The Season 12 semifinals for The Voice are the epitome of bittersweet, for while we get to see an amazing Top 8 duke it out for a spot in the finale, there’s the underlying knowledge that four artists will soon be going home. Let’s just hope that Vanessa Ferguson and Chris Blue are not among them, because if tonight’s duet is any indication, they’re both worthy of winning the whole shebang!
Ferguson and Blue were given a huge challenge for tonight’s episode: perform a duet to one of Alicia Keys’ best songs in front of Alicia Keys. Talk about nerve-wracking! They certainly felt the pressure, but Keys was fully confident that they could rock the song just as well as she always does.
The song of the evening was “If I Ain’t Got You,” and we’re pleased to say that it exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with. The powerful duo brought the judges to their feet and received plenty of well-deserved praise to boot.
The praise was by no means limited to the judges. Several fans made their support known on Twitter, sharing their excitement over the remarkable duet and reminding their followers to vote.
— Kimberly Fowlkes (@kmfowlkes) May 16, 2017
— GenloWCarmichael (@TheArubanKid) May 16, 2017
— Rebecca Alexander (@rebecccalynnn) May 16, 2017
Blue has been referred to as the show’s frontrunner for a long, long time, but based on tonight’s performance, Ferguson has a shot as well. Either way, Alicia Keys has a clear path to victory, which would be super-cool — we’re good and ready for another female coach to win The Voice!
As you might recall, Ferguson earned her spot in the semifinals with an Instant Save performance. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s doomed, but… it doesn’t look good. Contestants rarely last long after they’ve landed in the danger zone, so Ferguson will need all the votes she can get tonight. In other words, if you want Ferguson to continue on alongside Blue, you need to vote!