The Voice 2013: Best Performance From the Season 4 Live Shows, June 10, 2013 (VIDEO)
Last night the Top 5 took the stage on The Voice 2013 and the talent was at its peak. Each artist commanded attention at one point in the night, but two will be eliminated tonight and we couldn’t be more on the edge of our seats.
Though she’s been a front-runner in the past, Sasha Allen’s performances last night probably weren’t enough to move her forward. However, we were excited to see her busting out some dance moves singing Donna Summers’s “Bad Girls.” Why hasn’t she been movin’ and groovin’ like this the whole time?!
Team Adam Levine’s Amber Carrington finally had a breakout moment when she finally picked the right song singing Maroon 5’s “Sad” better than the original version. Like we’ve been saying since the beginning, this girl needs to stay away from country and karaoke pop like Kelly Clarkson. She shines the most when she puts a creative twist on a lesser-known pop song like Rihanna’s “Stay” from early in the competition.
And though all the artists had commendable performances, last night definitely belonged to Team Blake Shelton. Both Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers had standout performances and touching tributes, mixed with the perfect blend of classic and more obscure country tunes.
For the first time since this competition began, we were able to see a glimmer of Danielle’s personality when she visited home and her high school. What bothers us most about this Texas teen is how flawless she sounds while exhibiting no real emotion, but last night changed that.
Singing “Who I Am” by Jessica Andrews, Dani entered the crowd singing directly to her parents and we took a step back and thought, “Wow, maybe she isn’t a robot, after all.”
But the best performance of the night simply has to go to The Swon Brothers. These boys have shown America a genuine face and stayed true to their Oklahoma roots throughout, to amazing results.
The duo started as two goofy brothers who seemed to be on The Voice for more of a joke than for a music career, but watching them grow as artists and mature as men has been a real inspiration. Last night they made a trip home to Oklahoma where they were given the Rising Star award at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame where they had worked for many years. Then they performed at a local theater and packed the house after Zach Swon predicted they’d only fill half the seats.
It’s important to note this emotional hometown visit was the lead-in to their performance of Kenny Loggin’s “Danny’s Song.” Pairing this classic tune with the boys’ personal experiences was a genius move on the role of Blake Shelton and the NBC producers because the song has already leapt to No. 2 on the main iTunes charts as America continues to connect to country music and the authenticity of this adorable duo.