Season 12 of hit NBC Show “The Voice” premieres this Monday, Feb. 27, with Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine serving as celebrity judges. Watched by millions, the show gives unknown singers a platform to share their talents with the whole world. Before we embark on yet another season, let’s take a look back at the best performances of all time on “The Voice” up until now.
Christina Grimmie — “Hold On We’re Going Home”
With the tragic passing of Christina Grimmie last year, it’s hard not to get teary eyed watching her perform. While many consider her best performance on “The Voice” to be “Wrecking Ball,” her rendition of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” really stands out as it not only shows off her dynamite vocals but her ability to play piano at the same time.
Tessanne Chin — “I Have Nothing”
Covering Whitney Houston is a bad idea for most singers, but Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin hit it out of the park with her cover of “I Have Nothing.” The 31-year-old recording artist released her debut album in 2014 on Republic Records.
Matt McAndrew — “Take Me to Church”
Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” was one of the biggest songs of 2014, so giving it new life as a cover song would be quite the challenge for any singer. However, Matt McAndrew added additional grit and power, hitting all the right notes — even those tricky falsettos in the chorus.
Frenchie Davis — “When Love Takes Over”
It’s hard to believe the first season of “The Voice” was all the way back in 2011, but who could forget powerhouse vocalist Frenchie Davis? Her flawless rendition of the David Guetta/Kelly Rowland hit “When Love Takes Over” wowed judges and audiences alike.
Matthew Schuler — “Hallelujah”
Jeff Buckley’s cover of “Hallelujah” may be the most famous of the Leonard Cohen masterpiece, but Matthew Schuler of Yardley, PA certainly gave it soul in Season 5. If you don’t get chills from this performance, you must not have one.
Michelle Chamuel — “I Knew You Were Trouble”
In Season 4, indie artist Michelle Chamuel showed off her pop appeal by covering Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” She added some sultry vocals and her signature nerdy glasses to give the song a new feel. She even got to sing the song to Taylor herself during rehearsal.
Javier Colon — “Angel”
This song is emotional as it is when Sarah McLachlan sings it, especially since it accompanied her campaign for shelter animals. But Javier Colon, Season 1 winner of “The Voice,” gave it even more heart with his breathtakingly beautiful cover — complete with keys.
So what are your favorite performances from “The Voice?” Tell us in the comments below.