June 04, 2013 08:01:10 GMT
Taylor shares an advice to Michelle during rehearsals and the protege of Usher makes Blake Shelton jealous with her performance of 'I Knew You Were Trouble'.
On Monday night, May 3, "The Voice" top 6 of season 4 fought for the five spots in the next round. Each of them sang twice: one was a song picked by their coach, while the second song was picked by themselves.
Holly Tucker of Team Blake Shelton kicked off the competition with her rendition of Martina McBride's "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" which was picked by her coach. While Blake called it his favorite performance by Holly this far, Usher commented, "I don't have anything too critical to say, but I did want to see more, I guess."
Her second song was "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts which she dedicated to her parents. She showed her emotional side, but the performance was just okay as Shakira said Holly "constantly deliver good performances" that are "most of the time in tune."
Blake's other artist The Swon Brothers sang Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" which they picked themselves. Shakira credited singers like the duo for making country music "crossing over the mainstream."
The siblings got Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee" chosen by their coach Blake. "It's great that you're able to have fun and represent where you're from," Usher said of the fun performance as Blake claimed "90% will like" this style of music.
Blake chose "Shake the Sugar Tree" by Pam Tillis for his third singer, Danielle Bradbery. It showcased her crisp clear tone and near perfect pitch, with Adam Levine commending her for being consistent in every performance.
Danielle's next performance of Sara Evans' "A Little Bit Stronger" got Adam jealous of his fellow coach Blake. "That last note was one of the most powerful I've heard in this competition, so you're good to go. You should be happy," the Maroon 5 frontman gushed.
Usher chose "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane for his only remaining protege Michelle Chamuel and it was a good choice as she could use it to show off her dynamic. "Carving out your own spot in the universe -- that's the sign of a really great artist," Adam praised her.
For her second performance, Michelle went with "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift and she got a surprise visit from the real hitmaker during rehearsal. The country music superstar advised her, "The things you're doing with your hair, just don't stop doing that." Usher told her protege, "We should continue to do this regardless; I really am invested in you."
Sasha Allen of Team Shakira covered Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way" in her first performance of the night. Sasha's former coach, Adam, and Usher called it her best performance so far.
Sasha then dabbled in country music with Shakira's pick of Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats". She heated up the stage as she ditched her dress after the first verse, prompting Usher to quip, "I guess there's more than one Sasha Fierce," in reference to Beyonce Knowles' musical alter ego.
From Team Adam, there's Amber Carrington who turned heavy-metal song "I'll Remember You" into a country tune. Blake admitted Adam's choice was "smart." When she sang her own choice, Patsy Cline's "Crazy", she wowed Shakira who said, "I didn't know that you could do this airy voice. I thought that was beautiful. It was dreamy and a great song choice."