Songs: Zedd’s “Clarity” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”
“I’m always amazed at how dramatic you can be,” said Shelton as he joked that he hopes she messes up.
“You are on a permanent crescendo, and I enjoy it every time you get up onstage,” said Shakira, while Levine said she outdid season one champion Javier Colon, who auditioned with the track.
Songs: Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”
Sasha dedicates Whitney’s hit to her son and daughter. Levine said she conquered one of the toughest songs to sing, and Shakira added, “I think you made Whitney’s fans really proud.” On her Donna Summer’s performance, The crowd loves it and so does Adam, who calls it “amazing.” Usher gave it a standing ovation.
Songs: Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Maroon 5’s “Sad”
Shakira commended her for performing the “nightmare song” well, and Shelton praised her versatility beyond the country genre. In dedication to her family and friends, Carrington sang Maroon 5’s “Sad” which was written by Levine and his guitarist, James Valentine. “The fact that you can make one of Adam’s songs that beautiful, that’s doing something!” teased Shelton. “I can’t wait to buy your record.”