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“The Voice” finally hits the live shows and the results were, well, mixed.
Theoretically, the main differences between “The Voice” and “American Idol” disappear once both shows hit the live shows, but that’s not true. “The Voice” finalists are much more seasoned and confident on stage and the show’s coaches are far more entertaining and likable than the “Idol” judges. That said, Adam Levine,...Read more »
To wrap up “The Voice” playoffs, Usher’s final choices last night were tough ones.
But it didn’t seem that Usher figured in the fact that the public starts voting on who moves ahead in the season next week. Aside from likable underdog dad Josh Kaufman, who was head-and-shoulders above the rest of the team, Usher went with skill over likability in his other choices since the others were all...Read more »
“The Voice” playoffs continue with tough cuts, as the coaches narrow their teams from five contestants to three.
Team Adam’s cuts seemed especially hard, considering that his entire team performed better than anyone Team Shakira had to offer.
Here’s how the night shaped up:
Kristen Merlin, “Two Black Cadillacs”: She drew standing ovations from Shakira and Adam...Read more »
Now that “The Voice” has finally reached its “playoff” round, (The Round Formerly Known as The Knockouts) there’s a time-tested music industry battle brewing on the team Blake Shelton has chosen to field for public votes.
Sisaundra Lewis has an incredible voice and she showed how well she can use it on Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” But young Jake Worthington has a pretty good counter-argument...Read more »
“The Voice”’s final “battle rounds” show had its share of surprises.
Maybe the biggest, though, came from mentor Chris Martin, who revealed that he was intimidated by Rihanna when they first sang together.
It’s interesting to see how quickly some judges’ love for certain singers diminished, though that it is how the music business works sometimes. It’s a prelude to the brutal cuts that...Read more »
This week, “The Voice” added another long-term issue to its pile of concerns.
The show is undoubtedly successful – currently the No. 1 unscripted show on the networks and the No. 2 series overall among the coveted 18-to-49 demographic. So long-term issues like the overexposure and burnout that come from running two seasons a year obviously take a backseat to keeping the momentum going.
However,...Read more »
Just when we thought the battle rounds were over, “The Voice” added a whole new set of battles starting next week. Um, thanks?
Those will likely be the toughest cuts, as they go from 32 to 20 semifinalists, coached by Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
However, the final battle round had its share of rough decisions. Here’s how they stacked up:
TEAM ADAM: Cary Laine vs. Sam...Read more »
Night Two of "The Voice" Battle Rounds confronts one of life's basic questions: Spread out your chores and balance them with fun stuff or pile them together and just plow through one bad day to finish them? "The Voice" producers apparently went for the latter option last night, cobbling together an afterthought of an episode to deal with some of the lesser competitors.
Here’s how the night...Read more »
So far this season, “The Voice” hasn’t developed a crop of front-runners the way it has in the past. That makes the battle rounds seem that much more important at creating the kind of star they desperately want.
Here’s how Night 1 shook out:
TEAM USHER: Biff Gore vs. T.J. Wilkins, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”
“Don’t dial back the emotion,” Usher tells them before the battle, and then...Read more »
CeeLo Green won’t be turning his chair for “The Voice” any longer.
One of the singing competition’s original four judges, Green told Ellen DeGeneres on a show airing today that he would not be returning for a seventh season of “The Voice." (Green was already sitting out the sixth season, which begins on Monday.)
“I don’t want to wear out my welcome,” Green told DeGeneres, adding that...Read more »