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Live Playoffs, Part 1 - Recap

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The Live Playoffs kick off and tonight Team Adam: Joselyn Rivera, Melanie Martinez, Bryan Keith, Loren Allred and Amanda Brown and Team Blake: Terry Mac, Liz Davis, Cassadee Pope, Michaela Paige and Julio Ceasar Castillo will be performing. The public with save 2 and the coaches will save the last one. Coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton are there to judge. After looking at the journey so far, Adam says that he is happy with his picks in the competition. Blake, Entertainer of the Year, says that he wants to have his picks to be relaxed. CeeLo has Jerry Curl wig and says that it is friendly, but it is competition. Christina says that she is excited to see what the teams have been up to. Team Adam and Team Blake perform on stage together.

The night begins and first up is Joselyn Rivera for Team Adam. She says that music was her therapy and has been singing since she was little. She is singing “Give Your Heart A Break”. Adam coaches her and tells her to connect more and she says that it is hard to move and sing. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Blake says that he knew that he wanted her on his team and says that she always performs well on stage. Christina says that she is shining up there and says that she proved herself tonight. She would love to see a ballad. CeeLo says that he likes her attitude and says that she rose to the challenge. Adam says that he is proud of her and says that she did an incredible job. He says that she thrived in a tough environment.

Terry Mac is up next for Team Blake. He says that he is from Scotland and says that he has the drive just as he did when he started. He is going to sing “Don’t Stop Believing”. He polishes up his pitchiness and says that he has to succeed. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Christina says that he knows that he’s good and says that it is easy on the ears when listening to him. She says that he is great. CeeLo says that he has been a fan of his since the beginning and says that he is the classic singer and says that he is Rock & Roll. Blake says that he wants God gave him a little bit more ability to Rock and says that it was great.

Melanie Martinez is next up for Team Adam. She is going to sing “Hit The Road Jack” and Adam likes how she puts her spin to it. She hopes to find some sassiness in her and to execute all the notes. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Blake says that he has been a fan from the beginning and says that his favorite thing because she wants to be herself. Christina says that is a tough song and says that she loves the original song better. Adam says that his initial reaction was that it was big shoes to fill. However, to him, the song was unique and says that he was mesmerized by her performance.

Liz Davis is up next for Team Blake. She is going to slow things down a little with singing “Independence Day”. She wants to stand out. She wants to make Blake proud and will give the best performance she can. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Christina says that she has a strong solid voice and says that it is a perfect match. It was very time appropriate for the song. CeeLo says that the intro was amazing and says that it is great to be an American. Blake says that there is a lot on the line and says that she is the only Country artist on his team and says that she did a great job tonight.

Cassadee Pope for Team Blake is next. She says that this is going to be predictable. She is going to sing “My Happy Ending”. Blake says that they need to have predictability. He says that she is going to do the right things with the song. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Christina says that she always has a pretty tone to her voice and says that she surprised her. She says that she needs to trust herself and do her thing. CeeLo says that he loves what she did with the record and says that her vibrato made the song come to life. Adam says that she is great, but still wants to know what her identity is as a singer. He says that he is still waiting who the real performer is. Blake says that she is going to be around for a while. He says that she is a Pop/Rock chick and says that she is clearly a fan favorite.

Bryan Keith is up next for Team Adam. He says that he came to step out of his dad’s shadow. He is going to sing “Iris”. Adam says that he needs to give it all he has with this song and says that he needs to show his high register. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Blake says that he never noticed that he sounds a little bit like Neil Diamond in his lower register and says that people love him. Christina says that his voice is solid and has a good tone. She says that he owned the song. Adam says that he is proud of him and says that he had to do very little with him. He says that there may have been a few dips, but the spirit and soulfulness of the song was amazing.

Michaela Paige is up next for Team Blake. She is going to sing “Everybody Talks”. Blake says that this is going back to who she is and says that her age doesn’t matter. She needs to have the confidence and to get the melody of the song. She comes out and sings. Afterward, CeeLo says that was the best performance of the night. He says that she worked the audience and stage. Adam says that she surprised her today and says that this was in her range of voice and attitude. Blake says that she is making him look smart and says that it really was the best performance of the night and she nailed every note.

Julio Ceasar Castillo is up next for Team Blake. He wants to keep to his roots and is singing “El Re”, a traditional Mariachi song. Blake tells him that he is going to have to internalize it and make it worth listening to. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Christina says that was the first standing ovation of the night and says that he made all the Latino people so proud. She says that she loves that he stays true to himself. Blake says that they decided in rehearsal that he had no clue what he was saying and says that Julio says that it was pretty good in the audience tonight.

Loren Allred is up next for Team Adam. She says that she is excited about her singing “All Around the World”. She wants to move forward because she dropped out of Music School to pursue her dream. Adam says that she wants to have the same vibe. She comes out and sings. Afterward, CeeLo says that she was able to hit the high notes and says that it was really good. Adam says that he loved this choice and says that it was incredible. At the end was amazing and says he wanted to hear more of her soulful tone.

Last for the night is Amanda Brown for Team Adam. She says that was excited on going to Adam’s Team. She is going to sing “Dream On”. Adam says that she doesn’t want to rush the song and says that she will do great. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Christina says that she was going for it and says that she liked how she stayed true and did a great job. Adams says that Amanda was a great steal from CeeLo and says that it is evident was the best performance of the night. He says that he obliterated everything and says that it was great and unbelievable. That’s it for the performances. Team CeeLo and Christina perform next week!