Monday, April 30, 2012

The Voice Semi Finals

Competition time, all the remaining team members would be singing tonight for America's votes.

Got right to it. For Team Adam- Tony Lucca sang "How do you like me now?" Very good. Didn't expect it to be so good.

For Team Blake- Erin Willet sang "Without you" by David Guetta. Interesting song choice. Very pitchy. Sounded like she couldn't hear herself.

For Team Xtina- Chris Mann sang "Ave Maria". Amazing song choice, as soon as I heard he was going to sing this song I was dying to hear it. It was as excellent as I thought it would be. I found it really cool to see opera represented on a vocal talent show.

For Team Cee Lo- Jamar Rogers sang "If you don't know me by now". Was good, very hip. Just seems over-confident which is a turn off to me.

Team Adam and Team Cee Lo performed.

For Team Blake- Jermaine Paul sang "Open Arms" by Journey. Very good.

For Team Adam- Katrina Parker sang "Killing me softly" by The Fugees. Pretty good.

Blake performed.

For Team Xtina- Lindsey Pavao sang "Skinny love" by Bon Iver. Really good. Her best performance yet! This is the performance of hers that totally won me over.

Team Xtina and Team Blake sang "Edge of glory" by Lady Gaga.

For Team Cee Lo- Juliet Simms sang "This is a man's world" by James Brown. Interesting song choice. She totally rocked it!She ended the show on a very strong note and as a lasting impression going into the voting period.

Can't wait to see the results fo America's votes tomorrow!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Results night - the American Idol Top 5 is set

The Queen extravaganza opened the show. They were really good. Queen joined them.

Jessica & Elise were called up first.
Iovine felt that Jessica doing Queen was a mistake but felt her second song was heartfelt. Felt that Elise picked the wrong Queen song and that the Hendrix song was a double bad song night. I totally agree with Iovine on all points.
Elise was in the bottom 3.

Stefano performed his new single. I liked it along with the choreography of it all. Pretty cool.

Hollie & Joshua were called up next.
Iovine felt that Hollie did ok with the Queen song but felt she did great with the Miley song. Felt Joshua did good with the Queen song and could crossover well. Felt the second song was a great song choice.
Hollie wound up in the bottom 3.

Katy Perry performed "Part of me".

Skylar and Phillip were called up last.
Iovine felt Skylar did a good job on the Queen song but felt that the second song was self-indulgent. Felt Phillip's health is starting to affect his performances, felt that doing Dave Mathews was not a good move. I find myself agreeing with Iovine's comments here as well.
Skylar wound up in the bottom 3.

Ryan let Skylar know that she was safe.
Elise and Hollie in bottom 2.
Elise was eliminated. I like Elise. I hope she finds songwriters and producers that can show off her voice in its best light. I will be looking forward to hearing more from her.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

American Idol takes on Queen

The show began with a Queen retrospective. As you all know or should know by now, I'm a huge Queen/Freddie Mercury fan so the Idols better be good tonight! Lol. We got to see that the Idols met with Brian May and Roger Taylor. They then did a medley of Fat bottomed girls, Another one bites the dust, We will rock you and We are the Champions.

Jessica opened the show by singing the iconic "Bohemian Rhapsody". I didn't think anyone would try that song. I found that the lyrics were too old for her. She was good but her credibility on this song was problematic IMO.

Skylar sang "The show must go on". I've always found this song so courageous and tragic considering the circumstances behind it. I didn't think that she would be able to feel the emotion of the song but she sounded great though.

Joshua sang "Crazy little thing called love". I found that he was just screaming through the song as if he thought that is what you should do with a rock song. I didn't like it.

Elise sang "I want it all". Sounded good on the verses and got stronger as it went on.

Phillip sang "Fat bottomed girls". Performance-wise I just didn't get it with his facial expressions. Just more of the same to me.

Hollie sang "Save me". Looked great. Sounded really good.

With that, round 1 of Queen songs was over. I think Skylar won round 1. Round 2 was up next with the Idols doing songs that meant something to them.

Jessica sang "Dance with my father" by Luther Vandross as a touching tribute to her Dad who is a soldier and is leaving on assignment in a few days. Wonderful. She felt every word.

Skylar sang "Tattoos on this town" by Jason Aldean. Not crazy about the arrangement. Was only ok.

Joshua sang "Ready for love"(?). Sounded good.

Elise sang a song by Jimi Hendrix. Sounded good but the obscure song probably didn't help her.

Phillip sang a song by Dave Mathews. Good but obscure as well.

Hollie sang "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. Really good.

I would give the second round to Jessica with Hollie a close second.

It was a mixed bag of performances tonight so tomorrow's results show can go a lot of different ways but if I had to pick a bottom 3, I would say Elise, Phillip and Joshua with Elise going home.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Voice results

Florence and the Machine performed to open the show.

We got right to America's vote, for Team Adam Tony Lucca was saved by America's vote. Katrina Parker & Mathai would have to sing for Adam's save tonight.

For Team Cee Lo, Jamar Rogers was saved by America's vote. Cheesa & Juliet Simms would have to sing for Cee Lo's save tonight. This was probably the worst possibility for Team Cee Lo because both Juliet and Cheesa both deserved to get farther in the competition.

Mathai sang "Cowboy Casanova" by Carrie Underwood?! Strange song choice for her voice. Predictably, it was only ok.

Katrina Parker sang "Perfect" by Pink. Sounded good.

Decision time for Adam but it seemed to be a pretty simple decision after teh performances tonight. Adam eliminated Mathai and saved Katrina Parker. I hope to hear more from Mathai, she has a ton of potential and charisma.

Cheesa sang "Already gone" by Kelly Clarkson. Sounded dark but really good. Did her emotions get the best of her though?

Juliet Simms sang "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia. Weird song choice but she worked it out.

Decision time for Cee Lo and he eliminated Cheesa. Saved Juliet Simms. Either choice Cee Lo made was going to suck but that's how The Voice is structured. I will be looking forward to hearing lots more from Cheesa.

2 of my favorite singers went home tonight. I wish them a ton of success in the future!

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Voice quarter finals night 2

Went over last week's controversial eliminations again.

Tonight was members of Team CeeLo and Team Adam singing for America's vote save and to not be eliminated tonight as well!

For Team Cee Lo- Jamar Rogers sang "It's my life" by Bon Jovi. Solid performance.

For Team Adam- Katrina Parker sang "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri. Sounded really good.

Team Cee Lo sang "Dancing in the streets".

For Team Adam- Mathai sang "I'm like a bird" by Nellie Furtado. Great song choice for her but I don't think she reached the emotion of the song. I was disappointed that she didn't do better with this song than I thought she should have.

For Team Cee Lo- James Massone sang "Just the way you are" by Billy Joel. He was not very good for this type of song. I thought he would do better but once again, it was a case of not hitting the deep emotion behind the song.

Cee Lo sang with his group Goody Mob.

For Team Adam- Tony Lucca sang "Hit me baby one more time" by Britney Spears as a response to Xtina's criticism last week. That was ingenious as Xtina couldn't say anything negative without it coming off like a slam towards Britney. Either way there wasn't much that could be said because it was a very cool version. I really liked it!

For Team Cee Lo- Cheesa sang "I have nothing" by Whitney. She was great!!

For Team Adam- Pip sang "Somewhere only we know" by Keen. Nice performance but rather obscure song so that may have hurt him.

Team Adam sang "Instant Karma".

For Team Cee Lo- Juliet Simms sang "Cryin'" by Aerosmith.

Decision time! Cee Lo eliminated James Massone which was mildly surprising considering the crowd reaction he was getting. I think it was a good decision though considering the other members of his team.
Adam eliminated Pip which was also mildly surprising since I thought Mathai faltered pretty badly tonight.

Overall though, Cee Lo and Adam had a tough choice tonight. It wasn't as clear cut as what Blake and Xtina decisions should've been. Good show tonight.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

American Idol - another goes home

The show opened with the group singing "Dancing in the streets".

Hollie & Joshua were called up first.
Iovine felt Joshua did good last night. Felt Hollie did good but will be in the bottom 3. Thinks she has a long way to go to get to the finale but that Joshua just needs to keep doing what he is doing.
Hollie was in the bottom 3

Taylor Hicks was on the show. He helped introduce Kris Allen who performed his new single "Vision of love". Very good!

Skylar & Elise were called up next.
Iovine felt Skylar did a great job but that Elise failed and will be in the bottom or even go home tonight. Said Skylar is the best performer on the show. Feels Elise needs to pick the best rock songs she can pick. I totally agree with Iovine's comments on Skylar and Elise. I really love how much energy Skylar brings to her performances. I also think that Elise needs to pick better rock songs that suit her voice better.
Once again, Iovine was right tonight and Elise was in bottom 3.

They did a longer Dick Clark tribute & retrospective on his career and all he did for music and television which was more than substantial. Very well done.

LMFAO performed "Sorry for party rocking".

Phillip, Colton & Jessica were called up last.
Iovine felt Jessica needs to do younger songs more appropriate for her age to get to the finale. Felt Phillip did a really good job with his first song. Felt Colton was all wrong on his first song. Feels Phillip should be in the finale. Feels Colton needs to pick better songs if he wants to get to the finale.
Ryan told Jessica she was safe. Colton was in the bottom 3 for the first time.

Ryan told Elise she was safe. It was down to Hollie and Colton. Colton eliminated! Shocking elimination but I can see why it happened after two so-so performances last night. I really like Colton and admire his devotion and passion for Christian music so I will definitely be looking forward to hearing his music in the future.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

American Idol sings Then & now

The show began with a tribute to the recently passed TV legend Dick Clark. I follow Ryan Seacrest on Twitter and know that Dick Clark was his role model and mentor so it was nice for Ryan to be able to do this. I know it must've meant a lot for him to be able to do.

Tonight's theme was a Song from now and then a secondsong being a soul song from the past. No mentor was mentioned for the night. I wonder why?

Hollie started off the show and sang "Rolling in the deep" by Adele. Great arrangement. She sounded great. Her best performance so far!.

Colton sang "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga in a rock version. Good idea in theory but I don't think it worked well.

Elise sang "No one" by Alicia Keys. She looked awesome and sounded really good.

Phillip sang "You got it bad" by Usher. Sounded good, it was a really cool interpretation.

Jessica sang "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys. Sounded really good but I didn't think it was her best performance.

Skylar sang a country version of "Born this way" by Lady Gaga. Sounded good.

Joshua sang "I believe" by Fantasia. Very passionate. Very good.

After round 1, I think Hollie won Round 1.

Hollie sang "Son of a preacher man" by Dusty Springfield. Was solid but not her best.

Colton sang "September" by Earth Wind and Fire. I wasn't crazy about the arrangement or his vocals.

Elise sang "Let's get it on" by Marvin Gaye. Not very good. :(

Phillip sang "In the midnight hour" by Wilson Pickett. He sang it without a guitar but he still had plenty of awkward moves! LOL! However, he was very good although the song didn't allow for much singing.

Jessica sang "Try a little tenderness" by Otis Redding. A little too much but very good.

Skylar sang "I heard it through the grapevine" by Marvin Gaye. Sounded good.

Joshua sang "A change is going to come" by Sam Cooke. Sounded really good.

I think that Joshua easily won Round 2.

The first round was good but the second round saw a lot of the Idols stumble a bit so the bottom 3 should be interesting tomorrow. However, if I had to pick a bottom 3 I would say that Colton, Elise and Hollie will be in the bottom 3. :(

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Voice results night

The show began with last night's eliminations and the judges thoughts regarding their decisions. I still don't agree with their decisions even after hearing their explanations but the show goes on.

The Wanted performed.

Team Xtina up - Chris, Ashley and Lindsey were up to find out America's vote. Xtina once again defended her decision to vote off Jessie Campbell. Boo! America saved Chris Mann which was great to see. Ashley and Lindsey had to perform later to see who Xtina would save tonight.

Team Blake up- Jermaine, Erin and RaeLynn were up to find out America's vote. America saved Jermaine. Good vote by America. RaeLynn and Erin had to perform later for Blake's vote/save.

Ashley sang "You and I". Loved her look. Very good performance, she sounded good.

Lindsey sang "Please don't go". Looked great. Really liked this performance.

Justin Bieber was on the show to world premiere a clip from his new video. For all the hype I was expecting the whole video, not just some teaser clip. the clip was cool but still, the whole video would've been better to see.

Elimination time. Ashley and Lindsey came up to hear Xtina's decision. Xtina eliminated Ashley. I really liked Ashley so I wasn't happy to see her go but she's still learning in a lot of ways and Lindsey really stepped it up. I hope to hear lots more from Ashley in the near future.

Erin sang "Proud Mary". Sounded good.

RaeLynn sang "If I die young". Sounded good but her voice was too affected for the song which is what the some of the coaches said and I agreed with.

Elimination time. Erin and RaeLynn came up to hear Blake's decision. Although I felt Eric did much better, I thought Blake would stick with the country girl RaeLynn that he had been championing throughout the show. But I was pleasantly surprised that Blake made the proper decision based on how they sang tonight and eliminated RaeLynn. She's made a lot of fans with country music's elite so I expect to hear lots more from her in the future.

Good decisions from the coaches tonight! They redeemed themselves tonight. Good show!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Voice Quarter finals

Carson told us and the judges that there would be a new twist for the judges, they would have to eliminate a contestant off their team tonight! Tonight it would be members from Team Xtina and Team Blake singing.

For Team Blake- RaeLynn sang "She's country" by Jason Aldean. She was very good.

For Team Xtina- Jesse Campbell sang "Halo" by Beyonce. We saw a sad story of him dedicating this for his daughter. While he sang we saw photos of her in the background. I thought that gave the performance a very emotional punch.

For Team Blake- Jordis Unga sang "Stronger" by Sara Evans. Good song choice theme wise but vocally I don't think it showed enough for her voice.

We saw that Xtina and her team went to Crenshaw HS choir and invited them to the show. They performed Stronger together. Very cool.

For Team Xtina- Ashley De La Rosa sang "Foolish games" by Jewel. I loved the rock arrangement. She was very good.

Maroon 5 performed their new single "Pay phone".

For Team Blake- Erin Willet sang "Set fire to the rain" by Adele. She was good.

For Team Xtina- Lindsey Pavao sang "Part of me" by Katy Perry. I thought that while she looked pretty similar makeup-wise, her performance and vocals were only ok.

Team Blake sang "Heartache tonight". It was pretty good.

For Team Blake- Jermaine Paul sang "Against all odds" by Phil Collins. We saw how he was doing it all for his family. That is something I could totally relate to. Hearing this made me like him even more. He was very good.

For Team Xtina- Chris Mann sang "Viva la vida" by Coldplay. He was very good.

Moment of truth time! Xtina eliminated Jesse Campbell?! What? That was a very bad decision IMO. Blake eliminated Jordis Unga! Another decision I don't agree with, especially with the reason he gave.

I think a really good night of singing was ruined by the coaches' decisions tonight. Smh.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

American Idol results night

The show opened with a group song. They sang "Raise your glass" by Pink.

Hollie and Jessica were called up first
Iovine felt Hollie has bad habits while Jessica grew up with good habits.
Hollie was put in one group while Jessica was put in a seperate group.

James Durbin performed his new single.

Phillip and Elise were called up next
Iovine felt that they are both character singer-songwriters. Felt Phillip will be in the bottom. Elise too.
Phillip joins Hollie. Elise joins Jessica.

Jennifer Hudson performed with Ne-yo.

Colton and Joshua were called up next.
Iovine felt that they both did well. Felt that Colton convinced him last night.
Colton joined Hollie and Phillip. Joshua joined Jessica and Elise.

Skylar was called up by herself as the last contestant.
Iovine felt that she was in danger of being left behind somehow even though he thinks she's great.
She was told she was safe! Ryan told her to pick the group she thought was safe as well. She refused. He put her with a group - Colton, Hollie and Phillip were all safe.

The judges were shocked, as was the audience. Jessica and Joshua, along with Elise in the bottom 3?! Ryan then announced that Joshua and Elise were safe, meaning Jessica had to sing to be saved??!! Jessica began to sing for the judges' save but the judges interrupted her and saved her before she even finished the song.

I can't believe what I saw tonight. I can't believe that Jessica was actually in the bottom 3, let alone the very bottom. I can't believe that America would not vote for her. I hope I'm wrong but this just seemed like a ratings moment more than anything else. If Jessica would've been sent home, I think I would've been done with the show.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

American Idol - The top 7 sing

The show began with us seeing Deandre's hometown watching him go last week. That was a weird way to begin the show.

This week's theme was Songs from 2010-2012 and the mentor for this week was Akon.

Skylar went first and sang "Didn't you know much I loved you" by Kellie Pickler. She wanted to use a guitar but Iovine felt that might limit her. She used the guitar anyway. She sounded very good.

Colton was next and sang "Love the way you lie" by Skylar Grey. Iovine told him he has to be better than Phillip. I thought he gave a very professional performance, meaning that he sounded like he's been doing this for years. His best performance to date.

Elise and Phillip sang "Somebody that I used to know" by Gotye.

Jessica sang "Stuttering" by Jasmine Sullivan. Iovine and Akon were wowed by her. She was very good as usual.

Joshua sang "Runaway baby" by Bruno Mars. Just on a side note, I'm a BIG Bruno Mars fan! This song was very different for him. He was very good.

Colton and Skylar sang "Don't you wanna stay" by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson. Very good.

Hollie sang "Perfect" by Pink. Iovine and Akon told her that all she's missing is that experience that'll give her that professional touch. She sounded great. Randy was the only one to show that he liked her performance though?!

Phillip sang "Give a little more" by Maroon 5. Pretty good performance.

Joshua, Hollie and Jessica sang "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson.

Elise closed the show and sang "You and I" by Lady Gaga. She wanted to play drums but Iovine rightfully told her to just sing great. She sounded very good.

I thought everyone was really good tonight but if I had to pick a bottom 3 I would say Joshua, Phillip and Elise with Elise going home and I base that on past bottom 3s.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Voice - Results night for Team Adam & Team CeeLo

Jessie J. opened the show with her hit single "Domino". I like this song a lot but thought that live it wasn't as good. The sound production sounded a bit off.

For Team Adam- America saved Mathai, Tony Lucca and Pip.
Kim Yarbrough, Katrina Parker and Karla Davis must sing for Adam's lone save.

For Team Cee Lo- America saved Juliet Simms, Jamar Rogers and James Massone.
Cheesa, Tony Vincent and Erin Martin must sing for Cee Lo's lone vote.

Team Adam members sang for their save.
Kim Yarbrough sang "Spotlight". Sounded good but she probably should've done a ballad to show off her vocals better.

Karla Davis sang "I can't make you love me". Another of my all-time favorite songs. If you really want to hear a great version of this song, you should check out George Michael's version. She was better than last night but still didn't show a big range.

Katrina Parker sang "Don't speak". Not very good.

Blake liked Katrina. Xtina liked Katrina. Cee Lo liked Katrina. Adam saved Katrina.

Next up were Team CeeLo members singing for their save.
Tony Vincent sang "Sweet Dreams". It was a weird hybrid Manson-Lennox version. Didn't convince me.

Cheesa sang "All by myself". Very good song choice. Went for it and reached it! Great!

Erin Martin sang "Your song". I love this song. She looked great but her voice is just too quirky for my tastes.

Adam ranted about them finally doing well, he liked Cheesa. Blake liked Cheesa. Xtina liked Cheesa. Cee Lo saved Cheesa.

I think the save choices for Adam and CeeLo were pretty obvious. Good show.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Voice - live week 2

The Voice's live week 2! Tonight it was members from Team Adam and Team CeeLo showing their vocal and performing chops for America's votes.

Team Adam's Katrina Parker sang "Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins. Interesting song choice by it totally worked for her. I liked it.

Team Cee Lo's Cheesa sang "Don't leave this way" by Thelma Houston. She showed her strong vocals but a better song would've helped her more.

Team Adam's Tony Lucca sang "In your eyes" by Peter Gabriel. It was solid but just ok. He got harsh critique by Xtina. That was pretty uncalled for. Not cool.

Team Adam's Kim Yarbrough sang "Rolling in the deep" by Adele. It was good but I was expecting it to be much better. For some reason, it didn't get to where I thought it would.

Team Cee Lo's James Massone sang "Don't know why" by Norah Jones. Interesting song choice but it was solid for his voice.

Team Cee Lo's Juliet Simms sang "Roxanne" by The Police. She totally showed rock star attitude. The song started a little pitchy but then she really tore it up.

Team Adam's Mathai sang "Ordinary People" by John Legend. It was pretty good but she didn't seem to connect emotionally enough to the song to take it to another level. She has the voice and charisma, she just needs to connect better to the songs.

Team Cee Lo's Tony Vincent sang "Everybody wants to rule the world" by Tears for Fears. One of my all-time favorite songs. I just didn't believe the performance though.

Team Adam's Karla Davis sang "Airplanes" by B.o.B. It was a solid yet unspectacular performance.

Team Cee Lo's Erin Martin sang "Walk like an Egyptian" by The Bangles. Weird song choice for a vocal show. I didn't like it or her voice with this song. Just trying too hard and too cutesy.

Team Adam's Pip sang "When you were young" by The Killers. He did a pretty good job with this song.

Team Cee Lo's Jamar Rogers sang "Are you gonna go my way" by Lenny Kravitz. He was pretty good.

All in all, there were some really good performances tonight.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

American Idol results - another goes home

The show began with Ryan telling us that Joshua was feeling pretty sick which sucks but as they say the show must go on. I was just hoping we wouldn't see him pass out as he didn't look well at all.

We were shown a JLo video.

Jessica & Joshua were called up first
Iovine thought Joshua was perfect all around last night. He felt Jessica didn't have a big enough song.
Both were rightfully safe.

The Wanted performed.

Skylar & Colton were called up next.
Iovine felt Skylar proved that she could be a power singer. Felt that if she could continue progressing she can win it all. Felt Colton was just mid-pack again.

Ryan called Hollie & Deandre over.
Iovine felt Hollie will be in bottom and could be battling Deandre on who goes home tonight. Felt Deandre hasn't progressed fast enough.
Deandre & Hollie wound up in the bottom 3.

Kellie Pickler performed. She looked and sounded great.

Elise & Phillip were called up last.
Iovine feels Phillip just needs to be himself. Felt it was a safe song and that he needs to be pushed or he will be passed by some of the others. Felt Elise choked on stage, felt she was better in rehearsals.
Elise was in the bottom 3. Hollie was sent back to the couch as she was safe.
Elise was also safe. Deandre was in danger, he sang for save. Not saved. :(

I was sorry to see Deandre go but if he keeps progressing and can get the right songs, I think he can have a really nice career. I'll be looking forward to seeing what he does.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

American Idol takes on the 80s

Last night AI took on the 80s and since I feel the 80s had the best music of any era, I was looking forward to hearing some good music, hopefully done well! For the most part, I got my wish.

No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal were the mentors for this week. They did an ok job with the mentoring. Not as good as some of the other mentors this season so far but still good.

Deandre went first and sang "I like it" by Debarge. I think that was a real good song choice for him. Gwen and Iovine felt he needed to be more confident in his voice and performance. I was happy to see that he used all his voice instead of just his falsetto which is something I've been wanting to hear from him. He was very good!

Elise was next, she was going to sing "Hallelujah" but Iovine asked for her alternate song which was a Foreigner song. Gwen and Tony loved it and told her she should do this song, Iovine also thought it was a good song choice. She listened to their advice and sang Foreigner's "I want to know what love is". Gwen, Tony and Iovine were wrong. I was not crazy about the note choices she made in the song. I agree with the judges that although she sounded strong, she also sounded pitchy and off throughout the song. It was a bad song choice, she should've trusted her gut. I think she would've done a great job with her original song choice.

Colton and Skylar sang "Islands in the stream". Skylar sounded real good. Colton sounded good.

Phillip sang "That's all" by Genesis. He was admittedly very rough in rehearsal but they were all confident he would hammer it out by last night. I guess he did but my issue with Phillip now is that he is becoming very one-dimensional and not showing enough coloring or the proper emotions for the song. He sang with way too much angst for this song. The Judges loved it and I think they are so enamored with him that they are overlooking things he can improve. With just a little constructive criticism, I think he can be even better than he is.

Deandre and Hollie sang "I'm so excited". They both sounded good and had fun with the song which was good to see, especially for Hollie.

Joshua sang "If you don't know me by now" by Simply Red. Gwen told him to hold back a bit. He sounded good but he also is becoming a bit one-dimensional and I think he could've really slayed it if he had concentrated more on the emotion of the song than on singing to impress. As with Phillip, the Judges loved it and aren't offering him any critique to help him progress into an even better performer.

Jessica sang "How will I know" by Whitney. Very good performance and great vocals. She is definitely the front-runner.

Phillip and Elise did "Stop dragging my heart around". It was pretty good. Good to see Phillip without his guitar.

Hollie sang "What a feeling" from Flashdance. Iovine told her to give it the right emotion. She rushed a little bit through it and tried to do too much. It was as the judges said, she was trying to take all the advice she's gotten and put it all into effect while she's trying to sing. She's definitely got the voice. Now she just needs to let the music take her and let her perform from that standpoint.

Joshua and Jessica did "I knew you were waiting". Sounded good together.

Colton sang "Time after time" by Cyndi Lauper. Gwen sang harmony with him in rehearsal and they sounded great together. He sounded really good, I really loved the note choices and the arrangement of the song. It was very cool that he gave credit where credit was due on the arrangement being from another group he's heard do this song. That's more than some artists in past seasons have done. Kudos to him on his honesty.

Skylar sang "Wind beneath my wings" by Bette Midler. Wow. She touched me with her vocals and performance. She was definitely worthy of her show closing slot and definitely had her "moment" last night.

So, who goes home tonight? The remaining contestants are all doing very well so it's not an easy task to guess the bottom 3 but if I had to guess I would try to base it on past bottom 3s and say that Deandre, Elise and Hollie will be in the bottom 3 with Hollie going home. :(

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Voice - Results night 1

The show began by telling us how the voting works and what to expect tonight. America has 3 save votes. Coach can only save 1 out of the remaining 3.

Gym Class Heroes performed.

We saw that Blake took his team to a radio show.

For Team Blake- America's saves = Erin Willet was saved. Jermaine Paul was saved. Raelynn was the last save. Charlotte, Jordis and Naia had to sing for Blake's vote.

We saw that Xtina took her team to meet and be on Jay Leno's Tonight Show.

For Team Xtina- America's saves = Jessie Campbell was saved. Lindsey Pavao was saved. Chris Mann was saved. Ashley, Sera and Moses had to sing for Xtina's vote.

Team Blake members went first.
Naia sang "If I were a boy". Was good. Blake wished she did something reggae, she said she wanted to but didn't.

Charlotte sang "Iris". That is one of my favorite songs. I felt that she didn't get the song. I thought it was not good.

Jordis sang "Wild Horses". Ok performance, I expected her to do more with it.

The coaches all felt Jordis should be saved. Blake saved Jordis.

Team Xtina members went next
Ashley sang "Paris oo lala". Vocals sounded better than yesterday. Performance still needs work.

Sera sang "Vision of love". BIG song to try to take on. It was rough in certain parts, I also found it missing the big notes.

Moses sang "Breakeven". Not an easy song to sing, let alone for someone who came onto the show as a rapper. But he worked it out and did good.

Cee Lo liked Sera. Adam liked Ashley. Blake liked Ashley. Xtina saved Ashley.

That was intense! Good saves by America and the coaches tonight.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Voice goes live - week 1

After weeks of blind auditions and the battle rounds, it's finally time for some live singing! Today's performances would be by Team Blake and Team Xtina members.

Team Blake's Jermaine Paul went first and he sang "Living on a prayer" by Bon Jovi. It was only ok. The song's notes, especially in the chorus seemed too big for his voice.

Team Xtina's Chris Mann sang "Bridge over troubled water" by Simon & Garfunkel. Totally amazing performance.

Team Blake's Raelynn sang "Wakeup call" by Maroon 5. I didn't think her voice fit the song well.

Team Xtina's Moses Stone sang "Stronger" and "Power" by Kanye West. I found it pretty cool.

Team Blake's Naia Kete sang "Turning tables" by Adele. It was pretty good.

Team Xtina's Lindsey Pavao sang "Somebody that I used to know" by Gotye. I really didn't like it, I don't think it was a good song choice tp show off her vocals.

Team Blake's Jordis Unga sang "Alone" by Heart. I thought she was really good.

Team Xtina's Sera Hill sang "Find your love" by Drake. She was really solid with her performance.

Team Blake's Erin Willet sang "Living for the city" by Stevie Wonder. She sounded really good.

Team Xtina's Ashley de la Rosa sang "Right through you" by Alanis Morissette. It was pretty good. She seemed a bit tentative.

Team Blake's Charlotte Sometimes sang "Misery Business" by Paramore. She was pretty good although she comes off as over-confident.

Team Xtina's Jessie Campbell sang "What a wonderful world" by Louis Armstrong. It was very good as I expected it to be.

With so many different voices to choose from, it will be interesting to see who America votes for and who moves on to the next round.