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The Voice Season 25 Episode 16 Recap: Fight For A Place In The Semi-Finals!

The Voice Season 25 Episode 16

The Top 12 performers on “The Voice” Season 25 Episode 16 perform live as they compete for a place in the highly sought-after live semi-final. With mentors Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, John Legend, and Reba McEntire present, the competitors are under intense pressure to secure their spot in the competition with their performances. Let’s see what happened and how the performers won the hearts of people!

Performers Add Their Own Flair To Songs In The Voice

The Top 12 competitors entered the stage to compete for America’s vote in the most recent episode of “The Voice,” and the live shows got underway with a bang. Set the tone with a dramatic performance of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Team Legend’s Bryan Olesen won praise for his explosive energy and stage presence from both coaches and the audience. It was clear that Bryan had set a high bar for the evening’s performances when Chance and Reba both praised Bryan for being a spectacular performer.

After Bryan, Team Dan + Shay’s Tae Lewis sang a moving version of “19 You + Me,” displaying both talent and infectious charisma. Reba praised Tae’s charisma and charming smile, and Shay said that Tae’s experience on the show touched him deeply, saying that he had given a remarkable performance. Dan agreed with Shay and praised Tae for his sincerity and confidence on stage.

Performers Add Their Own Flair To Songs In The Voice
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Later on “The Voice,” with Maddi Jane from Team Chance opening the show with a performance of Billie Eilish’s “Happier than Ever.” Maddi won praise for her star quality and uniqueness from coaches and audiences alike, taking home recognition for personalizing the song while keeping perfect pitch and stage presence.

From the beginning, John Legend praised Maddi for being a remarkable performer, praising her capacity to bring her own flair to the song without copying the original artist. Chance the Rapper, meanwhile, praised Maddi’s ability to combine dynamic movement with a fascinating performance and expressed admiration for her constant greatness throughout the competition.

Asher’s Outstanding Performance

L. Rodgers of Team Reba took the stage after Maddi and gave an incredible performance of Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain.” Hailed for her poignant voice and amazing performance, L. won over Reba and Dan + Shay with her talent and sincere love for the song. Dan & Shay praised L.’s stunning vocal performance, while Reba said she did a great job of capturing the song’s emotional depth with sincerity and authenticity.

Asher’s Outstanding Performance
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Madison Curbelo of Team Dan + Shay completed the evening’s lineup with a moving version of the Beatles song “Yesterday.” Madison was praised by John Legend as one of his favorites, noting that she skillfully balanced taste and beauty while bringing her own distinct style to the song. Madison’s ability to sing with soul and establish her role as a ray of sunshine on “The Voice” stage was something Shay felt pride in.

Later in “The Voice”, Asher HaVon of Team Reba dazzled the audience with a soul-stirring performance of Boyz II Men’s timeless hit “I’ll Make Love to You.” Asher is regarded as an “inspirational soul singer,” and his performance astonished coaches and viewers.

Acknowledging Asher’s extraordinary talent, Chance the Rapper openly said that Asher would win if anyone other than his own team won. Inspired by Asher’s stirring performance, Reba McEntire voiced her adoration with tears, highlighting the divine gift she believes Asher possesses and confirming his potential as a genuine performer on “The Voice” stage.

How Did The Episode End?

After Asher had a powerful performance, Zoe Levert of Team Legend demonstrated her skill as a singer-songwriter by performing a mesmerizing cover of Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season.” Coach Dan + Shay praised Zoe for being “in her pocket” and giving a “spot on” performance, praising her for her genuineness and flawless delivery. With his praise for Zoe’s tone and comparison to a “real recording artist,” John Legend hinted at the possibility of her having a successful music career outside of the show.

Karen Waldrup closed the evening with a moving performance of Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.” Reba gave Karen compliments for her hard work and outstanding achievement, recognising her persistent dedication and excellent improvement. Shay praised Karen and conveyed his satisfaction with her outstanding performance on “The Voice” stage.

How Did The Episode End?
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Further, Coach Dan praised Serenity Arce for her emotional performance of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Traitor,” Chance praised Serenity for bringing her heartfelt performances to the stage and making it her own. After Serenity, “sultry soul singer” Chance Nadège mesmerized the crowd with “He Loves Me,” a song by Jill Scott. Chance the Rapper took delight in Nadège’s ability to flourish in her element, while Coach John Legend praised the song selection, pointing out that it was a fantastic fit for her style.

Josh Sanders wrapped up Team Reba with a moving version of Thomas Rhett’s “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings).” Josh’s ability to stay true to the song and his genuine connection to Shay were both praised, and Reba was particularly touched by his homage to his wife.

As the evening came to a close, Nathan Chester of Team Legend dazzled the crowd with Jackie Wilson’s “Higher & Higher,” winning praise from John for his unwavering dedication to his performance and clear vision.

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“The Voice” Season 25 Episode 16 showcased the Top 12 competitors as they delivered captivating performances in a bid to secure their spot in the live semi-final. With mentors Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, John Legend, and Reba McEntire providing guidance, each artist brought their unique style and talent to the stage, captivating both coaches and audiences alike. As the competition heats up, it’s clear that the journey to find the next vocal superstar is only just beginning on “The Voice.”