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Brooke Simpson “The Voice” Top 12 Video – Watch “Praying” Performance

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Brooke Simpson Voice Top 12

By Shari Weiss |

Brooke Simpson Voice Top 12

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Brooke Simpson finally performed live on “The Voice” on Monday, belting Kesha’s “Praying.” Watch the video below!

The voting power is now in America’s hands after viewers watched the coaches build and then narrow down their teams during the Blind Auditions, Battles, Knockouts and Playoffs. There’s three artists left on each of the four teams, combining to make the season 13 Top 12. If they want to make it through to the Top 11, their live performances tonight need to impress viewers at home, as the coaches no longer have any say over who stays in the NBC competition. Simpson, who covered “It’s A Man’s World” for the Playoffs, has been considered a frontrunner since the September premiere, but now she had to step up her game and really stand out even more.

She did so with the help of Kesha’s emotional anthem. Simpson hoped the performance would reflect her “pop-soul” style. “I’m not Britney Spears and I’m not James Brown. I’m somewhere in between,” she said. Coach Miley Cyrus noted, “This two minutes and 25 seconds is your introduction.” The pop star called the song choice “heartfelt,” and Simpson further said she was dedicating the performance to America.

During the live broadcast, Cyrus was on her feet long before Simpson was finished singing. At the end, all of the other coaches gave an ovation, too, and this was only the first performance of the night. Jennifer Hudson said afterward, “To me what you just did tonight, you represented the power of music… Not only did you do that, you showed what this show is about.”

Simpson wiped away tears as Cyrus said, “J-Hud just took the words from my mouth… You’re what this show is all about.” She added, “It’s too early to say you stole the show, but I think you might’ve.” Check out the video below!

 


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