Not that I disagree with EVERY decision the celebrity coaches have made this season, but we have disagreed more than agreed. As we get closer to the end of the competition the choices are going to get tougher each week. How could they not? The best is what’s left on the show and someone still has to go.
While waiting for America’s choice from Team X-Tina I knew that as much as I loved Ashley De La Rosa, I knew that Lindsey Pavao killed for weeks on the ITunes chart. I also knew that Chris Mann was a powerhouse who constantly communicates with his fans. This goes a long way; pros in the industry could learn a thing or two from Mann.
So, when Chris was saved by America it was no surprise and I didn’t disagree with them.
Team Blake’s trio was up next and I knew who my favorites were. I go back forth from Erin Willet to Jermaine Paul. But Raelynn is from Baytown! I felt like a traitor going against my hometown girl. But hey, it is what it is. When Jermaine Paul was saved by America’s votes I just knew that, no matter what, Blake would save his little country girl.
Side note: It took my 6 year old niece to tell me that “Boyfriend” was Bieber’s new single. LOL! Nice job, JB! Well he came out to give us a “peek”…and I mean a “peek” at a “clip” from the new video for the song. Love the little R&B/Hip-Hop feel to the song. I just wish the Bieb would pull those dang pants up…I’m just saying….
Team X-Tina’s Last Shot Performances
Ashley De La Rosa – I love her! I pleaded with her, not that she could hear me. I really hoped she would go for the gusto and she came out with an okay rendition of “You & I”. Her attitude was on point and, as usual, she owned the stage. But it just kind of fell flat…this is a LAST SHOT!
Lindsey Pavao – She came out to win with “Please Don’t Go”. While I always knew she had talent, I was never a big fan….until that performance. If it’s all about just that performance…she should have taken it.
And she did…X-Tina chose Lindsey to continue with Chris into the semi-finals.
Last Shot Performances for Team Blake
Erin Willet – Her dad would be so proud of her delivery of “Proud Mary”. Her rich voice conquered the song and she worked every bit of that stage. Go ERIN!
Raelynn – Okay, I really see her as Blake’s favorite. She’s a country girl and he is such a big supporter. Now, I’m still thinking that someone was waiting to sign her and put a bug in his ear, “Let her go, man!” I truly love “If I Die Young” for its vulnerability and gentleness. I kept wondering what that song ever did to her because she just attacked the poor song with that voice. Where is the feeling?
When I see those types of tough decisions and that coaches/judges on these types of shows seem to really be making sound choices it helps me to accept the choices that I didn’t quite understand. Like Christina’s choice to eliminate Jesse on Monday night’s show. Although I can’t help but miss being outraged all over social media. Can’t wait to see what happens next week!
- The Voice Saying Goodbye to Members of Team’s Christina & Blake (themusingsofnikkijo.com)