Though The Voice is a singing competition show looking to crown a winner, it does an incredible job at paying tribute to several different genres of music.
That’s why it’s no surprise the coaches took a moment Monday night to honor the late legend Prince and talk about their personal experiences with the icon.
The episode started off with the stage and set lit with purple lights as Adam Levine talked about the Purple Rain singer, saying:
“It’s all been so sort of shocking that processing all of it has been a little bit difficult. It just seems like we woke up and he was gone. Probably one of the most profound musical influences on me, personally. The whole world felt his presence always. He did things his way. Always. To the end. I just have a lot of respect for someone who was going to continue making amazing music and never change anything about who he was.”
Pharrell Williams continued the touching moment by including:
“I know that every time that I see purple ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and everyone else here too ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ we will definitely be thinking of Prince.”
Christina Aguilera touched on her respect for the late artist as well:
“I loved his passion for artists and artists rights and truly staying authentic and genuine to music. There is nothing manufactured about what he did and what he stood for and that I appreciated more than anything about him.”
And despite Blake Shelton not knowing the When Doves Cry singer personally, he opened up about the impact Prince’s music had on him:
“His music still to this day can change my day. It changes my mood every time I hear it. He was larger than life and now he’s gone. It’s a shock and it’s upsetting. He’s already missed.”
Of course remembering the rock star wasn’t the only highlight of last night’s episode as there were also some incredible performances inspired by Miley Cyrus and Cyndi Lauper! Check out the best of the best (below)!
Daniel Passino performs Lauper’s Time After Time:
Shalyah Fearing sings Miley’s The Climb:
Everyone’s favorite former child star Alisan Porter belts out her rendition of Stay with Me Baby:
What did you think of last night’s episode?!