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Addison Agen “The Voice” Top 8 Video – Watch “Both Sides Now” Performance

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Addison Agen Voice Top 8

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Addison Agen Voice Top 8

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Addison Agen covered the Joni Mitchel classic “Both Sides Now” for “The Voice” Top 8 performances on Monday. Watch the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, at only 16 Agen is one of the season 13 frontrunners on the NBC competition. She was originally on Miley Cyrus’ team, but when she was on the brink of elimination early on, Adam Levine saved her by using one of his steals. Now that move could hand Agen and the veteran “Voice” coach a win. But before next week’s big finale, the teen has to make it through this week’s brutal cut. Following tonight’s performances, the number of remaining contestants will be chopped in half from eight to four on Tuesday’s results show.

In hopes of making it to the finals, Agen had to sing twice during the semifinals. Her first performance was a duet with fellow contender Keisha Renee, for which they sang Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough.” The second performance was the aspiring star’s usual solo turn on the stage. And after covering Mitchell’s “A Case Of You” during the Top 11 round last month, Agen returned to the singer-songwriter’s repertoire for her version of “Both Sides Now.” In rehearsal, Levine observed, “Joni Mitchell, she did good by us once.” He then encouraged Agen to “transcend the song itself” and “swing for the fences.”

Following the poignant performance, Blake Shelton said, “I’m such a fan of yours and I gotta say it, I really appreciate you being the flagship person on this show” for young people, women and singer-songwriters. He added, “You’re so beyond your years.” Levine then told Agen, “You have changed the way I view the game as far as ‘The Voice’ is concerned because you’re an artist. I would rather you sing the songs that mean the most to you… and I want to set you up right now for the best possible career you could ever have.”

He went on, “This girl is ‘the voice’ and she’s even beyond that. I think you should win this competition, but even if you don’t, I don’t care, because I think you’re one of the most special gifts that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.” As previously reported, Agen performed a stripped-down version of Britney Spears’ “Lucky” last week. Check out video of the “Both Sides Now” performance below!


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