"The Voice" went to the fans on Monday, as the NBC singing competition assigned its Top 11 contestants songs based on audience suggestions. But did America make the right song choices? And who is on the fast track to getting America's votes and making it into the Top 10? Here are the highlights music fans need to see from Monday's episode:
The best song choice of the night was pairing Team Blake's Pryor Baird with "Night Moves." Pryor has been one of those artists still looking for his breakout moment despite giving several good performances, and he showed why he was still on Blake Shelton's team Monday. The song was a perfect fit for him and he put some real effort into his stage presence as well, leading the song to crack the Top 3 of the iTunes Singles Chart by Monday evening (which will guarantee him a hefty voting bonus if it stays there when voting closes Tuesday). Watch it again by playing the video above and look out, we may have a new contender on the scene.
Britton Buchanan made Alicia Keys proud with his rendition of "Perfect," which likewise had reached the Top 10 of the iTunes Singles Chart after "The Voice" ended. Every season there's one heartthrob that audiences latch onto, and this season that might just be Britton, who has the charisma, good looks and ability to deliver a pop ballad that makes everyone's heart melt. In the past, though, we've rarely seen those artists make it all the way to the end of the show as their personality gets beaten by people who have more vocal ability. So with him probably safe this week, what will Britton do next week to keep impressing the voters at home and prove he's a winner?
This week had to be a little frustrating for Rayshun Lamarr. After almost being eliminated, he didn't get to pick his song or even have Adam Levine pick a song for his crucial rebound performance. Instead, he had to take the fans' pick of "Try A Little Tenderness." It wasn't the best song he could have done, but it wasn't the worst either. That's the problem, as Instant Save winners usually need to wow "The Voice" fans in their next performance and garner the votes they didn't get the week before. Give him credit for making the most of the situation, but don't be surprised if Rayshun is in the bottom two again this week - and it won't be because he didn't try.
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. "Voice" fans can get tickets to see Adam Levine and Maroon 5 live through AXS by using the links below: