Basically, it’s a fairly new song that will appeal to country and gospel fans. It’s a slam dunk for iTunes. Super-smart choice for Mary and Blake provided she does the Maren Morris song justice.
Paxton Ingram, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (Team Blake) – Whitney Houston? This is a guy who has now done Whitney, gospel music, and Selena Gomez in a single season. He’s a nice guy, but we have no clue what sort of artist he wants to be.
Adam Wakefield, “Love Has No Pride” (Team Blake) – While Adam is probably a country singer first, he has that Chris Stapleton ability to transfer across genres and do songs that are fairly unexpected. This qualifies, and we expect it to deliver.
Hannah Huston, “Say You Love Me” (Team Pharrell) – Jessie Ware! It’s our favorite song Hannah has chosen to do, so we’ll see how it resonates with viewers.
Laith Al-Saadi, “We’ve Got Tonight” (Team Adam) – We probably shouldn’t like this song choice, but Bob Seeger is a guilty pleasure. We can picture Laith doing it justice.
Shalyah Fearing, “A Change is Gonna Come” (Team Adam) – We don’t know if we love the song choice, but we at least like it and can picture Shalyah having a moment with it. That’s better than some of her choices this season.
Nick Hagelin, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Team Christina) – Nick’s at least trying to swing for the fences. Christina Grimmie did a really cool version of the show, so hopefully he does something in the same vein.
Bryan Bautista, “1 + 1” (Team Christina) – Speaking of swinging for the fences, here’s a Beyonce song that surprisingly hasn’t been overdone on singing shows yet. It’s tough. Really tough. It’ll be amazing if Bryan can nail it.
Alisan Porter, “Cryin'” (Team Christina) – We’re not sure we would do an Aerosmith song one week after Daniel Passino did the millionth singing show rendition of “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.” We do think that this is a better song, and Alisan should be able to hit the high notes.
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