Adam Levine’s team on The Voice had been rated the strongest going into the live shows. The coaching sessions showed how Adam’s guidance was helping the artists grow. When it came to the team members’ live performances, they did not disappoint.
Casey Weston was the first of the team to take the stage performing KT Tunstall’s Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. Adam had encouraged her to move out of her comfort zone and try something more upbeat to capture the audience. It turned out this was her comfort zone with a performance so on point it is hard to believe she is only 18.
Devon Barley, who has abandoned medical school to pursue a singing career, needed some guidance in giving a more confident performance. Adam showed Devon his trademark microphone stand moves, which Devon used when he performed OneRepublic’s “Stop and Stare”. Devon seemed to personally connect with the lyrics.
Jeff Jenkins sung Carrie Underwood’s Jesus Take the Wheel, which he related to handling his mother’s death. Adam didn’t need to give Jeff much advice. His voice was as impeccable as it was when Jeff auditioned and all the judge’s turned around.
Javier Colon was saved for last, building anticipation for the audience favorite. Javier performed Sarah Mclachlan’s Angel beautifully, singing and playing the piano. Adam suggested that he and Javier had had some disagreement about the choice of the song but Adam was happy with the final performance.
The audience also got to see Adam Levine meeting with his team at a luncheon hosted at Adam’s house. The team members asked questions about being in the music business. Adam told his team that he would always think of them as friends. Fittingly, Team Adam sung a touching rendition of The Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends” for their group song.