“The Voice” season 22 live shows continue tonight, November 21. After last week’s performances, the top 13 must do their best to impress viewers, showing a new side of their voice and handling the pressures of singing on live television.
Read on to see what the members of Blake Shelton, Camila Cabello, Gwen Stefani, and John Legend’s teams choose to perform for their second live show, and what the coaches are saying now that the decision rests in the viewers’ hands. For information on how to vote: see HERE.
SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers for “The Voice” season 22 episode, “Live Top 13 Performances” (November 21, 2022). Do not read ahead if you do not want this episode spoiled.
‘The Voice’ Season 22 Top 13 Performances Live Recap
The episode opened with host Carson Daly introducing coaches John Legend, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello, and Blake Shelton. He announced that the Top 13 will all be performing songs that “changed their lives” and that they’d be explaining why.
Team Gwen: Kique
19-year-old Kique opened the show with Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”, inspired by his high school music teacher. Gwen told him to make sure he’s having fun on stage because he already has the potential to win. Camila told Kique he grows with each performance, and Gwen agrees that he made the song his own and did a great job.
Team Blake: Bryce Leatherwood
Bryce Leatherwood was almost eliminated last week, winning the Instant Save. This week, he sang “Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait, which has been in his setlist since the 22-year-old began performing professionally. John said that Bryce sounded “so perfect and so natural” in his comfort zone. Blake said he felt like a stage mom watching Bryce sing.
Team Camila: Devix
Devix sang “R U Mine?” by Arctic Monkeys for his Top 13 performance, a song that allows him to feel like a rock star. Camila gives Devix the tip to film himself practicing the song to improve his stage presence. Carson thanked Devix for bringing rock and roll back to “The Voice”. John said that Devix chose the right song to highlight his voice, and Camila agreed that he “went superstar on this one”.
Team Blake: Rowan Grace
Blake saved Rowan Grace last week, and this week she performed ABBA’s “The Winner Takes It All”, which she used to sing in the living room growing up. John loved Rowan’s performance, and Blake agreed that her unique sound and depth of knowledge of classic songs really impress him week after week.
Team Legend: Omar Jose Cardona
Team Legend’s first performance of the night was Omar Jose Cardona’s take on “In the Name of Love” by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, which he says helped steer him away from a bad path he was on in life. Omar brought all four coaches to their feet with his performance. Camila praised him for showing emotion in his singing, and John agreed that they saw him as a person.
Team Gwen: Alyssa Witrado
Gwen used her save on Alyssa Witrado last week, and this year the contestant performed Selena’s “Dreaming of You”, which reminds her of her late grandfather. Gwen told Alyssa to focus on facial expressions when on stage. Camila said she thinks Alyssa has a little more to learn vocally, but that she has plenty of time and potential to improve, and Gwen agreed, saying she’s proud of the singer.
Team Blake: Bodie
Team Blake’s Bodie took to the stage with “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers, which was his wedding song and reminds him of his wife and children. The coaches were all on their feet after, with Gwen saying she was crying, and Blake said he thinks this is finally Bodie’s time to make it big.
Team Legend: Kim Cruse
John Legend used his Save on Kim Cruse last week. This week, Kim performed “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson, which reminds her of her lat grandmother. Kim says that people may be surprised to hear her sing a country song, but that she listened to a lot of country music growing up in Texas. Blake told Cruse he heard some Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson in her performance, but at the end of the day, it was all Kim. John agrees that Kim made it her own while beautifully honoring the original song.
Team Blake: Brayden Lape
16-year-old Brayden Lape sang the song that made him love music, Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over”, in the style of Sam Hunt. Gwen complimented Brayden’s ability to be purely himself on stage, and Blake said he has a “solid country voice that is unique” and that he has a long career in country music ahead of him.
Team Camila: Eric Who
Team Camila’s pop singer showed another side this week when singing Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, which he says showed him the beauty of songwriting. Eric cut his hair and dyed it back to natural black from its former bright pink. John called the performance “cool and vulnerable” of Eric, and Camila called Eric the most dynamic performer of the season.
Team Camila: Morgan Myles
Team Camila’s Morgan Myles decided to sing “If I Were a Boy” by Beyoncé, which she says is reflective of her struggle as a woman in the male-dominated country music world. Gwen said Morgan’s vocals were “absolutely ridiculous” and it all came together with her performance. Camila says she felt the same excitement this week as she did during Morgan’s Blind Audition.
Team Legend: Parijita Bastola
Team Legend’s final song of the night was Parijita Bastola’s take on Adele’s “All I Ask”, which she first sang, partially translated to Nepali, at a youth singing competition. Blake said Parijita was easily one of his favorites in the competition, including his own team members. John said she represented herself and her Nepalese heritage beautifully, and technically executed the song very well.
Team Gwen: Justin Aaron
Justin Aaron wrapped up the performances with his take on “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, which he says helped him break out of a period of depression in his life. Gwen told Justin not to be afraid of showing all of his emotions on the stage. John says he ran into a friend recently who is still mad at him for not turning his chair for Justin in the Blind Auditions. Gwen said she was in awe of Justin, and is honored to get to work with him this season.
“The Voice” Live Results air tomorrow, November 22, at 8 pm Eastern, where three contestants will be eliminated. Voting is open overnight, and information on how to vote can be found HERE.
Who is Left Going Into Tonight?
Going into tonight, Team Blake is in the lead with all four of its original live-show contestants remaining. Team Legend, Team Gwen, and Team Camila all lost one team member last week, and enter the top 13 with three singers remaining.
Three more will be eliminated in tomorrow night’s results show, so these numbers won’t remain for long. Stay tuned to see who goes home.
- Kim Cruse
- Parijita Bastola
- Omar Jose Cardona
- Justin Aaron
- Alyssa Witrado
- Morgan Myles
- Eric Who
- Brayden Lape
- Rowan Grace
- Bryce Leatherwood