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: "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn
The performance: Decked out from head to toe in leather, Michelle hits the stage with her dance moves. I have to say, I'm really into Michelle. I think she's a lot of fun. And I think her vocals are strong. Unfortunately, I have a hard time hearing her in this song, and the final product is slightly anticlimactic.
The feedback: Shakira thinks she's cool, Adam just loves her, and Usher adores both her and her energy.

The song: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
The performance: More MJ! Focusing less on the dance moves, Kris gives a solid performance. His falsetto is a little too breathy, and I'm starting to think that his vibrato is too much for me, but all in all, it is a good (albeit possibly forgettable) performance.
The feedback: Adam admits that the song is very high, but he thinks Kris rose to the task. Blake thinks Kris proved himself, and Usher is a little confused with his version of the song. But like Ursher always says, "No risk, no reward." Regardless, Coach Shakira is proud.

The song: "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" by Martina McBride
The performance: Another Martina McBride song leads to another killer performance! Picking a song that hits very close to home, Amber gives us another powerhouse vocal. The girl is unstoppable, and I think she has just the right amount of country in her voice. In my opinion, she won the McBride battle tonight.
The feedback: Blake thinks she did both Martina McBride and country music proud, and Usher believes her voice defies the laws of gravity. Adam thinks Amber is "mind-bogglingly" good, and she continues to impress him.

Heat update: Everyone has finally stopped talking about it, so I'm guessing the room is back to about 70 degrees Fahrenheit at this point.

And that's where we'll leave you! Who had the best performance of the night? Is Amber the one to beat? Is Judith going to burn out, or is she just beginning her journey? And which Michael Jackson performance was your favorite? More importantly, all four coaches are yet to give a standing ovation. Which performer do you think will be the one to get them to their feet first?

Tune in tomorrow night for some Lady Antebellum and what I really hope is a performance  -- but not a reenactment of the video -- of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

Samantha on Twitter: @samhighfill

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