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Top 8 Perform Live - Recap

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With Bryan Keith and Sylvia Yacoub out of the competition, it is down to Team Christina and Dez Duron, Team CeeLo: Cody Belew, Trevin Hunte and Nicholas David, Team Adam: Melanie Martinez and Amanda Brown and Team Blake: Terry McDermott and Cassadee Pope to perform at their best.

They kick off the night with the premiere of “My Life” with Adam Levine and 50 Cent. They come out and sing at their best proving that they have it together as music artists.

First up for the night is Amanda Brown for Team Adam. She says that she has never been able to make decisions for herself and says that this show was good. She is going to sing “Someone Like You”. Adam says that they need to take the Rock route and set herself apart. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Blake says that he really enjoyed it. He says that he loves the Rock element. Christina says that was another powerful vocal and says that they are still waiting for the same magic that she had with “Dream On”. CeeLo says that he is pleased that she is taking risks. Adam says that this was a big risk and it was special because it has never been performed like that.

Cody Belew for Team CeeLo is up next. He is going to sing “Somebody To Love”. CeeLo says that he is going to have to push for this. Cody says that Nashville wasn’t working for him and says that he was having a hard time shining. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Adam says that was great and is one of his favorites. There were a little bit of slip-ups, but he did a fantastic job. Blake says that it was good and that it is great that he is willing to go with CeeLo’s direction. Christina says that he is definitely a risk taker and changes it up. CeeLo says that he did a wonderful job. He says that he has grown so fast and the magic is making it seem so easy. He says that he makes him feel confident.

Dez Duron, Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott and Melanie Martinez take to the stage and sing together. They show that they have the talent to stay in the competition and have fun on the stage.

Terry McDermott for Team Blake is up next. He is going to sing “Over”. He is told that he is going to have to show another side to him and push at this song. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Christina says that his voice really shines when he goes higher and says that the lower register was weird. Still it was a solid performance. CeeLo says that he reminds him of the rock legends and says that he is great. Adam says that was so great and says that he likes that he hit the notes with precision. Blake says that he performed it the way he wishes he could have performed it. He says that he proved to everyone that he is the real deal that could do anything.

Melanie Martinez for Team Adam is next. She says that she is shocked that she is there because she is so young. She is going to sing “Too Close”. Adam says that she needs to focus on the music and leave the feelings in the song. Adam says that she can express her raw emotion. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Blake says that her voice melts him and says that she is always good. Christina says that the set was cute and says that the song didn’t go anywhere, but the performance was great. CeeLo says that these new arrangements are amazing. Adam says that when she is going through anything, and says that the person who broke up with her is feeling dumb. He says that the way she does things is well thought out. He says that he loves what she does.

Dez Duron is up next for Team Christina. He says that music has been his life and says that he had to chase the dream. He is going to sing “You Smile”. He says that music gave him a voice and it is where he should be. He comes out and sings. Afterward, CeeLo says that he is a well rounded guy and says this wasn’t the best performance. Adam says that he applauds him for walking away from something he had and to come her and have success. Blake says that he has a star quality and says that last week was when they hit on something and says that it was the same type of grove. Christina says that he killed it and says that he revamped the song and made it special. She says that she knows that he will have an album.

Trevin Hunte is up next for Team CeeLo. He says that his brothers pushed him to be a football player and says that music has always been first for him. He is going to sing “The Greatest Love Of All”. He says that he wants to showcase his voice and show that he can do anything. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Adam says that he really hopes that this is heaven when he dies and says that it was so tranquil and says that he can sing what he wants and they all love him. Blake says that he is an amazing singer and says that he is glad that this was more in his wheelhouse and says that it was amazing. Christina says that it was a wonderful job as usual. CeeLo says that he is proud of him and says that he is certain that Whitney would have been proud. He says that he is amazed of the humility he has.

Amanda Brown, Cody Belew, Nicholas David and Trevin Hunte come out and sing “Anyway You Want It”. They have fun and perform it like they don’t want to leave early.

Nicholas David is up next for Team CeeLo. He says that he isn’t cutting his beard because it is tradition that he grows it as his children grow. He is going to sing “What’s Going On”. Bill Withers comes in and listens in on Nicholas’ rehearsal. He says that he doesn’t need to push it too hard. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Adam says that he is super jealous of him and says that he loves the element that he brings to the show. Blake says that he has to crack jokes because he is so good. He says that this is a big deal for the show. CeeLo says that he loves him so much and says that music is to be a healing property. He says that they need him in the competition.

Cassadee Pope for Team Blake is last up for the night. She says that she feels good about her be #1 on iTunes. She is going to sing “Are You Happy Now”. Blake says that she is going to have to translate her real life through the song. He says that he is going to have lay her heart out there. She comes out and sings. Afterward, CeeLo says that she could win this thing and says that it was wonderful. Adam says that he was scared from the smoke machine and says that she is the front-runner now and says that she did a great job. Blake says that she dominated again and says that she showed that she is better than anyone and says that she sang really well. That it is for the performances! Tomorrow are the Results!

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