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Song by song grades for Team Adam Levine on The Voice


Sharane Calister performs during the live playoffs on The Voice. (NBC Photo)

Sharane Calister performs during the live playoffs on The Voice. (NBC Photo)

Sharane Calister earned a spot in the Top 12 on The Voice for Team Adam Levine Monday night.

She did it by covering “Never ENough” from “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack. It wound up being fans’ favorite Team Adam performance of the night.

Now the remaining members of Team Adam — Drew Cole, Reid Umstattd, Jackie Verna, Rayshun LaMarr and Mia Boostrom — will return to perform again Wednesday night.

They’ll be competing for Team Adam’s final two spots in the Top 12.

Fans will vote one of the five into the Season 14 finals; then Adam will save one of his remaining four singers.

Check back Wednesday. I’ll be live blogging the show with song by song grades.

Here’s a recap of Monday’s performances.

Drew Cole, “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson: Some songs have been done so often on singing shows, they should never been done again. This is one of them. Drew’s performance was pretty solid, and he delivered a nice ending. But it didn’t change my mind that I would have preferred to hear him cover almost anything else. Grade: B–

Jackie Verna, “Tim McGraw” by Taylor Swift: Looking like a country princess, Jackie strayed off pitch on a couple of occasions but delivered an overall fine performance. Another performance like that one should make Adam think more than once about moving Jackie along to the Top 12, especially considering the dearth of country singers in the Season 14 cast. Grade: B–

Mia Boostrom, “Baby, I Love You” by Aretha Franklin: Mia delivered plenty of attitude and vocal firepower when it came her turn to command the stage — and I’d say command it she did. She also added some unexpected country flavor to the Aretha Franklin tune, not a bad decision considering this competition is packed with talented pop-soul singers. That save decision is looking tougher all the time for Adam. Grade: B+

Rayshun LaMarr, “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder: Speaking of songs done too often on singing shows … Worse, Rayshun’s vocal sounded off for the majority of the performance. That was disappointing, because his knockout round performance of “Fallin'” was very impressive. Grade: C–

Reid Umstattd, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2: I’m not sure this song choice was a good match for Reid’s voice. Interesting night for Team Adam. It seemed like the front-runners took a step back and some of the other singers took a step forward. Grade: C+

Sharane Calister, “Never Enough” by Loren Allred: Wow, way to go, Sharane. She looked like a star. She commanded the stage and never left her mic stand. She delivered what was far and away the vocal of the night for Team Adam and one of the night’s best overall. This young woman just might be a force to be reckoned with in the finals. Oh, and did everyone noticed she was covering a song by a former Voice contestant. Loren was a Top 20 contestant on Season 3. Grade: A–

See also …
Predictions on who will make the Top 12
How the live voting will work
Social media leaders for Team Adam

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