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.
Started off the Live Rounds of NBC’s The Voice with Team’s Christina and Blake. Adam was rocking a fresh new cut and Cee-Lo was quite a sight in his red jumpsuit, chest hair out, and donning a wig. Still don’t know what that was about! Now let’s get on to the performances.
Team Blake’s Jermaine Paul kicked it off with “Living on a Prayer”. I’m still not sure why they went there, but he pulled it off. Blake felt he was passionate, Christina felt he worked the stage well but didn’t see the connection in the song. To vote for Jermaine call 866-ULOVE-01 or 866-856-8301.
Team Christina’s Chris Mann (one of my personal favorites) performed “Bridge over Troubled Waters”. He had great control, showed raw emotions, and delivered a few great bravado moments. Although Kansas had their basketball to watch, hopefully they tuned in to support their hometown boy! Cee-Lo loved it, Adam (although distracted by Cee-Lo’s costume) loved the fact that he chose the song, and Christina said he truly owned the track. Vote for Chris Mann by calling 866-ULOVE-02 or 866-856-8302.
RaeLynn, fellow Texan, showed up ready to rock out Maroon 5’s “Wake up Call” for Team Blake. She added her country twang; it’s just a part of who she is.
I don’t think there was enough melody there to show her range, but she had great star appeal on that stage stomping those boots around on stage. Christina loved her sass, Adam said that like when she didn’t choose him – she again broke his heart, and Blake declared that she represented the newest generation of country music well. Save Rae Lynn by calling 866-ULOVE-03 or 866-856-8303.
Team Christina offered up hip-hop artist Moses Stone“Stronger & Power”.He came out and gave a stunning performance with the choreography, vocals, and the rap skills. Not sure he will make the cut; I wish he would have really gone with more vocals this week. Adam had the same thinking, commenting that he has more potential as a singer. Blake said he really believed the competition was about singing, but Christina says that they are tapping into a different type of genre and that the music heard on the radio of the same type is auto tuned. She gives him credit for this being all natural and an all in one package. Call 866-ULOVE-04 or 866-856-8304 to give Moses your support.
Break – Betty White was in the audience flirting with Blake and plugging her new show “Off Their Rockers” that premiers Wednesday night on NBC at 8/7 central.
And back to the show. Naia Kete from Team Blake with the beautiful dreads came out with “Turning Tables”. I’m really disappointed that she didn’t throw the reggae vibe in, but that’s just me. No, wait…again Christina and I agree. That’s odd. But I digress; Christina said that she did have some moments that weren’t great and that she wished she had put the reggae touch on it. Blake reiterated that he wanted to show that she could do more than just reggae and she did just that. He also commented on those tender moments that I loved! Love her raspy voice as she strummed that guitar. Give Naia some love by calling 866-ULOVE-05 or 866-856-8305.