Written by Giavanna Foster
NBC’s The Voice revealed the season 12 semifinalists. Here’s the scoop:
First, Carson Daly introduced Maren Morris to the stage. “She’s a Grammy-winning country star and the reigning CMA new artist of the year,” Carson said. Then, Maren Morris sang “I Could Use a Love Song” while playing a white Gibson acoustic guitar. Maren’s emotional vocals and acoustic guitar shined throughout this performance.
Then, The Voice aired a heartwarming Mother’s Day clip. In this exclusive feature, the top 10 singers expressed love and support towards their mothers. TSoul said that his love of making people happy came from his mother. Lauren Duski expressed that she “hit the mother jackpot”. Hunter Plake said that his mother is patient and kind. Chris Blue expressed that his mother is strong and a hard worker.
The Mother’s Day clip also featured the team coaches. Adam Levine admitted that he was a “difficult child”. Alicia Keys added that she enjoys being a mother. She said that “being a mother means being a warrior”. Gwen Stefani said that her mother helped develop her love of fashion. “She used to take me to the fabric store,” Gwen added.
Carson Daly mentioned that all ten singers landed the iTunes top 100 charts. He added that Hunter Plake’s (#9) and Lauren Duski (#10) landed in the iTunes top 10 charts. Carson Daly named Aliyah Moulden and Chris Blue as the first two semifinalists. Lauren Duski, Hunter Plake, Jesse Larson, and Brennley Brown were also named semifinalists.
Carson Daly introduced Charlie Puth, a multi-platinum recording artist and producer. He performed “Attention”, an upbeat song with high energy. This performance featured dancers and bright red lighting. Then, Carson brought the remaining four singers to the stage. Carson Daly announced that TSoul is the next semifinalist.
Lilli Passero, Mark Isaiah, and Vanessa Ferguson sang for the Instant Save. Onstage, Carson Daly said that all three are incredible artists. Lilli Passero sang “Stormy Weather” by Etta James. Mark Isaiah sang “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. Vanessa Ferguson sang “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder. All singers showcased their artistry and grace.
Carson Daly announced that Vanessa Ferguson received the Instant Save. By receiving the Instant Save, Vanessa became the last semifinalist.
Here is the official list of The Voice‘s season 12 semifinalists:
Team Adam: Jesse Larson
Team Gwen: Hunter Plake, Brennley Brown
Team Alicia: Chris Blue, Vanessa Ferguson
Team Blake: TSoul, Lauren Duski, Aliyah Moulden
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ARTSNLA congratulated season 12’s semifinalists with this tweet:
NBC’s The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/ 7c.
Next week, the semifinalists will perform live on NBC.