Last night’s episode of The Voice was a bit of a shocker in some ways and a given in others. America’s thinking was a tad off…but it’s about their vote. So let’s get to it…
From Team Adam:
Mathai – Her original delivery of “Ordinary People” captured America’s hearts.
Tony Lucca – He was one of those that I wasn’t quite sure of with his safe performance of “In Your Eyes”. Well, America was certain about the former Mouseketeer. I-Tunes also ranked him #2 behind Juliet Simms in the rock chart from Monday night’s show.
Pip – He held on!!! Shockingly – it must have been the tons of teenage girls holding him in this. His voice is great, for sure. But there is nothing about him that makes me excited.
From Team Cee-Lo:
Juliet Simms – She also had the number one spot on I-Tunes with her rendition of “Roxanne”. This one was no surprise for me. I truly loved her after that performance.
Jamar Rogers – Loved his “Are You Gonna Go My Way” so I was on board with this choice. Keep on, Jamar. Just not sure how long he can last with his competitors.
James Massone – He wasn’t a shock, I do like him. And the little girls obviously love him enough to save him.
This left Team Adam’s Kim Yarborough (not a shock); and surprisingly Karla Davis and Katrina Parker to sing for the final spot on the team for the night. Cheesa, Tony Vincent (not a shocker to me), and one of my favorites Erin Martin to vie for the final spot on Cee-Lo’s team.
This week was all about Team’s Cee-Lo & Adam. I’m only hitting on those sure hits and misses for the night.
Katrina Parkerwas a definite “HIT” for Team Adam singing “Tonight Tonight”. Her Adele-esque vibes were present once again but she owned the song and Katrina really showed up and showed out.
The Judges Two Cents: Cee-Lo was impressed but not wowed by the performance. The Billy Corgan hit is quite a hard song to sing, but she did it well. Adam loved the performance and was happy with the choice of song.
Another “HIT” was Team Cee-Lo’s Juliet Simms. She originally turned all three judges in the Blind Audition. This week she went off the beaten path with “Roxanne”, which was a great choice – if she nails it. She did! I loved the throaty voice and breaks she allowed to happen naturally. Her look was okay and I loved her smoky eye! She may have milked the beginning just a bit, or maybe I was just ready for her to rock it.
The Judges Two Cents: Adam said it was the best performance so far, Christina gave her props for her “dope” voice, Blake loved it and now understands what the fight over her was about, and Cee-Lo said simply “Wow….just wow.”
First off – Christina was working that orange dress!
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 Mannon 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 Ungarounded 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.