The Voice: Cedrice wows judges with coach Kelly Clarkson calling it “cool cool” as top 17

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Cedrice performed a “superstar” performance in Monday’s historic episode of The Voice, wowing all coaches and becoming a favorite for the win.

Her sensual cover of Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish, which she sang on a fading couch, had the coaches hang at every word, then burst into applause.

“My God!” Cedrice’s trainer, Kelly Clarkson, 38, told him. “You’re so crazy cool, man.

Home: Cedrice impressed the judges with her home performance as the top 17 appeared in Monday's episode of The Voice

Home: Cedrice impressed the judges with her home performance as the top 17 appeared in Monday’s episode of The Voice

The show’s top 17 candidates all sang from a distance for the first time in history, with 28-year-old Cedrice performing from her home in San Diego.

“I like what this show does for people, man, but you don’t need a show,” said Kelly to the bald competitor. “You are an artist and an autonomous human being. I don’t even know if I got in touch with someone as cool as you … “

“Superstar!” Shouted John Legend, 41, and Kelly agreed, saying to Cedrice: “I can’t wait to come to your concert, I can’t wait to buy your record… I’m so proud that you are in my team.

The Voice’s playoffs were aimed at reducing its last 17 candidates to nine, with fans encouraged to vote for their favorites the night before the results were released on Tuesday.

Proud Coach: Kelly Clarkson was proud of Cedrice after her sensual coverage of All I Wanted by Billie Eilish and called her

Proud Coach: Kelly Clarkson was proud of Cedrice after her sensual coverage of All I Wanted by Billie Eilish and called her “cool cool”

But as show host Carson Daly, 46, said, things have changed “dramatically” since the last episode of the show aired, including the fact that he shows up without an audience.

For the first time, the remaining 17 artists in the series would sing across the United States in videos that had been prerecorded “to give them a fair picture,” he said.

Coaches would listen to candidates via the Microsoft Teams app, while the show’s group, backup singers and a selection of fans would also be presented during the performances.

Remote Edition: Carson Daly Host Was Home, Just Like Justices Kelly, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton

Remote Edition: Carson Daly Host Was Home, Just Like Justices Kelly, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton

“It’s a little bit different, honestly, a little bit difficult,” said Carson, as a small number of “social distancing” team members helped him film on a small stage at Universal Studios.

“Mega-mentor” James Taylor, 72, started the show with main contestants in a video along with his 1976 hit Shower The People, interspersed with shots of front-line workers.

Kelly then called from Montana; while John and Nick Jonas, 27, signed from Los Angeles; and Blake Shelton, 43, hoisted a styrofoam cup from Tishomongo, Oklahoma.

Mega-mentor: James Taylor, 72, opened the show with a solo video on his 1976 hit Shower The People

Mega-mentor: James Taylor, 72, opened the show with a solo video on his 1976 hit Shower The People

Sing with: the candidates joined James with James

Sing with: the candidates joined James with James

“I just asked Gwen Stefani, the most expensive hairdresser and makeup artist on planet Earth, to style my hair,” Blake snaps. “So I hope I seem appropriate for this thing.”

“It’s nice to be at home,” he said. “I have to be honest, I don’t hate this part of what’s going on. To be able to work from home, I could never do that.

John said he didn’t eat out, groaning, “I just want to go out. I want to go to an appointment. Eat good Italian food and just drink wine and don’t worry about getting sick.

Glam Squad: `` I just had Gwen Stefani, the most expensive hairdresser and makeup artist on planet Earth ''

Glam Squad: “I just had Gwen Stefani, the most expensive hairstylist and makeup artist on planet Earth”

Missing restaurants: John said he missed his restaurant meals, groaning,

Missing restaurants: John said he missed his restaurant meals, groaning, “I just want to go out. I want to go to an appointment. Eat good Italian food and just drink wine and don’t worry about getting sick ”

Kelly was just trying to survive the rigors of raising quarantined children, saying, “Being a working parent with three wandering children has been difficult, but it’s good.

Nick thanked those who put themselves in danger so that he could stay at home.

The show’s four-way knockout winner, shown in his latest episode, turned out to be 18-year-old Michael Williams of Nick’s team from Mason, Ohio.

Acknowledgments: Nick thanked frontline workers at the start of the two-hour show

Acknowledgments: Nick thanked frontline workers at the start of the two-hour show

KO winner: The show's four-way knockout winner, shown in his last episode, turned out to be 18-year-old Michael Williams of Nick from Mason, Ohio

KO winner: The show’s four-way knockout winner, shown in his last episode, turned out to be Michael Williams, 18, of Nick’s team from Mason, Ohio

Team Nick then led the evening’s performance with five artists against the other four coaches and quickly “set the bar high,” said Carson.

Thunderstorm Artis, 23, kicked off by singing George Gershwin’s Summertime from a house in Portland, Oregon, whistling to create a special effect that John called “magical.”

Allegra Miles, 17, joined the group in West Palm Beach, Florida, where Nick described his haunting cover of Billy Joel’s New York State Of Mind as his “best performance” to date.

First off: Thunderstorm Artis, 23, kicked off by singing George Gershwin's Summertime from a house in Portland, Oregon, whistling to create a special effect that John called `` magic. ''

First: Thunderstorm Artis, 23, kicked off by singing George Gershwin’s Summertime from a house in Portland, Oregon, whistling to create a special effect that John called “magical.”

Talent for teens: Allegra Miles, 17, joined the group from West Palm Beach, Florida, where Nick called his haunting cover of Billy Joel's New York State Of Mind his

Talent for teens: Allegra Miles, 17, joined the group from West Palm Beach, Florida, where Nick called his haunting cover of Billy Joel’s New York State Of Mind his “best performance” to date.

Arei Moon, 28, wore a sequined red dress to interpret the finesse of Bruno Mars of Tampa, Florida, who made Nick dance so hard that he was “sweating.”

Roderick Chambers, 38, sang a sexy version of Robin Thicke’s Lost Without You in a house in Orange, California, and Nick predicted that Twitter would “explode” for him.

Michael then performed Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, which Kelly called “so rock and roll”.

Funny performance: Arei Moon, 28, wore a sequined red dress to interpret the delicacy of Bruno Mars of Tampa, Florida, who made Nick dance so hard that he was

Funny performance: Arei Moon, 28, wore a sequined red dress to interpret the delicacy of Bruno Mars of Tampa, Florida, who made Nick dance so hard that he was “sweating”

Sexy rendering: Roderick Chambers, 38, sang a sexy version of Robin Thicke's Lost Without You in a house in Orange, California

Sexy rendering: Roderick Chambers, 38, sang a sexy version of Robin Thicke’s Lost Without You in a house in Orange, California

Rocking out: Michael then performed Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, which Kelly called `` so rock and roll ''

Rocking out: Michael then performed Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, which Kelly called “so rock and roll”

“It scares me that you are at home and playing and the singing has never been better,” said Blake. “I feel like we may never be able to come back from here. “

Team Legend then hit the screen with a series of surprising performances.

Zan Fiskum, 22, shot a modern version of Bob Dylan’s Blowin ‘In The Wind from Maple Valley, Washington, which Kelly called” the best version of this song I have ever heard “.

Modern version: 22-year-old Zan Fiskum shot a modern version of Bob Dylan's Blowin 'In The Wind from Maple Valley, Washington, which Kelly called' the best version of this song I've ever heard '

Modern version: 22-year-old Zan Fiskum shot a modern version of Bob Dylan’s Blowin ‘In The Wind from Maple Valley, Washington, which Kelly called’ the best version of this song I’ve ever heard ‘

Remote viewing: Blake, John, Nick and Kelly assessed the talent of their own homes

Remote viewing: Blake, John, Nick and Kelly assessed the talent of their own homes

Mike Jerel, 31, sang All My Life from K-Ci and JoJo from Columbus, Georgia, and John described it as “electric”, praising his “creativity” and unique approach.

Mandi Castillo, 23, belted with Jesse & Joy’s Corre from Carlsbad, California, who made Kelly cry out: “You better sing, girl!” after finishing, while John praised his “beautiful tone”.

“I obviously have no idea what you were singing about, but at one point you literally had my little square on the palm of my hand on the screen here,” Blake told Mandi. “So I figured you were singing a song about me, and you literally had me in the palm of your hand.

Electric performance: Mike Jerel, 31, sang All My Life from K-Ci and JoJo from Columbus, Georgia, and John described it as

Electric performance: Mike Jerel, 31, sang All My Life from K-Ci and JoJo from Columbus, Georgia, and John described it as “electric”, praising his “creativity” and unique approach

Spanish language: Mandi Castillo, 23, belted with Corre de Jesse & Joy from Carlsbad, California, who made Kelly shout:

Spanish language: Mandi Castillo, 23, belted with Corre de Jesse & Joy from Carlsbad, California, who made Kelly shout: “You better sing, girl!” after finishing

CamWess, 21, also managed to sing Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers of Blythewood, South Carolina, which received great applause from coaches and fans alike.

Team Kelly was next, with what they thought “could be my best team on The Voice”.

Megan Danielle, 17, climbed on Anyone of Demi Lovato of Winston, Georgia, and made Kelly – who had just put on her blue Team Kelly jacket – raise a glass of wine.

Nailed: CamWess, 21, also nailed it by singing Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers of Blythewood, South Carolina, which received great applause from coaches and fans alike.

Nailed: 21-year-old CamWess also nailed it while singing Bill Withers of Blythewood, South Carolina’s Ain’t No Sunshine, which was met with great applause from coaches and fans alike.

Young singer: 17-year-old Megan Danielle climbed on Anyone from Demi Lovato of Winston, Georgia, and made Kelly - who had just put on her blue Team Kelly jacket - raise him a glass of wine

Young singer: 17-year-old Megan Danielle climbed on Anyone from Demi Lovato of Winston, Georgia, and made Kelly – who had just put on her blue Team Kelly jacket – raise him a glass of wine

“I would be shocked if you were not in the final,” Kelly said to the competitor, as Nick responded to Kelly’s team jacket with a handwritten sign saying “Nick” on the back of his chair.

Mandi Thomas, 33, sang Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance in a music studio in Memphis, which led Kelly to admire her “cool vibe” and her ability to “sing anything.”

Micah Iverson, 25, in Atlanta, let the coaches sway with his rendition of Elton John’s Your Song, which led Kelly to call him “so incredibly talented that this is crazy.”

Rising performance: Mandi Thomas, 33, sang Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance in a music studio in Memphis, which led Kelly to admire her `` cool vibe '' and her ability to `` sing n '' no matter what ''

Rising performance: Mandi Thomas, 33, sang Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance in a music studio in Memphis, which led Kelly to admire her “cool vibe” and her ability to “sing anything”

Crazy gift: Micah Iverson, 25, in Atlanta, let the coaches sway with his rendition of Elton John's Your Song, which led Kelly to call him `` so incredibly gifted it's crazy ''

Crazy Gift: Micah Iverson, 25, in Atlanta, let the coaches sway with his rendition of Elton John’s Your Song, which led to Kelly calling him “so incredibly gifted that this is crazy”

Cedrice then captivated the coaches with her version of Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish.

Team Blake was the last and Blake said, “Anyone on my team has a chance to win this thing.

Toneisha Harris, 44, rocked Kelly Stronger’s song from her home in Roswell, Georgia, while Kelly was dancing on the screen shouting “What?” It was so good! ’And offered to be his background singer.

Captivating performance: Cedrice captivated the coaches with her version of Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

Captivating performance: Cedrice captivated the coaches with her version of Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish

Familiar song: Toneisha Harris, 44, rocked Kelly Stronger's song from her home in Roswell, Georgia, while Kelly was dancing on the screen shouting

Familiar song: Toneisha Harris, 44, rocked Kelly Stronger’s song from her home in Roswell, Georgia, while Kelly was dancing on the screen shouting “What?” It was so good! ”And offered to be his background singer

Joei Fulco, 22, lamented the Del Shannon Runaway from his home in Lancaster, California, and Nick called his voice “so much fun to listen to” afterwards.

Joanna Serenko, 18, in St. Louis, Missouri, made coaches smile with her upbeat version of Rich Girl from Hall and Oates, which Kelly described as “so fabulous and fun.”

As Blake reiterated Joanna’s great work, Nick held up a sign that said, “Shut up Blake!

Fun voice: Joei Fulco, 22, moaned on the Del Shannon Runaway from his home in Lancaster, California, and Nick called his voice `` so much fun to listen '' after

Funny voice: Joei Fulco, 22, moaned on the Del Shannon Runaway from his home in Lancaster, California, and Nick called his voice “so much fun to listen to” after

Upbeat version: Joanna Serenko, 18, in St. Louis, Missouri, made coaches smile with her upbeat version of Hall and Oates 'Rich Girl, which Kelly described as' so fabulous and fun

Upbeat version: 18-year-old Joanna Serenko in St. Louis, Missouri, made coaches smile with her upbeat version of Hall and Oates ‘Rich Girl, which Kelly described as“ so fabulous and fun

Todd Tilghman, 41, closed the show with Glory Of Love by Peter Cetera from his Meridian, Mississippi church.

“Oh my God, Todd! You are literally the Karate Kid! Cried Blake, referring to the film that made the song famous. ‘America. In the name of God, you must vote for this man! ‘

The Voice’s top 17 live broadcast will be broadcast on NBC on Tuesday.

Last place: Todd Tilghman, 41, crowned the show with the glory of Peter Cetera from his meridian, Mississippi, church

Last place: Todd Tilghman, 41, crowned the show with the glory of Peter Cetera from his meridian, Mississippi, church

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