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It’s time for another shake-up at “The Voice.”
The Top 6 are closer in quality and temperament than any other class and with them now doing two songs in each show, the chances of mistakes and knockout performances are doubled. Unfortunately, last night’s show had more mistakes than knockouts.
The fact that Will Champlin’s lyrical flub on “A Change Is Gonna Come” was so blatant and yet...Read more »
“The Voice” has reached the point in the season where the singers really get a chance to shine.
They get to do entire songs, with full production values, and they get to do group songs that help fans get to see them in a different setting. The group version of Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House,” featuring Matthew, James, Caroline and Jacquie actually made them all more likable.
Overall, it was...Read more »
Top 10 Night on “The Voice” was filled with surprises – but not necessarily the good kind. The idea of playing around with these singers’ images seems a little premature since the bulk of America is still trying to remember which one is Cole Vosbury and which one is Austin Jenckes. Their coaches should be focusing on letting them establish an image first, which apparently in “The Voice” bubble has...Read more »
As “The Voice” finally reached the point where the audience decides who stays and goes, the coaches began their strategizing of how to get votes for their team.
Basically, they used the two strategies all pop music artists use: Do something great or do something you think a lot of people will like. Doing something great doesn’t always guarantee success. But trying to do something because you...Read more »
It’s nice to see that “The Voice” continues to make tweaks to its formula, even as the season goes on. Instead of mixing up the teams for performance order, as they did Monday night, last night they let each team have its turn, with Team CeeLo taking the first hour and Team Christina taking the second.
Here’s how the night shook out:
Amber Nicole, “Wasting All These...Read more »
The first of the knockout rounds once again shows the importance of picking the right song. Because we’re not at the point where the coaches will veto the singers’ choices, they’re on their own. And that actually turned out to be a bigger problem than you’d expect.
Here’s how the night shook out:
TEAM CHRISTINA: Amber Nicole vs. Josh Logan This battle may have been over as soon as the...Read more »
The final battle rounds offered a few surprises and sets the stage for the Knockout Rounds next week, as the Top 32 becomes the Top 20 in a hurry. (Carson Daly announced that each coach gets a steal in the Knockout Rounds, meaning that they go into the live shows with five people on their teams.)
Here’s how the final battles shook out:
TEAM CEELO: Jonny Gray vs. Shawn Smith, “Refugee”...Read more »
The third night of the battle rounds was all about potential. Unlike recent seasons, there’s no front-runner on “The Voice” this year, meaning someone is going to actually take the mentors’ advice and somehow learn to be a star. That should make for good TV.
There were plenty of possibilities in the third round:
TEAM CHRISTINA: Josh Logan vs. Michael Lynch, “Harder to Breathe” In the...Read more »
As “The Voice” finally moves into the battle rounds, it’s time to marvel at how good a TV show it has become.
Sure, winner Cassadee Pope’s post-“Voice” debut may give the show the moderate chart success it has been looking for this week, but really its core strength is now in the rapport between the coaches.
This season has found the original quartet of Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee...Read more »
Fans of “The Voice” got to hear Michelle Chamuel’s version of Zedd’s hit “Clarity” during last night’s semifinals, so it seemed only right for Seaford’s Matthew Koma, who co-wrote the song with Zedd, Skylar Grey and Porter Robinson, to release his own take on the song.
Koma posted his acoustic version of the song, currently a Top 3 dance hit for Zedd and singer Foxes, this morning. His collaborations...Read more »