Atlantans Gymani, Peedy, Shadale all make ‘The Voice’ live top 20: how far can they go?

Gymani, Shadale and Peedy Chavis are all metro Atlantans in the running to win "The Voice" and are vying for a top 13 spot on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.
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Gymani, Shadale and Peedy Chavis are all metro Atlantans in the running to win "The Voice" and are vying for a top 13 spot on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Credit: NBC

Credit: NBC

Metro Atlanta “Voice” contestants Gymani, Peedy Chavis and Shadale Johnson all made it to the live shows this season.

By Tuesday night, only 13 of the 20 will still be around after the top 20 performed Monday night and America voted.

All three have had strong performances to date and could very well make it to the next round.

Here are summaries of the first live performances of the year:

Gymani

Team: Kelly Clarkson

Cover: A Great Big World’s “Say Something”

Style: Soulful pop

Response: All the coaches gave her very refined interpretation of the pop song a standing ovation.

Blake Shelton: “Fantastic! You’ve trained us. When you get on stage, we know something incredible is about to happen. I was literally at the edge of my seat... I have no doubt you’ll be moving on.”

Kelly: “That was really good. But I want to be specific. You’ve done a really good job the whole time. But tonight was you showcasing the softer, more intimate side of you, too. You did such a good job with the arc of the story. By the end, we’re all cheering for you. You were so beautifully broken.”

YouTube views as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9: 177,000

Shadale Johnson

Team: John Legend

Cover: Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain”

Style: R&B

Reaction: Blake said she is the first person of the night who clearly came in to win it all and “took the stage by storm.” John: “What a tour de force that was. You came into that with so much confidence and did that subtle thing early on with mixed voices and did it with such skill and precision and built to this crescendo that was stunning. I love seeing you grow.”

YouTube views as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: 165,000

Peedy Chavis

Team: Blake Shelton

Cover: “Proud Mary,” Tina Turner version

Style: Retro rock, channeling Elvis

Reaction: John Legend said he gives all out in every performance and calls him a star. Blake: “My mom texted me before you sang and said, ‘I’m voting for Peedy! America: it’s Peedy! Vote for Peedy!’”

YouTube views as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: 113,000

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“The Voice,” 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC and available on Hulu and Peacock the next day

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