Over the last 10 seasons, “The Voice” has had countless artists take the stage showcasing their incredible talent. And while every cover is worth watching, there have been a handful of influential and moving performances that caught the attention of America.The following artists left us speechless with their incredible vocals and deep conviction, which had viewers intently watching and re-watching these outstanding performances.
1. Jordan Smith, “Somebody to Love” (Season 9)
Immediately following Jordan’s performance, his coach Adam Levine ran on stage and dropped the microphone like a true rock star on behalf of the humble singer. Jordan received a lengthy standing ovation from the remaining coaches, the entire audience, and probably many viewers at home. Jordan’s semifinals performance proves why he deserved to be the last voice standing.
2. Kimberly Nichole, “House of the Rising Sun” (Season 8)
The sweet rocker from Team Christina took the stage with a fierce ensemble, a mean strut and intense vocals. Nichole’s rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals advanced her into the Top 8 and hit number three on the iTunes charts.
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3. Amanda Brown, “Dream On” (Season 3)
Amanda Brown left jaws dropped after her performance of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” and her coach Adam Levine could not be more proud of her amazing range. The coaches praised her artistic choices and the artist appeared on the Billboard Digital Songs for her performance.
4. Josh Kaufman, “Stay With Me” (Season 6)
Josh Kaufman demonstrated his incredible vocals during his cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The Team Usher member closed the night of Top 12 performances with a classic, yet fresh take on the song and ultimately went on to win Season 6.
5. Tessanne Chin, “I Have Nothing” (Season 5)
From the Blind Auditions to the Finals, Tessanne Chin always managed to amaze, but no performance was more incredible than her rendering of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” The Jamaican singer from Team Adam proved she could give a performance like the legend herself with her sweet falsetto and soaring vocals. Tessanne went on to win Season 5 of “The Voice.”
6. Matt McAndrew, “Wasted Love” (Season 7)
For the first time in “Voice” history, the Top 4 artists got to showcase original performances and it was clear that Matt McAndrew poured out his heart and soul into “Wasted Love.” The rocker from Team Adam gave quite a dynamic performance and his single quickly made it to number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
7. Juliet Simms, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (Season 2)
Juliet Simms commanded the stage in the Semifinals with her gritty rendition of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World.” Her coach Cee Lo Green told her she “murdered that record” and viewers seemed to agree considering the single put this strong female vocalist on the iTunes charts.
8. Koryn Hawthorne, “Make It Rain” (Season 8)
After barely surviving the live playoffs a week earlier, Koryn came back stronger than ever and held her own in the Top 10, proving she deserved to be there. The young artist from Team Pharrell gave a high-octane performance of “Make It Rain” that moved everyone, including Blake Shelton who responded with, “Welcome to the Top 8!”
9. Chris Jamison, “Cry Me A River” (Season 7)
Chris Jamison’s take on Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” earned him a standing ovation in the 2014 finale. His high-falsetto near the end of the performance had his coach Adam Levine in awe and the crowd in an uproar.
10. Christina Grimmie, “Hold On” (Season 6)
Everyone’s eyes were on Christina Grimmie during her cover performance of Drake’s “Hold On.” The young artist from Team Adam fearlessly took the stage and made the song completely her own. Her unique and powerful take on the song earned her a spot in the finals.