The Voice recap: It's Gettin' Hot in Here

The Top 12 compete in toasty temperatures, perform some Michael Jackson, some Martina McBride... rinse, repeat
Ep. 16 | Aired May 13, 2013

IN THE MOMENT Team Blake's Holly Tucker showcases her killer vocals with Martina McBride's "Broken Wing."


The song: "Alone" by Heart
The performance: I'm glad that Shakira tells Sasha to reel in the Broadway aspect of her performance. The result is another great Sasha performance, but I find myself a little less than satisfied. What is it about her voice that makes me scared to listen to her? I feel like she's always about to go sharp or something. Maybe I'm crazy. I do think she's amazing, but I don't quite understand just how emotional she got with this song.
The feedback: Adam once again admits his stupidity while Usher and Blake laugh at him. Usher claims that Sasha (as always) took us to church, and Shakira says Sasha has one of best voices she's ever heard. Fun fact: If you vote for Sasha, Shakira will write a song called "My Sasha." And everywhere, men's imaginations are running wild.

Heat update: Carson's jacket is back on. Things appear to be normal.

Another fun fact: Blake bought his entire team new guitars. If I join Team Shakira, can I get that jacket she's wearing?

The song: "The Man That Can't Be Moved" by The Script
The performance: In an acoustic performance, Josiah and his tight jeans head into the crowd for an intimate feel. And the result is better than I expected. Josiah sounds good. He really does have a cool voice. Do I think he can compete with the women this year? No. But that man can wear a T-shirt.
The feedback: Adam and Blake both offer praise, and Usher thinks that Josiah showed technique and was able to move the audience.

The song: "Wasted" by Carrie Underwood
The performance: As good as Danielle is at Carrie Underwood songs, I'm a little disappointed when Blake gives her another one. I would love to hear something a little different from this girl, seeing as how she has a ridiculous range. That being said, this is not an easy song to sing, and she makes it look like a delicious piece of red velvet cake. Too specific?
The feedback: Shakira is amazed by Danielle's lack of nerves and calls her a 16-year-old Margaret Thatcher, a mini Iron Lady. Danielle has no idea what she means, but she smiles. Adam thinks that Danielle is the one to beat, and Blake would like us all to know that this all-American girl is the real deal.

The song: "You've Got A Friend" by Carole King
The performance: Acting as her own accompaniment on this song, Judith climbs behind a white piano to belt out her raspy rendition of this classic. I'm such a fan of Judith, but I'm a little worried that our expectation of greatness means that she will never be able to truly surprise us, and where's the fun in that? Also, I think Judith's blind audition might still be my favorite performance of hers.
The feedback: The coaches all think that Judith is amazing. Week after week, they expect a top-notch performance from Judith. Adam takes things a step further by claiming Judith is the most talented human being in the competition for the combination of her voice and the fact that she was her own accompaniment in that song. So I'll ask you again, are our expectations set too high? What should Judith do next?

NEXT: More Michael Jackson, more Martina McBride

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