Saying Goodbye on The Voice Elimination Rounds
Moving on…America saved three from Team Blake – Erin Willet, Jermaine Paul, and Rae Lynn. From Team Christina the votes put Jesse Campbell, Lindsey Pavao, and Chris Mann on top keeping them in the competition at this point.
The bottom scorers from Team Blake – Naia Kete, Charlotte Sometimes (still love that name), and Jordis Unga were left to sing for one spot on the team.
One of my favorites Naia Kete was up first with “If I Were a Boy”. Kete was gorgeous in blue with those beautiful dreads draped over her shoulder. Her little brother had tears as he watched her fight for her place in the show. When she finally broke out and went into her own style she shined. Blake noted that he wished she had done something on the reggae tip, but he was the one who took her out of her element for Monday night’s show.
Second for Team Blake was Charlotte Sometimes with “Iris”. While I loved her dress, I do wish her hair was up for this performance. You really felt it when she sang the line “I don’t wanna go home right now.” The performance was a little rough, but she did great with those little tender moments.
Jordis Unga rounded out the Team Blake competition. She brilliantly delivered “Wild Horses” and it almost made me ignore the horrible dress and messy hair look…almost. But she was fierce with great tone and she milked the great moments that the song offered.
All of the judges were touting Jordis’ praises and in the end Naia Kete and Charlotte Sometimes were sent packing. I still love Naia, hopefully we will hear more from her soon.
Team Christina’s bottom three were ready to fight for their lives next. How Ashley De La Rosa ended up in the bottom rankings I don’t know. But there she was with “Paris (Ooh-La-La)” I was so pulling for her. Again she owned the stage and blew the audience away with her performance.
Sera Hill, who I knew would be in this position after the Monday night show, was up next. Her choice of “Vision of Love” scared me for a moment but she handled the song well. This was the performance she needed to give Monday.
Last up was Moses Stone. I am a Moses Stone fan but so wanted to hear him actually SING! And that he did, singing “Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)”. It was nice to see him doing what the show was designed for, but the vocals weren’t strong enough to me. Halfway through I wished that he would break out a rhyme or two.
Cee-Lo went with Sera as the winner of this round but Adam and Blake were sure that Ashley De La Rosa won that hands down. And Christina agreed.
So The Voice continues with Team Christina comprised of Erin Willet, Jermaine Paul, Rae Lynn, and Jordis Unga. Team Blake is now complete with Jesse Campbell, Lindsey Pavao, Chris Mann, and Ashley De La Rosa.
The competition continues next week with Team’s Cee-Lo & Adam. Stay tuned….
- The Voice Night One of The Live Rounds Recap (themusingsofnikkijo.com)