‘The Voice’ 2021 Live Recap: Spoilers on Contestants & Performances 5/17

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NBC’s “The Voice” aired the second performance live show of the season on Monday, May 17, 2021. Voting opened during the show and ran until the next morning, leaving enough time to tally votes for the live results show on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

SPOILER WARNING: This post will contain spoilers for the Monday, May 10, 2021 episode of “The Voice.” 

Read on to read about what happened on the May 18 episode of “The Voice” and get predictions on which contestants will make it through to the next round.

‘The Voice’ 2021 Top 9 Live Show Live Recap

The episode started with Carson Daly introducing each of the coaches. Nick Jonas updated the audience on his recent injury during which he hurt his ribs after falling off a bike.

The first performer of the night was Team Legend’s Victor Solomon. He chose to sing “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe, which John Legend told him was a beautiful gospel song. He received a standing ovation from all of the coaches.

Jordan Matthew Young, of Team Blake, was up next to perform. He picked “Rose Colored Glasses” by John Conlee to sing for his song this week. He received a standing ovation from his coach, and Kelly said that she loved the song choice.

Next up was a trio between Cam Anthony, Kenzie Wheeler and Corey Ward. They sang “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” by Elvin Bishop. Their voices really complimented one another, and the coaches were impressed.

Team Legend’s Pia Renee was up for the next solo performance. She sang “Turn Your Lights Down Low” by Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill. Nick Jonas told her he felt like she was at an award show winning all kinds of awards, and John said her performance had him smiling “from ear to ear.”

Next, the show took a break from current contestants to have Ian Flanigan, a season 19 contestant, to perform his new duet alongside Blake Shelton.

Rachel Mac was up next and was the first performer for Team Nick. She chose to sing “Human” by Christina Perri. The performance was emotional and the coaches loved it. John told her that she showed off her ability to be a rockstar.

Corey Ward won last week’s Wildcard vote, and he was excited to perform in the top 9. He sang “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence. He showed off some new parts of his voice, and Clarkson said the performance was incredible, and Shelton agreed, saying that Corey had a “real shot” at the competition.

Dana Monique, Pia Renee and Victor Solomon sang their trio next. They performed “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind and Fire. They delivered a really fun performance that the judges seemed to love.

The next performance came from Team Kelly’s Gihanna Zoe. She chose to sing “Reflection” by Christina Aguilera. Nick Jonas said he was blown away by her performance, and John said that her voice has “poise and beauty.”

For the last trio of the night, Gihanna Zoe, Rachel Mac and Jordan Matthew Young sang “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac.

The next solo performance was by Team Nick’s Dana Monique. She sang “Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars for her performance. John told her that there is “nothing you cannot do vocally,” and Nick said he didn’t think her previous performance could have been topped.

Next up was Team Blake’s Cam Anthony, who Blake previously said could be “the first superstar” to come from “The Voice.” Kelly told him that it was “brilliant” and she was a huge fan of him, as he’s “incredible.” His own coach said that “to stand up here on a stage without… anything to hide behind, just you and your voice, on NBC, live, national television, that takes a lot of nerve.”

He added, “This guy’s a superstar. He is 19 years old, America. He is going to go far.”

Kenzie Wheeler, of Team Kelly, was the last to perform for the night. He sang “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones, which he says is his grandmother’s favorite song.

If we had to guess, the artists making it through to the top five will be Cam Anthony, Dana Monique, Victor Solomon, Kenzie Wheeler and Rachel Mac. That prediction is based on one artist per team voted in and then one artist getting the Wildcard save.

‘The Voice’ 2021 Schedule: When Does the Show Air?

Here’s what the schedule looks like for the rest of the season:

  • Monday, May 17, 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern: “The Voice” Live Show (Top 9 Perform)
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern: “The Voice” Results Show
  • Monday, May 24, 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern: “The Voice” Live Show
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern: “The Voice” Three-Hour Live Season Finale

“The Voice” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

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