Blake Shelton & Shakira Sing ‘Need You Now’ on ‘The Voice’ While Their Teams Fight For a Spot in Top 12 – Recap [VIDEOS]
Team Blake and Shakira sang for a spot in 'The Voice' top 12, while the two coaches teamed up to sing Lady Antebellum's 'Need You Now.' Blake Shelton's team opened the show with 'Pontoon' and continued to deliver great country music all night. The highlights of the night came from the youngest in the competition; Danielle Bradbery from team and Sasha Allen who was stolen by Shakira from Adam Levine.
Danielle may only be 16 but she has voice better than most seasoned pros. Plus she's never sang in public until 'The Voice.' She blew everyone away with Pam Tillis' 'Maybe it Was Memphis.' Shakira quoted her fellow coach after the performance, 'In the wise words of my friend Blake Shelton, holy crap.' Adam said she 'was the one to beat in the competition' and coach Blake said she was 'one of the most important artists who's ever been on The Voice because you're going to see her career develop on this show.' According to iTunes, Blake may be right. Danielle is at #1 on the country charts.
And that ladies and gentlemen is how a star is born.... twitter.com/blakeshelton/s…
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 8, 2013
Sasha, who was cut from Adam Levine's team and picked up by Shakir,a blew everyone away with 'Oh Darling.' Blake of course, had to rub salt in Adam's wound, saying 'Adam gave her up,' while laughing, hard. Her coach Shakira feels Sasha has 'one of the best voices I've ever heard, hands down.'
Blake & Shakira
To make Blake even happier than having a team full of great country artists, he got to sing with Shakira.
Team Blake made country proud with Holly Tucker singing 'How Do I Live,' Justin Rivers taking on Diamond Rio's 'Meet in the Middle' and the Swon Brothers went 'Fishin' in the Dark,' a song none of the other coaches had heard. Really?! Who hasn't heard of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. That song is a classic, as are the others Blake choose for his team to sing. Although they all did well, I wish Blake would have picked songs from THIS century. It all seemed a little dated. Holly would have done well with a Carrie Underwood song. Justin could have rocked out on Keith Urban and the Swon Brothers should have done Montgomery Gentry. But that's just my opinion. As for which one artist from Team Blake is going home tonight; I'm not sure. They were all so good. I'll have to go with the Swon Brothers.
Tune in to NBC tonight at 8 to see which one artist will be sent home from each team.