Music fans have reached "The Voice" semifinals, as Monday was the last time that "The Voice" season 13 contestants performed before finding out who will reach the finals of the NBC singing competition. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus watched as the Top 8 sung for America's votes one more time with only four spots available in next week's finale. Here's what audiences need to know from Monday's "Live Top 8 Performances" episode:
1) Chloe Kohanski staying in her groove
Team Blake's Chloe Kohanski is the definitive favorite to win "The Voice" season 13, but she's also not taking any chances. For the third week in a row, Kohanski performed a pop ballad, choosing to cover "I Want To Know What Love Is" on Monday. You can watch her performance by playing the video above. She's clearly found something that works for her and is sticking with it, as if she makes the iTunes Singles Chart again after Monday's show, it will be the third consecutive week that she's had a Top 10 single. But at the same time, it would be interesting to see her try something different should she make it to the finale.
2) All of the semifinal duets
NBC threw in a new gimmick in Monday's episode, pairing the competitors up for duets that weren't just for show, but actually counted toward their vote totals. You can watch Team Adam's Addison Agen perform with Team Blake's Keisha Renee here, see Team Miley's Brooke Simpson and Team Jennifer's Davon Fleming duet here, watch Team Blake's Red Marlow team up with Team Adam's Adam Cunningham here, and see Kohanski sing with Team Jennifer's Noah Mac here. All of these duets can be found on iTunes along with the artists' regular singles.
3) Could Miley have a finalist?
Music fans know that "The Voice" season 13 has been tough on Miley Cyrus, as all but one of her artists has been eliminated. Brooke Simpson is Team Miley's last shot at making it to "The Voice" finale. But she possibly could defy the odds and make that happen, since Simpson's performance of another heartwrenching ballad "Faithfully" was one of the better performances of the night. The question is can she get enough votes to challenge the popularity of Shelton, Levine and their artists when half the field goes home Tuesday night? That could be a very tall order.
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.