The Voice

Song by song grades for the Top 13 on The Voice

Bodie from Team Blake performs during Top 13 Week on The Voice. (NBC Photo)

Bodie from Team Blake performs during Top 13 Week on The Voice. (NBC Photo)


It’s another pressure packed week for the singers on The Voice.

Three more singers head home this week — all based on fan voting with no saves involved.

That will leave the show with a Top 10 and move those who survive within two performances of the season finale.

This week will also give us a better idea of how the singers stack up in the mind of voters because results will be at large rather than team by team.

Remember, you can vote through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

During Tuesday’s results show, nine singers will advance based on the overnight voting.

Then the bottom four will compete for the instant save.

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Ranking the Top 13 on The Voice

Kique (Team Gwen), “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder — To this point, Kique’s been best known for the way he’s changed up his cover songs. He delivered a pretty straight forward performance of this Stevie Wonder classic. And showed he probably needs those original wrinkles in his covers to set him apart. Grade: B–

Bryce Leatherwood (Team Blake), “Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait — Last week’s instant save winner delivered another solid country performance on a song that seemed more suited to his deep vocals. I just wish he’d perform songs that required a bit more of an emotional connection. Grade: B–

Devix (Team Camila), “R U Mine” by Artic Monkeys — What would you say? Maybe a third of Voice voters have ever heard this song? Kudos to Devix for staying true to his artistry, but that made this song choice a huge risk. That said, I thought Devix pulled it off and needs to be part of The Voice Top 10. Grade: B+

Rowan Grace (Team Blake), “The Winner Takes if All” by Abba — Rowan got a better song this week, one she’s apparently been singing for a long time. It did not work. She should be vying for an instant save Tuesday. Grade: D+

Omar Cardona (Team Legend), “In the Name of Love” by Bebe Rexha and Martin Garrix — After what I thought was a subpar vocal for him last week, Omar rebounded in fantastic fashion Monday night, reminding us of his great range and four-chair-turn credentials. I still want to see less theatrics and more emotion, but that was a huge step in the right direction. Grade: B+

Alyssa Witrado (Team Gwen), “Dreaming of You” by Selena — I really think nerves are affecting Alyssa’s vocals. She sounded very good back in the battles. She did not sound good on this. And she should not advance. Grade: D

Bodie (Team Blake), “500 Miles” by The Proclaimers — Easily my favorite performance from a male contestant Monday night. Bodie delivered a fine vocal, but the best part of this performance was the way he kept building the intensity, then brought it back down for that superb ending. He should not have a single worry when tomorrow’s results come in. Grade A–

Kim Cruse (Team Legend), “Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson — I loved this song choice. And, damn, did it show off Kim’s big rich voice. It was a crime that Kim needed a coach’s save to advance last week. And it’ll be a crime if she doesn’t breeze right into the Top 10 this week. In my mind, she and Morgan Myles should be front-runners to make the Season 22 finals. Grade: A

Brayden Lape (Team Blake), “Come On Over” by Kenny Chesney — I’m not sure The Voice schedule is going to allow enough time for Brayden to reach his full potential. Again this week, it was a mix of an very appealing tone when he dialed up the intensity with other lyrics that were delivered in a throw-away fashion. But he deserves another weke. Grade C+

Eric Who (Team Camila), “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley — When your calling card is flamboyant, high-energy performances, why would you slow things down and deliver a ballad? That’s what Eric did Monday. Or perhaps I should say what Eric tried. Because, yikes. Grade: D+

Morgan Myles (Team Camila), “If I Were a Boy” by Beyonce — Morgan lends her rasp to a country-fied version of a Beyonce song and delivers because, hey, that’s what she does vocally. Another excellent performance from Morgan, who should be finals bound if she continues performing like this. Grade: A

Parijita Bastola (Team Legend), “All I Ask” by Adele — Parijita was a revelation last week. This week, she delivered another solid vocal, reminding us that she’s clearly the best of The Voice Season 22 teens. But it didn’t quite match last week’s performance, either vocally or emotionally. Still, she should breeze into the Top 10. Grade: B

Justin Aaron (Team Gwen), “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobb Leonard — Give the guy an uplifting gospel song and he’ll do just fine, I wrote. Well, Justin got to perform a gospel song this week and he was so, so much better than last week. This is what he should continue doing for as long as he remains on the show. That performance should be worth another week on the show even if the ending was a bit over the top. Grade: B+

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1 Comment

  1. TiredofTripe November 22, 2022 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

    West Coast contestants are at a disadvantage with the Instant Save,
    Viewers seem to vote for which coach they like the best, not the singer.

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