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Well, there won’t be much suspense Tuesday night on “The Voice” Season 5 finale – at least not much generated by the contestants. (There’s always a chance of some sort of Lady Gaga-generated craziness. Or Celine Dion-esque drama. Or both!)
Tessanne Chin should win “The Voice” handily.
She simply outclassed Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin, with the power and control of her voice. The former...Read more »
“The Voice” producers sure like the drama.
Instead of sending home two contestants last week, they chose to cut only one to make this week a double elimination -- an especially brutal one, trimming the field from five to three. To raise the tension further, there was time for only one song from each contestant in the show -- cut to an hour so NBC could air two hours of “The Sing Off.”
Judging...Read more »
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 »