Not many people can hold a candle to Aretha Franklin, but Alicia Keys and her team certainly swung for the fences in Tuesday's episode of "The Voice" when they covered one of Franklin's best known songs. You can watch Team Alicia's impressive cover of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" now by using the media player included with this article.
Keys was joined by Season 12 contestants Chris Blue, Stephanie Rice and Vanessa Ferguson for the team performance, which took place as part of the "Live Top 11 Eliminations" episode. It wound up being one of Rice's last performances on "The Voice" as she was revealed to be one of the bottom two vote-getters later that evening, and lost the Twitter Instant Save to Team Adam's Mark Isaiah. You can read AXS's full recap of "Live Top 11 Eliminations" here.
But the team performances are oftentimes some of the best that come out of "The Voice" during the live playoffs, and Team Alicia's cover of Aretha Franklin will definitely go down as one of the best from Season 12 so far. All four artists put a tremendous amount of energy into the song, making sure that it reaches the vocal heights with which it was intended to be heard. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" is not an easy song to sing and yet Team Alicia makes it look easy.
Most importantly, they appear like they're having a fantastic time singing it. It's performances like these that remind audiences why we tune into "The Voice" season after season. It's the opportunity to see musical artists get this massive platform alongside some of the biggest names in the business and then do genuinely great things with it. This video is what the show is all about.
With this video, all four teams on "The Voice" have now performed with their coaches. Team Gwen covered Coldplay's hit "Fix You" with Gwen Stefani on Tuesday, while last week saw Team Adam deliver "Hey Jude" by The Beatles with Adam Levine, and Team Blake performed "Crippled Inside" by John Lennon with Blake Shelton.
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